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by Spoonbill
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Re: Transcripts

I respected Basil Gregory a lot. He had standards and didn't tolerate sloppiness. He ran a very tight ship, which looked kind of weird from the outside but which definitely got results. Personally I'm glad I wasn't in Maine A, being neither a Spick nor a Spanner myself, but I respect what BSG did wi...
by Spoonbill
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Re: Transcripts

This probably goes without saying, but in a way it also comes as a shock to think that Burr was only in his twenties when all of this was going on. One wonders whether he interfered with his fellow pupils when he himself was at school just a few years earlier, then carried the habit over to CH as hi...
by Spoonbill
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Re: Transcripts

I must say I think it's just not on that the transcript of Burr's appeal identifies the victims by both their firstname and surname initials. What kind of anonymity is that, when anyone with an old Blue Book or anyone who was in Maine A at the time could identify them with relative ease? Surely bett...
by Spoonbill
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council

Possibly it's worth mentioning here that Pickering was the town where Husband grew up. So there must be quite a few townsfolk who remember him as a wee ginger-haired nipper running around in short trousers and who are now trying to square that memory with this summer's unpleasantness. Even I have to...
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council

It occurs to me that the reason Husband wasn't suspended on full pay may simply have been that town councils are shoestring operations these days and Pickering Town Council simply couldn't afford to pay wages to a replacement town clerk whilst continuing to pay Husband's presumably meagre stipend. I...
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council
Replies: 36
Views: 1686

Re: James Andrew Husband, Pickering Town Council

I'm guessing it's perfectly possible that Pickering Town Council either genuinely didn't realise that their Andrew Husband was also James Andrew Husband of York, the Accused, or else that some of the town councillors (and Rotarians) did know of the charges but had been convinced by Husband himself t...
by Spoonbill
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?

J.R. wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:01 pm
....with fast failing health, I'm afraid it's out of the question now.

Me too. If I tried playing football these days, I'd probably need an air ambulance within five minutes of the match commencing.
by Spoonbill
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?

Where's Gavin Hunt when you need him?

In his absence, I nominate JR as goalkeeper. I'm sure he has what it takes (flat cap, knee-length shorts, bushy moustache, pipe etc.)
by Spoonbill
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS
Replies: 143
Views: 3649

Re: Husband & Dobbie - VERDICTS

.... and of course, they still have the right of appeal. ....and I'm sure Husband most definitely will. After all, he's the only one with a cat in hell's chance. I've a sneaking feeling Burr may well be back in court in due course, in connection with incidents which may or may not have occurred on ...
by Spoonbill
Fri May 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2641

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Actually, tourist Florida's about as cheesy as Great Yarmouth, so I almost said 'This on a boat when I was on holiday' to conceal my shame at having been to Florida. But see, I'm essentially shameless. And essentially overweight too.
by Spoonbill
Thu May 10, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2641

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I'm tempted to use my powers of moderation. Well, there's gratitude for you. Anyone else would just count themselves lucky to have been immortalised in verse. In fact, why not have a calligrapher copy it out by hand and then have it framed? (PS: I wore the hat just once, in a moment of madness, rat...
by Spoonbill
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2641

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

Ah well, if this thread is going to be diverted into County Limerick, I might as well pull my weight, I suppose. Ahem.... In Dorking, a copper named Rutley - oft confused with the owner of Muttley - Proved so dastardly that He once ate my cat Then swallowed my canteen of cutl'ry. Next up, he ingeste...
by Spoonbill
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2641

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

I remember going along to a House Baths session when I was 14 and being struck down by a nasty bout of cramp in one of my legs while I was swimming, so I hauled myself out onto the side of the pool. The master who was supervising the session saw that I had cramp, so he hunkered down at the poolside ...
by Spoonbill
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ajaz Karim found guilty
Replies: 68
Views: 2641

Re: Ajaz Karim found guilty

It is never easy to assess a case from newspaper reports as reporters tend to be selective and go for the more salacious parts of the case, but it did seem to be a very strong case against Karim. I'm interested to read Richard's comment, as I myself found the entire case quite otherwise. Unless the...