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by jtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 1612

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

I believe Joe also setup http://www.tekkers.co.uk

I can't see any buy links on the website now though, so not sure if still trading or just problems with website.
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt
Replies: 26
Views: 1612

Re: Robert Sillett MBE of Billingshurt

The story I heard was that it was a joint idea, based on an old cricket bat found in a shed with woodworm.... https://www.woodworm.tv/woodworm-about It all began back in September 2001 when Joe Sillett was hunting in his garage for a bat ahead of a Sunday match for his club side Brook in Surrey vers...
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 2639

Re: Over on Facebook

Did Ball visit CH? Yes. He performed confirmations - I think he did my confirmation service. I don’t remember him being a regular visitor though. I’m hoping the school/police will be wanting to understand whether there’s more to uncover there, given the convicted Revd Dobbie was CH Chaplain, Ball w...
by jtaylor
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 2639

Re: Over on Facebook

I’ll let Richard reply, but from my perspective I’m keen we keep the fair and moral high ground, and avoid the Forum from becoming a morally questionable environment. Also stick to the Ts and Cs, and be aware that the Forum doesn’t take responsibility nor liability for what’s posted on here - but th...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)
Replies: 73
Views: 3412

Re: A day by the seaside (aka Husband's folly)

Personally I feel for the families of the convicted - as has been said before, they are victims too (obviously in a very different sense to the victims in the cases), whether they know it or feel it or not. I can't imagine how I'd feel if my dad had been convicted for abuse like this. It must be a m...
by jtaylor
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Freemasons and questions to answer
Replies: 63
Views: 3568

Re: Freemasons and questions to answer

(I've removed the links to the unfinished separate website which a user had linked here, having taken some advice from RichardB re some of the content on that site, and based on past history of that organisation. Not sure about who the organisation comprises, or whether it's one person's opinion or...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: FIRST TIME VISITORS & Feedback
Topic: Adverts...please not this
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Adverts...please not this

Unfortunately we can’t control the links that get displayed, but the adverts delivered are usually linked to the visitor’s browsing history on other sites, which targets ads at them for similar things ?! (I’m not casting aspersions, but!!) Seriously though - the adverts bring in literally sub £20 pe...
by jtaylor
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 3103

Re: What was the food chain?

I've always found these formal dinners very "old school." I think I'm the exception, but I've never seen the attraction of the vanity of dressing up and formal dinners. Travel is easy if you're in London, but otherwise it's a case of late trains/staying over, and all rather expensive once you add it...
by jtaylor
Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: What was the food chain?
Replies: 70
Views: 3103

Re: What was the food chain?

I'm reliably informed that you can't defame the deceased. That might help matters a little !! Indeed - but I would though say that we should be sensitive to surviving family, and not therefore speculate unfairly. I was at CH with Simon Baker, who was I believe Derek's son, a year or two above me - ...
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 4448

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Re selection of Bishops, Yes, Prime Minister apparently got it scarily accurate....
The Bishop’s Gambit (hope this link works...)
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5tc4li
by jtaylor
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse
Replies: 98
Views: 4448

Re: Christ's Hospital / The Church of England / Child Abuse

Dobbie's record in Crockfords, from the 2012-13 edition, came across a copy today:
CrockfordsDobbie2.jpg
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 22
Views: 936

Re: Teaching staff

The Cloud = "someone else's computer". No more complex than that really!
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 2639

Re: Over on Facebook

I've aged 10 years in the last two months I think!
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Historical Abuse and related discussions
Topic: Over on Facebook
Replies: 60
Views: 2639

Re: Over on Facebook

I removed the post in question with prior agreement of the original poster - I asked if he was OK for it to be removed, explained why, and he agreed right to remove it, and thus I did. The thing I'm keen to avoid is any perception (or actuality) of a witch-hunt - as mentioned above by others, there ...
by jtaylor
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: General Chat - CH Stuff
Topic: Teaching staff
Replies: 22
Views: 936

Re: Teaching staff

That sounds like playing postal chess, of which my dad was an avid player. Make a move, write it on a postcard, post it to your opponent, who played the move, and responded in kind. LOTS of thinking time - not sure how much that helped, particularly in the end-game when you were getting soundly thra...