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by Chrissie Boy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Visiting the Tower in uniform
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Visiting the Tower in uniform

Simple enough to find out all the facts, surely? If anyone has sufficient motivation, that is.

This here's a link to the Historic Royal Palaces online enquiries form. They promise to respond within three days.

https://www.hrp.org.uk/contact-us/#gs.4kt0Q9w

Go for it.
by Chrissie Boy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Demise of Paul Trill
Replies: 0
Views: 495

Demise of Paul Trill

Probably a few of us will recall Paul Trill, a 1970s pupil who by the early 1980s was serving in the US Navy. It appears he passed away in September 2017 in Minnesota. I found a remembrance page for him at https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/paul-trill-obituary?pid=186773847 His former Facebook i...
by Chrissie Boy
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 195
Views: 10384

Re: Roger Martin

Personally I'm wondering whether the school authorities ever even made a note of the occasion on which the two boys from Barnes A went to Newsome to complain about RM's antics on behalf of the house. Newsome obviously had words with RM or the behaviour in question wouldn't have come to an immediate ...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 14140

Re: Expelled

Meanwhile, deep in the woods..... https://vgy.me/Pbn0P7.jpg So it seems we added an 'S' to it, in much the same way that the ignorant and the mentally challenged insist on calling their local supermarket Tesco's . Mind you, I could swear I once saw it marked on an old OS map with the caption 'Eastla...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 14140

Re: Expelled

Clarence used the cane on a friend of mine who later became house captain. His offence was to camp out one night and, worse still, have half the West Sussex police comb the county for him. He was in fact in Eastlands Copse. This from another thread entirely. Michael Scuffil attended CH in the1950s,...
by Chrissie Boy
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 152
Views: 14140

Re: Expelled

For the record, Sharpenhurst barn stood close to the old reservoir building and was burned down way back in my own day, 1970s, rendering the Sharpenhurst skyline much less memorable thereafter. The copse next to Sharpenhurst was called Eastlands Copse, not Eastwood Copse. Or have even the names of t...
by Chrissie Boy
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Which prison?
Replies: 13
Views: 1258

Re: Which prison?

It's also been suggested that it formerly stood for 'Not Of Normal Criminal Element'. Quite how the true meaning has come to be lost track of is hard to imagine.
by Chrissie Boy
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The arrival of the girls
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: The arrival of the girls

There seem to be at least a couple of threads on this topic lurking in the vaults. Hope this helps. So What Was It Actually Like When The School Went Mixed http://chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=704&hilit=school+went+mixed When The Girls Arrived http://chforum.info/php/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=476...
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 12134

Re: Who Knew What?

I was just reading an article about how it took decades to bring to justice (in 2005) four sex-offender monks who taught at Ampleforth College, even though all the boys had known exactly what offences the monks had been repeatedly committing over the years. No doubt it was hoped, in 2005, that the t...
by Chrissie Boy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Who Knew What?
Replies: 193
Views: 12134

Re: Who Knew What?

What with all this talk of 'the school knew, but did nothing', my thoughts have turned to a bearded house-tutor who in the second half of the 1970s doubled as the c/o of the then-new Navy limb of the CCF. Whatever awful thing it was he did, he was expelled from the school staff post-haste, leaving a...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Another charge
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Another charge

Like I say, the entire school knew. Boys from both Barnes A and Barnes B attended the all-nude House Bath sessions, which had a specific name I believe, coined by Roger Martin and hinting at the raciness of the sessions. It's all factual and it's already in the public arena. No allegations are neces...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Another charge
Replies: 23
Views: 1466

Re: Another charge

I can't say this surprises me. Recently I almost said on this web forum that If Roger Martin were still alive, he'd be shaking in his shoes right now , but actually I had it in my head that he'd passed away. Looks like his number's up, then: him and his all-nude House Baths sessions and showering al...
by Chrissie Boy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Transcripts
Replies: 32
Views: 1953

Re: Transcripts

P P de W Burr without his spectacles, 1969

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by Chrissie Boy
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Why Do OBs Not Field a Team in the Arthurian League?
Replies: 8
Views: 524

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

Spoonbill wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Where's Gavin Hunt when you need him?
In France, I believe. It's all the rage, you know. And you don't have to be an ex-pat British pervert to live there, either.