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by Matthew
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Well unfortunately Caldwell and MacLaren are no longer with us to acknowledge and face up to their pasts (although judging by D. Van Oyen's biography, the latter's last few months were filled with inner-torment). As for the rest of them, sadly, they still appear to have their heads very firmly... he...
by Matthew
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Interesting posts here recently. I dont contribute as much these days but all I'll say in response is that anger (hatred even) can be a tremendously positive force when channeled correctly. So if that's what Clara has achieved with her book then good on her!
by Matthew
Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:34 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Thanks for pointing that out. I imagine it was just a threat, but would also be interested if anyone knows otherwise.
by Matthew
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Can anyone shed any light on the legal action that the SES is taking against Clara regarding this book? Bonsai, where have you heard this? Its the first I've heard of it. All I knew is that they threatened the publishers with legal action if SES were named, but NOT that they were actually taking an...
by Matthew
Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Yes good memories of that holiday. Lots of kids running around and having fun down by the caves too. A brief taste of some freedom!
by Matthew
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

I have difficulty with reading books dating back to my experiences at St Vedast/SES. Oh the irony. So I'll be relying on updates here.
by Matthew
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman

Plays fine now. Fast forward to about 23 minutes in for Clara's interview.
by Matthew
Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: Family values

bonsai wrote:Couldn't help but notice that the cover has a girl in a St James junior school uniform.

Yes, and arent those the steps outside Sarum Chase? No longer an SES bulding now of course.
by Matthew
Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: 'Shame on You' by Clara Salaman
Replies: 104
Views: 35271

Re: Family values

There's another excellent interview with her here in today's Sunday Mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1201397/It-relief-discover-I-did-fit-real-world.html
by Matthew
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Closure
Replies: 25
Views: 6615

Re: Closure

Hi Pablo,

Welcome, and thanks for sharing.

Feel free to express your thoughts/feelings as and when they arise; thats what its all about here.

Matthew
by Matthew
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Housekeeping
Topic: Welcome to ses-forums.org!
Replies: 20
Views: 11864

Re: Welcome to the new board!

I feel a special mention of gratitude must go to Daffy for taking over responsibility of the forum from Mike and transferring everything to this new and improved site. Without his sterling effort and long hours put in (e.g. clearing 1000s of spammer registrations), the forum risked becoming stagnant...
by Matthew
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:14 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Roger Pincham's Retirement Video
Replies: 28
Views: 9704

Pincham presided over a regime found by a QC to be responsible for crimes and abuses against innocent and defenceless children from as young as the age of four. As a result many of those children, now adult men and women, are suffering marked psychological damage to this day. The man was never sacke...
by Matthew
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:47 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: A reality check
Replies: 19
Views: 3902

Indeed. I am still being contacted by former pupils that had never been informed about The Inquiry. From what I've observed there's still a hell of a lot of anger out there over people's experiences at St James/Vedast, especially when they learn that some of these former abusers are still being empl...
by Matthew
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: General discussion of SES
Topic: A reality check
Replies: 19
Views: 3902

chittani wrote:although I think your Dad probably deserves all he gets for his self-righteousness, I regret having exposed him.

"self-righteousness"..."exposed"...Your words, Kevin. Lets just see shall we...
by Matthew
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:59 pm
Forum: St James and St Vedast
Topic: Roger Pincham's Retirement Video
Replies: 28
Views: 9704

But you knew exactly what I meant. Oh really? How do you figure that out? Did you think I too was being disingenuous? Believe what you may, but actually I hadnt the slightest clue what you meant by your accusation. Thats why I asked you to support it. Anyway, it's hardly the main issue you're tackl...

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