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OSH Staff 1971

A Barbarous Practice - Corporal Punishment at Old Swinford Hospital School circa 1975

October 9th 2018
Chris Crookes, a former student of Old Swinford Hospital School, has just sent me an email describing a beating he received from Peter Davies, aka ‘Noote’, the legendary boarding master who ran Foster House. I knew Peter well, because we worked together for ten years, but Chris’s detailed description of his encounter with ‘Noote’ surprised and shocked me. Here is an extract: Noote gave ... read more
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Vietnamese Flag The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
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