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by J.R.
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 78
Views: 9329

Re: Expelled

I like the guy who took the blame so he could get suspended and sent home and therefore not miss his mates party. Just proves what a good education can teach one. As far as some pupils being suspended or expelled and others getting away with it. Would this be a case of the really bright students bei...
by J.R.
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: "More than a Brother" A H Buck and Edmund Blunden
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: "More than a Brother" A H Buck and Edmund Blunden

Sounds like I'm going off topic but wait... I'm a great admirer of Holly Walsh, comedienne, author and OB. I have NEVER heard her talk about her Horsham days. I'd love to sit down and have a drink and chat with her about her recollections of coeducational days at CH. I bet it'd be a real eye opener.
by J.R.
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Expelled
Replies: 78
Views: 9329

Re: Expelled

Just to recap - I can't remember any expulsions during my time. I do remember a very pretty female kitchen staff member, (Spanish, if memory serves), disappearing over night when it became common knowledge she had been discovered in a relationship with a Grecian. I don't think the Grecian received a...
by J.R.
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

CodFlabAndMuck wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:39 am
richardb wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:09 pm
LHA wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:08 pm
anyone seen any press coverage?
Not a word.
Maybe there has been an adjournment and reporting restrictions until a trial date can be set?
I blame alien abduction.

Alien being the key word !
by J.R.
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

So I assume a Crown Court date has been set for a trial then. If so.........

(1) When and where ?

(2) Was bail applied for and if so, was it granted and what were the conditions of bail ?
by J.R.
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accu sed of abusing, through a trial. Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come...
by J.R.
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

Karim just got ten years but Mr. Taylor is right in saying 'not guilty until proven so'. That is our legal system. I just hope that he doesn't drag the people he abused, or is accused of abusing, through a trial. Haven't all of the victims gone through enough already? I have. There is more to come....
by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

ps. Do we know if anyone is attending court, apart from possibly a CH School representative ?
by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

Great Plum wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:52 pm
Why is it a ‘trial centre’ rather than a court? Is there a difference?
Over to Richard yet again.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Roger Martin
Replies: 39
Views: 1179

Re: Roger Martin

I find the change of Judge in an on-going connected case somewhat strange, but as Richard said, probably due to prior engagements, jolly hols etc.
by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

As it happens I know someone who boarded at Downside during the relevant period. In order to safely uphold the family tradition, he has resorted to the rather drastic - in my view - action of moving to Somerset, so that his kids don't have to board. What’s wrong with Wells?! 😂 Wells are fine as lon...
by J.R.
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: The silence of Elizabeth Cairncross

This morning is the first time I've read that press report. There is nothing in there that states Cairncross WOULD comment after the sentencing, only that she couldn't until the sentence had been passed. I hope the journo WILL do a follow up. Please keep us updated. However, I suspect with a new aca...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

The Good Schools Guide says about CH: "The pupils know they're lucky to be here. For every student who gets in, four or five are turned away. Most pupils love to sing and the cathartic feeling of their voices joined together, soaring past the frescoes in the chapel is one of the moments they squirr...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.
Replies: 21
Views: 1252

Re: It's time for Sillett, Cairncross and Poulton to comment.

I wasn't going to expand on this thread too much. However, on Saturday my wife, youngest daughter and I were having drinks with friends who live local to us. The man happens to be an OB and wishes to remain anonymous. He was at Horsham after my time and doesn't have much time for the school. Needles...
by J.R.
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Ampleforth and Downside
Replies: 18
Views: 679

Re: Ampleforth and Downside

Could almost have been written by the same person.