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The North Wales Police Professional Standards Dept

Today’s Daily Post contains allegations from Blaenau Ffestiniog Town Councillor Mark Thomas that he and his 15 year old son were wrongly arrested and mistreated by North Wales Police officers in connection with the big fire on the mountain that resulted in the evacuation of part of Blaenau Ffestiniog in April.

The Post’s article ends with a quote from Mr Thomas saying: ‘I am meeting with the North Wales Police next month to discuss my complaint. I just want them to be sorry for what they put us through and for whoever started that fire to be held accountable for all the trouble and damage they caused’, followed by the response from Detective Chief Inspector Tim Evans from the North Wales Police Professional Standards Dept: ‘I can confirm that the North Wales Police received complaints relating to this matter, which remain subject to ongoing investigation at this time’.

Readers who are paying attention might recognise Tim Evans’s name from previous posts. Tim was formerly Sgt Tim Evans and in the late 1980s and early 1990s was regularly called upon to interview and/or arrest me by the Top Doctors.

I had no idea that Tim was still in the North Wales Police. I did wonder whether Tim had done a runner and joined another force, because north Wales is heaving with people who have much dirt on Tim re his failure to act on evidence re very serious crime. But then they’ve all achieved promotion on the same basis themselves, so perhaps Tim doesn’t have too much to worry about.

I’ll refresh memories here re Tim Evans and provide a bit more info.

Tim and his colleagues were ordered by the Top Docs to arrest me so often and for such ridiculous offences that in the end Tim et al went beyond the ‘this is a total waste of our time’ bit and were holding conversations with their mates who worked in Ysbyty Gwynedd re what a farce this was. Tim himself told Jeff Crowther, a Nursing Officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, that the situation was ludicrous, that I was very obviously not ‘dangerous’ or a serious offender and why were the NHS employing ‘all these highly paid doctors and managers’ if they could not cope with someone like me?

Tim and other police officers made representation to Gwynedd Health Authority and discussions were held but to no avail. The demands on the part of Top Docs that I should be arrested continued. In the end, Tim and his mates just saw it as a standing joke and there was much robust comment about the grossly incompetent and mad psychiatrists at Ysbyty Gwynedd who made police statements about me doing things such as ‘walking into a room with a rolled up newspaper and not saying anything to anyone’ or ‘taking a sandwich from the lunch provided by a drug company and asking the docs Are you enjoying the buffet?’

Tim Evans was on record as describing me as a ‘mischievous young woman’ who was essentially harmless. Jeff Crowther, I understand, backed up Tim’s view and yet more Meetings were held at which Jeff, Tim and others maintained that the constant arrests of me were making the Top Docs look vindictive, foolish and were rather bad PR for the psychiatric services. The Top Docs ignored everyone who was telling them this and then upped the stakes.

Tim had a side-kick in those days, a Detective Constable, but I never knew what his name was. One day I was under arrest, yet again and in Bangor Police Station, when Tim and his side-kick came in, took one look at me, pissed themselves laughing and asked the desk Sgt ‘what’s she done now?’

There was another Detective Constable stationed at Bangor Police Station when Tim was there – I never saw him with Tim, but Tim knew who he was, because Tim and the others used to take the piss out of him and call him ‘The Little Fat Man’ – who boasted to me that he and other officers were shagging a nightmare of a girl called Donna Morgan, who moved into my house as a lodger, caused havoc, bounced a cheque for £500 on me, stole everything of value in the house and accused one of the neighbours of sexually harassing her. Donna left me a note telling me not to go to the police because her two friends would give evidence that she had not stolen anything (!) and they would say that I was mad and dangerous as well. I called the police, they subsequently admitted that they knew where Donna was, that she was ‘in hiding from a former boyfriend’ and they would do nothing at all about the matter. The former boyfriend was a man called Hogan, a criminal from Llandudno. Donna threatened me with him as well, but not knowing gangsters in Llandudno the name meant nothing to me.

Donna had grown up in care and unlike most people in that situation, Donna was a good friend of her social worker (in Conwy) and mentioned how supportive she was and Donna only had to ask and she’d help. After I began this blog I was told that Donna was yet another present from the Gang. See previous posts.

After the police refused to act re Donna, I took her to the small claims court. I won and the court issued an order for me to serve on her. So I went to the creche in Bangor University, where I knew that Donna would go to pick up her son, to give her the order. Fran Tate, the Students’ Welfare Officer, ordered the security men to throw me out on the grounds that I was that Dangerous Woman who was Harassing Donna. So I showed the security men the order from the court and poor old Fran instead just had to contact Donna and warn her that I was at the creche so don’t turn up.

Fran Tate worked/had worked in the CAB – Lucille Hughes has for years been one of the senior managers of the CAB in Wales – and since her retirement Fran is back with the CAB. See previous posts.

After excelling as the Students Welfare Officer, a few years down the line Fran Tate became the manager of Student Services at Bangor University. In that capacity, Fran conducted vindictive personal vendettas against students and staff who had crossed her path. Fran had another go at me just after I finished my PhD at Bangor, years after the Donna Morgan business. While I was waiting for a ‘proper’ academic job/funding for postdoc work, I was offered a job supporting students at Bangor with disabilities. Dear old Fran got to hear that I had been offered the job by Ransted, a fly-by-night agency who someone – probably Fran – had subcontracted to find support staff for disabled students and ensured that my job offer was unlawfully withdrawn, on the grounds that I was a Dangerous Nutter.

Had I been so inclined I could have made representation or even taken legal action on a number of grounds including disability discrimination and breaches of data protection, but I was by then aware of the huge problems that Ransted were causing during the execution of their duties, that the support workers for the disabled students were walking out because of problems caused by Fran Tate and that a number of disabled students themselves had complained about the highly inappropriate clueless woman who was responsible for ‘disabled students support’ at Bangor, Tate’s mate Carolyn Donaldson-Hughes. See ‘Disability Support’.

For many years Fran Tate presided over a shite Student Services who colluded with the Gang as students suffered. I’ve been told that Fran was yet another person who bagged her job as a result of Prof Eric Sunderland’s 1984 Big Jobs Giveaway For All Who Knew About That Girl Who Complained About Gwynne, as discussed in previous posts.

Fran was one of the Get Merfyn Out club when Merfyn Jones became VC in 2004. Fran’s story was that Merfyn’s friend had Done A Fiddle With A Fish Farm In Mid-Wales  (if it wasn’t so nasty, it would be 24 hour laughter with this lot) and ooh she was Going To Get Merfyn Out. I don’t know which one of Merfyn’s friends had Done A Fiddle With A Fish Farm, whether it was the Philanderer, or the Drunken Groper, or one of Merfyn’s other unsavoury mates. Who knows? Only Fran, friend of a gang of paedophiles and the Royal Lobotomist.

I’ll have two Old Prunes to follow that please, Fran.

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And a Bitter Lemon to drink. I’ll order that from Miranda’s pal Two Jags Prezza.

Perhaps a Boiled Ham for the weekend?

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With a Big Wobbly Blancmange for dessert?

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Prezza’s family came from Prestatyn and he lived there until he was four years old . In the mid-1960s, Prezza was at Ruskin College while Matt Arnold, who later became Head of Bryn Estyn, worked as a part-time tutor there. Peter Howarth, who was given a job at Bryn Estyn by Arnold months after Arnold was appointed Head, was one of Arnold’s students at Ruskin. Arnold and Howarth formed a close friendship, worked at Axwell Park Approved School in Gateshead together and in 1972 relocated to Bryn Estyn and seriously expanded the party in north Wales. Prezza was the President of the Ruskin Students’ Union, he will have noticed Arnold and Howarth. See post ‘A Study In Tyranny’.

Prezza subsequently did a degree at Hull University, one of the institutions who’s staff facilitated/concealed the Yorkshire ring that morphed into the ring in the North East. Prezza was selected as the Labour candidate for Hull as a result of his knowledge re that ring in some way.

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Prezza served as the MP for Hull East, 1970-2010, as the ring expanded and as scores of future politicians and academics passed through Hull University who Found Out while they were there and built their careers on reassuring everyone that they Knew Nuzzing. See previous posts.

Meet David Hanson MP, Miranda’s former PPS:

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David has been the MP for Delyn in north Wales since 1992, after a career Helping People in eg. Scope and addiction organisations. David and his wife Margaret were both Councillors in Cheshire when Dafydd’s Gang operated in Cheshire as well as in north Wales. David’s wife Margaret doubled up as a senior social worker for children and families for Cheshire County Council. Margaret has worked for a trade union and was Chief Exec of Age Concern for North East Wales. In Jan 2014, Margaret was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, after the Gang had forced Merfyn out as Chairman. Margaret has also served as a Councillor in north Wales and Chairs the North Wales Health and Housing Coalition, which ‘aims to reduce health inequalities’.

Margaret is currently researching for a PhD at Chester University, exploring ‘how older men understand and experience the creation of health and wellbeing’. Margaret has been Vice-Chairman of the Betsi Board in the aftermath of the Tawel Fan Scandal at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, the biggest neglect/abuse scandal of the elderly mentally ill that there has ever been in the UK; many of those who were abused (and died) as a result of Tawel Fan were men. No member of staff was disciplined, except for the Angel who blew the whistle, who was sacked and struck off; staff named in the scandal refused to co-operate with the subsequent investigations and the inquests have still not been held on the eight people who died. Although a further 88 deaths have now been referred to the Coroner re Tawel Fan. See previous posts…

Meet Margaret, the Expert In Older Men’s Health Care:

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Dr Dafydd Alun Jones:

Margaret Hanson

In 1997 and 1999, Margaret stood as the unsuccessful Labour candidate in Eddisbury. Eddisbury is a seat that can only be won if one is a paedophiles’ friend – it is just down the road from the family seat of the Duke of Westminster – so all candidates for all parties usually have a sound track record in this area. See previous posts.

Eddisbury is currently held by this blog’s old friend Antoinette Sandbach, for the Tories. Antoinette who’s family are big landowners in north Wales, who’s dad Ian Mackeson-Sandbach was the most high ranking Freemason in north Wales and who’s gran Geraldine Sandbach held numerous roles in which she carried out Good Works, including as the President of the Denbigh branch of the Royal College of Midwives.

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Antoinette left north Wales when she was a teenager and showed little interest in the region, pursuing a career as a Criminal Barrister in London. She felt the call of the family estate just after I began publishing about the mental health services in north Wales and returned home. After a brief stint working in the office of David Jones MP, the Tory MP for Clwyd West (see ‘The Right Honourable David Jones MP’) – David formerly shared a solicitor’s practice with Elwyn Jones, the Bangor solicitor who was Of The Gang and assisted in the fleecing and framing of Patient F as discussed in previous posts and comments – Antoinette suddenly found herself on the Tory list of candidates for AMs. Bugger me, she was elected months later and in the Senedd before you could say ‘Reinforcements are being called in because Sally Baker is known to be planning a book’.  After a stint as the AM for north Wales, Antoinette defected to the Westminster seat of Eddisbury. I don’t know whether that is because a Daughter Of The Gang was desperately needed in Eddisbury or indeed Westminster, or whether the rich, spoiled Antoinette found life in north Wales and the Assembly not grand enough for her.

The Sandbach family were slave traders. I think that they still might be.

For more info on Margaret Hanson and the Sandbachs, see previous posts. David Hanson in particular features in ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part II’.

 

Like David Hanson, Tom Watson is also a Hull University graduate who was active in the Hull University Labour Club:

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Tom has been the Labour MP for West Bromwich East since 2001. Read about Tom in previous posts. Tom, remember that time when Brown had to rescue you from a furious man who wanted to do you physical damage as a result of something unscrupulous that you had done and you were most grateful to Brown because he found a safe room and hid you until Mr Ready To Kill With His Bare Hands had left the premises? Is the problem sorted yet?

 

One day in 1990, Sgt Tim Evans turned up at my house in Llanllechid to ‘speak to’ me. I wasn’t arrested, it was yet another conversation re ‘We’ve had another complaint from them about you, can you give me your version of events?’ During the conversation, Tim asked ‘Can you afford all of these fines? You must be on a tight budget?’ At the time I was still working at St George’s Hospital Medical School, so although I did have an income, I was paying rent in London on a shared house and the mortgage on my place in Llanllechid, where I stayed whenever possible because I hated London so much.

I think Tim’s question was prompted by him noticing that I didn’t have much furniture and certainly not the usual things that many people take for granted eg. a couch costing two thousand quid, a load of gear in the kitchen such as washing machine, dishwasher etc. While it is true that I couldn’t have afforded that, I wouldn’t have purchased those things anyway. People lived in quarryman’s cottages like mine for generations without packing them full of consumer durables and I knew that a lot of my neighbours had only acquired those things by buying them all on HP, which Brown and I always saw as a way of keeping people yoked to capitalist society and would stop them ever leaving jobs or beginning a new way of life should they ever feel like it. They’re hooked: the bills will be coming in for years; of course they can stop paying but then they’ll lose the materialist goodies that they have come to over-value and believe that they cannot do without.

I prioritised a house in a rural area with a garden, rather than expensive crap that I didn’t need, but a lot of people didn’t seem to realise that, including Tim.

Shortly after Tim turned up at my house and inquired about my financial position, he turned up again after yet another silly complaint about me. At that point I challenged Tim re the constant silly complaints that he and his colleagues knew had no substance. Tim replied by saying ‘Tony Francis has written to the Chief Constable and complained about me, saying that I’m not taking his complaints seriously – you won’t be able to stop me from being sacked will you?’

I was obliged to accompany Tim down to Bangor Police Station, where Tim interviewed me but did not arrest or charge me.

David Owen was the Chief Constable of North Wales when Tony Francis wrote to him, naming Tim Evans and complaining that the Top Docs’ complaints about me were not being ‘taken seriously’. I was told that Francis wrote the letter after Tim had a conversation with the Top Docs and reminded them ‘She has rights as well, we can’t keep arresting her when she hasn’t committed a crime’.

The North Wales Police were rightly given a kicking over their complete failure to investigate the complaints of the kids in care for decades. However that letter to the Chief Constable about Tim Evans after Tim simply dared remind the Top Docs that I had rights, confirmed my belief that the Top Docs were the biggest problem. Their arrogance, their loud squealing if ever they were challenged, their expectation that they would tell that plod what to do and that plod would bloody well do it, was extraordinary.

Brown observed that in north Wales, the Top Docs used the police as their own private army. Sgt Evans had entertained their idiocy for a long time, had indeed interviewed me on every occasion requested after laughable complaints had been made and after he simply stated that they couldn’t arrest me when I simply had not committed any crime, a furious letter was written to the Chief Constable, complaining about Tim Evans. Sgt Evans had not broken any law and I very much doubt that it could have been argued that re the Top Docs’ complaints, he had neglected his duties. So the Chief Constable ordered him to harass a member of the public on the orders of a Top Doc or he’d find himself in trouble.

Documents in my possession demonstrate that when Francis wrote to the Chief Constable and complained about Tim Evans, the BMA and the MDU were giving Francis and his colleagues free advice on how to refuse to investigate my complaints, unlawfully refuse me all NHS treatment and have me arrested for offences that they knew there was no evidence that I had committed. The MDU lawyers and Andrew Park, the crooked Welsh Office lawyer, both wrote letters to Tony and Sadie Francis observing that one problem was that there was absolutely no evidence to back up the florid allegations being made about me. Park’s solution was that a ‘dossier’ should be compiled of ‘the total’ of my ‘activities’, the said dossier relying upon the statements of staff who had been told by Park to lie in the statements that made up the dossier… See previous posts.

The Top Docs in north Wales were worse than the police, far worse.

David Owen refused to co-operate with the North Wales Police 1991-93 investigation into a possible paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire. The Home Secretary -Kenneth Baker and then Ken Clarke – refused to intervene. So hundreds of files were not handed over to the ‘investigating officers’ and the files that were handed over were not sorted, so much time and effort had to be spent doing that and every other obstacle possible was put in the way as well.

The irony was that Ken Clarke had a very poor relationship with the police when he was Home Secretary. His autobiography describes his anger at what he perceived was his personal police officers’ unwarranted intrusion into his personal space as it were, how they never left him alone even when there was no security issue and how it became obvious to Ken that they were snooping and trailing him, listening to his private conversations etc. See post ‘Running The Country – And All That Jazz’.

Well Ken, those officers had quite a lot to worry about at the time re north Wales, but you knew that, you had served in the Dept of Health by then and your war with the BMA resulted in stalemate because they reminded you that you were colluding with the same very serious criminality as they were.

Ken managed to interfere in my own life and the lives of people known to be supportive of me to an impressive extent. See eg. ‘Jennifer’s Diary’. This was considerably assisted by me working in a research team led by Prof Vincent Marks, the brother of the BMA Chairman Dr John Marks when Ken was at war with John Marks while the BMA – usually in the form of A.H. Chadwick aka Tony Chadwick – provided the Top Docs of north Wales with ‘advice’. See previous posts…

 

I spent much time trying to find info about Chief Constable David Owen when I first began this blog, but he had been erased from the internet. So imagine how pleased I was when Owen died and the Tributes to him appeared, providing info.

24 Jan 2017, The Daily Post:

A former North Wales Police chief constable has died at his home in Llandudno. David Owen CBE, 85, died surrounded by his family following a long illness. Mr Owen, who was born in Betws y Coed in 1931, was the son of a police sergeant.

Could it have been an ancestor of David Owen who was The Missing Link?

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Perhaps Prof Dawkins can tell us, Dawkins having been educated at Oundle, that favourite school for so many of the grander Gang families and who hit the big time as a Public Intellectual when Dafydd was the subject of so much bad PR re Mary Wynch and then me! See post ‘So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…’.

Dawkins’ volume ‘The Blind Watchmaker’ really consolidated his reputation. It was published in 1986, the year that the Gang killed my friend and housemate Anne Vernon, a PhD student in the Dept of Zoology at UCNW. For details of zoologists with a direct link to Dafydd, via Sir Cyril Clarke of Liverpool University, Top Doc, amateur zoologist and research fraudster, see ‘A Trail Of Blood’. Some of the academics at UCNW knew Dawkins and his mates.

During his time as a police officer, he served in the Metropolitan Police, in Merseyside and in Dorset.

David Owen will have known the crooks in the Met who were colluding with Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang as long ago as the 1960s, under Commissioner Joe Simpson (a former Oundle boy), as discussed in previous posts. More importantly re the 1991-93 investigation, David Owen will have known those who were protecting Prof Ollie Brooke of St George’s Hospital Medical School and the London crowd of Top Docs, who were working in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne. See eg. ‘Oliver!’, ‘Oliver’s Army’ and ‘Too Many Pills’.

Liverpool was run by Dafydd’s Gang anyway and Rob Evans, one of the Gang’s senior members in Gwynedd Social Services, had worked as a Team Leader for Dorset Social Services. See post eg. ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

Then there was the security services plant Paddy Pantsdown who decided that he would give up the good life in Geneva and move to the West Country shortly after the business with Mr Thrope, because what Paddy really wanted to be was the Liberal MP for Yeovil.

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Before Paddy bagged his dream job, he was a youth worker for Dorset County Council…

Deputy Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said: “David Owen was a highly respected man within the force, nationally and in the community of North Wales. He had a varied career, serving with

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the Metropolitan Police, Lincolnshire Police and the Merseyside and Dorset forces, before coming home to North Wales.

He was also appointed President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in 1990.

“David will be remembered for his strong and effective leadership, and I know from personal experience that he left a positive and lasting impression on all those who served with him.

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“On behalf of North Wales Police, I wish extend our condolences to his wife Patricia, daughter Gail and sons Philip and Mark. Our thoughts and prayers are with them. The family have asked me to thank the many members of the public who expressed their good wishes to him and to them throughout his recent illness.”

Can I have my NDA please Patricia? I’m sure that the old bastard left a tidy sum. If I’d done what he did, I’d expect to be paid millions.

Former North Wales Police chief constable David Owen CBE who died on January 24 2017

Police Authority Chairman Tudor Hughes (seated) with Chief Constable David Owen on April 29 1989 (right):

Police authority chairman Tudor Hughes (seated) with chief constable David Owen on April 29 1989 (right)

Any information on Tudor Hughes gratefully accepted! Leave a message on the blog or e mail me…

Like everyone else doing everything that they could to ensure that a gang of sex offenders remained in business, David Owen Wanted To Get To The Bottom Of Things, as reported in the Indie,

DAVID OWEN, Chief Constable of North Wales, has backed calls for a public inquiry following a police investigation into allegations of child abuse at children’s homes in North Wales. The investigation, one of the biggest child abuse investigations in Britain, saw 22 police officers making inquiries at 46 children’s homes in Clwyd and 17 in Gwynedd. The homes were under the supervision of social services departments. Mr Owen said an inquiry was necessary to ‘closely examine the areas of responsibility at both political and professional levels’. His move surprised many people in North Wales, as he had rejected earlier advice that an outside police force should be brought in to oversee his own officers’ investigation.

The advice, from Donald Elliott, HM Inspector of Constabulary, was aimed at dispelling local disquiet about the objectivity of the police investigation. Allegations had been made against one serving and two former police officers, but a decision was taken not to prosecute, reportedly because of insufficient evidence.

The Welsh Office has already promised a full public inquiry into the scandal, which has been described as ‘the biggest failure to protect children in British history’.

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Peter Morrison was seen driving away from Bryn Estyn with a child in his car. Morrison was Thatcher’s friend and political aide/Minister.
In Dec 1984, Thatch had her History-Making Meeting with Gorby:

 

The Crown Prosecution Service said all files in the case had been considered and advice given. A spokeswoman said trials were pending against four people. Two people have already been convicted on charges resulting from the investigation. One person was acquitted.

Days before David Owen Wanted To Get To The Bottom Of Things in 1993, I had been found guilty by Bangor Magistrates Court of ‘staring at Jackie Brandt in Safeways’, thus causing her ‘alarm and distress’ and I had to part with £60. Brandt’s statement to the police had claimed that I had sworn and screamed at her and she feared imminent violent assault. Under cross-examination in Court, Brandt repeated this allegation, then admitted that I had not actually spoken to her in Safeways, but I had ‘stared’ at her. Brandt then started crying.

No of course nothing at all was said about Brandt’s perjury, only about F and I laughing when she began crying. Oh we were cruel! No wonder I had to cough up £60 for having looked at Jackie. Who had by that time, unlawfully detained me in a psych ward at Ysbyty Gwynedd (see eg. ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’), refused to answer any questions at all about that matter, then perjured herself in two separate High Court cases against me in the hope of having me imprisoned, as discussed in eg. ‘The Bitterest Pill’.

Although we were given a bollocking for Laughing At Jackie and Not Taking That Case Seriously by Hergest Unit staff, Sadie Francis wrote a letter to a third party stating that after being found guilty, I had ‘stormed out of the Court swearing’.

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In Sept or Oct 1993, I wrote to Michael Mansfield QC about the abuse of the law by Gwynedd Social Services. MM wrote me a one-line reply. I have been told that on receiving my letter, MM rang the alarm bells loudly and the word was sent out to Radical Committed Lawyers not to take a case for me against the Gang under any circumstances. It was the price that the Fearless Ones had to pay for the continued assistance of the Top Docs re their other cases in terms of Expert Opinions etc. MM and his colleague who shared Took’s Court Chambers with him at the time, St Helena, are members of Gray’s Inn, as was William Mars-Jones.

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Paddy French’s blog – Paddy is an investigative journo who has made TV documentaries and publishes the online investigative magazine ‘Rebecca’ – contains much info about the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal that has never appeared in the mainstream media. Paddy French has done a great deal of digging re the role played by Freemasonry in particular. Here’s an example from Paddy’s blog:

THE NORTH WALES Province of freemasonry is a completely closed book.

It refuses to give out copies of its yearbook and these come into the public domain only occasionally. In 1995 a copy came into the hands of journalist Mark Brittain who was Editor of the North Wales Weekly News at the time. He quickly spotted a lodge called Custodes Pacis which was formed in 1983.

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He was told many members of Custodes Pacis — it’s Latin for Keepers of the Peace — were serving or retired police officers.

Police lodges are not uncommon. Perhaps the best known is London’s Manor of St James which at one point contained many senior officers of the Metropolitan Police.

In 1995 Brittain wrote to the recently appointed Chief Constable of North Wales, Michael Argent, and asked him for an interview. In his letter, he also asked if the new chief was aware of the lodge. Argent wrote back to agree to an interview but told the journalist he could find no evidence of a police lodge. When Brittain met Argent he told him he had evidence of the lodge’s existence and, after the meeting, sent him the lodge entry from the 1995-96 yearbook. Argent wrote back in April. He now admitted that the lodge list “did indeed contain names known to me and my colleagues although in each case they were retired from the force — in some instances for quite a considerable period.”

Brittain wrote back to ask if he was sure that there were no serving officers. In May 1995 Argent replied and said that further enquiries had been undertaken. “I am reliably informed,” he wrote, “that whilst, as I have suggested to you in my earlier letter, it consists mainly of retired police officers — certainly up to superintendent level — there are only four currently serving officers. Three are identified as constables and the fourth is either a constable or at most a sergeant.”

Brittain says Michael Argent’s story changed three times during this correspondence. The man who was chief constable when Custodes Pacis was set up in 1983 was David Owen. When he gave evidence to the Tribunal, he did not mention the existence of the lodge…

We wrote to David Owen to ask him why he didn’t tell the Tribunal about the lodge. He rang back to say he didn’t want to answer questions.

In September 1997, during the North Wales Child Abuse Tribunal hearings, Brittain wrote to the North Wales police authority, which is responsible for the non-policing aspects of the force. The then clerk to the authority, Leon Gibson, wrote back to say that the information about the membership of Custodes Pacis had come from an unnamed lodge member. Gibson added that if the Chief Constable “remembers correctly, there were five, one sergeant and four constables.”

Gibson was also the chief executive of Anglesey County Council at this time. He declined to answer our email asking if he was a mason.

THE BARRISTER who represented North Wales Police at the Tribunal was Andrew Moran, QC. In his opening address, he made it clear that the force felt masonry was an irrelevance. He listed many of the senior policemen who had played a role in the child abuse investigations and said, “I am instructed to add, irrelevant though it should be, that none … is a Freemason.” He added: “Where then, please, we ask is the masonic influence? Freemason[s] at the top of the North Wales Police? There are none … Mason-free zone, we would say.”

In this opening address, he did an unusual thing. He said none of these people “is” a freemason and did not add the usual rider “or has been” when dealing with masonic membership. He therefore left open the question of whether any of these senior officers had ever been masons.

The Report of the Tribunal reported this statement with slightly different but highly significant wording: “At the outset of the Inquiry Counsel for the North Wales Police stated, on the instructions of the Chief Constable, that none of the current or former senior officers from Assistant Chief Constable upwards during the period under review had been a freemason and that the same was true of the relevant Detective Chief Superintendents and Detective Superintendent Ackerley.”

(Ackerley was the Superintendent who headed the major child abuse police inquiry between 1991 and 1993.)

We wrote to Sir Ronald Waterhouse about how the word “is” had changed into “had been.” He never answered the question. During the public hearings of the Tribunal freemasonry was little discussed, as its report makes clear…

Just a few observations. While Mark Brittain’s efforts are appreciated, the ‘North Wales Weekly News’ was just one of the local papers who failed to report any of the abuses of the Gang. Journos sat in Court week after week – I used to see them there – and watched people framed. Reporting was not objective. There were slurs and smears published about defendants and without fail the views of the bent professionals were prioritised in the local press. Lies were published about Dafydd’s status, his experience, even his job title, as well as about other local big wigs.

I have in my documents copies of messages and letters from local journos that were sent to Dafydd and his colleagues after I had written to or phoned newspapers about the Gang. My medical records also contained clippings of things that local papers had published about F and me; even reviews of F’s art exhibitions and letters that we’d written to the press on matters unrelated to the Gang.

As for Leon Gibson, the Chief Exec of Anglesey, being a Mason or not, it wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t. The criminal wrongdoing was so serious and it stretched back so many years that virtually everyone was tied into it. The few who weren’t were just terrified.

Leon Gibson served as a Director of a number of companies. He was born in Jan 1944 and was a solicitor. Companies House has the following information on Leon:

Company Appointments – Current and Previous

CompanyName Company Status Role Appointed Appointment Status Assets in latest accounts
ELY (FLATS) LIMITED Active Director 2012-08-10 UNTIL 2014-06-24 RESIGNED
YMDDIRIEDOLAETH GOFALWYR GOGLEDD CYMRU – GWASANAETHAU GOFAL CROESFFYRDD CARERS TRUST NORTH WALES – CROSSROADS CARE SERVICES Active Director 2007-04-25 UNTIL 2014-11-26 RESIGNED
HOSPICE AT HOME GWYNEDD AND ANGLESEY Active Director 1992-10-21 UNTIL 1998-05-08 RESIGNED

Freemasonry undoubtedly was one of the glues that held the Gang and its mycelia together, but it was much more complex than that. The Freemasonry element however is a good example of the enormous degree of nepotism and cronyism that exemplified the problem. The problem was essentially caused by institutional corruption in professional and public life and the thing that made the structure so bomb-proof was the involvement of the medical establishment.

Not all of those involved were child abusers themselves, but they were weak spineless people who could not stand up against wrongdoing in the way that they all claimed to do so ‘if we ever see anything’. I encountered plenty of colluders who would never have been near a Masonic lodge – if only because they were women who were barred from membership anyway – but their loyalty was to the Gang for numerous other reasons…

One effect of the extensive discussion with regard to the role that bent old coppers who were/are Masons played in the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal is that it completely deflected attention away from the Nice Lady Doctors who were often major players. Or indeed the legions of Wimmin’s and Children’s Champs at the centre of the criminality.

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Those To Whom Our Hearts Went Out:

More than a few of this crowd were involved:

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They don’t look like Masons to me…

 

David Owen was given a good send off:

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Despite David Owen being as obstructive as possible during the 1991-93 police investigation, hundreds of complaints were made about the abuse of kids in care in north Wales, many of them about the Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor. A file was sent to the CPS, but the DPP did not mount one prosecution re Ty’r Felin and only four prosecutions re other institutions. They were far too busy prosecuting me for Staring at Jackie Brandt in Safeways (discussed in detail in previous posts).

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See eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party?’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’ for further info on the DPP concerned…

See eg. post ‘Accidents Happen’ for info on David Mills, Mrs Mills’s brother-in-law, most well-known for being convicted of accepting a bribe from Silvio Berlusconi and wriggling out of the prison sentence on a technicality.

See posts ‘The London Connection’, Tower Hamlets, Paul Boateng and Tessa Jowell’ and ‘Baroness Tessa Jowell – A Tribute’ for info on Tessa Jowell, Mrs Mills’s sister-in-law…

Then there’s Little Nell, a good friend of this crew… See ‘So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…’ for specific examples of the exchange of child abusers between Islington and north Wales.

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After I began this blog, I received an e mail informing me that Tim Evans and WPC Jo Bott were questioned during the 1991-93 investigation and replied ‘no comment’ to every question.

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WPC Jo Bott was the Child Protection Officer for Gwynedd. Bott played a key role in ignoring F’s concerns in early 1993 re two child abusers. Bott admitted to F and me that they were known abusers but it had been decided that ‘a case conference wasn’t necessary’ – one of those involved was reported by someone else for attempting to abuse kids again just weeks later, but still no action was taken against him. The reason why F had raised concerns was that his young baby had been placed with the family containing these two men by Gwynedd Social Services after they had made fallacious allegations about F ‘being a risk’.

I later found out that in return for those false allegations, the accusers had been offered two properties in a location of their choice by the North Wales Housing Association without having to do anything as bothersome such as putting their names on a waiting list. It was Gwynedd County Councillor Dafydd Orwig (a retired lecturer from the Normal College in Bangor) who arranged that reward; Jo Bott just had to tell F that although he wasn’t Lying, no-one was going to act on his concerns, that he would never be given access to his baby, although perhaps I would like to apply for access to the baby. I made it clear that particular suggestion was ludicrous and insulting and at that point Jo left the house telling me to ‘leave them alone’ (the family of predators). I had not communicated with them in any way since F was obliged to leave his baby in their care, although I had paid off numerous bills of theirs that they had run up in F’s name, using his personal data. See previous posts for further details, including the collusion of every GP in Bethesda, the Hergest Unit and a few other ne’er do wells who were bribed in various ways to make fallacious allegations about F.

Just before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened, a young man, Martin, who had lodged with the predators himself and witnessed the setting up of F, was found dead in the road near Bethesda. Martin was the single dad of a little girl, to whom Jo Bott had tried to prevent him having access. Jo believed that the little girl was best placed with the same family of predators as F’s baby, although the little girl had been violently assaulted and physically injured within weeks of her birth while in the care of the predators. The person who inflicted the injuries was told by Gwynedd Social Services that she could keep the baby – Martin had applied for custody on the basis that the baby wasn’t safe with the predators – if she just turned up for the custody hearing. Fortunately for the baby she didn’t bother to turn up for the hearing, so Martin was granted custody. After Martin died, his mum and dad brought his little girl up.

The employee of Gwynedd Social Services responsible for ‘Children’s Services’ at the time was Lucille Hughes’s henchman, Gethin Evans. Gethin stars in previous posts; as well as being a leading light in Dwyfor District Council (Dwyfor is an area of Gwynedd, on the Llyn Peninsula), Gethin was an enthusiastic member of the Bangor Quakers. As was Dr Paul Nickson, one of the GPs in Bethesda, who was on board with the conspiracy re F and the baby.

In ‘Sex, Lies and No Democracy’ I discussed how there was a bit of bother after the publication of the Waterhouse Report, when it was realised that Gethin, Who Was So Culpable For So Many Years re the organised abuse in north Wales, had in 1995 been appointed Director of Social Services for Ceredigion. When I wrote that post, all I thought of was Gethin knowing that there would soon be an Inquiry, so he got out quickly; although I did raise the question of WHO appointed Gethin as Director of Social Services in Ceredigion. I have only just twigged that Martin’s death may be the reason why Gethin scarpered. Or did Martin have to die to ensure that Gethin would be OK in his new job? It has also been suggested to me that Martin was a witness to the Gang’s activities in my direction and if I was to be successfully fitted up and sent to live in Broadmoor with Mr Savile, as was the Cunning Plan during 1994-96, Martin would need to be disposed of.

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St Helena knew about the Gang, she knew about St George’s and she knew about Jimmy Savile and what he was doing to patients in Broadmoor, because St Helena Helped Wimmin in Broadmoor throughout the 1980s and 1990s. See posts ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’ and ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’. Previous posts have discussed Marilyn, the Big Boss of the ‘Independent Advocacy Association’ in Gwynedd, who colluded 100% with the Gang and refused to support patients making serious complaints, bagging a job as a Wimmin’s Advocate at Broadmoor in the 1990s. Marilyn was given that job after she had a breakdown. Not that it was unreasonable of Marilyn to have had a breakdown; Marilyn’s partner, an Empowered Service User herself, committed suicide.

The Gang ate each other as well as other people.

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I can absolutely understand why readers might have difficulty believing that this madness was ever allowed to begin, yet allowed to continue for decades…

I have been told that it was believed that a bonus to Marilyn being in that role at Broadmoor was that when I turned up as a patient there, the Wimmin’s Advocate would be ready and waiting to Help if I complained…

 

Tim Evans had lived opposite Mary Wynch in Caernarfon; that will have been before 1979, when Dafydd had Mary wrongly arrested and imprisoned. Tim knew Mary Wynch, he told me so in 1989. We discussed her illegal imprisonment at the hands of Dafydd.

I’m fairly sure that Tim Evans began his career with the North Wales Police; he had certainly been with them a while by 1989. So Tim will have served as a younger officer and been mentored by the endemically corrupt senior officers who worked under the equally corrupt Chief Constable of North Wales, 1974-82, Sir Philip Myers. Meyers grew up in Denbighshire and went to Grove Park School at Wrexham, along with so many of the future local big wigs who concealed the criminality of the Gang and of course was Of The Gang himself. Myers was a very serious problem, a problem that was made much worse when he was appointed as one of Her Maj’s Inspectors of Constabulary in 1982, serving until 1993. Myers was a Freemason and was networked with corrupt senior officers across mainland Britain and in N Ireland.

Myers was an Old Fashioned Bent Cop who managed to hit the headlines regularly. He was known to have bagged the Top Job in north Wales policing by ensuring that Carlo wasn’t blown sky high during the Investiture in 1969. As any fule kno, there were people arrested by the police and detained before Carlo’s big moment, on the grounds that they were Extremists who might blow Carlo up.

One of them was deemed Insane by Dafydd and banged up in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. So it was only logical that Dafydd then became good mates with him and in the 1990s when Dafydd was a permanent feature on Welsh TV, receiving much free PR re his work with Those Drug Addicts That Only Dafydd Can Help, this man falsely represented himself as a Minister of Religion and appeared on TV, wearing a dog collar, calling himself ‘Rev’, telling the world of Dafydd’s Good Works. The Rev was also given access to all areas of the Hergest Unit, where he gained confidential information re named patients and he showed up at AA in Bangor as well.

After the Rev died, his daughter qualified as a social worker at Coleg Menai in Bangor, despite a series of worrying events when she was a student which included her: claiming to be a close friend of various famous people when she wasn’t; arriving at the Hergest Unit on a number of occasions in the company of confused elderly men, demanding that they be sectioned ‘because they are suffering from schizophrenia because of the sheep dip’; and ringing the police, telling them that she was a qualified social worker and ordering them to arrest a woman whom she saw shopping in Bangor shouting at her children. The police flagged up their concerns re this student to Coleg Menai and two tutors at Coleg Menai had already expressed their concern re her suitability to qualify. The student subsequently qualified on the grounds that she was bilingual, the external examiner maintaining that there was such a shortage of Welsh speaking social workers that this student should qualify.

I saw examples of that student’s work; she was virtually illiterate in both Welsh and English, so I’m not sure that the Language argument held water in that case. I suspect that another factor was at work.

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In 1982, even Quintin Hogg aka Lord Hailsham, then Lord Chancellor, one of the Gang’s friends in High Places as were/are most of the extended Hogg family (see previous posts), had to level severe criticism at Myers, after Myers had dismissed a probationary officer, Michael Evans, in the wake of an extraordinarily vindictive campaign – which was a result of mistaken identity anyway – against Evans, culminating in Myers declaring Michael to be a ‘hippy’. Such were the bizarre nature of events that Myers dogs were part of the row and ‘allegations’ were made about Michael Evans’s wife. I can imagine what went on, it is all very much the Gang’s methodology. ‘He kicked my dogs, I saw him do that and that wife of his is having an affair with his own brother, ooh I’ve heard she’s on the game you know, they’re a load of bloody hippies’.

Exactly the same allegations were made about me and it’s all so silly and so nuts that one’s immediate response is to roll around laughing at the very active imaginations of this gang of old paedophiles, but unfortunately their nonsense resulted in wrongful imprisonments and suicides.

Top Cop Myers really made his name when he starred in the John Stalker Affair. Stalker, the Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police,  was asked by John Hermon of the RUC to investigate the shooting dead of six IRA suspects by the RUC – some of whom were unarmed – in 1982. Stalker opened his Inquiry in May 1984.

It has only just been brought to my attention re Stalker that in May 1984, I was sitting my finals at UCNW, having complained about Gwynne and caused ructions of which I had until recently been unaware. I just remember being threatened by Dr D.G.E. Wood and Angel Liz Stables, Gwynne’s partners in crime at the Student Health Centre. I had no idea that I had by then been given a transfusion of infected blood at the C&A Hospital, Bangor, following my complaint about Gwynne (see previous posts and comments after post ‘We Shall Remember Them: Clever Hans’), but the Cunning Plan backfired and I did not develop Hep B or HIV. As Peter Cook said in his spoof of the biased judge who presided over the trial of Mr Thrope re Andrew Newton ‘the so-called hitman’, the Gang ‘can’t even carry out a simple murder plot without cocking the whole thing up’.

Sir Charles Evans, the Principal of UCNW, a former neurosurgeon and a mate of Gwynne’s, Dafydd’s and the murderous surgeons at the C&A Hospital (they transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd and other hospitals in north Wales when the C&A closed down later in 1984), retired shortly after my encounter with Gwynne and was succeeded by Prof Eric Sunderland. Evans was due to stand down anyway and had been at war with the Gwerin for years (see post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’), but I have only recently been told that Sunderland per se arrived at UCNW in response to Brown and me refusing to withdraw our complaint about Gwynne.

Charles Evans and Eric Sunderland both knew the Chief Constables of North Wales. Gwynedd had few big wigs of that stature and the few that there were knew each other well and hobnobbed. Lord Kenyon, the President of UCNW, 1947-82, was a member of the North Wales Police Authority, as well as many other things, including the Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, 1974-78 and the highest ranking Freemason in north Wales.

Eric Sunderland was specifically sought out as a long-standing but well-camouflaged Gang member, who originated in Carmarthenshire, studied at Aberystwyth and UCL and then spent virtually his entire career at Durham University, in the heart of the big ring in the North East that had for years been working in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne. Sunderland held a very senior role at Durham University and was no doubt a useful Gang member, but the Don in the North East ring was Gwynne’s mate Lord John Walton, the Bastard of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who ruled over Durham and Newcastle Universities as well as the city of Newcastle. Walton knew Sir Charles Evans as well, Walton being a neurosurgeon, neurologist and psychiatrist. I am virtually 100% certain that with such a combination of ‘specialities’ and being of the vintage that he was, John Walton will have done a bit of lobotomising in his time.

John Walton was President of the BMA, 1980-82 (immediately after Mary Wynch was released from the North Wales Hospital) and President of the GMC, 1982-89. That was why the GMC flatly refused to investigate my complaint about Gwynne, which I made in 1984, just before Sunderland was appointed Principal of UNCW. The GMC did what Sunderland did a few weeks later; wrote me a polite, soothing letter, saying that they were sorry to hear of my ‘disappointment’ with Gwynne but they were unable to take action in this case because of the small print dictating what they could and couldn’t do.

John Walton’s entry for Viz magazine’s ‘Insincere Smiles’ competition:

Walton was still President of the GMC when I made further complaints about Dafydd and other Perjurers I Have Known over the following years. No investigation, yet alone action, in any of the cases.

In June 1983, Miranda had been elected as the Labour MP for Sedgefield. Miranda was helped in bagging the nomination for that safe seat by Ernest Armstrong, Labour MP for North West Durham, 1964-87. Ernest had spent years before he was elected to the Commons as a Sunderland Borough Councillor and he was also Chairman of the Education Committee in Sunderland Borough Council. As a Councillor and an MP, Ernest concealed the ring in the North East, including the role played by Matt Arnold and Peter Howarth when they worked at Axwell Park Approved School, Gateshead, before they both relocated to Bryn Estyn in 1972. See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part III’.

Arnold and Howarth were followed to north Wales by other Gang members, including Dr Neil Davies and Prof Bob Woods. See ‘The Newcastle-upon-Tyne Connection’. Previous posts have discussed how numerous kids in care in the North East were sent to children’s homes in north Wales. Brian Roycroft, the Director of Newcastle Social Services recommended the homes in north Wales to his fellow Directors of Social Services in the North East. Roycroft’s own parents had been houseparents in the big NCH group of children’s homes in Frodsham, Cheshire, when Gwynne had been in his younger day. See post ‘He Was Looking At I In A Funny Way…’.

Colin Smart, the one-time Director of Sunderland Social Services, blew the whistle on the huge ring in operation in the region and was forced out of his job and personally ruined. See previous posts.

Dr Neil Davies was a psychiatrist at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh and my medical records contain detailed notes made by an Angel, Wendy Gough Hughes, who told Neil Davies that I was being held illegally as a result of a ‘deal’ struck between Dafydd and Superintendent Roberts at Bangor Police Station and she didn’t want anything to do with this. Neil told Wendy that it wasn’t her breaking the law, it was Dafydd, Supt Roberts and him (Neil had interviewed me hours previously and admitted to Wendy that he had not found me ‘sectionable’ and I was indeed being held illegally) and all Wendy had to do was to refuse to release me from the locked ward.

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Wendy Gough Hughes subsequently left Denbigh and worked in Manchester in a senior position in mental health. She died suddenly and unexpectedly, in early middle age, in the summer of 2002, in the care of Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, just after I was forced out of my teaching job at Hillgrove School by the Gang (I taught Wendy’s two children there, but they had no idea that I knew her), as discussed in eg. ‘Thought For The Day’ and just before the Gang perjured themselves which resulted in me being charged with ‘threats to kill’.

The case circulated around the Courts for nearly two years, until the charges were withdrawn on the first day of the trial. Huw Daniel, the corrupt presiding judge, went apeshit when he was told that the charges had been withdrawn; I gained the distinct impression that old Huw was certain that the jury would return a guilty verdict and he’d be sentencing me to a lengthy prison term. Indeed, Alun Davies, then the manager of the Hergest Unit, the man whom I was alleged to have threatened to kill, had told me and a lot of other people that I would be going to prison for seven years. The eight Angels and police officer who had all lied in their statements and turned up at the Court to perjure themselves filed out of the door in silence.

There was no investigation. Not even into how Alun Davies managed to ring the police in 2002 and tell them that his life was in immediate danger from me when he was sitting in a meeting with Sister Hutt’s officials in the Welsh Gov’t and I was sectioned, in a locked ward in the Hergest Unit in Ysbyty Gwynedd hundreds of miles away.

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Shortly after Huw Daniel covered himself in glory in that Court case, Brenda appointed him Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd; he succeeded Eric Sunderland in the role. Here’s Huw with a Lucky Prize Winner:

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I now have in my possession an e mail written by Patricia Gaskell – who was at the time that I was arrested for ‘threatening to kill Alun Davies’ the solicitor for Ysbyty Gwynedd – and sent to a number of senior staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd asking for ‘more nurses down to the police station to make complaints about [me] please’.

Gaskell had failed to investigate my complaint that four Angels in the Hergest Unit had assaulted and injured me. Gaskell told me that her hands were tied because the four were denying it and there was four of them and one of me. I now have copies of letters that Gaskell wrote to the four telling them that they did not have to answer any questions about the matter or meet me when a professional mediator was called in by Ysbyty Gwynedd and indeed paid for by the North West Wales NHS Trust. The mediator stated that the situation was ‘unmediable’ as a result of the staffs refusal to communicate with me.

After the mediation imploded, the CEO of the North Wales NHS Trust, Keith Thomson, wrote my lawyers and I a letter saying that I had now been classed as a ‘vexatious complainant’ under NHS guidelines and no complaint of mine would ever be investigated again. Not that any were before…

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Some three years ago, I gained documentary evidence of unlawful amendments that were made to the PNC soon after the charges of ‘threats to kill’ were withdrawn. The PNC had been unlawfully accessed and amended to show a record of me pleading guilty to ‘violent disorder’ in front of Huw Daniel at Caernarfon Crown Court. I have never been charged with violent disorder at any time. I wrote to the Legal Dept of the North Wales Police about this a number of times. I have heard nothing back, beyond the first acknowledgement and then another communication saying that they are dealing with it…

By 2003, Patricia Gaskell had resigned as the Ysbyty Gwynedd solicitor and had been appointed as the Manager of the Welsh Risk Pool, the body established by the Welsh Gov’t that authorises the compensation payments to people who have successfully sued the NHS and ‘is responsible for the promotion of good risk management practice.’

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Gaskell’s senior colleague at the Welsh Risk Pool, the CEO, was Gren Kershaw. Kershaw had previously been for many years the CEO of the Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust and it’s successor, the North East Wales NHS Trust. In that capacity, Kershaw was ultimately responsible for Ysbyty Glan Clwyd, including when Wendy Gough Hughes died there. After Denbigh closed down, Dr Neil Davies worked at the Ablett Unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd.

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Gren arrived in north Wales in 1983; he had previously been an NHS manager in Leeds.

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Dee Jones aka Dee Gray, with whom I shared an open plan office when I was doing my PhD was a mate of Gren and was working with Gren and Gaskell on a joint NHS/Bangor University project re risk management in the NHS. Dee was an Angel from Liverpool who as a student nearly succeeded in killing a patient. Not that it mattered, it was ‘dealt with’ and Dee qualified. She later completed a law degree at Liverpool Poly and went on to describe herself in grandiose terms. Dee was sacked from successive jobs but bagged others by reminding people of the wrongdoing that she knew of in the NHS.

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When Dee shared an office with me she really hit the jackpot. She found out about the constant arrests – they were openly discussed – and one day she was in the office when I was showing my PhD supervisor (with whom I had become very friendly, him being incredibly supportive in the face of the NHS-insanity) a copy of a letter written by Alun Davies some years earlier that my lawyer had just acquired. Davies had explained that I had agreed to see Tony Francis once more and everyone was pleased about this because if Gwynedd Health Authority were seen to be taking a ‘caring attitude’ towards me, the chances of a conviction ‘when we next bring a prosecution against her’ will be much greater. The letter had been CC’d to a number of Top Docs and senior managers.

My PhD supervisor was leafing through that as well as other documents obtained by my lawyer and was saying that he could barely believe what he was seeing, this was a ‘criminal conspiracy of huge dimensions’, ‘criminal negligence’ and that the security services must have been involved with this. Dee heard John read Davies’s letter out in gobsmacked tones and she called across the office ‘Alun Davies should be pilloried in the bloody press for this’. Then Dee found out that Keith Thomson had resigned as CEO hours after my lawyer obtained the documents. I found out that Dee immediately paid a visit to a few friends in the NHS, to a few union reps etc and a Cunning Plan was hatched. Dee’s risk management project was, as everyone knew, falling apart because of the complete inability of the senior ‘project team’ to work with each other or complete the simplest tasks,

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so Dee sued Bangor University, naming my PhD supervisor – who was also Dee’s line manager – as being responsible for this, for ‘failing to provide adequate management’.

I presume that no-one mentioned that on every occasion when John did try to advise Dee, she screamed and swore at him and told him that he knew nothing about NHS risk management. We worked in an open plan office, we all witnessed it, but none of us were ever asked about this. Neither I expect did anyone mention that after Brown and I began appearing in the media discussing the mental health services, Dee yelled at me that my complaints about the NHS were ‘damaging’ her career. Or that Dee asked me to plant fallacious damaging stories about Merfyn in the media.

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Or that Dee hurled abuse at her two PhD students whom she was completely unable to supervise (Dee did not have a PhD herself or a record of work of equivalent standing) and another member of staff in the office observed ‘It’s NHS culture isn’t it, that lot are nurses’.

Far from me damaging her career, Dee did really well out of me. She and a corrupt UCU trade union rep cooked up the Cunning Plan and Dee sued Bangor University, walked away with a huge amount of money, a senior job with Public Health Wales and an offer to complete a PhD at Bangor. Without doing any further work, Dee then acquired the PhD. Dee was of course sacked from Public Health Wales after a short while – the usual problems, hurling insults and screaming at colleagues, buggering up everything she touched etc – and set up an Executive Coaching agency, employing her daughter, who had by then completed a degree in Fine Art, as a Consultant. The Executive Coaching Agency – Gray’s – has flogged its services to the BMA, the GMC, to NHS organisations and County Councils all over Wales and a few in England as well. Dee also provided Training on Transformational Change to the Top Doctors of north Wales. Dee was given many thousands of pounds for this, as I found out via a few FoI requests.

Readers who know nothing of matters NHS in north Wales might find this difficult to believe, but it really is true that all one has to do to extract dosh out of the NHS is to utter the phrase ‘I know what they did to Sally Baker and I’ve been passed copies of the stolen documents as well.’ After doing this, one will be effectively asked how much money one wants to shut up.

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One of the few people who hasn’t made a penny out of What Happened To Sally Baker is me. My PhD supervisor and his wife didn’t do too well either, they were both forced out of their jobs at Bangor University after I successfully completed my PhD and Merfyn’s wife was killed by the Top Docs (see eg. posts ‘Murder In Samarkand’ and ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’), so Nerys and Merfyn paid a high price. Aside from that, the sound of loud troughing can still be heard across north Wales and Mark Drakeford continues to fill the trough whenever a few more pigs turn up to join the party.

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For more Dee Jones aka Dr Dee Gray laffs, see post ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’.

See also previous posts for info on Gren, who, along with Mrs Kershaw, also ran a Management Consultancy and flogged their ‘expertise’ to the NHS in north Wales.

Prof Bob Woods, another émigré from Lord John Walton’s empire in Newcastle, arrived in north Wales to take up a senior academic post in the Dept of Psychology at UCNW. Bob Woods has also been responsible for running the Clinical Psychology training at Bangor for many years. Bob’s students undertook placements at Denbigh until the institution closed down.

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Bob Woods is one of the UK’s foremost Experts on Old Age Psychiatry.

Above image from 2 July 2015: Launching ‘Join Dementia Research’ were Professor Bob Woods, Chris Roberts, who lives with dementia; Prof Mark Drakeford; Vice-Chancellor Prof John G Hughes and Prof Jo Rycroft-Malone of the School of Healthcare Sciences. A nationwide online and telephone service that helps people to take part in dementia research studies launches in Wales today. Join Dementia Research promises to accelerate the pace of dementia research in Wales by allowing people with and without dementia to register their interest in studies, and helping researchers find the right participants at the right time.

Mark Drakeford, Welsh Minister for Health and Social Services will make the announcement during a visit to the Wales Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at Bangor University.

Professor Drakeford said: Welsh universities and health boards are collaborating in world-class dementia research and I hope that by working with people living with dementia and other volunteers, we can gain a better understanding of this condition. 

In 2012, the Tawel Fan Scandal, the biggest Old Age Psychiatry abuse scandal that the UK has ever experienced, blew up on Tawel Fan Ward at the Ablett Unit. There have been two investigations so far, with which staff at the Ablett refused to co-operate. No-one has been disciplined, although Nicola Kingston, the Angel who blew the whistle on the Tawel Fan Scandal, was sacked, struck off the register and received death threats. See previous posts.

Margaret Hanson

A Proud Legacy:

Drakeford: Bob Woods has, over 30 years, received millions of funding in his capacity as a Dementia Expert. The result was Tawel Fan. Most middle aged ladies living in most villages in north Wales could have told Bob that elderly people with untreated fractures being left to crawl naked on the floor, which was covered in faeces and urine, does not constitute adequate Care. That was what was filmed, undercover, on Tawel Fan Ward.

Jo Rycroft-Malone was a member of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board when Tawel Fan blew up and Jo remained a member of the Board as no staff were disciplined and refused to co-operate with the investigations. See previous posts for details of former Angel Jo’s rigged research, racist bullying of overseas students and numerous conflicts of interest.

Drakeford was the Health Minister when Tawel Fan kicked off and he is now the FM.

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Two weeks ago, the inquests on the deaths of eight patients who died as a result of Tawel Fan were opened and immediately adjourned. Another 88 deaths have been referred to the Coroner.

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In 1987, one of Bob Woods’ former clinical psychology students told me that Dafydd had sexually harassed her, that his sexual abuse of female patients was openly discussed and that Denbigh was so horrific that ‘everyone just gets out of there as soon as they can’.

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Prof Bob is also a lay preacher.

The person who told me this had Trained at Denbigh and Bangor with Bob and was at that time working as a clin psy at Great Ormond Street. I had that conversation when everyone in the NHS knew what Jimmy Savile was doing, but nothing had appeared in the media about it. See previous posts for the names of people who worked at Great Ormond Street who were facilitating organised abuse…

Jim Callaghan was the Home Secretary when he did everything possible to support Westminster Molester George Thomas’s best mate Leo Abse’s efforts to redesign the legislation re kids in care in the late 1960s. Jim’s wife Audrey Callaghan was on board as well. As a result, the Houghton Committee was established, comprised of stooges. The Committee received Expert Advice from Dafydd’s mates and recommended new legislation which became the Children Act 1975, once Grocer Heath had lost power and Harold Wilson was back in as PM .

Audrey had facilitated organised abuse when she sat on the London County Council and served as a Governor of Great Ormond Street, including for many years Chairman of the Governors. Audrey played a key role in fund-raising for GOSH and when he became PM, Sunny Jim used his position to assist with the fund-raising…

See eg. ‘Cry, The Beloved Country’ for further details.

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In 1974 as soon as Harold Wilson became PM, Leo Abse was raring to go, so Dr Death sped through Parliament the Leo-inspired and Dafydd’s mates-designed Children Act by offering the use of his Private Member’s Bill, as discussed in previous posts. The Children Act 1975 was the legislation used to send hundreds and hundreds of kids into the embrace of John Allen, Dafydd and Gwynne and linked rings…

It was in 1974 that the new Local Authorities came into being after a local gov’t reorganisation. As with every bit of new legislation re the Social Services Depts (eg. that resulting from the Seebohm Committee, as discussed in previous posts), the reorganisation resulted in new Local Authorities being governed and managed by exactly the same old crooks who had failed so dismally to run the previous Local Authorities, but the new structures made the lives of those old crooks easier, gave them more power and made them even less accountable.

Reading the backgrounds of the people who were systematically appointed to the Parliamentary Committees that drove all this through as well as the backgrounds of their ‘advisers’ is surreal. There was not one of them who was not colluding 100% with organised abuse. All of the ‘interested’ politicians and advisers had a track record of running or advising on welfare services that had neglected and abused patients. It was why nothing ever changed for the victims, no matter how much money was handed over To Improve and Develop Services or how the language used to discuss the victims differed.

There is a reason why kids in care are still being grossly neglected and abused and why poor people reap far less benefit from health services than professional people do. In Victorian times we had paupers and old bags selling 12 year olds as virgins to posh men who wanted to have sex with young girls. Today we have ‘hard to reach families’ and CSA. Someone really needs to ask some penetrating questions about why these problems are so entrenched and stubbornly refuse to go away. It is not because of the Genes Of Poor People…

1974 also saw the newly created North Wales Police, formed from the merger of the pre-existing north Wales forces. Philip Myers was the first Chief Constable of the North Wales Police, having previously been Chief Constable of Gwynedd and Deputy Chief Constable of Gwynedd before that.

The 1974 reorganisations that completely poisoned an already toxic well were the result of Grocer Heath’s Gov’t. I haven’t had time to research the matter as much as I’d like yet, but it wasn’t accidental.

There were people in the Grocer’s administration who carefully planned some very inexcusable things and many of those who were there eg. Maurice Macmillan and Anthony Barber, had, like the Grocer himself and of course Thatch, been around in the Macmillan/Douglas Home era, where there was seriously bad behaviour that never became public because the toffs absolutely ruled over the plebs. See previous posts.

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The three comedians pictured above who performed the famous ‘Three British Social Classes’ sketch were part of the crowd who later became rich n famous and hung out with those in the highest echelons who were facilitating or at least colluding with the Gang. Their peer who excelled in that field was of course David Paradine Frost. In some people’s view Frost was a Serious Journo and he was renowned for his celeb wives and friends

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and indeed his celeb interviews.

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Frost died ‘from a heart problem’ on a cruise ship on 31 Aug 2013 just as it was too far to get Frost back to Southampton for urgent care, while Operation Pallial was apprehending a clutch of elderly bottom-feeding abusers who had formerly worked in children’s homes in north Wales and while Theresa May was carefully rigging the Macur Review of the Waterhouse Inquiry.

In July 2015, Frost’s son Miles, aged 31, died when out jogging, according to Top Docs from the same ‘undiagnosed genetic defect that caused a heart problem’ as his dad.

I stated that David Frost was viewed as a serious journo by ‘some’ people. I never thought of Frost as being a serious journo, partly because he was such a toady to the rich and powerful, partly because I have been an Eye reader for years so had read much piss-taking of David Paradine Frost, but mostly because David Paradine Frost did ‘Through The Keyhole’.

In 1994, just before Dafydd planted the brick that I threw through his glass door at 2 am and the police and the MDU obligingly confirmed this for the High Court in Liverpool in Nov 1994 – although by then they all had known for months that not only had I not thrown the brick, but I could not have thrown the brick because I was known to have been in Bethesda at the time – F and I had a joke at Dafydd’s expense.

F and I had hired a car (we didn’t own one at the time) to spend a weekend going to the beaches, mountains etc on Anglesey and in Gwynedd that are inaccessible by public transport. At one point, F took a photo of me standing at the bottom of Dafydd’s drive, pointing up to his house at the top of the hill and when we got home, we incorporated the photo into a poster with ‘Though The Keyhole – Who Lives In A House Like This?’ written across the top. Then we took the poster into the Hergest Unit and put it up on the wall for the benefit of the other Empowered Service Users. It was greatly appreciated, until the staff saw it and what a fuss there was. Tony Francis ordered the Seizing of the poster and it was secreted in the Angels’ office and we never saw it again…

I have mentioned that the Angels etc had little knowledge of my family’s links to the Tory Party, including to Tory politicians who were still in Cabinet, in the Lords etc, but the security services knew about it…

Previous posts eg. ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’ discussed the friendship between one of the Somerset contingent who knew some of what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang and David Kirke, a member of the Oxford Dangerous Sports Club. Kirke was friends with Graham Chapman of Monty Python. Graham who sexually abused underaged boys throughout his adult life, Graham who had trained as a Top Doc with Dafydd’s mates at Bart’s, when Lord Snowdon’s dad, barrister Ronald Armstrong-Jones, was a Governor of Bart’s. Graham who was a regular in Snowdonia because he was a keen climber. Graham who was interviewed by the police re his relationship with a 14 year old boy who had run away from home in Liverpool, so simply did a How Very Dare You and reminded the plod that he was a Top Doc and watched the plod flee. Graham who only ever practiced as a Top Doc for a few months but made damn sure that he stayed on good terms with the crowd at Bart’s until he died… Graham who knew them all at the C&A Hospital in Bangor…

Lord Snowdon’s granddad Robert Armstrong-Jones was a Top Doctor who grew up in Caernarfonshire, went to school in north Wales, studied at UCNW, then trained at Bart’s and worked as a psychiatrist in London. Armstrong-Jones kept his country house near Caernarfon and Lord Snowdon used to stay there even in adult life, with Ma’am Darling and the kids…

Snowdon’s close mate was Prof Roger Gilliatt, a neurologist who knew Gwynne and Lord John Walton. Gilliatt’s dad, Sir William Gilliatt, was the Royal Doc who delivered Carlo and Princess Ann. William Gilliatt taught Gwynne when Gwynne was training at the Middlesex Hospital. Roger Gilliatt trained at the Middlesex as well, but I think he was just a few years younger than Gwynne.

Gilliatt, Snowdon and Mr Thrope were all good pals.

BTW, take a look at the CV of Dr Baba M. Aji, the Walton Centre neurologist who also does stints at Ysbyty Gwynedd and Ysbyty Glan Clwyd. Dr Aji trained at the National Hospital for Neurology, Queen’s Square, London.

Roger Gilliatt ran the National Hospital for Neurology at Queen’s Square for years; it wasn’t up to much at Queen’s Square, but gosh once Lord Snowdon’s mate was given a senior job there, no-one dared criticise Queen’s Square… See previous posts.

Merfyn’s wife Nerys died when the Docs at the Walton Centre ‘could no nothing for her’…

My post ‘And Death Shall Have No Dominion’ discussed how Lord Snowdon – who spent his entire life in Belgravia except for those visits to the family seat near Caernarfon, where at least sometimes Snowdon took advantage of services provided by Gwynne and Dafydd – after he died, was buried at the church by the sea at Llanfaglan. Nerys was buried there a few years previously, so if Merfyn wanted to visit her grave, he had Lord fucking Snowdon to step over to get there…

See previous posts for details re the Gilliatts, the Armstrong-Joneses and the Royal connections to the Middlesex Hospital, of which the Earl of Athlone (the brother-in-law of King George V) was the Chairman…

 

Graham Chapman and Frostie were both part of the Footlights crowd and knew each other…

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At the time of his death, Frost was married to Carina, the daughter of this man:

The Duke of Norfolk
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Earl Marshal
In office
31 January 1975 – 24 June 2002
Monarch Elizabeth II
Preceded by The 16th Duke of Norfolk
Succeeded by The 18th Duke of Norfolk
Personal details
Born
Miles Francis Fitzalan-Howard

(1915-07-21)21 July 1915
49 Eaton Place, London, England

Died 24 June 2002(2002-06-24) (aged 86)
Bacres House, Hambleden, Buckinghamshire, England
Resting place Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle, West Sussex
Citizenship British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Anne Constable-Maxwell
(m. 1927; died 2013)
Children 5, including:

Parents
Alma mater Christ Church, Oxford
Profession Soldier
Military service
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch/service  British Army
Years of service 1936–67
Rank Major General
Commands Director of Service Intelligence
Director of Management and Support Intelligence
1st Armoured Division
Battles/wars Second World War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Military Cross
Miles Francis Stapleton Fitzalan-Howard, 17th Duke of Norfolk, (21 July 1915-24 June 2002) was the eldest son of Bernard Fitzalan-Howard, 3rd Baron Howard of Glossop, and his wife Mona Stapleton, 11th Baroness Beaumont.

Educated at Ampleforth College and Christ Church, Oxford, Miles Fitzalan-Howard was commissioned into the Territorial Army on 3 July 1936 and was subsequently commissioned in the Grenadier Guards on 27 August 1937. Fitzalan-Howard was promoted to Lt Col on 28 February 1955. He was appointed Chief of the British mission to the Soviet forces in Germany in 1957 and received a promotion to Colonel on 24 April 1958.

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In 1961, Miles Fitzalan-Howard was appointed Commander of the 70th Brigade (King’s African Rifles and the Kenya Regiment), just before Kenyan independence. Miles thus arrived shortly after the Mau Mau uprising and will have been one of those who remained in deep denial re the unacceptability of the response to the Mau Mau uprising which continued to have ramifications even until the 1999 claims for compensation of those who had been tortured. I have discussed the Mau Mau uprising in an earlier post, but here’s a reminder of some of the highlights:

In order to fight the Mau Mau insurgency during the conflict, British troops suspended civil liberties in Kenya. In response to the rebellion, many Kikuyu were forcibly relocated. Between 320,000-450,000 of them were moved into concentration camps. Most of the remainder – more than a million – were held in “enclosed villages”. Although some were Mau Mau guerrillas, most were victims of collective punishment that colonial authorities imposed on large areas of the country. Hundreds of thousands suffered beatings and  sexual assaults during “screenings” intended to extract information about the Mau Mau threat. Later, prisoners suffered even worse mistreatment in an attempt to force them to renounce their allegiance to the insurgency and to obey commands. Significant numbers were murdered. Prisoners were questioned with the help of “slicing off ears, boring holes in eardrums, flogging until death, pouring paraffin over suspects who were then set alight, and burning eardrums with lit cigarettes”. Castration by British troops and denying access to medical aid to the detainees were also widespread and common. Among the detainees who suffered severe mistreatment was Hussein Onyango Obama, the grandfather of Barack Obama, According to his widow, British soldiers forced pins into his fingernails and buttocks and squeezed his testicles between metal rods and two others were castrated.

The historian Robert Edgerton describes the methods used during the emergency: “If a question was not answered to the interrogator’s satisfaction, the subject was beaten and kicked. If that did not lead to the desired confession, and it rarely did, more force was applied. Electric shock was widely used, and so was fire. Women were choked and held under water; gun barrels, beer bottles, and even knives were thrust into their vaginas. Men had beer bottles thrust up their rectums, were dragged behind Land Rovers, whipped, burned and bayoneted… Some police officers did not bother with more time-consuming forms of torture; they simply shot any suspect who refused to answer, then told the next suspect, to dig his own grave. When the grave was finished, the man was asked if he would now be willing to talk.”

One settler’s description of British interrogation: We knew the slow method of torture [at the Mau Mau Investigation Center] was worse than anything we could do. Special Branch there had a way of slowly electrocuting a Kuke—they’d rough up one for days. Once I went personally to drop off one gang member who needed special treatment. I stayed for a few hours to help the boys out, softening him up. Things got a little out of hand. By the time I cut his balls off, he had no ears, and his eyeball, the right one, I think, was hanging out of its socket. Too bad, he died before we got much out of him.

In June 1957, Eric Griffith-Jones, the Attorney General of the British administration in Kenya, wrote to the Governor of Kenya Evelyn Baring, 1st Baron Howick of Glendale, detailing the way the regime of abuse at the colony’s detention camps was being subtly altered. He said that the mistreatment of the detainees is “distressingly reminiscent of conditions in Nazi Germany or Communist Russia”. Despite this, he said that in order for abuse to remain legal, Mau Mau suspects must be beaten mainly on their upper body, “vulnerable parts of the body should not be struck, particularly the spleen, liver or kidneys”, and it was important that “those who administer violence … should remain collected, balanced and dispassionate”. He also reminded the Governor that “If we are going to sin”, he wrote, “we must sin quietly.”

This went on under the British Gov’t that concealed the crimes of Gwynne and, with the support of the security services, identified Dafydd as a suitable person to train up to assist and then succeed Gwynne at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh.

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The only people who weren’t obliged to sin quietly were Dafydd and Gwynne. The ran a sex abuse gang with added Class A drugs, everyone in responsibility knew exactly what they were doing and in every case it was the witnesses who were silenced by whatever means was needed. This remained the strategy years after I encountered Gwynne.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Show Us You Care Ma’am! Let’s have an explanation…

‘Never complain and explain.’ I can certainly see why the Royal Motto included the ‘never explain’ bit, but you have been complaining, you’ve been bellyaching away like there’s no tomorrow, Ooh of course Prince Andrew has never met Jeffrey Epstein, How Very Dare You and Harry and Meghan did the ‘We could all do a little more’ line when they were asked why they’d flown to a climate change and sustainability conference in a private jet; I’ve certainly never flown in a private jet, so I think it is actually Harry who Could Do A Little More rather than everyone else.

William, having Opened His Heart about his Mental Health Problems after his mum went into a tunnel at high speed, Praised the Boys at RAF Valley and the Life Saving Guys at Ysbyty Gwynedd and has now Spoken Out about racist abuse in football. This is the William who’s brother Harry ‘We Could All Do A little More’ Sussex called a fellow officer ‘My little Paki friend’ when he was in the Army, knowing that his mum would have been Proud of him (what for Harry, laying the land mines that she campaigned against?). The William who in 2005 dressed up as a Black Savage for a fancy dress party. Hey Wills, how about donning the same outfit for Mugabe’s funeral, I’m sure that your dad’s pal Fatty Soames will need Royal Representation at that particular event…

William dressed up as a Black Savage, but it was Harry’s outfit for the evening that hit the headlines:

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I do realise that you were just two young people getting pissed and being a bit dim and lame you’ll have just popped into an over-priced shop and chosen your outfits, but your family’s recent history leaves you in no position at all to bang on to the nation about the Serious Crisis in Mental Health or any of the other Causes that are Close To Your Hearts. Your father ruined my career when I was young, as well as the careers of some of my friends, simply because I complained about a lobotomist who was providing services for, among others, your Uncle Snowdon. Your father was also friends with Jimmy Savile, although the PM and no doubt the Royal Family did know that Savile was a prolific sex offender AND your Marvellous great-grandmother’s Loyal Retainer Backdoor Billy was running a rent boy ring. The brother of your grandmother’s Woman-of-the Bedchamber was molesting kids in care in north Wales…

William, Kate and Peter Morrison’s sister, Dame Mary:

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This photo was published last year by the Daily Express, alongside an article in which it was explained that Brenda was SHOCKED to hear that the molester’s sister had fallen and broken her ankle…

Please just shut up Princes, you are in no position to Open Your Hearts in order to cling on to your privileges and power, which you have grossly misused, as has your extended family.

 

Promoted to Brigadier on 1 January 1963, Miles became General Officer Commanding 1st Division on 5 November 1963. He was conformed in the substantive rank of Major-General in February 1964, retroactive to 5 November and with seniority from 10 April 1963.

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Dafydd will remember the time when he was pompousing away to F and repeated ‘You lied, you lied’, only to be told by F ‘I lied, you murdered’. It was a salient point wasn’t it Dafydd?

After relinquishing his command on 5 November 1965, Miles became Director of Management and Support Intelligence at the MoD on 6 January 1966. Appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in Brenda’s 1966 Birthday Honours, Miles was appointed Director of Service Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence on 29 July 1966. He relinquished this appointment on 18 September 1967 and retired the same day, after 31 years of service.

What could have been the reason for Miles’s appointment to such a senior role, followed by a rapid and total exit? I’ll remind readers of a few matters that might be important.

Vice Admiral Sir Norman Egbert Denning, (19 November 1904-27 December 1979) was a Royal Naval and Intelligence Officer at the Admiralty and Defence Intelligence Staff who served as Director of Naval Planning, 1945-56, Director of Naval Intelligence, 1960-64 and Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff for Intelligence, 1964-65. Sir Norman was the brother of Lord Denning, then the Master of the Rolls, who conducted an investigation in the wake of the Profumo Affair that was widely perceived to have been a rather inadequate whitewash, which was published in Oct 1963.

Bill Astor died on 7 March 1966 in the Bahamas; it was ‘his heart’. Bechod. In the wake of Profumo, but before Bill died, Bill’s wife Bronwen Astor was scapegoated by the Astors, denounced as a Welsh slapper and kicked out of Cliveden. Bronwen was the daughter of Sir Alun Pugh, a judge who had grown up in Carmarthenshire. The family home was in Hampstead, but Bronwen went to boarding school in Dolgellau. The family of Ioan Bowen Rees – who as a middle aged solicitor became CEO of Gwynedd County Council and reigned over Peak Paedophilia – lived in Dolgellau; Ioan’s father was a teacher at Dolgellau Grammar School. There was one year in difference between Ioan and Bronwen in age. Ioan’s mum and dad were both graduates of UCNW. Ioan’s dad had been President of the Students’ Union when he had been at UCNW. See previous posts.

Dorothy Macmillan died on 21 May 1966, 20 years before her husband. It was ‘her heart’. Bechod.

It was widely known among the right people that Dorothy and Harold Hadn’t Done It for years and that Dorothy was having a great time with a range of other men, including Lord Bob Boothby, who, as well as conducting a decades long affair with Dorothy, was enjoying Ugandan discussions with many others, including rent boys and Ronnie Kray. This was known to Sir Joe Simpson, Commissioner of the Met, 1958-68, who failed to go after the Krays for years because of Boothby’s network…

Joe Simpson went to Oundle, Sir Clough’s old school. Joe was at Oundle along with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Sir Kenneth Robinson, the MP for St Pancras North, 1949-70, who served as Wilson’s Minister of Health, 1964-68. Robinson, the son of a Top Doc and an Angel, was also President of the National Association of Mental Health (MIND). Robinson worked very hard to keep Gwynne and Dafydd out of trouble as did Richard Crossman who succeeded Robinson at the DHSS. Crossman was contemptuous of Robinson because he thought that Robinson was dim and his methods of concealing Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality so transparent that everyone was at risk of being caught…

Harriet’s dad Top Doc John Harman was part of the Oundle network and was at Oundle with Simpson, although Harman might have just been a bit too old to have been at Oundle with Robinson. Dafydd’s old pal David Lewis Davies, Dean of the Institute of Psychiatry at the Maudsley when Dafydd Trained there, was at Oundle with Robinson.

Before training as a Top Doc, David Lewis Davies read for a humanities degree at St John’s College, Oxford. Think Gwynne and Dafydd’s friend the corrupt Civil Service mandarin Sir Idwal Pugh, Edward du Cann, Kingsley Amis and John Betjeman. Betjeman was a friend of Harold Wilson’s wife Mary and father of Candida Lycett-Green, the Candida who was one of the founders of ‘Private Eye’ which employed Ronnie Waterhouse as a libel reader… Candida was married to fashion guru for gents Rupert Lycett-Green, who fitted out the 1960s Stars such as Terence Stamp and er the Krays… Candida, at least when older, was a friend of Carlo…

Add a dash of Mr Thrope and the less famous matter of my grandfather going apeshit about Edward du Cann being a crook and my immediate family living in the same village as Lord Denning between 1963 and 1966ish, the constituency Tory MP being Denzil Freeth, 1955-64, until Lord Denning forced Freeth to step down after that business of Denzil The Known Poof Being Arrested And Fined When A Copper Caught Him Outside Drunk In His Undies… Denzil was succeeded as the MP for the constituency by David Mitchell, dad of Andrew, star of Plebgate!

Details of all these Wheels Within Wheels or Flies Around A Corrupt Incestuous Shithouse can be read in previous posts…

Harold Wilson was returned as PM on 31 March 1966, two months before Miles, Frost’s future father-in-law, was appointed as the Director of Service Intelligence at the MoD…

When Harold Wilson became PM in 1964, the Westminster Molester George Thomas was appointed as a junior Minister in the Home Dept, under Home Secretary Woy. In April 1966 George Thomas was appointed Minister of State for Wales, under Secretary of State Cledwyn Hughes aka Lord Cledwyn, the Windbags’ friend. Cledwyn served as the Labour MP for Anglesey, 1951-79. Dafydd’s Community Stronghold was on Anglesey, he carried out his ‘research’ there and during the 1960s, Lucille Hughes was the children’s officer for Anglesey. Cledwyn was fully on board with them…

When Cledwyn was Secretary of State for Wales, it was agreed that Health and Social Services would become the responsibility of the Welsh Office. These powers were transferred in 1968, when George Thomas became Secretary of State for Wales, as discussed in previous posts…

George Thomas was also a member of the Welsh Hospitals Board, the body responsible for managing hospitals in Wales, including the North Wales Hospital, Denbigh. In 1969, when the Ely Hospital Scandal blew up, Richard Crossman engineered a huge damage limitation exercise because not only was the violence and neglect at Ely exposed just as Harold Wilson had agreed to hand over responsibility for Health to the Welsh Office, but George Thomas and the other members of the Welsh Hospital Board had been repeatedly told what was happening at Ely, but had simply ignored it. In their defence, staff at Ely Hospital stated that things were much worse at Denbigh, but no-one was saying a word about that. The Welsh Hospital Board ran Denbigh as well… See previous posts…

There had been a scandal at Denbigh, in 1966. It hit ‘The Times’ and Dafydd was named. Under the guise of ‘community care’, Dafydd had ordered a fleet of coaches to arrive at Denbigh, patients who had been incarcerated for years and who had been destroyed by their Care at the hands of Gwynne and Dafydd were herded onto the coaches – they had not been told that this was going to happen and neither had anyone else – and driven to boarding houses on the north Wales coast, where they were ‘rehoused’. They were found weeks later, starving, destitute, lice ridden. Some of them will have died as well, but that wasn’t admitted. There was a huge row but nothing changed. There was no mention of the victims of sex offenders whom Gwynne was lobotomising or of the huge trafficking ring that he and Dafydd were running.

Gwynne and Dafydd, completely untouchable, thanks to the identity of some of those using their services…

Corrupt Civil Service manda-ring Sir Idwal Pugh  – knew Dafydd n Gwynne, knew George Thomas:

Idwal featured in previous posts eg. ‘The Naked Civil Servants’, but he’s so hideous and such a big player, I’ll highlight that which Idwal brought to the party once more.

Sir Idwal Vaughan Pugh (10 February 1918-21 April 2010) was born in Blaenau Ffestiniog to a quarryman and later bus conductor, and a schoolteacher. He was raised by relatives in the Rhondda and educated at Cowbridge Grammar School, which was where Geoffrey Chamberlain went to school. Cowbridge Grammar School. Geoffrey Chamberlain also went to Cowbridge Grammar School. Idwal progressed onto St John’s College, Oxford – Miranda is a graduate of St John’s Oxford – graduating in 1940, whereupon Idwal joined the British Army.

Pugh served in the Royal Army Service Corps before transferring to the 7th Armoured Division (desert rats), with which he served in  North Africa, Sicily and Italy. He served on the staff of Field Marshal Alexander in Caserta. Pugh was demobilised in 1946.

Pugh joined the Ministry of Civil Aviation as an Assistant Principal in 1946, where he organised supplies and chartered aircraft for the Berlin Airlift. He was also a delegate to the International Civil Aviation Organisation in Montreal. Pugh moved to the Ministry of Transport as Assistant Secretary, where he was put in charge of the Road Transport Division in 1956.

Pugh also spent two years as civil air attache in Washington, D.C. before he was promoted in 1959 to Under-Secretary. Pugh moved to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in 1961, where he remained until 1969, when he became Deputy Secretary.

In 1969, the year after Molester George Thomas became Welsh Secretary, Pugh was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Welsh Office before moving to the much enlarged Dept of the Env’t in 1971 to serve as Second Permanent Secretary with Secretary of State Peter Walker…

Walker was the Man In The City for Dafydd and Gwynne’s Gang and had first joined the fun in the 1950s as a youthful member of the Tory Party, with Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate Beata Brookes, Lord David Hunt, Thatch and many more… Peter Walker was a friend of Edward du Cann and Walker’s (and du Cann’s) friend and business partner Jim Slater was a pal of Nigel Lawson…

As a result of his deep roots in the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s hub run by Dafydd and Gwynne, Thatch appointed Walker as Energy Secretary in order to use his knowledge of the ring to flatten the NUM in the 1984-85 strike. Walker then became Welsh Secretary…

See eg. ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’ for further details of Peter Walker. Peter Walker effectively started the hospice movement in the UK, a bandwagon on which the Gang climbed…

When Walker was Energy Secretary, Nicholas Eden, son of former PM Anthony, had been a Minister under him. Nick Eden was HIV+ and died from AIDS on 17 Aug 1985. Nicholas Eden was another of Dafydd and Gwynne’s customers. See previous posts.

In 1976, Pugh was appointed Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman. He was ‘shunned by his former colleagues in Gov’t Depts’ for accepting the role, but obviously not for running a ring procuring kids for a gang of paedophiles.

Not only did Pugh continue to conceal the serious criminality of Gwynne and Dafydd, but he excelled in creative ways of doing so. In March 1978, Pugh ‘modified’ the Ombudsman’s complaints system. Previously, complaints had to be made through a constituent’s MP. Pugh ‘permitted complaints to be made directly to the Ombudsman’s Office. If the complaint was investigable, it would be sent to the relevant MP who would be asked if a full investigation was wanted’.

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Pugh oversaw a small number of rigged complaints to demonstrate how well his Reforms had worked and that Pugh took no nonsense from anyone. In the case of a number of complaints, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate David Ennals played the role of Mr Bad Guy, there was a pretence that the DPP might even prosecute the officials involved and Ennals ‘was forced to apologise’. Jack Ashley – father-in-law of Andrew Marr – played a major role in a rigged complaint that Pugh ‘investigated’, re children who had incurred brain damage from whooping cough vaccine. Jack Ashley made a public display of maintaining that Pugh should have been more condemnatory of the Gov’t Depts involved. Pugh maintained that ‘parents were being told everything as far as was reasonably possible and that the report could be used to place pressure for compensation for children who suffered brain damage as a result of vaccination’. 

The biggest laugh was Pugh’s exposure of ‘shocking examples of NHS maladministration. A doctor who discharged a 103-year-old patient at 2am on a winter’s night who subsequently died was called inhuman by Pugh. Pugh found that a consultant had acted wrongly when he sterilised a woman who had gone into hospital for an abortion without her knowledge. A woman was found to have been wrongfully admitted to a hospital under the Mental Health Act 1959 and detained for 29 days longer than she should have been. When Pugh reported, the health authority offered just £150 in compensation, a figure the Select Committee increased to £1,000.’

This was just the tip of the iceberg and Pugh knew it. Meanwhile, in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh…

Idwal Pugh stepped down as Parliamentary Ombudsman and Health Service Commissioner on 31 Dec 1978. Just before before Dafydd and the Gang illegally imprisoned Mary Wynch…. The Gang had already had one go at Mary, that’s why she had gone into hiding, but she was discovered…

Sir Idwal: Criminal Top Docs quaked in their boots at the mention of his name.

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Sir Idwal: his Calvinistic Methodism ran through everything that he did and he used to quip that God Spoke Welsh. Then how did Lord Snowdon pray for his requirements from Dafydd and Gwynne, those two making much of their Welsh Nonconformity as well? I’m sure that Lord Snowdon of Belgravia for his whole life didn’t speak Welsh. Ma’am Darling took her Christianity as seriously as Dafydd and Gwynne did, although she was C of E. As any fule kno, Ma’am Darling was laid by Group Captain Peter Townsend and wanted to marry him, but it was explained to Ma’am Darling that she would not be able to Take Holy Communion if she married the Group Cap’n, a divorced man.

Horrified at this prospect, Ma’am Darling hopped into bed with the bisexual drug using Anthony Armstrong-Jones and they announced their engagement on 26 February 1960, the day after the Group Cap’n Announced His Intention To Marry Another. No-one had realised, but Ma’am Darling and Armstrong-Jones had been engaged since Oct 1959, but had Kept It A Secret. See ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’.

The Group Captain’s Intended was, like Ma’am Darling, decades younger than him. Someone used the word ‘nonce’ to me in relation to the Group Cap’n, but I think this is a little unfair. The subject of his affections weren’t 10 years old, they were teenagers, when he was in his 40s. I think ‘trying his luck’, or ‘predator’ would be a fairer description than ‘nonce’. Having said that, I think that very nearly anyone would have made a better husband than Lord Snowdon, except perhaps Dafydd or Gwynne…

 

LEO ABSE link here – Paul Murphy succeeded Abse’s Parliamentary seat


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Lord Murphy not only knew all about the activities of his predecessor as the MP for Torfaen, Leo Abse (see previous posts), but Murphy, as Secretary of State for Wales took delivery of Ronnie’s Report in Feb 2000 and was delighted to tell the world that there had now been an exhaustive, transparent investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal that had left no stone unturned and although there were a few cavemen and sheepshaggers in north Wales, there Was Never A VIP Paedophile Ring. Furthermore, Ronnie Waterhouse should know because he was a good mate of most of those who facilitated the VIP paedophile ring for which Ronnie found no evidence.

Lord Murphy made a brief come-back as Welsh Secretary, Jan 2008-June 2009, but for some reason Gordon replaced him with Peter Hain, although no-one ever knew why. What was happening to me just before Murphy had his second go at being Welsh Secretary at the hands of the Gang was so extraordinary that I wrote a very frank letter to Mr Hain, who also had two goes at being Welsh Secretary, telling him in no uncertain terms that I was witnessing serious crime on the part of numerous people, including police officers. No, of course I didn’t receive a reply.

The Lord Hain

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First Minister of Northern Ireland
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as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
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Prime Minister Gordon Brown
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Ed Miliband
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Leader of the House of Commons
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal
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13 June 2003 – 6 May 2005
Prime Minister Tony Blair
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Minister of State for Europe
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Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Keith Vaz
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Minister of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs
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Serving with John Battle
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Tony Lloyd
Geoff Hoon
Succeeded by Brian Wilson
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales
In office
May 1997 – 28 July 1999
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Gwilym Jones
Jonathan Evans
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Member of Parliament
for Neath
In office
4 April 1991 – 30 March 2015
Preceded by Donald Coleman
Succeeded by Christina Rees
Personal details
Born
Peter Gerald Hain

16 February 1950 (age 69)
Nairobi, British Kenya

Political party Liberal (Before 1977)
Labour (1977–present)
Alma mater Queen Mary College, University of London
University of Sussex

Lord Hain and his association with the Gang, particularly via the Anti-Apartheid Movement -of which David Ennals served as President, as did his brother John Ennals (see previous posts) – is discussed in previous posts. Lord Hain, I know that you’d have been killed if you’d stayed in South Africa so you had to agree to Harold Wilson’s terms of living in Britain ie. working for the security services, but if you don’t mind me saying I can think of many ways in which you could have been rather more effective at resisting a gang of murdering paedophiles.

Oh well, never mind I’ve exposed them now, you can go in for your prostate operation and not have to worry that you’ve upset the Top Docs. Although of course if the Op is successful Lord Hain, you’ll be left impotent and doubly incontinent, but they don’t flag that bit up. Or the fact that most men having that Op don’t actually need it.

Let’s book Dafydd and Huw Daniel in for Life Saving Prostate Surgery Now! With North Wales’s Own Dr Chris!

Erectile dysfunction
Other names Impotence

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Cross-section of a flaccid penis
Specialty Urology

Erectile dysfunction (ED): A physical cause can be identified in about 80% of cases. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, neurological problems such as following prostatectomy, hypogonadism and drug side effects. Psychological impotence is where erection or penetration fails due to thoughts or feelings; this is somewhat less frequent, in the order of about 10% of cases. Dafydd Has The Cure in his Sex Therapy Clinics. In psychological impotence, there is a strong response to placebos. So Dafydd was even more unnecessary than he was in every other situation.

There are many treatments, but this is the best known among lay people:

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As ruthlessly marketed by Oily, Lord Murphy’s former political aide, before Oily decided that he was the Future Leader Of The Labour Party. Oily, please tell us what deals were thrashed out between Pfizer and the Top Docs to ensure that sales of Viagra remained buoyant. Which conditions causing impotence were ignored or even induced by Top Docs to flog those little blue pills?

The Medical Superintendent’s Office of Dafydd’s Imagination:

There are obvious reasons why Gwynne and Dafydd’s patients didn’t look like this after all the Help and it wasn’t anything to do with Genes or failing to learn Bible verses in Welsh when they were kids…

See previous posts for info re Oily. Who knows about Ollie Brooke and the paedophiles, Oily could not have worked in a senior capacity for Pfizer and not received the lowdown.

 

In April 2009 Hugh Orde announced he was stepping down as Chief Constable of Northern Ireland to become President of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), assuming the position in the following autumn.

Sir Hugh is also the Director of the Police National Assessment Centre.

Hugh also holds a BA in Public Administration from Kent University. As well as the qualification that he picked up from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester of course…

Hugh is a member of Common Purpose UK. Common Purpose is associated with Miranda and a great many Common Purpose folk hold positions in the NHS. Hamid Ghodse’s widow Barbara is one such person. Hamid (now deceased) was one of the Top Docs at St George’s/Springfield who was facilitating the large scale dealing and distribution of Class A drugs and he knew about the trafficking ring as well. As a junior doc, Hamid worked with Tony Francis. Common Purpose member Barbara Ghodse holds a senior position at St George’s… See previous posts.

Sir Hugh Orde

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Orde, speaking at the NHS Confederation Conference in 2012.
Born 27 August 1958 (age 61)

Other names Hugh Stephen Roden Orde
Police career
Country United Kingdom
Department Police Service of Northern Ireland
Rank Chief constable
Awards Order of the British Empire, Queen’s Police Medal

Sir Hugh, I am sure that your job is a difficult one, but you’ve been in the police since 1977; something seems to have gone terribly wrong and even more terribly wrong in the NHS…

Hugh attended the Matrix course in West London 1994/95.

In November 2013 Hugh Orde took up the role of Patron of the police charidee the Police Roll of Honour Trust. He joined Stephen House and Bernard Hogan-Howe as joint Patrons.

I know only one person who went to the Royal Agricultural College Cirencester but I used to know him very well… Nigel Fisher, now based in Kent who was the Master of East Kent Foxhounds. Nigel was Group Estates Manager for Robert Brett and Sons. Robert Brett and Sons have interests in quarrying…

Someone is bound to have tapped Nigel for info re me whether Nigel has realised it or not, Carlo et al are involved…

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Meet The Safeguarder:

Lucille Hughes

Meet The Upholder Of Law And Order:

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We Shall Remember Them: Clever Hans

During the early 20 century, there was much public interest in animal intelligence, substantially as a result of Charles Darwin’s recent publications. At the time, a German horse became famous for his ability to perform arithmetic and other intellectual tasks. Clever Hans, as the horse became known, went on tour through Germany (admission to see Hans was free of charge) and wowed the crowds.

Clever Hans was owned by Wilhelm von Osten, a maths teacher, amateur horse trainer and a phrenologist. Clever Hans was said to have been taught to add, subtract, multiply, divide, work with fractions, tell time, keep track of the calendar, differentiate musical tones, and read, spell, and understand German. Von Osten would ask Clever Hans, “If the eighth day of the month comes on a Tuesday, what is the date of the following Friday?” Clever Hans would answer by tapping his hoof eleven times. Questions could be asked both orally and in written form. Clever Hans’s abilities were reported in ‘The New York Times’ in 1904. After von Osten died in 1909, Clever Hans was acquired by several owners. After 1916, there is no record of him and his fate remains unknown, which suggests that he probably ended up in the knacker’s yard for glue.

Wilhelm von Osten and Clever Hans:

As a result of the large amount of public interest in Clever Hans, the German Board of Education appointed a Commission to investigate von Osten’s scientific claims. Philosopher and psychologist Carl Stumpf formed a panel of 13 people, the Hans Commission. This Commission consisted of a veterinarian, a circus manager, a Cavalry officer, a number of school teachers and the Director of the Berlin Zoological Gardens. This Commission concluded in September 1904 that no tricks were involved in Clever Hans’s performance.

The Commission passed their findings to psychologist Oskar Pfungst who famously demonstrated that Clever Hans was not actually performing the mental tasks, but was watching the reactions of his trainer. Pfungst discovered this artifact in the research methodology wherein the horse was responding directly to involuntary cues in the body language of the human trainer, who had the faculties to solve each problem. The trainer was entirely unaware that he was providing such cues. The anomalous artifact has since been referred to as the Clever Hans effect and has continued to be important knowledge in the observer-expectancy effect and later studies in animal cognition. Carl Stumpf was observing the sensational phenomena of the horse, which also added to Stumpf’s impact on phenomenology.

I was reminded of Clever Hans earlier this morning when I heard Dominic Lawson on the ‘Today’ programme talking about the death of Hans Klausing, the Swedish businessman. Dominic mentioned that Hans was Ever So Clever and a Professor and unusually for a Professor, Hans and his wife had a great deal of money. Hans was indeed seriously rich and as Dominic reminded Justin Webb the Radio 4 journo, when Justin mentioned an unfortunate episode involving Hans’s son, some Class A drugs, a dead wife and a suspended prison sentence, we shouldn’t waste time dwelling on that, we should remember that Clever Hans, the inexplicably loaded Professor, gave millions to charidee and who can argue with that.

I have mentioned Dominic previously on the blog. Dominic’s dad Nigel was of course famously Thatch’s Chancellor who oversaw the Big Bang and later fell out with Thatch. What is less widely discussed is that Nigel was the Tory MP for Blaby in Leicestershire, Feb 1974-92, when just about everyone in professional and public life was concealing the sex abuse ring in Leicestershire linked to Dafydd and the Gang. Frank Beck, the Leicestershire social worker who in Nov 1991 was sentenced to five life terms in jail for the abuse of over 100 children in his care, was elected as a Liberal Councillor for Blaby in 1983 and was re-elected in 1987. Beck was under investigation by the police by 1987, as was his friend Greville Janner.

As a young man, Nigel Lawson was a friend of Jim Slater, a dodgy businessman. Lawson was the City editor on the Sunday Torygraph (see ‘Shurely Shome Mishtake’ for details of Bill Deedes, Denis and Thatch’s friend who was Editor of the Torygraph for years, served as in Macmillan’s Gov’t and knew Dafydd, Gwynne and the Gang) and bagged his pal Jim a regular column, ‘Capitalist’, in the 1960s. Jim Slater was a friend and business partner of Peter Walker, the Tory who was the City Link of the Gang and who went back as far as the 1950s with Dafydd, Gwynne, Beata Brookes, David Hunt et al who later thrived under Thatch.

Walker served as Thatch’s Energy Secretary, 1983-87 and was given that role because of his excellent knowledge of the ring and who was involved in the ring order to flatten the NUM and ensure that the Labour Party’s and the Windbag’s support for the NUM was ineffective or non-existent. See posts ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part I’ and ‘Holding The Country To Ransom – Part II’. I have been told that Walker was put into that job also because of his access to info re Brown and me; Walker was friends with Edward du Cann, the Tory MP for Taunton, my grandfather’s former enemy, as was Jim Slater…

After his substantial contribution to flattening the NUM and giving south Wales a good kick Lest They Thought Of Doing That Again, Peter Walker served as Secretary of State For Wales, 1987-90.

Nigel Lawson’s daughter Nigella, Dominic’s sister, was, when she was at Oxford University, involved with the Dangerous Sports Club. In 1986/87, the DSC just happened to bump into the Somerset contingent who knew what was happening to me at the hands of the Gang and it was with the DSC that one member of the Somerset contingent established an Extreme Sports Business, which resulted in a number of those partaking of the Extreme Sports sustaining injury, after paying good money to do so. Warnings were ignored and in Nov 2002 a Bulgarian student was killed. A prosecution for manslaughter followed, but thanks to Dame Heather Hallett, the Nice Lady Judge who presided over the trial at Bristol Crown Court in 2004 and who stopped the trial and ordered the jury to acquit, no-one even received 10 mins of community service for killing that student. See previous posts.

Dame Heather Hallett
Vice-President of the Criminal Division of the Court of Appeal
Assumed office
8 November 2013
Preceded by Sir Anthony Hughes
Vice-President of the Queen’s Bench Division
In office
3 October 2011 – 3 March 2014
Preceded by Sir John Thomas
Succeeded by Sir Nigel Davis
Personal details
Born 16 December 1949 (age 69)
Alma mater St Hugh’s College, Oxford
Occupation Judge

Dame Heather Carol Hallett (born 16 December 1949), styled The Rt Hon. Lady Justice Hallett, has been promoted to the Court of Appeal since displaying her wisdom in Bristol in the summer of 2004. The Dame – the daughter of an Assistant Chief Constable and who is married to Nigel Vivian Marshall Wilkinson, a QC, a recorder and Deputy High Court judge -is the fifth woman to sit in the Court of Appeal after Dame Elizabeth Butler-Sloss (now Baroness Butler-Sloss) (1988), Dame Brenda Hale (now Baroness Hale of Richmond) (1999), Dame Mary Arden (2000) and Dame Janet Smith (2002).

What a crew: Butler-Sloss is of the Havers family who have concealed the Westminster Paedophile Ring for at least two generations and Butler-Sloss was a mate of Prof Israel Kolvin, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate who ran their partner ring in the North East of England for decades. Butler-Sloss Chaired the Cleveland Inquiry in 1988 and concealed the criminal activity of that ring. See previous posts including ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas And The Culprits Were Named’.

On 7 September 2006, Butler-Sloss was appointed as Deputy Coroner of the Queen’s Household and Assistant Deputy Coroner for Surrey for the purpose of hearing the inquest into the death of Diana. Butler-Sloss realised that it was beyond her and on 2 March 2007, she was appointed as Assistant Deputy Coroner for Inner West London for the purpose of transferring the jurisdiction of the inquest to Inner West London so that the proceedings could sit in the Royal Courts of Justice. On 24 April 2007, Butler-Sloss announced she was stepping down in June 2007, saying that she lacked the experience required to deal with an inquest with a jury; this had been preceded by the overturning by the High Court of Butler-Sloss’s earlier decision to hold the inquest without a jury. The role of coroner for Di and Dodi’s inquests was transferred to Lord Justice Scott Baker.

Scott Baker had never conducted an inquest before, so someone gave him Di and Dodi to practice on. Scott Baker had spent most of his career as a judge in the Family Court and in 1995 had been the presiding judge over a truly extraordinary case in which he jailed one of Dafydd’s victims for a half-hearted ‘abduction of a baby’ that she only did on the orders of an abusive husband anyway. See posts ‘So Who’s Path Had Susan Brooke Crossed?’, ‘More On Susan Brooke Case’ and ‘Update On The Cases Of Susan Brooke and Sara Thornton’.

Scott Baker was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1961, thus joining Ronnie Waterhouse and Greville Janner who had arrived a few years previously and practised in a range of legal areas, including family finance cases and professional negligence. Scott Baker served as President of the Family Division, 1971-79, Presiding Judge of the Wales and Chester Circuit, 1991-95 and a member of the Parole Board, 1999-2002. So Scott Baker was ruling the roost at the Family Court throughout Peak Paedophilia in north Wales, had his feet under the table of the Wales and Chester Circuit throughout a series of miscarriages of justice that were caused by the Gang and then joined Dafydd’s mates Robert Bluglass and Colin Berry on the Parole Board…

Scott Baker was a member of the Warnock Committee, 1982 to 1984, re human fertilisation and embryology. Previous posts have explained that Mary Warnock, the Chair, was a stooge, as were all the members of that Committee, except for Dame Josephine Barnes, the obnoxious old gynaecologist from Charing Cross who gave the orders. Barnes was married to Sir Brian Warren, Grocer Heath’s personal physician and good friend. Warren and Barnes were both facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, including Dafydd and Gwynne’s contribution to it, Warren from his private practice in Belgravia (Warren was completely opposed to the NHS and refused to work in it), Barnes from her mixed NHS/private perspective at Charing Cross. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’ Barnes and her colleagues at Charing Cross also inflicted serious damage upon many via the Charing Cross Gender ID Clinic, as discussed in ‘R.I.P Julia Grant and Many More…’

Two of Dafydd and Gwynne’s local mates from north Wales sat on the Warnock Committee, Noreen Edwards who as Chairman of Gwynedd Health Authority, presided over a catastrophe and Dafydd Wigley, who knew that the reason for that catastrophe was Dafydd and the Gang but as Lord Wigley was Of Them, he didn’t make that clear when he asked Questions In The House about the catastrophe. See ‘So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…’ and other posts.

Butler-Sloss became Chancellor of the University of the West of England in 1993 and an Honorary Fellow of St Hilda’s College, Oxford, Peterhouse, Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, King’s College London, the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Butler-Sloss was a good friend of Issy Kolvin and after his death wrote a touching tribute to his life’s work that can be read on the website dedicated to Issy’s life’s work of facilitating organised abuse and people trafficking.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Butler-Sloss sits on the Selection Panel for Queen’s Counsel. Butler-Sloss was Chairman of the Security Commission prior to its abolition in 2010.

On 8 July 2014, it was announced that Baroness Butler-Sloss would Chair the forthcoming IICSA. She stood down on 14 July after mounting pressure from victims’ groups and MPs over her suitability with regard to her brother Michael Havers (the Tory MP for Wimbledon, 1970-87, many of who’s constituents were Top Docs or other senior staff at St George’s/Springfield Hospitals) being Thatcher’s Attorney General at the time of some of the abuses in question and who admitted that he blocked the prosecution of VIP child sex offenders. Butler-Sloss was also viewed as a big problem because of her unwillingness to include mention in the IICSA of former Anglican bishop Peter Ball, who spent many happy years molesting boys/young men and, after he was caught bang to rights, slandered and libelled one of his victims and was then received with sympathy by Carlo and housed in one of the Duchy’s houses in Aller, Somerset. See previous posts.

Brenda Hale is a mate of St Helena Kennedy, the St Helena who was mates with Dafydd’s pal Prof Nigel Eastman at St George’s/Springfield Hospitals (see eg. ‘Eve Was Framed – As Were A Lot Of Other People’ and ‘Close Your Eyes And Make A WISH’). Brenda grew up in Yorkshire on the site of the ring that came to be dominated by Savile; her parents were both Headteachers. Working part-time as a barrister, Brenda spent 18 years mostly in academia at Manchester University, becoming Professor of Law there in 1986. The year that Prof Oliver Brooke at St George’s was charged and subsequently convicted of child porn offences. Dafydd had me wrongly arrested and illegally imprisoned in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh four days before Ollie pleased guilty at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court on 18 Dec 1986 and was jailed. See ‘Oliver!’ and ‘Hey, Hey DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’ Mary Wynch had won her case against Dafydd and the Gang in 1985.

When Brenda was appointed as President of the Supreme Court, St Helena’s cup brimmeth over and St Helena explained on Radio 4 that Brenda was Completely Different, not just in terms of possessing ovaries rather than testes, but Brenda was a member of the Athenaeum, not the silly old Garrick with all those daft old buffers like Ronnie Waterhouse, Robin Day and William Mars-Jones. William Mars-Jones was a member of Gray’s Inn, along with St Helena and her mate Michael Mansfield. St Helena and Mike were not going to cross William’s path and he was a big mate of Dafydd and Gwynne’s…

Jimmy Savile was a member of the Atheneaum; it is a favourite club of Top Docs (Douglas Black, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate from Manchester virtually lived there after he retired) and Savile became a member in 1984, after being nominated by Cardinal Basil Hume. Hume was a Roman Catholic priest in a family of high profile Top Doctors from the North East of England, one of them – John Hume – being a good mate of Dafydd and Gwynne and who seriously and inexplicably damaged Anthony Eden’s health to such an extent that it contributed to Eden’s resignation as PM, allowing him to be replaced by Lilibet’s mate Harold Macmillan. Basil’s sister Madeleine was married to Sir John Charles, the Gov’ts Chief Medical Officer who colluded with Dafydd and Gwynne. Madeleine remarried Lord John Hunt of Tanworth, Cabinet Secretary, 1973-79, who er colluded with Dafydd and Gwynne. See previous posts.

Savile’s job as General Manager of Broadmoor from 1987 was negotiated over a series of meals in the Athenaeum attended by a small number of corrupt Civil Service mandarins and Savile’s mate Alan Franey, a senior NHS manager at Leeds General Infirmary, who was appointed CEO of Broadmoor once Savile was General Manager. Edwina Currie went to one of the meetings in her capacity as a junior Health Minister, but ooh she was appalled and thought that Savile was a twat. Not that Edwina said that at the time, Edwina told everyone that giving Savile the job was a brilliant idea because he had told her that he would get those bastard Broadmoor Angels under control who were stealing a bloody fortune from the NHS and fiddling like there was no tomorrow. They were also battering and killing patients, but Edwina wasn’t concerned about that. See post ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

In her ‘Diaries’ Edwina noted in 1990 that Sir Peter Morrison was widely known to be abusing children, as discussed in previous posts.

I have been told that Dafydd and the Gang were so confident of their abilities to have me framed and banged up in Broadmoor that Mr Savile was installed in anticipation of my arrival. Ronnie Waterhouse’s Report mentioned someone else from north Wales who had complained about the Gang who found himself in Broadmoor very soon afterwards.

Years before I found out about even a fraction of what that lot were doing, I read an academic account of a case history of a female Broadmoor patient that I found worrying. This young woman had spent years in Broadmoor on the basis of an allegation that she had ‘planned to murder’ an Angel in another psych hospital. There was no evidence at all that she had done any such thing; a box of weed killer had, it was alleged, been found in her cabinet and there were ‘Grave Suspicions’ that it was to be used to Poison An Angel. The patient was in a unit where she was helping with the garden and had acquired the weed killer legally and transparently. Nonetheless, the secret report – she never knew of its existence – stating that she was planning to murder an Angel was used to detain her in Broadmoor for years. The report was written by one Robert Bluglass, Dafydd’s mate.

The general public had no idea what was happening in high security hospitals, they really did believe that they were teaming with murderers, rather than people who refused to shut up about being abused as kids in care or as psych patients. All Top Docs knew the real score, as did all barristers and judges.

St Helena knew about the sexual assaults that Savile carried out on Broadmoor patients; she said nothing.

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Sir William Mars-Jones:

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Baroness Brenda Hale:

St Helena:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Mike Mansfield:

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In 1968, Brenda Hale married Anthony Hoggett, a fellow law lecturer at Manchester. The marriage was dissolved in 1992, in which year she married Julian Farrand, former Professor of Law at Manchester, Pensions Ombudsman and colleague of Hale’s on the Law Commission.

Brenda Hale served as Chancellor of Bristol University, 2004-17.

Mary Arden is the daughter of a Liverpool family who were Of The Gang (see previous posts).

Janet Smith came from Cheshire and practised as a barrister in Manchester for 20 years, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Janet knew George Carman QC when he was practising in Manchester, she knew Geraint Morgan QC the barrister who doubled up as the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83 and she knew Sir John Kay, who worked on the Northern Circuit and gave Gwynedd County Council a High Court injunction against me in 1990, based on the perjury of one Gwynedd social worker who had met me at most three times and who had illegally imprisoned me and her line manager who had never met or communicated with me (see ‘The Bitterest Pill’).

The Top Docs and lawyers of Manchester were Gwynne and Dafydd’s Big Umbrella in the north for years. See eg. ‘The Logic Of Medicine’ and other posts.

Dame Janet Smith served as President of the Council of The Inns of Court. Dame Janet Chaired Inquiries into Harold Shipman and Jimmy Savile, a particularly Safe Pair Of A String Of Pearls was needed for those two tasks. The Dame concluded that no-one at a senior position in the NHS Knew About Savile, so how he managed to be a personal friend of so many of them I can’t work out. Dame Janet served as Chancellor of Manchester University, 2003-09. After retiring from the Court of Appeal, in June 2011 Janet Smith was appointed to succeed Lord Brennan as the independent assessor for miscarriages of justice compensation for England and Wales.

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Dame Janet is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, as were Cecil Havers (Butler-Sloss’s father), Michael Havers (Butler Sloss’s brother), Lord Denning, George Carman and as are Butler-Sloss herself, Miranda and Cherie.

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And now the Wimmin Lords Of Appeal have been joined by Heather, who became a member of Inner Temple in 1972, when Mr Thrope was a big name in Inner Temple.

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When Brown and I lived a few miles from Nigel Lawson’s constituency in 1987 (see eg. post ‘Life In Cold Blood’) the Top Docs in Leicester were concealing the ring on their patch as well as the crimes of Dafydd and the Gang. See eg. ‘An Expert From England…’

 

I have discussed Dominic Lawson previously on the blog in the context of his wife Rosa and their daughter Domenica who has Down’s syndrome. The Lawsons also had a stillborn baby. Dominic and Rosa are involved with charidee work as a result of Domenica being born with Down’s and they have spoken up about the shocking discrimination faced by people with learning difficulties and the pressure applied to pregnant women carrying a disabled baby to have a termination. I appreciate them doing that; what is happening is disgusting and no-one dares challenge it. Women are being refused certain ante-natal tests if they refuse to agree to an abortion should the baby be shown to be at high risk of Down’s on the grounds that the NHS won’t be wasting its money on tests for babies like THAT if their ludicrous mother won’t consider a termination. Dominic Lawson has discussed the value of the lives of people with disabilities in a way that so many Fighters For The Oppressed and Supporters Of The NHS just won’t, as the genocide continues.

However Dominic has remained silent about many others matters. It’s OK Dominic, I know the landscape. You have your daughter to think about (as well as the other members of your family), the Top Docs are totally ruthless and although your family has the sort of money that has allowed you to provide for Domenica in a way that most other people would not have been able to do so, Domenica will always be at the mercy of the Top Docs and you just can’t risk it.

It is only the likes of Brown, F and me who challenge Top Doc gangsters, because we don’t have much to lose; it’s quite clear that we’ll be left to die in the event of serious illness anyway. So just as I’ve blogged about the gang of murdering paedophiles who operated under Dominic’s dad’s nose when he was one of the most senior members of Thatch’s Gov’t and I lived a few miles away from him, I’ll fill readers in on a bit of background re Clever Hans the Inexplicably Rich Professor Who Gave Millions To Charidee.

No, neither have I forgotten that Dominic’s wife Rosa is Rosa Monckton, daughter of the 2nd Viscount Monckton of Brenchley, a family who are part of the Gang’s network and that Rosa was a close friend of Diana. See previous posts. Domenica was a bridesmaid at Charles and Di’s wedding and Rosa gave evidence after Di crashed in the tunnel. It’s the 22nd Anniversary Today!

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I really don’t think that Dominic and Rosa are going to dare say anything at all that touches on the sex abuse ring with Royal Connections…

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Show Us You Care Ma’am! Get your arse out of Balmoral – where you were kipping when Diana crashed in the tunnel – and explain why Carlo presided as Chancellor over a university that was a vehicle for a vicious paedophile/trafficking ring, who’s staff trashed my career when I complained about the Royal Lobotomist within and 20 years later went after the blood of the VC because he refused to force me out of the University unfairly and illegally.

Miranda, you’ve got some explaining to do as well.

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On the day that the news was released re Di crashing into the tunnel, F and I were bored and stuck inside the house. We had switched on the TV and on every channel there was footage of Diana. We hadn’t bothered to turn the volume up and just said ‘Oh God, Royals on every bloody channel’, so we switched it off again. Not long after, our friend who was an Empowered Service User arrived for coffee and told us that an old boy in Bethesda had just told him that Diana was dead, so we switched the TV back on to see if it was true. It was, Jonathan Dimbleby was doing the voice over. Jonathan who was a mate of Carlo’s and who diagnosed Diana with a Borderline Personality Disorder. Our friend summed up the tragedy as he did so many other tragedies (but usually those of Empowered Service Users): Poor Cow, she’s been killed. I was nearly a Poor Cow myself many times, but fortunately for me the Gang’s constant attempts at imprisonment and death blew up in their faces constantly.

The Clever Hans to whom Di’s mate Rosa’s husband Dominic was paying tribute on Radio 4 this morning was Hans Rausing (25 March 1926-30 August 2019), a Swedish businessman based in the UK. Clever Hans made his fortune from his co-inheritance of Tetra Pak, a company founded by his father Ruben Rausing and currently the largest food packaging company in the world. According to the Forbes Rich List, Clever Hans was the second richest Swedish billionaire in 2013. By the time of his death yesterday, Forbes estimated the net worth of Clever Hans and his family to be $12 billion.

Clever Hans was born in Gothenburg in 1926 as the second son to industrialist Ruben Rausing and his wife Elisabeth (née Varenius). Rausing had two brothers, Gad and Sven. Clever Hans studied Economics, Statistics and Russian at Lund University, graduating in 1948. In 1954 Clever Hans was appointed Managing Director of Tetra Pak and his brother Gad Deputy Managing Director. Clever Hans became Chairman of the Tetra Pak Board in 1985. He left the company in 1993 and sold his 50% share of the company to Gad in 1995.

Clever Hans’s dad Anders Ruben Rausing (17 June 1895-8 October 1983) was born in 1895 in Råå, a small fishing hamlet in the district of Raus outside of Helsingborg in the south of Sweden. Rausing changed his surname from Andersson to Rausing in 1921. With the help of a loan from his aunt, Rausing studied at the recently founded Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration, graduating in 1918. After a brief engagement at the privately owned Stockholms Enskilda Bank, Rausing was employed by Sveriges Litografiska Tryckerier, SLT (later renamed Esselte), a well-known printing company. In 1919 he earned a scholarship from SSE to continue his studies at Columbia University in New York and obtained a MSc in Economics in 1920.

Returning to Sweden in 1920, Rausing continued his employment at SLT, first as a Manager Assistant and then as a Manager. During his time at SLT, Rausing became closely acquainted with the industrialist Erik Åkerlund and in 1929 Rausing left SLT to form a new packaging company together with Åkerlund, Åkerlund & Rausing. Åkerlund & Rausing was the first packaging company in Scandinavia and eventually became a leading manufacturer of dry food carton packages. Initially, however, the company had difficulties making profits and in 1933 Åkerlund sold his share to Rausing, who became the sole owner.

Åkerlund & Rausing created the plastic-coated carton tetrahedron, patented on 27 March 1944. In 1952, the first machine producing tetrahedron cream packages was sold to a local dairy. The company had difficulties throughout the 1950s, with Rausing continuing to spend large amounts on development. Initially catering primarily to the Swedish market, the company expanded gradually, with Germany (1954), France (1954) and Italy(1956) as its first export markets.

Tetra Pak’s commercial break-through arrived in the mid-60s with the new Tetra Brik package, introduced in 1963. The late 1960s and the 1970s saw a global expansion of the company, much due to the new Tetra Brik Aseptic package, debuted in 1968, which opened up new markets in the developing world and sparked off a virtual explosion in sales. After 30 years, Tetra Pak eventually became one of the leading food processing and packaging company in the world.

Ruben Rausing was made Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine at Lund University in 1957, in Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics and Business Administration in 1959 and in Technology at the Royal Institute of Technology in 1977. He was a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences

Ruben Rausing was married to Elisabeth and had three sons, Hans, Gad and Sven. For tax reasons, Rausing left Sweden for Rome in 1969. For all of his life, however, Ruben kept his country home Simontorp, near Lund.

Dr. Gad Rausing (19 May 1922-28 January 2000) (he died days before the publication of the Waterhouse Report) had a lifelong passion for archaeology and the humanities and received his PhD. from the University of Lund in 1967. In addition to his work as Deputy Managing Director at Tetra Pak Gad was a frequent lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology at Lund University.

Gad Rausing studied chemistry at the University of Lund and began his career as the head of the research laboratory at Åkerlund & Rausing, his father’s company. Rausing joined Tetra Pak as Deputy Managing Director in 1954. Gad Rausing had a parallel career as a scholar in pre-historic Scandinavian archaeology and was a Reader at the Institute of Archaeology at Lund University.

Gad Rausing’s passion for the humanities led to his sponsoring of various research projects, among others the excavation of the 10th Century Viking trading town of Birka outside Stockholm. Gad Rausing’s foundation, The Birgit and Gad Rausing Foundation, awards grants to research within the humanities and supports several important institutions, among others the Lund and Oxford Universities.

In 2002, the Gad Rausing Prize for Outstanding Humanistic Research was instituted by Rausing’s three children in memory of their father at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, where Gad Rausing was a member during his lifetime. Rausing became Doctor Honoris Causa at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm in 1983.

The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) library has been renamed as Gad & Birgit Rausing Library to acknowledge the donation provided by the Rausing family to construct the library building. Mr. Dennis Jönsson, CEO Tetra Pak, inaugurated Gad & Birgit Rausing Library on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Mr. Jönsson appreciated that the funds donated by the Rausing family were utilized for educational purposes. He also unveiled a plaque commemorating the Rausing family’s donation for development of the library building.

Gad Rausing was married to Birgit Rausing and had three children, Finn, Jörn and Kirsten.

Gad’s widow Birgit Rausing (born 1924) is a Swedish art historian and philanthropist, the daughter of Swedish landscape painter Henry Mayne (1891–1975). When Gad died in 2000, Birgit and their three children inherited packaging giant Tetra Laval. Birgit Rausing and her family had an estimated net worth of US$13.0 billion in 2010.

The Swedish Sea Rescue Society has a class of rescue vessels where the lead ship Gad Rausing was built in 2002 after a large donation from the Tetra Laval group.

Finn Rausing (born 1954) is co-owner of Tetra Laval, as well as co-owner of the Sauber Formula One team. Finn lives in England.

Jörn Rausing (born 12 February 1960) is co-owner of Tetra Laval, and he owns a share of Ocado, where he is a Board Director. Jorn lives in Surrey.

Kirsten Elisbet Rausing (born 6 June 1952) lives in the UK and breeds horses at her stud farm Lanwades Stud in Newmarket. Kirsten is a member of the Jockey Club and a former Director of the National Stud. With Richard Frisby, Michael Goodbody and Guy Heald, she is a Director of the British Bloodstock Agency. With her brothers Jorn and Finn, Kirsten sits on the Board of holding company Tetra Laval. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2011 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK, Kirsten was placed 16th (jointly with her brother Jörn) with an estimated fortune of £3,900 million. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2012, Kirsten was ranked as the 4th richest woman in the UK.

Tetra Pak’s success in the 1970s and 1980s has been credited to the leadership of Clever Hans and Gad, who turned the six-person family business into a multi-national company. Over the course of his career, Clever Hans became a specialist in Russian affairs and made many investments in Russia and Ukraine. Clever Hans was responsible for the Tetra Pak’s Russian market, and negotiated the first Tetra Pak machine export to the Soviet Union in 1959, eventually making Tetra Pak the largest foreign employer in Russia.

Clever Hans and his wife Märit donated large sums to charidees and research in the UK and Sweden, among others to large medical research projects at Karolinska Institutet and Lund University. Through the Märit and Hans Rausing Fund, they supported local community projects in their home county of Sussex.

Clever Hans was appointed Doctor Honoris Causa in Medicine and Economics at Lund University. He was a visiting Professor at Mälardalens Högskola, Sweden and honorary Professor at the University of Dubna, Russia. Clever Hans was made an Honorary KBE in 2006. He was an Honorary Fellow of the Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge and in 2011 he was awarded the title Honorary Freeman and Liveryman at The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers, London.

Clever Hans and his wife Märit Rausing had three children.

Clever Hans’s daughter Anna Lisbet Kristina Rausing (born 9 June 1960) studied History at the University of California, Berkeley,(B.A., summa cum laude 1984) and completed an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1993) in History at Harvard where she also taught for eight years.

Harvard University Press published Lisbet Rausing’s biography of Carl Linnaeus, Linnaeus: Nature and Nation in 1999. Throughout her career she has published a range of articles on related subjects in academic journals. Lisbet has also contributed to the FT and the Sunday Torygraph.

Rausing is a senior research fellow at King’s College, London. She holds honorary doctorates from Uppsala University and SOAS and she is an elected member of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Lisbet is also an honorary fellow of the British Academy, the Linnean Society, the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. Lisbet was elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers (2005-2011) and Yad Hanadiv Advisory Committee (2001-2011). She serves on the Cambridge Conservation Initiative Advisory Board.

Lisbet Rausing founded and is a non-executive director of Ingleby Farms & Forests (Ingleby Company) which owns and farms ca.100,000 hectares in nine countries. She also works closely with a family-owned liquid food packaging company, Ecolean. Rausing is a trustee of the Corrour Trust who own 99% of the 65,000 acre Corrour Estate in Scotland.

Lisbet Rausing co-founded the Arcadia Fund in 2001 with her husband Professor Peter Baldwin. As of August 2019, the Fund has made grant commitments of over $598million to charities and scholarly institutions globally that preserve cultural heritage and the environment and promote open access. Arcadia-funded projects include the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project at SOAS, London University.

In September 2015 Valerie Amos was appointed Director of SOAS, ‘becoming the first black woman to lead a university in the UK’. In 2019, it was announced that Amos will become the first-ever black head of an Oxford College, University College, from 1 August 2020. Valerie Amos has journeyed through every institution and organisation who’s box one needs to tick if one is on the left and part of the Gang’s mycelia.

After working in Equal Opportunities, Training and Management Services in local gov’t in the London Borough’s of Lambeth, Camden and Hackney – Dafydd and Gwynne were in partnership with all of these Boroughs – Valerie Amos became Chief Executive of the Equal Opportunities Commission 1989-94. The EOC was also peopled by friends of the Gang, including Elspeth, Geoffrey Howe’s wife… See previous posts.

In 1995 Amos co-founded Amos Fraser Bernard and was an adviser to the South African Gov’t on public service reform, human rights and employment equity. They obviously took so much notice of Val’s advice…

Amos during the WEF 2013

Amos has also been Deputy Chair of the Runnymede Trust (1990–98), a Trustee of the IPPR, a non-executive Director of the University College London Hospitals Trust, a Trustee of VSO, Chair of the Afiya Trust, Member of the Board of the Sierra Leone Titanium Resources Group, a Director of Hampstead Theatre and Chair of the Board of Governors of the Royal College of Nursing Institute.

Miranda gave Val a peerage in Aug 1997, nine months after the Waterhouse Inquiry had opened and just before he made his tear-jerking speech about the sad loss of the People’s Princess. See previous posts for more info Baroness Val.

Lisbet is also bank-rolling the Hans Rausing Scholarship in the History of Science at King’s College, London and the Hans Rausing Chair in the History of Science at Uppsala University, which is also hosting an annual Hans Rausing Lecture in the History of Science. Cambridge University’s Department of History and Philosophy of Science hosts an Annual Hans Rausing Lecture.

Arcadia has also funded the Endangered Archive Programme at the British Library and Fauna & Flora International’s Halcyon Land and Sea fund. They are listed as one of the biggest benefactors to the Wikimedia Foundation and donated $5 million to the Wikimedia endowment in 2017 after Lisbet’s husband Peter Baldwin joined its Advisory Board. Rausing and Baldwin also founded the Lund Trust. Since 2002 Lund Trust has given more than $62 million to charities in the UK and internationally.

Lisbet’s first husband Joseph Leo Koerner (born June 17, 1958) is currently the Victor S. Thomas Professor of the History of Art and Architecture and, since 2008, Senior Fellow at the Society of Fellows at Harvard. After teaching at Harvard from 1989 to 1999 (as Professor since 1991), Koerner moved to Frankfurt, where he was Professor of Modern Art History at the Goethe University, and to London, where he held Chairs at UCL and the Courtauld Institute before returning to Harvard in 2007.

Son of the Vienna-born Jewish-American painter Henry Koerner, Joseph Koerner was raised Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Vienna. Joseph graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1976 and attended Yale University where he received his BA in 1980. After a MA in English at Cambridge University in 1982), where he was supervised by Frank Kermode he spent a year studying at Heidelberg University and received his PhD in art history at the University of California, Berkeley in 1988.

Frank Kermode starred in a previous post… He was at the centre of a group of sharp-elbowed ruthless academics who were using their knowledge of the Gang’s crimes to climb over each other.

Koerner was a member of the research group Poetik und Hermeneutik in Konstanz in its later phase, 1987-1994. Joseph Koerner collaborated with Bruno Latour and Peter Weibel on the 2002 exhibition Iconoclash at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. He has also curated exhibitions of his father’s work, including a 1997 retrospective at the Austrian National Gallery. In the 1990s, Koerner was a frequent contributor to The New Republic.

In Great Britain, Koerner is known for his work as writer and presenter of the three-part Northern Renaissance (2006) and the feature-length Vienna: City of Dreams (2007), both produced in Scotland by the BBC and broadcast on BBC Four.

Koerner has delivered the Slade Lectures at Cambridge (2003) and Oxford (2013), the Getty Lectures at USC (2005), the Bross Lectures at University of Chicago (2007), the A. W. Mellon lectures at the National Gallery (2008), the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Cambridge (2012) and the E. H. Gombrich Lectures in the Classical Tradition at the Warburg Institute (2016).

A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (since 1995) and the American Philosophical Association (since 2008), Koerner has served on the boards of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Frick Art Reference Library, the Warburg Institute, Ralston College, and the American Academy in Berlin. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2006-7 and served as Guest Professor at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. In 2009, Koerner was one of three recipients of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Distinguished Achievement Award, which funds an academic and creative project on homemaking (geographic, architectural, and psychic) in Vienna from Otto Wagner to the present day. Based at Harvard, the project has produced the documentary film directed by Koerner, The Burning Child.

After divorcing Lisbet, in 2003, Koerner married Margaret K. Koerner (born Margaret Lendia Koster), also an art historian.

Lisbet’s second husband Peter Baldwin – they married in 2002 -is a Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles and a philanthropist. Peter Baldwin was educated at Harvard and Yale.

Peter Baldwin’s volumes include:

  • The Politics of Social Solidarity: Class Bases of the European Welfare State, 1875-1975 (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  • Reworking the Past: Hitler, the Holocaust and the Historians’ Debate, edited with an introduction (Beacon Press, 1990)
  • Contagion and the State in Europe, 1830-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 1999)
  • Disease and Democracy: The Industrialized World Faces AIDS (University of California Press, Berkeley, and the Milbank Memorial Fund, New York, 2005)
  • The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe Are Alike (Oxford University Press, 2009)

In 2014 Baldwin published The Copyright Wars: Three Centuries of Trans-Atlantic Battle.

Lisbet’s sister Sigrid Maria Elisabet Rausing (born 29 January 1962) is the founder of the Sigrid Rausing Trust and owner of Granta magazine and Granta Books

Sigrid grew up in Lund, Sweden and studied History at York University, 1983-86. She has an MSc in Social Anthropology from UCL in 1987. Sigrid continued with a PhD focusing on post-Soviet anthropology and did her fieldwork on a collective farm in Estonia, 1993-4. In 1997, Sigrid was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology from the Department of Social Anthropology at UCL followed by an honorary post-doctorate in the same Department.

Sigrid Rausing’s wrote Everything Is Wonderful, a personal memoir of her year in Estonia, which was published by Grove Atlantic in the US and by Albert Bonniers förlag in Sweden, in spring 2014.

Sigrid writes occasional columns for the New Statesman and her articles on human rights have appeared in the Guardian and the Sunday Times.

In spring 2005, with her husband, Eric Abraham and publisher Philip Gwyn-Jones, Sigrid founded the publishing house, Portobello Books and that Autumn she acquired Granta, a literary journal, and its book publishing arm. She is now the publisher of both Granta magazine and Granta Books, including its imprint Portobello Books.

In January 2016 Sigrid Rausing was the guest on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. Her book choice was Mansfield Park and her luxury item was the British Library. I think that the Rausing family might own both…

I am beginning to understand why, when F felt like a bit of entertainment, he could ring Dafydd up and tell Dafydd that he was a oil magnate from the US, that ‘I own shrinks’ and that it took Dafydd longer than would be expected to realise that it wasn’t a rich American to whom he was speaking…

Sigrid Rausing set up the charitable trust the Sea Foundation in 1988. In 1996 she transferred the funds to the Ruben and Elisabeth Rausing Trust, named after her grandparents; the trust was renamed the Sigrid Rausing Trust in 2003 and by 2014, had distributed approximately £208.3 million to human rights organisations globally.

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In 2004 Sigrid was the joint winner of the International Service Human Rights Award, in the Global Human Rights Defender category. In 2005 she won a Beacon Special Award for philanthropy. In 2006 she was awarded the Women’s Funding Network’s ‘Changing the Face of Philanthropy’ Award.

Sigrid is a judge on the jury of the Per Anger Prize for human rights defenders and an Emeritus Board member of the Order of the Teaspoon, a Swedish organisation against political and religious extremism. Sigrid was the judge of the Amnesty International Media Awards in 2009 and 2010. She serves on the advisory board of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court and is an Emeritus member of the international Board of Human Rights Watch.

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Sigrid is a former Trustee of Charleston, in Sussex, the museum which is the former home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. The Bells, The Bells, who were part of the Bloomsbury Group, a faction of whom summered in Cwm Croesor and utilised the services of Gwynne and Dafydd. See eg. ‘The Village’ and ‘The Vermin Club’.

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In 2010 Sigrid was made an Honorary Fellow of the LSE. In 2011 she was the recipient of the Morrell Fellowship from the University of York. In 2012 Sigrid was a judge of the Index on Censorship Media Awards. Sigrid Owns Shrinks… As well as the media…

In June 2014 Sigrid was elected an Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Rausing is a supporter of Hope Not Hate. On 1st December 2018 the Sigrid Rausing Trust began a grant of £450,000 over 3 years to Hope Not Hate. By that point, Hope Not Hate had received £615,000 from the Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Rausing is married to South African-born TV, film and theatre producer Eric Abraham. They own Aubrey House in Holland Park as well as the Coignafearn estate, in the Highlands of Scotland.

  • Rausing, Sigrid (2004). History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-926318-9.
  • Rausing, Sigrid (14 March 2014). Everything is Wonderful: Memories of a Collective Farm in Estonia. Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated. ISBN 978-0-8021-9281-3.
  • Rausing, Sigrid (2017). Mayhem : a memoir. Hamish Hamilton. ISBN 978-0-241-25926-9.
  • After the war. Granta ; 125. Granta. 2013. ISBN 9781905881710.
  • American Wild. Granta ; 128. Granta. 2014. ISBN 9781905881819.
  • Do you remember. Granta ; 126. Granta. 2014. ISBN 9781905881796.
  • Sigrid, I will never forget.
  • Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

From 2001 to 2012, Clever Hans and his family donated £886,000 to the Tory Party. No wonder Dominic Lawson didn’t want to dwell on the Class As, the death, the suspended jail sentence and instead flagged up the Charidee Donations.

Two great mates who do a lot of charidee work:

Some terrifyingly real Great Mates who subsequently claimed that none of them had really known the Great Mate who was lying on the bed:

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Clever Hans was a resident of the UK from 1982 until his death. He lived in Wadhurst, East Sussex – Bloomsbury country – at the time of his death on 30 August 2019.

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Clever Hans’s son Hans Kristian Rausing (born 15 June 1963) is, like his dad and every other member of his immediate family, a ‘philanthropist’. Hans Kristian did not enter the family business. Instead, he travelled in his youth before meeting the American Eva Kemeny, a daughter of Tom Kemeny, a PepsiCo executive. Did Hans and Eva meet backpacking to Everest base camp? No. Hans and Eva’s sweet romance took off when they met in a drug rehab clinic in the US. It will have been an expensive one as well, not a bed in the Hergest Unit or even in one of Dafydd’s detox units.

On 16 October 1992, Hans and Eva married. In common with other members of the Rausing family, they settled in London and Barbados and donated millions of pounds to charidee, in particular those concerned with drug awareness and addiction prevention. Hans and Eva built and funded a rehab centre on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Eva was the UK Patron of international drug abuse prevention charity Mentor. Mentor’s offices are in Shoreditch, an area long controlled by Dafydd’s partner gang and the organisation was established in 2000. Queen Sylvia of Sweden was a founder member and the CEO is Eric Carlin. Together with Hans, Eva also provided financial backing to Action on Addiction, a charidee that helps young people with drink and drug problems; the joint CEO is Nick Barton. Surely a few groats must have found their way into Dafydd’s coffers from the Rausings?

In April 2008, Eva was arrested after trying to enter the US embassy in central London while carrying wraps of cocaine and heroin. Dafydd was probably flying in the main supply in his light aircraft, which as any fule kno – or at least the patients in the Hergest Unit knew – was called ‘Pussyfucker’. F drew a picture of it, with Dafydd in the cockpit complete with flying helmet and it was pinned up on the wall of the Hergest Unit in about 1994, before Tony Francis took it down, referring to it as a ‘team effort’. (The team being F and me.) When No One Knew that Dafydd was shagging the patients and flogging Class A drugs to the ‘detox patients’.

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Dafydd was, after all, Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist, it was in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail.

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It’s just as well that I’m here to blog about all this isn’t it, while people bang on about Charidee work. Although F did tell the Hergest staff that Dafydd was flogging the patients drugs, that’s why F and I were banned from the Hergest Unit on Tuesdays, when Dafydd held his detox clinic. Ella Fisk, the Angel who ran the Day Centre, said to F ‘The patients like Dafydd, they want to see him’. So F yelled ‘Of course they do, he’s selling them drugs’. F knew this because the people purchasing drugs from Dafydd had told him, they were delighted with the service. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’.

‘We Didn’t Know!’

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After the police found the wraps on Eva, she was held outside the embassy in Mayfair, leading to a police raid on the couple’s Chelsea home, where more than £1,500 of drugs were found. Hans was then also arrested. Hans and Eva were charged with possession of a large amount of cocaine and smaller quantities of crack, heroin and cannabis after a Scotland Yard investigation. They admitted possessing Class As (cocaine and heroin) and received a police caution. A LARGE AMOUNT of cocaine, AS WELL AS crack, heroin and cannabis…

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Mind How You Go Mr and Mrs Philanthropist!

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On 10 July 2012 Hans was arrested yet again on suspicion of possessing Class As. After his arrest, Eva was found dead at the couple’s Belgravia home. On 17 July 2012, Hans was charged with ‘delaying the burial’ of Eva’s body. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced on 1 August 2010 to ten months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years; the judge required him to attend a two-year drug rehabilitation programme. The Court heard that Eva’s heart pacemaker indicated that Eva probably died on 7 May 2012.

Delaying a burial or hiding a body?

‘Mind How You Go Hans…’

At the time of Eva’s death she was one of the wealthiest women in the UK.

On 29 August 2012, the journo Ben Quinn revealed in The Guardian that in 2011 Eva Rausing had passed on information to Swedish prosecutors about the unsolved 1986 murder of Swedish PM Olof Palme. See previous posts for info on Olof Palme. Scotland Yard had confirmed the day before that it had given information to Swedish authorities, who wanted to question Eva’s widower, Hans Kristian Rausing, as a possible witness about the information his wife claimed to have obtained. Gunnar Wall, a Swedish author who has written two books on the Palme killing, said that Eva had contacted him in June 2011, claiming that she had learned that Palme had been killed by a Swedish businessman, who feared that Palme was a threat to his business. Wall had conducted an e-mail correspondence with Eva, who told him that she had written to the businessman on three occasions about the allegations. In one e-mail to Wall she wrote: “Don’t forget to investigate if I should suddenly die! Just joking, I hope.” Wall told the Guardian: “When her e-mails stopped, I did not think too much about it, until I heard that she had died in circumstances that were unclear … She also told me that she was going to inform the prosecutors in Sweden and it seemed like she had some arrangement to meet them.”

Political violence was little-known in Sweden at the time of Palme’s murder and he often went about without a bodyguard. Close to midnight on 28 February 1986, Olof was walking home from a cinema with his wife Lisbet Palme in the central Stockholm street Sveavägen when he was shot in the back at close range. A second shot grazed Lisbet’s back. Olof was pronounced dead on arrival at Sabbatsbergs sjukhus hospital Lisbet survived without serious injuries.

Pettersson was accused of Palme’s murder after an extensive investigation by the Swedish police. He was picked out from a police lineup by Lisbet Palme. The original tip-off leading to the incrimination of Pettersson has been described by some as very dubious. Although the .357-caliber Magnum pistol used to kill Palme was never found, Pettersson was convicted and sentenced to  life imprisonment in 1989. However, in 1989 Pettersson was freed after an appeal court cited lack of evidence, including the missing murder weapon. It also questioned the reliability of Lisbet Palme’s identification.

Pettersson was awarded about $50,000 in compensation for  defamation by the police and for wrongful imprisonment. He sold TV and newspaper interviews. In some of those interviews – particularly on TV3 – Pettersson admitted to killing Olof Palme, but his confession was not treated seriously. On several occasions Pettersson pointed out that he himself was a “Social Democrat” and liked Olof Palme.

In 1998, the Supreme Court rejected a prosecutor’s appeal to retry Pettersson, citing that the new evidence put before them was “not of such nature that a new trial can be granted in the case.”

On 29 September 2004, Pettersson died at the Karolinska University Hospital after he supposedly fell and suffered a cerebral haemorrhage. He had been in a coma since 16 September 2004 when he underwent emergency surgery for unspecified head injuries. Pettersson had reported being harassed by the police on 15 September, the day before he was found with head injuries, with unsubstantiated rumours circulating that he was a victim of police violence. Pettersson was buried in his home town of Sollentuna in January 2005.

Shortly before Pettersson was taken to hospital, he had contacted the son of Olof Palme, Mårten Palme, explaining he had something to tell the family. Palme said he was willing to meet Pettersson if he was ready to confess to the murder. But the meeting did not take place, and what Pettersson had to tell was never revealed.

According to a documentary aired on the Swedish TV channel SVT in February 2006, associates of Pettersson claimed that he had confessed to them his role in Olof Palme’s murder, but with the explanation that it was a case of mistaken identity. Pettersson had intended to kill a drug dealer, dressed in similar clothing, who often walked along the same street at night. The show also suggested that there was greater police awareness than previously acknowledged due to surveillance of drug activity in the area. The police had several officers in apartments and cars along those few blocks of Sveavägen but, 45 minutes before the murder, the police monitoring ceased. In the light of these revelations, Swedish police undertook reviewing the Palme case and Pettersson’s role. However, in an op-ed in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter on 28 February 2006, two senior SVT reporters criticised the TV documentary severely, claiming that the filmmaker had fabricated a number of statements while omitting other contradictory evidence.

Previous posts have discussed Dr Gruff Penrhyn Jones, who used to work at Waunfawr Surgery near Caernarfon. Dr Penrhyn Jones grew up near Caernarfon, went to school at Atlantic College in south Wales, where he met his wife who was Finnish. Dr Penrhyn Jones subsequently studied medicine and his wife qualified as an Angel. They lived in Sweden for a long while and Dr Penrhyn Jones’s son is a police officer in Sweden. Dr Penrhyn Jones’s father was a Top Doctor near Caernarfon. He knew Gwynne and Dafydd.

I always viewed Dr Penrhyn Jones as far nicer than most of his colleagues, but I had a few interesting experiences with him. One wrongful arrest of me on the orders of the Chairman of the North West Wales NHS Trust, Elfed Roberts and the CEO of the Trust, Martin Jones, was witnessed by a senior lecturer at Bangor University who subsequently wrote to the police and to the Chairman of the Trust to demand some answers (no of course she never got them, they refused to communicate with her). Dr Penrhyn Jones became very cross and said that she ‘shouldn’t have written those letters’. Dr Penrhyn Jones also refused to document what had happened on my medical records.

I ended up seeing Dr Penrhyn Jones because one of the partners in the Waunfawr practice, Stephen Williams, was famously vile, unhelpful and hated most of his patients and the other partner, Huw Roberts, had always been very pleasant to me but then I discovered that Dr Roberts was writing the most extraordinary things on my records and to third parties that were, sort of, a pack of lies… See previous posts.

After I was threatened at gunpoint as discussed in previous posts – I did mention it to Dr Penrhyn Jones – just a few weeks later I received a letter from him explaining that he was retiring from the Waunfawr practice, moving abroad and did not ever expect to practice medicine in the UK again.

 

Another suspect re Olof Palme’s murder, Victor Gunnarsson, emigrated to the US, where he was the victim of an unrelated murder in 1993. Palme’s assassination remains unsolved.

 

On 14 December 2012, a coroner stated that Eva died as a result of her “dependent abuse” of drugs.

Eva’s obituary was published in the Indie on 12 July 2012. Here is an extract:

Organisations with which she became involved included the Mary Rose Trust, Royal Opera House and Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. Two charities on which she focused particular attention, because of their work in preventing drug abuse, were Action on Addiction and the Mentor Foundation. She gave £100,000 to establish Mentor in 2000 and had since donated a further £500,000. Eric Carlin, Chief Executive of the charity, which tries to direct young people away from drugs, said: “If it wasn’t for Mrs Rausing, I’m not sure we could have stayed afloat.”

Following the incident she said: “I have made a serious mistake which I very much regret. I intend to leave as soon as possible to seek the help that I very much need. I have made a grave error and I consider myself to have taken a wrong turn in the course of my life. I am very sorry for the upset I have caused. I thank my family and friends for their kindness and understanding.”

Hank Dittmar, chief executive of the Prince’s Foundation, of which she was a trustee, commented at the time: “We support Eva Rausing in her efforts to overcome her problems, and look forward to her completion of her treatment programme. She remains a dedicated member of the Prince’s Foundation’s board of trustees.”

The event cast a spotlight on the normally private lives of the couple. Andy McSmith’s feature for this newspaper at the time began: “If Hans K and his wife, Eva, were 25 years younger, you might think them the poor little rich kids. They were born into vast wealth, more money than anyone could spend in a lifetime, reckoned not in millions, but billions.”

The circumstances of her death remain unclear. Hans Kristian Rausing was arrested on Tuesday 10 July at their home and then taken for medical treatment. A post-mortem that afternoon was unable to establish a clear cause of death for Eva.

Marcus Williamson

Eva Kemeny, heiress and philanthropist: born US 7 March 1964; married Hans Kristian Rausing (two boys, two girls); found dead, London 10 July 2012.

Eva held a number of Company Directorships:

Hans Kristian Rausing, an heir to the Tetra Pak packaging fortune, admitted he hid the body of his “beloved” wife Eva for two months in a barricaded bedroom in the upstairs annex of their mansion because he was unable to “let her leave”, Isleworth crown court has heard.

Her resting place, the court heard, was a squalid room to which entry was banned for anyone but the couple, and which for the last four years had become their home as they retreated from the world in the grip of a drug addiction that had blighted their adult lives.

When finally faced with the reality of her death, after the police arrested him for driving under the influence of drugs on 9 July, Rausing told a psychiatrist: “I know it sounds selfish but I just didn’t want her to leave.”

Appearing in court on Wednesday, Rausing, 49, spoke only to answer to his name, and to reply “guilty”, when asked how he pleaded to the charge that he prevented the decent and lawful burial of his wife of 19 years.

He was sentenced to 10 months in prison suspended for two years, and ordered to undergo a two-year drug rehabilitation programme. His only detailed comments on why he had left his wife’s body decomposing under a pile of clothes next to a bed in their ramshackle room came in a statement he made to police which was read to the court.

“My condition has stabilised,” he said. “I fully understand my beloved wife of 19 years has died and I am devastated … by her death. I do not have a very coherent recollection of the events leading up to and since Eva’s death save to assure you that I have never wished her or done her any harm. I did not supply her with drugs. I have been traumatised since her death. I did not feel able to confront the reality of her death … I tried to carry on as if her death had not happened. I batted away inquiries about her. I took some measures to reduce the smell. I believe in the period since she died I have suffered some form of breakdown.”

Sitting behind the glass-fronted dock, Rausing wore a pair of headphones and blinked slowly as the court heard Alex Cameron QC, representing him, describe how the addictions the couple had overcome for 11 years took hold again when they succumbed to the urge to have a glass of champagne on millennium eve.

By 2008 Rausing had become an effective recluse and the couple lived together in the upstairs room on the second floor of their mansion in Chelsea, barring anyone else from entering.

“They were deeply ashamed of their situation, and the thought of meeting people and explaining their situation was too much to bear,” said Cameron.

Rausing’s only human contact was with his wife, on whom he was completely dependant, the barrister said.

Until that point the couple – who met in their mid 20s in drug rehab, married in 1992 and had four children – had lived for some 11 years as a normal, happy family. But Rausing, in particular, had always been plagued by a reserve and insecurity.

“Despite or because of the economic circumstances of his upbringing, the defendant had always had unusually strong social anxiety, and feelings of inferiority and a tendency to medicate his anxiety by drug taking and to deal with emotional conflict by denial,” Cameron said.

Rausing was present when his wife, 48, died of suspected heart failure coupled with drug taking on the morning of 7 May – a time of death established by her pacemaker, which was fitted some years before to treat heart problems. His wife had not long returned from California on 29 April, and had seen her financial adviser on 3 May, because she had been concerned about her husband’s increasingly chaotic lifestyle.

Faced with her death he was “initially numb and paralysed”. “He has no recollection at all of the next 10 or 12 hours,” said Cameron. “He didn’t move the body. He described her as appearing quite restful. “He felt quite unable to face up to the fact that Eva had died and almost like a small child couldn’t face up to telling anyone else, so took steps to delay the moment of facing up to the reality.”

But the truth began to unfold when Rausing was arrested on 9 July while driving erratically in Wandsworth, south London. In his car the police found large amounts of post addressed to his wife, and drug paraphernalia including a crack pipe in the footwell of the vehicle. Tests showed the presence of cocaine, morphine, temazepam and diazepam in his body.

When asked where his wife was, Rausing welled up, and said she had gone to California two weeks earlier. During a search of his six-storey home in Cadogan Place later police noticed the staff were hesitant when they asked for access to the second-floor annex.

Here’s Hans and Eva’s place, it’s No 62:

A policeman stands guard in front of the home of Eva Rausing in London

James O’Connell, prosecuting, said: “Officers took the lift up to the second floor and as they did so they noticed a smell indicating to the officers that there may be a decomposing body there. They noticed a room which had been sealed by locks and the use of gaffer tape. On entry it was discovered in a very untidy state. There was a bed and on top of it a pile of clothes and other material. It was under this pile of clothes that a body in an advanced state of decomposition was found. It was noted subsequently that some deodorising powder had been used on the clothing and items on top of the body,”

Sentencing Rausing on Wednesday, Judge Richard McGregor-Johnson said: “If ever there was an illustration of the utterly destructive effect of drug misuse on an individual and their family, it is to be found in the facts of this case. Your relapse into the misuse of drugs together with your wife … is graphically illustrated by the difference between the rooms that visitors saw in your home and the utter squalor of the room you really lived in.”

Had he been no more than a rich drug user, he would have received an immediate jail term, but the judge said he took into account Rausing’s mental state at the time and his continuing need for treatment.

Rausing also admitted driving while under the influence of drugs, and received a two-month concurrent suspended jail sentence for the offence.

Neil Saunders, the barrister who seems to have made the initial appearance in Court to defend Hans after Eva’s body was found decomposing upstairs, describes his work on the Chambers’ website thus:

He has advised and appeared in a number of very high profile cases that received considerable media and press attention including cases which involved highly reputable families where children or relations became involved in either violence in night clubs or allegations of rape at house parties.

Neil has defended in numerous police discipline cases including allegations of dishonesty, excessive force, matters of sexual impropriety by police officers whilst on duty; also in cases directed by IOPC. Police disciplinary proceedings both before Metropolitan and Provincial forces.

Appears on behalf of respondents to special procedure hearings and in sports disciplinary hearings.

Appeared in Divisional court cases involving drink driving legislation and custody time limits.

Crime:

  • Serious crime including murder, human and drug trafficking and serious sexual allegations
  • Money laundering/complex commercial fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Banking/advance fee/derivative frauds
  • Share dealing allegations
  • Tax and VAT fraud
  • Bribery/corruption
  • Cartels and price fixing/computer misuse

Professional Discipline:

  • Police misconduct in disciplinary hearings and PATs
  • Misfeasance in a public office
  • Regulatory crime/health and safety

Asset Recovery:

  • Criminal confiscation; search and seizure orders
  • Restraint, third party rights and contempt; civil recovery under Proceeds of Crime Act 2002

Neil Saunders works in the Chambers of Alexander Cameron. Alexander Cameron, who was also wheeled out to defend Hans when the decomposing corpse of his wife was found hidden in his house in a room from which everyone was forbidden to enter, after Neil had helped out at Hans’s first Court appearance thus ensuring that Hans didn’t find himself on remand for a year after being charged with murder, is Call Me Dave’s brother.

Alexander Cameron was educated at Eton and Bristol University and was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple in 1986. One of his high-profile cases include heading the legal chambers that represented Rebekah Brooks in a phone hacking defence.

Alex, as the Digger and Rebekah got their grubby paws on documents stolen from my house in the 1990s, how do you feel about representing me free of charge?

Alexander Cameron is a member of White’s. His dad was Chairman of White’s when Sir Peter Morrison was a member. But then Ian, Alexander and Call Me Dave’s dad, had a lot of links with Gwynne and Dafydd’s network. Call Me Dave was an Oxford undergrad during the years of Class A drugs excess there, when the grander students were treated very leniently by the Oxford magistrates. One of whom was Alexander and Call Me Dave’s mum! See post ‘Is The Party Over Yet?’
Hans Kristian Rausing – heir to the Tetra Pak packaging company billions – is back in the news following the second police raid on his home this year. How did a member of this retiring, philanthropic family hit such difficult times? Stephen Moss reports.

Details of the A4 incident are as hazy as the Audi’s alleged driving. Some reports have the 44-year-old Rausing leaping out of the bedroom window of his Chelsea home when the police, with or without a battering ram, according to which report you believe, arrived. “Officers were let in by a member of staff at the house,” said the police’s less lurid, window-less account. “The premises were searched. He was not at the address and inquiries continue.” “They haven’t come back and I don’t know when they’ll be back,” a maid told reporters attempting to track down the Rausings.

Where might the police be looking for Rausing? His £50m estate in Barbados perhaps? Or the 900-acre estate in Sussex owned by his father Hans? Or on the luxury cruise liner The World, on which Hans Jr owns an apartment. This promises to be an exotic inquiry. In reality, however, Interpol has not been alerted. The pursuit of Rausing will take the leisurely form of a letter from the Metropolitan Police traffic unit asking him to explain his actions, unless he pitches up at a police station to come clean in the next 28 days.

Rausing Jr’s travails have become, in tabloidese, “The curse of the Tetra Pak dynasty”. Drugs have been the demon haunting his gilded life. He and his wife met in a rehab clinic in the US and, after her arrest in April, Eva admitted her problems were not over. “I have made a serious mistake which I very much regret,” she said. “I intend to leave as soon as possible to seek the help that I very much need. I have made a grave error and I consider myself to have taken a wrong turn in the course of my life. I am very sorry for the upset I have caused. I thank my family and friends for their kindness and understanding.”

The irony is that for the past decade the Rausings have been in the forefront of the battle against drugs. Hans Jr has been one of the prime movers in the charity Mentor, which tries to steer young people away from drugs. Eva is its patron and has donated an estimated £700,000 to the charity since it was founded seven years ago. Prince Charles has described Rausing Jr as a “very special philanthropist” because of his support for Mentor and other drugs charities.

The curse of the Tetra Pak dynasty has so far proved a selective one. Hans Kristian is the youngest of Hans Rausing’s three children, and his two sisters are notable for their academic achievements and tireless philanthropy. If we want to indulge in amateur psychology, it looks very much like the youngest child finding it impossible to compete with his high-flying siblings and attempting to establish an identity for himself through rebellion.

Whereas Lisbet Rausing, Hans Kristian’s eldest sister, studied at Berkeley and Harvard and is now a research fellow at Imperial College, and Sigrid studied at York and did a PhD in anthropology at University College London, their brother’s education was patchier. The only anthropology he seems to have done was in India, where he made rather too close a study of the indigenous drug culture. He was being treated in a clinic in the US for the addiction that had developed in India when he met his wife-to-be, Eva Kemeny, the similarly troubled daughter of a wealthy Pepsi executive. They now have four young children.

The Rausing family secrets are difficult to uncover. Father Hans, now in his 80s and living in Wadhurst, Sussex, where he raises deer and collects vintage cars, is the reclusive’s reclusive. He sold his half of the Tetra Pak company, which was founded by his father Ruben in the early 1950s, to his now late brother Gad in 1996 for close on £5bn. Tetra Pak is now controlled by Gad’s three children, Kirsten, Finn and Jorn, all of whom keep a subterranean profile (partly, it is believed, because of an attempt to kidnap Jorn in 1989). But Hans Sr is far from retired from business, and has investments in Russia and Ukraine. His personal fortune is estimated at almost £6bn. Gad’s widow, Birgit, who lives in Switzerland, also owns a substantial part of Tetra Laval, the giant packaging company that grew from the famous tetrahedron pack that Ruben Rausing patented in 1944.

Hans’ sale of his part of the company may be at the heart of his son’s difficulties in finding a role. Whereas Gad’s children take an active part in the management of Tetra Laval, Hans apparently has his charity work, occasional tennis, opera-going, and oceans of time. As the Sunday Telegraph noted at the time of the drug allegations in April, he is described as a financier, but it is difficult to see what he finances.

His sisters, with their academic rootedness and their orchestrated philanthropy, have managed to circumvent these dangers. They have also, unusually for this retiring clan, given insights into their world. Indeed, Lisbet, the eldest but least publicly known of Hans’ three children, has given a clue to what may be the central fact about the dynasty: that they are an ordinary, unassuming provincial Swedish family who feel uncomfortable with the trappings of plutocracy. Perhaps the curse of the Tetra Pak does have some mileage after all.

The Rausing children grew up in Lund, a solid, churchy university town in southern Sweden. Sigrid has described it as a “typical 60s upbringing”. Hans and Gad only decamped to the UK with their families in the early 80s, when the appeal of the Thatcherite tax regime over Swedish welfarism became too great (Gad later moved on to the even more “tax-efficient” Switzerland).

Lisbet has drawn a fetching picture of life in Lunt: “We didn’t have cooks or chauffeurs, or anything. Sweden is different from England that way. More classless. And I am glad because it meant I learned how to do things: how to cook and so forth. My younger brother and sister and I always had the same pocket money as everyone else, and we went to normal village schools. I suppose some of the other children might have been aware of our family being different. But the little medieval university town I grew up in was very academic. A lot of the kids were children of vicars and doctors.” The fact that his family left Lunt and became global tax exiles when he was in his late teens may have left its mark on Hans Kristian.

Lisbet has also stressed her father’s lack of interest in money (a claim that does not quite square with the family’s flight from tax-heavy Sweden). “I don’t think my father ever thought money was important,” she says. “He was – still is – always thinking about machines and innovations and fixing things. That is his passion. He just likes solving problems. He has that kind of mind. Money is a by-product.” Friends emphasise Hans Sr’s bookishness, a quality shared by his wife Marit, who had been a lecturer in medieval German. This was an ordinary, academic, middle-class Swedish family saddled with an invention capable of generating the most extraordinary amounts of money, the Harry Potter of packaging patents.

Sigrid also gave a rare, and revealing, interview to the Guardian in 2004, in which she explained that excessive wealth was not all it was cracked up to be. “I grew up being acutely uncomfortable,” she said. “In the 1960s and 70s, Sweden was very progressive, not a good place to be a capitalist. I spent so many of my teenage years skulking in doorways, hiding away. I was very paranoid about anyone finding me out. I wanted to be who I was and didn’t want to hide anything any more. I know people who are emotionally crippled by money they inherited. It does not help anyone.”

Lisbet and Sigrid both have houses in Holland Park and large Scottish estates. But they do give the impression that they would have been perfectly happy never to have inherited a laminated chunk of the Tetra Pak billions. Sigrid, who has carved out a new career as proprietor of Granta Magazine and Portobello Books, devoted the best part of a decade to working on a book (based on her PhD), History, Memory and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm, which is not something you could imagine Paris Hilton doing.

Sigrid has engaged in philanthropy of an industrial scale and given away an estimated £50m. Might guilt be one element driving her giving? In 2002 the investigative reporter Nick Davies wrote a long article in the Guardian alleging that Hans Rausing Sr was using his “non-domicile” status in the UK (resident here but without having severed all his connections with Sweden) to minimise tax payments on his vast fortune. When a Guardian journalist raised this with Sigrid in an interview two years later, asking her how she had reacted to the allegations, her response was telling: “I cried and cried. You shouldn’t blame someone for following the tax regime in a country. One should blame the government for their rules.”

Sigrid described herself as a liberal, and said that great wealth was something you had to come to terms with. “Be open about it and be active with it.” In an interview with Vogue in 2006, she embraced the guilt question head on when asked why, when she was young, she found it so hard to say no to requests for money. “I would like to think it was guilt,” she said, “but I think it was probably shame, if I can make that distinction. People knew you had money, so you could never say, ‘Come back next month.’ Once you start giving away large sums of money and you find the causes you’re really interested in, then you can say no quite legitimately.” She also told Vogue that the original move from Sweden had not been prompted by a desire to exploit non-dom status in the UK, but by fear of Sweden’s punitive inheritance tax regime. “It was so high in Sweden,” she said, “that if my father and uncle had died, the company would effectively have been nationalised.”

Her attitude to money, as with her father, is paradoxical. They’re not that keen on it, but don’t want to lose it. They will give away large amounts of it, but are anxious to avoid tax where they can. Hans Sr is said to be frugal in personal habits and to be critical of fellow billionaires who flaunt their wealth, yet lives in a luxurious, marble-floored house on his large Sussex estate, with his beloved deer roaming across his rolling acres. The family is vestigially Swedish, but with a large helping of nouveau riche Russian.

It’s a tricky combination. Sigrid has admitted suffering from depression in her mid-20s and to undergoing therapy. When she was 34, she married art dealer Dennis Hotz and converted to Judaism (they later divorced and she is now married to the film producer Eric Abraham). The guilt she feels at the treatment of Jews, which fed her conversion, reflects a wider concern with injustice. “We live in a profoundly unfair society,” she said in her Vogue interview. “Wealth is increasing for the wealthy and debt is increasing for those in debt. Once you know that, it seems to me that you can’t not try to do something for the common good with that money.”

Sigrid’s answer has been to throw herself into philanthropy and to cultivate the literati. If you’ve got vast quantities of money, spend it on what matters to you. She says she has found patronage “liberating”. It seems that her brother has yet to find that sense of liberation. For him, vast wealth has been a prison. The prang on the A4 was a minor incident given unwarranted attention by the media. But within it is a sorrow that reminds us that wealth does not bring happiness, and that there are worse fates than a perpetual credit-card bill.

Eva Rausing’s sister Bo was formerly married to Jack Kidd, the brother of model Jodie Kidd…

An article in the Daily Mail in 2008 stated re the Rausings that the family investments are an ‘impenetrable web’, invested through holdings ‘understood to funnel back to Liechtenstein and the Cayman Islands’.

Cap’n Bob’s dosh was invested in Liechtenstein…

Hans married again after ‘delaying the burial’ of Eva’s body. He married Julia Delves Broughton, daughter of Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, 12th Bt, in June 2014. Julia is the sister of Isabella Blow (née Delves Broughton), who was raised on the family estate Doddington Park in Staffordshire. Isabella has starred in earlier posts. She was a highly influential fashion designer who encountered serious mental health problems and was found dead on 7 May 2007 after clinical negligence on the part of an expensive private healthcare facility so impressive that it would have made the Hergest Unit proud.

Isabella Blow

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Isabella Blow arrives as a guest at the Turner Prize, December 2005.
Born
Isabella Delves Broughton

(1958-11-19)19 November 1958

Died 7 May 2007(2007-05-07) (aged 48)

Cause of death Suicide by paraquat poisoning
Resting place Gloucester Cathedral
Years active 1993–2007
Spouse(s) Nicholas Taylor (1981–1983)
Detmar Blow (1989–2007)

Isabella “Issie” Blow (19 November 1958-7 May 2007) was the muse of hat designer Philip Treacy, and is credited with discovering the models Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl as well as propelling and continually advocating the career of fashion designer Alexander McQueen

Isabella was born in Marylebone – Harley Street Land – and was the eldest child of Major Sir Evelyn Delves Broughton, a Military officer, and his second wife, Helen Mary Shore, a barrister. Sir Evelyn was the only son of Jock Delves Broughton; his sister, Rosamond, married Simon Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat in 1938.

Blow had two sisters, Julia and Lavinia; her brother, John, drowned in the family’s swimming pool at the age of 2. In 1972, when she was 14, Isabella’s parents separated and her mother left the household, bidding each daughter farewell with a handshake. Her parents divorced two years later. Isabella did not get along with her father, who bequeathed her only £5,000 from his estate, which was worth more than one million pounds. Blow studied for her A-levels at Heathfield School, after which she enrolled at a secretarial college and then took odd jobs.

Blow moved to New York City in 1979 to study Ancient Chinese Art at Columbia University and shared a flat with the actress Catherine Oxenberg. A year later, she left the Art History programme at Columbia, moved to Texas and worked for Guy Laroche. In 1981 she married her first husband, Nicholas Taylor (whom she divorced in 1983), and was introduced to the fashion director of the US edition of Vogue, Anna Wintour. Blow was hired initially as Wintour’s assistant, but it was not long before she was assisting André Leon Talley, as of 2008 US Vogues editor-at-large. While working in New York, Isabella befriended Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Andy Warhol died suddenly and unexpectedly on 22 Feb 1987, when the international trafficking/drug distribution operation that involved Ollie Brooke and numerous other Top Docs and lawyers was rather jumpy, what with Ollie having gone to jail just two months previously. The Gay Plague had taken off, in the US as well as the UK…

Warhol died in Manhattan at 6:32 a.m. on February 22, 1987 at age 58. According to news reports, he had been making a good recovery from gallbladder surgery at New York Hospital before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-operative irregular heartbeat. Prior to his diagnosis and operation, Warhol delayed having his recurring gallbladder problems checked, as he was afraid to enter hospitals and see doctors. His family sued the hospital for inadequate care, saying that the arrhythmia was caused by improper care and water intoxication. The malpractice case was quickly settled out of court; Warhol’s family received an undisclosed sum of money.

Isabella Blow returned to London in 1986 and worked for Michael Roberts, then the fashion director of ‘Tatler’ and ‘The Sunday Times’ Style magazine. During this period she was romantically linked to editor Tim Willis. In 1989, Blow married her second husband, barrister and art dealer Detmar Hamilton Blow, a grandson (and namesake) of the early 20th-century society architect Detmar Blow, in Gloucester Cathedral. Philip Treacy designed the bride’s wedding headdress and a now-famous fashion relationship was forged. Realizing Treacy’s talent, Blow established Treacy in her London flat, where he worked on his collections.

In 1993 Isabella worked with the photographer Steven Meisel producing the Babes in London shoot, which featured Plum Sykes, Bella Freud and Honor Fraser. See previous posts for gen on Plum and Bella Freud. Blow was the fashion director of Tatler and consulted for DuPont Lycra, Lacoste, and Swarovski.

Blow starred in 2005 in a project by artist Matthieu Laurette, commissioned and produced by Frieze Projects 2005. It consisted of daily guided tours of Frieze Art Fair led by Blow and fellow international fashion experts Peter Saville, Kira Joliffe, and Bay Garnett. Shortly before her death, Blow was the creative director and stylist of a series of books for an Arabic beauty magazine, Alef; the books were being produced by Kuwaiti fashion entrepreneur Sheikh Majed al-Sabah.

Toward the end of her life, Blow became seriously depressed. Diana Mitford’s granddaughter, Daphne Guinness, a friend of Blow’s, stated: “She was upset that Alexander McQueen didn’t take her along when he sold his brand to Gucci. Once the deals started happening, she fell by the wayside. Everybody else got contracts, and she got a free dress”. According to a 2002 interview with Tamsin Blanchard, it was Blow who brokered the deal in which Gucci purchased McQueen’s label. Other pressures on her included financial problems (Blow was disinherited by her father in 1994) and infertility.

Isabella and Detmar Blow separated in 2004. Detmar Blow went on to have an affair with Stephanie Theobald, the society editor of British ‘Harper’s Bizarre’. Isabella was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and began undergoing ECT. She also had an affair with Matthew Mellon; however, after an eighteen-month separation, Isabella and Detmar Blow were reconciled.

Soon afterward, Isabella was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Isabella began telling friends that she was suicidal. In 2006, Blow attempted suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills. Later that year, Blow again attempted suicide by jumping from the Hammersmith Flyover, which resulted in her breaking both ankles. Blow made several more suicide attempts in 2007, by driving her car into the rear of a lorry, attempting to obtain horse tranquilizers, trying to drown herself in a lake and by overdosing while on a beach in India.

Isabella’s wiki entry tells us that: On 6 May 2007, during a weekend house party at Hilles, where the guests included Philip Treacy and his partner, Stefan Bartlett, Blow announced that she was going shopping. Instead, she was later discovered collapsed on a bathroom floor by her sister Lavinia and was taken to Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, where Blow told the doctor she had drunk the weedkiller Paraquat. She died at the hospital the following day. Blow’s death was initially reported as being caused by ovarian cancer; however, a coroner later ruled the death a suicide. At the inquest, Blow’s sister, Lavinia Verney, stated that after she discovered her sister had ingested the poison, Blow had told her, “I’m worried that I haven’t taken enough.”

There are other accounts of Isabella’s final days detailing appalling negligence, of a highly paid Angel ‘specifically allocated’ to Isabella who didn’t recognise Isabella or know who she was, of Angels and Top Docs allowing Isabella to leave the premises alone in the aftermath of serious suicide attempts when no sensible person would have left Isabella alone for 10 mins…

The Guardian, 12 May 2007:

Her sister-in-law, Selina Blow, told the Guardian she had recently undergone an operation for ovarian cancer and her health had suffered badly as a result. “We are all very upset,” said Ms Blow yesterday…

Tests carried out on Blow’s body proved positive for weedkiller, according to the Gloucestershire deputy coroner, David Dooley.

[Isabella’s] father-in-law, who struggled with depression, also took his own life by taking weedkiller.

Last weekend she had hosted a party at Hilles, her Cotswolds country home, with guests including royal milliner Philip Treacy, whose career she had helped promote by wearing his most colourful creations. She told them she was going shopping, but was found later in a “poorly state” by her sister.

She died in Gloucestershire Royal hospital on Monday.

Mr Dooley, who opened the inquest on Thursday, said the initial cause of death was given by the pathologist, Neil Shepherd, as being from the effects of a drug overdose. “I have queried this with Prof Shepherd and he says that is the right way of describing the pharmacological effect of any chemical on the body. We will need to take formal statements and investigate all the circumstances and this will be dealt with before the main inquest on October 24.”

A stylist who helped launch the careers of Alexander McQueen and Julien Macdonald, Blow was once described as one of the 20 most important people in fashion. Born Isabella Delves Broughton in 1958, she was the granddaughter of “Jock” Delves Broughton, who was tried and acquitted for the murder of the 22nd Earl of Errol in Kenya in 1941. He later returned to Britain and committed suicide…

Isabella’s close friend and one-time colleague Philip Treacy now makes hats for Royalty. Thirty-six of Treacy’s hats were worn at the William and Princess Middleton’s wedding in April 2011. Treacy designed over 20 of the hats worn at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in May 2018, including those worn by Camilla, Princess Middleton and Oprah Winfrey. Meghan chose a Treacy hat for her first official Royal event in December 2017.

In July 2018, Treacy credited Brenda with “single–handedly saving the British hat industry”. I think he meant ‘my business’.

Camilla, sporting a Treacy hat in June 2012

Philip Treacy was awarded an honorary OBE for services to the British fashion industry by Carlo and Camilla at a special ceremony in  Clarence House in November 2007. Treacy designed the headdress worn by Camilla for her wedding to Carlo.

Isabella’s funeral was held at Gloucester Cathedral on 15 May 2007. Her pallbearers included her godson Otis Ferry, a son of the rock star Bryan Ferry. Actor Rupert Everett and actress Joan Collins delivered eulogies and opera singer Charles Eliasch sang. A memorial service was held in the Guards Chapel in London on 18 September 2007, where Anna Wintour and Geordie Greig (UK newspaper exec: see post ‘Did Glenda Play A Key Role In Keeping It All Out Of The Media?’) spoke. Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent were in attendance.

Otis Ferry’s mum Lucy was found shot dead on 23 July 2018. ‘Suicide’. Lucy Margaret Mary Birley (formerly Ferry; née Helmore; 18 September 1959-23 July 2018) was a model and socialite who was divorced from Bryan Ferry and married to Robin Birley.

Lucy Birley was born in Shropshire. Her father worked for many years at Lloyd’s of London .Lucy was photographed by photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, and designers such as Christian Lacroix, Manolo Blahnik and Philip Treacy cited her as an influence on their work”. Lucy posed as the cover model for Roxy Music’s album ‘Avalon’. Aged 22 and with Ferry 14 years her senior, they married on 26 June 1982, at the Church of St Anthony and St George at Duncton, West Sussex. The Ferrys divorced on 31 March 2003; Lucy was reportedly paid £10 million in the settlement.

In October 2006, Lucy married Robin Birley, the 48-year-old son of Lady Annabel Goldsmith and Mark Birley. The Goldsmiths are linked to Dafydd’s network, as discussed in previous posts and comments….

Lucy Birley died on 23 July 2018, aged 58, from a ‘self-inflicted gunshot’ while on holiday in the Republic of Ireland.

Lee Alexander McQueen (17 March 1969-11 February 2010) ‘died by suicide in 2010, at the age of 40, at his home in Mayfair’. McQueen’s death was announced on the afternoon of 11 February 2010. In the morning, his housekeeper found him hanged at his home. Paramedics were called and they pronounced him dead at the scene.

David LaChapelle, a friend of the designer, said that McQueen “was doing a lot of drugs and was very unhappy” at the time of his death. Dr Stephen Pereira, McQueen’s psychiatrist, said he had mixed anxiety and depressive disorder for at least three years and had twice taken drug overdoses as “cries for help”. Pereira also said that McQueen had repeatedly missed psychiatric sessions, adding that there had been “enormous difficulty in getting him to personally, physically come to appointments”.

McQueen left a note saying, “Look after my dogs, sorry, I love you, Lee.” The Met Police stated that the note was not suspicious, but did not confirm that the death was a suicide. On 17 February 2010, Westminster Coroner’s Court was told that a post-mortem found that McQueen’s death was due to  asphyxiation and hanging. The inquest was adjourned until 28 April 2010, where McQueen’s death was officially recorded as suicide. McQueen, who had been diagnosed with mixed anxiety and depressive disorder, took an overdose prior to hanging himself. He had taken drug overdoses in May and July 2009. Coroner Dr Paul Knapman reported finding “a significant level of cocaine, sleeping pills, and tranquillizers in the blood samples taken after the designer’s death.”

Paul Knapman trained at St George’s and for decades has been wheeled out to pronounce on every dodgy celebrity death. When I worked in London I was told, openly, that Knapman was ‘corrupt’. Knapman was the Coroner for Lord Lucan’s nanny Sandra Rivett. Lord Lucan was mates with Sir Jams Goldsmith and Lady Lucan was denounced as mad by psychiatrists paid by her husband. On the night that her husband disappeared, Lady Lucan turned up at St George’s Hospital with head injuries and valuable time was wasted because St George’s denounced her as er mad. Meanwhile there was a dead nanny in the basement of the family home and Lord L buggered off, never to be seen again. See previous posts.

Paul Knapman was also the man who told an inquest that Lord Snowdon’s long-term mistress Ann Hills ‘had committed suicide’ after consuming a quantity of tablets that any Top Doc or toxicologist would know could not have killed her and was found in a kneeling position dressed in party gear in a kneeling position on the roof of her penthouse in London. Ann’s father was a Top Doc who was a cousin of Sigmund Freud and was facilitating organised abuse. Ann worked as a high class call girl and was found dead days before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. See ‘Error Of Judgement?’

On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen [the company] today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home. At this stage it is inappropriate to comment on this tragic news beyond saying that we are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief with Lee’s family. Lee’s family has asked for privacy in order to come to terms with this terrible news and we hope the media will respect this.

— Alexander McQueen Office, Official Website, 11 February 2010

On 3 February 2010, McQueen wrote on his Twitter page that his mother had died the day before, adding: “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” Four days later, he wrote that he had had an “awful week” but said “friends have been great”, adding: “now i have to some how pull myself together”. McQueen is survived by his father, three sisters, and two brothers.

McQueen’s funeral took place on 25 February 2010 at St. Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge. His ashes were later scattered on the Isle of Skye at Kilmuir. His Skye ancestry had been a strong influence in his life and work. McQueen’s Scottish heritage – his father was born and had ancestral roots in Skye – was evident in his life and work. In asking for his remains to be interred in Kilmuir, looking over the sea in the north of Skye, Alexander McQueen has joined members of his clan going back over many generations.

Can that other celebrity Scot from a wee rural island background Lord Jack McConnell, who knows a great deal about Dafydd’s criminality and indeed rose to the top of the Labour Party in Scotland by concealing it, as described in previous posts, tell us anything about McQueen’s final days?

A memorial was held for McQueen on 20 September 2010. It was attended by Björk, Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Naomi Campbell, Stella McCartney, Lady Gaga and Anna Wintour amongst 2,500 other invited guests. On 18 February 2010, Robert Polet, the President and Chief Executive of the Gucci Group, announced that the Alexander McQueen business would carry on without its founder and creative director. The BBC reported that McQueen had reserved £50,000 of his wealth for his pet dogs so they could live in the lap of luxury for the rest of their lives. He also bequeathed £100,000 each to four charities; these include the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in South London and the Blue Cross animal welfare charity in Burford, Oxfordshire.

Note To Wider Society: Lest you still haven’t got the message, these folk are not jumping, they are being pushed and pushed by the Top Doctors. There is lie after lie after lie after lie being told, to the patients, to the families, to the media and at the inquests. At least some of the deaths are not even Top Docs ‘making mistakes’ or ‘not being able to save the patient’. They are good old fashioned murders. Follow the trail to Dafydd. Every bloody time. He’s a gangster who ran/runs a massive drug dealing operation and porn/sex work empire. And we were unlawfully left with him, although we told EVERYONE what he was doing.

 

Well, now I’ve written the blog and named the guilty, shall I mop up all the urine that’s covering the floor, after the rest of the world sat there wetting themselves for years while people died? I don’t work for the NHS so I can clean up blood, turds, urine etc, I don’t have to snap that I’m not paid to do that and bugger off while every other employee on the premises refuses to do it too. I knew that the Top Docs were sexually assaulting and killing people as well. I knew it years ago and I provided details in numerous letters to many people in authority. So lots of people conspired to have me framed and locked up, using the Expert Opinion of the Top Docs whom I had named as being involved in serious criminal activity.

 

She wasn’t very bright, she was 19 and had no idea what she was letting herself in for:

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Lord Tim Bell

Thanks to readers for the links re the death of the man who sold Thatcher to the British electorate for so many years, I did notice that he’d died but I was very busy with other things. I wasn’t going to mark Lord Tim’s passing on this blog but as he played a very substantial role in Britain being blighted by Thatch for so long and was responsible for the lies and propaganda behind the construction of Thatch as Superwoman as well as the suppression of much of what I have published on this blog, I decided that Tim at least deserved a mention.

The media obituaries have done an excellent job, reminding us that Tim sneered at the notion of behaving in an ethical manner, was ‘charming’ but completely amoral and also ‘worked for’ delights such as Augusto Pinochet’s friend and Minister (not Thatch, the other one, in Chile).

I did however see one date re Tim’s biography in his obituaries of which I had been previously unaware but I’ve certainly realised the significance of it…

So here’s a brief tribute to Tim Bell in the style of a poem by E.J. Thribb, Private Eye’s teenaged poet, who can always be relied upon to produce a verse when someone famous dies.

 

Lines On The Death Of Tim Bell

So Farewell then

Tim Bell

You were most famous for Selling Margaret Thatcher

And for the slogan ‘Labour Isn’t Working’

What was less well known was that on 19 November 1977

You were fined £50 after masturbating in your Hampstead window

In full view of female passers-by

Keith’s mum said that you worked for General Pinochet

But I reckon that you were working for Dafydd as well

Because you established Bell Pottinger in

1987/88

Brenda knighted you in

1991 The same year in which she knighted Peter Morrison

And Miranda gave you a peerage in

1998

E.J. Thribb (17 years)

 

For readers who haven’t been concentrating re recent posts, here’s a few clues to wake you up:

The 1987 Tory General Election victory. All party Leaders remained silent about Dafydd having Done It Again after Mary Wynch had just made legal history by suing him for wrongful arrest and illegal imprisonment. They all knew about the Cunning Plan to frame and imprison me, to whom Dafydd Had Done It Again, for a serious offence shortly after the election. As Thatch, the Windbag and Dr Death all thought that they would win the election, they were all quite happy to keep quiet.

Days before the General Election, Ollie Brooke won his appeal, had his sentence cut by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane and was quietly released from prison with the minimum of publicity. The police who had worked so hard to bring Ollie to Court were seething because they knew that he was Mr Big in a pan-European paedophile ring, but their comments were not reported until just a few years ago.

Peter Morrison remained in Gov’t after the 1987 victory and was given responsibility for Oil as an Energy Minister. Jimmy Savile was appointed to the General Management Taskforce at Broadmoor. Michael Havers the Attorney General blocked the prosecutions of a number of VIP child sex offenders.

Thanks Tim!!

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So Absolutely Sane, Clear, Quick, Intelligent and Safe…

My post ‘Accidents Happen’ discussed Lib Dem Lord Paul Tyler – follow up –

Shelter –

Des Wilson (born 5 March 1941) is a New Zealand born campaigner, political activist, businessman, sports administrator, author and poker layer. Des was one of the founders of the British homelessness charity Shelter and was for a while an activist in, and President of, the Liberal Party.

From a working-class family in New Zealand, Wilson attended Waitaki Boys’ High School, leaving at 15 to become a reporter on the local newspaper. After periods working for the Otago Daily Times and the Evening Star in Dunedin and the Melbourne Star in Australia, Wilson moved to the UK in 1960 at the age of 19.

Over the next few years Des took a range of jobs before becoming a journalist. He became the founding Director of Shelter in 1966 and then became a columnist for ‘The Observer’. Des also spent two years as Director of Public Affairs for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Des Wilson edited the magazine Social Work Today for the British Association of Social Workers. He then returned to campaigning, running Friends of the Earth and the Campaign for Freedom of Information and CLEAR, the Campaign for Lead Free Air.

Des Wilson in 1987 as President of the Liberal Party, holding as symbol of his office a copy of John Milton‘s Areopagitica

Wilson joined the Liberals in order to stand in the 1973 Hove by-election. Although he wasn’t elected for Hove, Wilson remained in the Liberal Party and in 1986 became its President, a position which allowed him to act as its Campaign Director in the 1987 General Election, the General Election that both the Windbag and Dr Death thought that they would win, particularly as both of them had colluded with the Gang’s Cunning Plan in the run-up to that General Election to have me fitted up for a serious criminal offence and imprisoned shortly after the General Election. See eg.’Workers Play Time’, ‘Security, Security’ and ‘Hey, Hey, DAJ, How Many Kids Did You Kill Today?’.

Thanks Dafydd, Tebbs couldn’t believe his luck, especially because Peter Morrison was a Gov’t Minister at the time!

Apart from Thatch, the other Lucky Winner in 1987 was Ieuan Wyn Jones, who won Anglesey for Plaid.

Ieuan was a solicitor who was born in Denbigh, where his dad was a Methodist Minister; Ieuan’s wife was an Angel who grew up in Prion, just outside Denbigh! Ieuan was friends with Alwyn Jones, the Bangor-based solicitor who was acting for me at the time. Alwyn lived on Anglesey, where he had grown up and was married to a solicitor who worked for Gwynedd County Council, who also employed the bent lawyer Ron Evans who was one of those who masterminded the Cunning Plan. Ron lived on Anglesey as well.

When the Cunning Plan imploded just after Ieuan had been elected to the House, Brown asked Alwyn if we could prosecute those involved for perjury or at least wasting police time, as we had documentary evidence of both. Alwyn told us that would not be possible. It was at that point that Dafydd phoned me and told me that if I dropped my complaints about him he would get me a place at Liverpool Medical School. I told Alwyn about it and told him that I would from then on record all telephone calls between Dafydd and me. Alwyn told me that if ever Dafydd said anything like that again to take the recording to the police. I presume that Alwyn warned everyone that I was going to record Dafydd… Dafydd never tried another bribe over the phone although he said many other highly incriminating things.

Brown heard the conversation in which Dafydd tried to bribe me and wrote to Gwynedd Health Authority about the matter. Twice. He received no reply.

Ieuan went to Liverpool Poly (now Liverpool John Moores University). One of the Governors of Liverpool Poly was John Hamilton, the Leader of Liverpool City Council, 1983-86, while Degsy Hatton was Deputy Leader and at war with the Windbag. Hamilton was a Bachelor who had not been blessed with children and who held many responsible roles in Liverpool re education and children/youth services. John Hamilton nearly died in a house fire in Jan 2000. He was recovering from his near fatal injuries in Feb 2000 when the Waterhouse Report was published. John Hamilton eventually died on 14 Dec 2006.

John Hamilton was a high profile Quaker. Lucille Hughes’s henchman in Gwynedd Social Services, Gethin Evans, was active in the Quakers in Bangor, as was Dr Paul Nickson, one of the GPs in Bethesda who colluded with organised abuse and the framing of targets/complainants. Paul Nickson eventually left Bethesda to practice as a Top Doc in Liverpool.

One high profile Quaker family are the Frys, based in the West Country. Jeremy Fry was one of the Swingers who was a good mate of Lord Snowdon and Ma’am Darling. Jeremy was prevented from being Lord S’s best man because he had recently been convicted of opportuning for immoral purposes. Jeremy Fry and his wife lived in Bath and hosted interesting parties. Lord Snowdon was the biological father of Polly Fry, who was brought up as Jeremy’s daughter. Polly was conceived at about the time of Lord S’s engagement to Ma’am Darling. Jeremy Fry was a good mate of Mr Thrope and Roger Gilliatt, the Top Doc who trained at the Middlesex Hospital just after Gwynne and who knew Gwynne and Dafydd and served as Lord S’s best man when the not so private lives of Jeremy Fry and Mr Thrope were deemed too risky to warrant their inclusion in the wedding pics. Although how Lord S and Ma’am Darling passed that particular test themselves I can’t work out. See previous posts…

Ieuan’s wife Eirian Llwyd worked as an Angel in Liverpool, 1969-73 and after that worked as a midwife at St Asaph. Eirian knew about the abducted babies and dangerous illegal abortions that resulted from the scams run by the Top Docs of north Wales. See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf!’ During the 1970s and 80s, Eirian worked with Rhyl Women’s Aid. Eirian campaigned with Cymdeithas yr Iaith in the 1960s and 70s. Saunders Lewis’s Feb 1962 radio broadcast ‘Tynged yr Iaith’ led to the establishment of Cymdeithas. Dafydd was the mate of Saunders’ who recorded the lecture. The Chair of Cymdeithas in the mid-1980s was Meri Huws aka the Crack of Doom, a Gwynedd social worker who’s patch included the children’s homes in Bangor, including Ty’r Felin, from where kids were trafficked, including to Dolphin Square. See previous posts eg. ‘People With Energy’.

Dafydd Iwan was a leading light in Cymdeithas; Dafydd Iwan grew up near Bala, where his dad was a Methodist Minister. J.E. Daniel, the father of the Gang’s mate corrupt judge Huw Daniel, was (like Huw) a mate of Dafydd and Gwynne, an early activist in Plaid, a lecturer at the Bala-Bangor (Methodist) Theological College and a Schools Inspector. See eg. ‘Tan yn Llyn’.

Huw Daniel and J.E. Daniel were educated at Friars School in Bangor and then Jesus College, Oxford, as was Harold Wilson. Harold’s wife Mary was the daughter of a Nonconformist Minister and the Wilsons were well-networked with Methodists. The Westminster molester George Thomas was for decades during the middle of the 20th century, the most famous Methodist in Britain. See eg. ‘There’s Methodism In This Madness’ and ‘Come Friendly Bombs’ for info on Methodists and the Gang and Mary Wilson.

Ieuan Wyn Jones moved around Wales as a boy, because Methodist Ministers like Ieuan’s dad often moved frequently, but for some time Ieuan went to Bala School. Dafydd Iwan became Leader of Gwynedd County Council; his brother Alun Ffred, a school teacher who then worked as a journo for HTV and as an executive for S4C, also served as a Gwynedd County Councillor before serving as the Plaid AM for Caernarfon, May 2003-May 2007 and for Arfon, May 2007-April 2016.

Alun Ffred’s mate Len, a Plaid Councillor from Deiniolen when I was at Bangor University doing my PhD, 2003-05 – Len worked for the University estates dept – knew about Empowered Service Users being abused in homes in Gwynedd and on Anglesey, some of those homes being owned by Dafydd Alun Jones. I discussed it with Len and he told me that Alun Ffred knew and ‘was very worried’ about it. It’ll be why Alun Ffred said and did nothing…

Eirian Llwyd forgot about being an Angel and a Wimmin’s Aid champ in 2001 after the Waterhouse Report was published and became an Artist instead. Eirian died in Jan 2014 in Ysbyty Gwynedd of cancer at the age of 63.

VAL FELD – HERE

Ieuan still preaches and holds a role as a chapel elder.

GMC HERE – Lord John Walton, President of the GMC, 1982-89; President of the BMA, 1980-82:

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Ieuan first stood as a Plaid candidate for Denbigh in Oct 1974 (Paul Flynn was the Labour candidate, but Geraint Morgan QC held the seat safely for the Tories, 1959-83) and Ieuan had another go in Denbigh in 1979.

I have been told that Tony Francis was the link to the politicians during the 1987 Cunning Plan. MI5 recorded the whole lot – I have been sent transcripts -but no-one was warned about Francis. Francis used to speak highly of Dafydd Wigley, describing him as ‘splendid’. Francis lived on Anglesey.

It was Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station who buggered up the Cunning Plan by not telling as many lies as he was supposed to; my suspicion is that the conspiracy was so substantial that Sgt Morgan got cold feet. Some time afterwards, Sgt Morgan was arrested, charged and convicted of indecent assault on a teenaged girl in custody. Jeff Crowther, the Nursing Officer from Ysbyty Gwynedd who also didn’t tell as many lies as required, knew that Sgt Morgan would be found guilty weeks before his trial had opened. The Denbigh Angels had known (and liked) Sgt Morgan as a police officer who was ‘so good with the patients, a lovely man…’

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Sgt Morgan’s name appears on the internet as one of those who was abusing kids in care in north Wales…

Will Edwards, who grew up on Anglesey, the son of a tenant farmer and worked as a solicitor in Bala after studying law at Liverpool University, served as the Labour MP for Merioneth (the constituency contained Bertrand Russell and Sir Clough Williams-Ellis at Cwm Croesor), 1966-Feb 74, was struck off by the Law Society in 1987 for embezzling clients’ money. I have been told that the Gang went after Will Edwards for other reasons and that, as with the pursuit of Sgt Morgan by his fellow criminals, it was something to do with my case. See previous posts.

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Lord Maelor aka Thomas Jones, the Labour MP who held the seat (1951-66) before Will Edwards, spontaneously combusted at his home in Nov 1984. Lord Maelor’s brother Idwal Jones was the Labour MP for Wrexham, 1955-70. Lord Maelor was a school teacher who trained at the Normal College in Bangor and dressed in ladies clothes when he was off-duty. See previous posts.

 

Anne killed in april 1986 See post ‘A Trail Of Blood’

wood yelling at me three weeks later

me – hammersmith Sept 1986 – Bentall key link H smith-Bangor See post ‘Interesting Facts’.

F – fitted up and imprisoned in 1986

DAWKINS – the blind watchmaker – 1986

ollie brooke – jailed on 18 Dec 1986 – See post eg. ‘Oliver!’

On 13/14 Dec 1986, days before Ollie appeared in Court and pleaded guilty, Dafydd and Superintendent Roberts at Bangor Police Station conspired to wrongfully arrest and unlawfully imprison me in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Details of the conspiracy were recorded in my medical notes by an Angel, Wendy Gough Hughes, who also recorded her extreme reluctance to have anything to do with the ‘deal’ between Dafydd and Supt Roberts. Dr Neil Davies, one of Dafydd’s consultant colleagues, told Wendy that it wasn’t her breaking the law, it was Dafydd and Supt Roberts and all she had to do was to refuse to let me out (I was being held in Bryn Golau, the locked ward aka ‘medium secure unit’). See previous posts.

Wendy later left Denbigh and ended up working in Manchester in a senior mental health nursing role. She told her teenaged children years later that before they were born she had worked ‘in a really terrible hospital in Denbigh’, so bad that she just got out of there.

In Jan 1987 Sir William Mars-Jones presided over the much-publicised trial at Mold Crown Court concerning the abuse of two boys in the care of Clwyd Social Services. The trial ended on 16 Jan 1987 with convictions and sentencing. David Gillison, who was employed at the time of the offences by Clwyd Social Services as a social worker for the physically handicapped, pleaded guilty to two offences of indecency against a boy in care ‘G’, a resident of Bersham Hall, a children’s home near Wrexham. Gillison received 3 years and 3 months imprisonment and Gillison’s co-accused, William Gerry, received two years imprisonment for buggery with G and four offences of gross indecency with G and another boy in care, ‘S’. William Gerry had never been employed by Clwyd Social Services; he was 20 at the time of the offences and had been in care himself, in Bryn Estyn. Gerry’s status as a former kid in care in Bryn Estyn alone throws up many worrying questions about this whole scenario and how much of the official account can be believed.

On the day of sentencing, Mars-Jones requested that an investigation be carried out by Clwyd Social Services into the circumstances whereby David Gillison and one of his colleagues, Jacqueline Thomas, had come to occupy their positions. Jacqueline was a member of staff at Chevet Hey, a children’s home at Wrexham. It was matters involving Jacqueline that led to the Jan 1987 trial at Mold.

Day of sentencing – the day of or just days after I’d been suddenly released from Denbigh – CHECK DATE – driven to a railway station by Angels, told to ‘shut your mouth about DA’ and that if I ever came back to north Wales I’d be arrested, and then physically put on a train to London by the Angels.

Mars-Jones’s demand for an investigation received much publicity and was taken as evidence that the No Nonsense Judge wasn’t going to put up with that sort of thing happening to children in care. The background to the trial and the action behind the scenes that was not mentioned by the No Nonsense Judge or indeed anyone else tells a different story.

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The case that resulted in Mars-Jones sentencing Gillison and Gerry in Jan 1987 stemmed from an allegation that on 24 Dec 1985 Gillison stayed at Jacqueline’s flat in the company of G, S and William Gerry, that homosexual activity took place between Gillison, Gerry, G and S and that Jacqueline had been present and had participated in group sex with Gerry, G and S.

Jacqueline maintained that she had been on duty at Chevet Hey on 24 Dec 1985 and had slept the night there. The Waterhouse Report states that Ronnie and the Inquiry panel saw evidence that Jacqueline had been absent for a substantial period of time and earlier in the day had been visited by Gillison and G at Chevet Hey. The prosecution case did not proceed against Jacqueline re the allegations of group sex on 24 Dec 1985. Jacqueline however pleaded guilty at Wrexham Maelor Magistrates Court on 5 Aug 1986 to indecent assault on S, ‘a male under 16’, a lesser charge relating to ‘more limited group sex’ involving Jacqueline, G and S at her flat in Aug 1985. Jacqueline received a suspended prison sentence of three months. It was the allegations of boy G – still in care but 17 at the time – that led to Jacqueline’s trial; G stated that Jacqueline and he were in a sexual relationship and an investigation into Jacqueline by Clwyd Social Services began.

On the same date as Jacqueline admitted indecent assault at Wrexham Maelor Magistrates Court, 5 Aug 1986, at the same Court, Gillison and Gerry were charged with, respectively, gross indecency and buggery, and gross indecency. They were later committed for trial, which was how they found themselves in front of Mars-Jones in Jan 1987.

The first occasion on which I was unlawfully detained by Jackie Brandt of Gwynedd Social Services – after Alun Davies told me that if I arrived at Ysbyty Gwynedd once more to complain, I’d be sectioned – was during August 1986, when I arrived at Ysbyty Gwynedd trying to pursue my complaint.

So Jaqueline Thomas’s problems with Clwyd Social Services that ended in her appearance in Court seem to have mirrored my difficulties with the Gang with regard to timing. William Mars-Jones is the common theme as we shall see…

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Jacqueline Thomas was a bottom feeder in the hierarchy of Clwyd Social Services. She began work at Chevet Hey on 1 March 1979 at the age of 20, with six CSEs and two O levels. Jacqueline undertook in-service training at Cartrefle College during 1982/83 and Clwyd County Council maintained that there were ‘no problems’ re Thomas until the events of Aug and Dec 1985. However the Waterhouse Report mentions that a complaint about Jacqueline that was made after the 1985 events referred to an incident in 1979 and alleged that Jacqueline had behaved indecently with girls in care. Yet when they defended themselves after the 1986 Court appearances, Clwyd County Council stated that there was ‘no evidence’ that Jacqueline or Gillison might have been abusers before they were employed by Clwyd.

Another member of Clwyd Social Services staff was involved re the Jacqueline/Gillison/Gerry sexual misconduct case, Leslie Wilson. It is stated in the Waterhouse Report that a ‘warning note’ was sounded re Leslie Wilson by Matt Arnold, the Head of Bryn Estyn. In view of what Matt Arnold presided over at Bryn Estyn, I’m not sure that any warning notes sounded by him should be taken seriously; Arnold died from an ‘unidentified blood disease’ on 9 June 1994. On 13 June 1994, the trial of Arnold’s colleague and friend since the mid-1960s, Peter Howarth, for the serial sex abuse of boys in care in north Wales opened at Chester Crown Court. Howarth was found guilty in July 1994, just before Miranda became Labour Party Leader. Howarth was sentenced to 10 years; he died in HMP Wakefield in March 1997, ‘from a heart attack’, during the short time that the Waterhouse Inquiry was suddenly suspended when Ronnie declared himself in need of holiday. Ronnie nipped across to Hong Kong and while he was there he bumped into Derry Irvine and they met for a meal, knowing that in a few weeks Derry would be Lord Chancellor…

Anyway, Matt Arnold sounded the warning note after which Leslie Wilson ‘confessed himself to two staff members’ after an ‘absconder’ from Bryn Estyn was found in his flat at Little Acton near Wrexham. This refers to events when Leslie Wilson worked at Bryn Estyn. When Bryn Estyn closed down in 1984, five members of staff and some residents were transferred to Chevet Hey. Of all the children’s homes in north Wales, Bryn Estyn and the Bryn Alyn Community, both near Wrexham, had the worst reputations for sexual abuse and brutality, with Ty’r Felin in Bangor coming a close third. Not that any of the children’s homes in north Wales at the time were even adequate, let alone good, so the bar was set very low indeed…

The Waterhouse Report also tells us that Jacqueline Thomas was ‘unmasked’ as an abuser after G, resident at Bersham Hall, ‘made admissions’ re his relationship with her, after a bracelet belonging to Jacqueline was found ‘in his possession’. Ronnie also states that some staff at Chevet Hey and ‘possibly’ some staff at Bersham Hall, had ‘warned Jacqueline with regard to her developing a relationship with boy G’, but she had ‘ignored the warnings’.

Now it may have been that Jacqueline, Gillison and Gerry were guilty as charged; what was happening in those children’s homes was so excessive that the activities alleged would not have been unusual. Yet once more, three people who were convicted of very serious offences and subjected to maximum publicity were damned on the allegations of two boys in care who had been ‘interviewed’ by people who were facilitating a huge sex abuse ring, had been doing so for years and were far more senior, well-educated and well-connected than the three convicted. As for the staff who claimed to have ‘warned’ Jacqueline, they were known to have seriously abused children themselves, over a period of years. According to Clwyd County Council’s own records and statements, there were no problems with Jacqueline or Gillison until the orgies of 1985 were revealed.

My documents alone demonstrate that the Gang forged documents, lied and lied and lied, bribed and/or threatened other people into lying, made serious allegations which had no basis at all and they also set innocent people up as a result of huge conspiracies and sometimes prepared the ground for that literally years in advance. The Gang did ANYTHING, anything at all. Their targets were always either whistleblowers/complainants or members of the Gang who had refused to play ball or pissed the Gang off in some way.

It is possible that Jacqueline Thomas, David Gillison and William Gerry had never conducted themselves as accused. Or they may have on other occasions but not those alleged. Or they may have been guilty as charged or have committed even more serious offences and got off lightly. There is no way of knowing. It is the Gang. According to the Gang, I have tried to murder people on a number of occasions, I have tried to strangle and stab people, I have sexually assaulted a psychiatrist, I broke into Dafydd’s consulting room and ‘threatened him such’ that he ‘believed that he would be killed immediately’, I have thrown a brick through the glass door of Dafydd’s house at 2 am one night, I planned to kidnap the pet dog of a social worker and injure it to upset her, I have thumped people on numerous occasions, I have held an Angel hostage, I have been in prison for attacking someone with a knife, I have set fire to the Hergest Unit, I routinely scream and yell abuse at strangers with no provocation, I am a thief, I accuse other people of serious offences on the grounds of no evidence at all, I ‘have a problem with’ women, ‘elderly men’, black people and Asian people, I make hoax 999 calls, I am a risk to children and nothing that I say can be believed. I have a number of serious mental illnesses and have had for decades but I am also ‘not mentally ill’ and have been 100% responsible for all of my crimes at all times. This is all documented in my files, alongside letters from the Gang’s own legal advisers telling the Gang that they do not have the evidence for any of these allegations. After writing those letters, the same legal advisers prepared affidavits detailing those activities of mine that they know I did not commit.

Now were Jacqueline, David and William guilty or not?

Only the Viz magazine academic Professor Bernard Fuck could ever know. ‘Who knows? Fuck knows.’

Gillison and Jacqueline were suspended by Clwyd County Council on 3 Jan 1986; Jacqueline resigned on 6 Aug 1986 and Gillison was dismissed on 19 Jan 1987. The Waterhouse Report discusses Jacqueline as being in a dreadful state at the time, ‘near to a nervous breakdown’, who just wanted to get out of the mess and thus she resigned. Gillison was a longtime family friend of Jacqueline’s.

In 1979, Gillison was suspended on full pay from his job at Bryn Estyn after he came out as gay. Gillison was a prominent member of the Chester branch of CHE (Campaign for Homosexual Equality). A number of people left that branch of CHE, alleging that it was a front for paedophilia.

William Gerry ‘committed suicide’ on 1 Dec 1997, at the very end of the first year of the Waterhouse Inquiry, after former kids in care gave evidence as to the horrors that they had endured in north Wales, while everyone called them liars. Gerry had been in a kid in care himself at Bryn Estyn…

Some three months before William Gerry ‘committed suicide’, an accident happened:

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Another factor driving events was Alison Taylor, the Gwynedd social worker who blew the whistle on the abuse of kids in care and never stopped raising concerns.

In Feb 1986 Alison Taylor took her allegations re the abuse of kids in care in north Wales to Wrexham Councillor Keith?/ Marshall. Marshall on police authority as well??

In Dec 1986 Alison was informally suspended by Lucille Hughes; on 13 Jan 1987 Alison was officially suspended (just about as I was suddenly released from Denbigh or a few days previously??) CHECK -.

William Mars-Jones’s song and dance in Mold Crown Court took place three days after Alison was suspended by Lucille.

On 17 Jan 1987, the day after Mars-Jones and his comments at the trial re the abuse of kids in care in north Wales received so much publicity, Alison wrote to Thatch stating that she had witnessed the abuse of kids in care in north Wales.

Ollie Brooke’s sentence was reduced on appeal in May 1987 by Lord Chief Justice Geoffrey Lane after Lane received ‘hundreds’ of letters from Top Docs in support of Ollie. Ollie was released days later. See ‘Oliver!’.

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Tuppence – July 1987 libel case – The star – Tuppence won £500k damages – that letter I wrote to Gwynedd Health Authority making innocuous comment about a witness who gave evidence against Tuppence – underlined by unknown hand.

Tuppence was subsequently convicted on 19 July 2001 for perjuring himself in July 1987. Monica Coghlan, the sex worker due to give evidence against Tuppence at the trial, had died on 27 April 2001, from injuries incurred the day before after a drug addict in a stolen car crashed into her. Tuppence’s trial opened one month after Monica died.

By April/May 1987 the Gang’s Cunning Plan to get me up to north Wales immediately after the June General Election ‘to discuss my complaint with Dafydd’ (by refusing to discuss it with me under any other circumstances or with any other person or to answer questions of mine by letter) and then fit me up was well-advanced; it is all detailed on my documents. The Mental Health Act Commission was on board, so was Risley Remand Centre as was the Home Office under Home Secretary Douglas Hurd. Douglas Hurd was the nephew of Prof Edred Corner, the Cambridge botanist who knew Prof Greig-Smith of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW. Greig-Smith worked with Dr D.G.E. Wood’s wife as well as the many other friends and relatives of the Gang who worked in that Dept as well as in the wider institution. See ‘Additional Security Measures’. Greig-Smith was unpopular, he was a very unpleasant man, but he was the biggest name in the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW; Greig-Smith invented the discipline of quantitative ecology, he was revered. See previous posts.

In July 1987 when the Gang tried to fit me up for ‘attempting to stab a doctor’ the story fell apart hours later after I’d been arrested because the witness statements were all so inconsistent. Then Angels from Denbigh began ringing Sgt Morgan at Bangor Police Station claiming to have been threatened by me. Sgt Morgan refused to take their statements over the phone as they were suggesting he should.  Tony Francis then rang the police station and stated that I had ‘paranoid schizophrenia’, was ‘very dangerous’ and that he’d send a Top Doc over to section me. Sgt Morgan told Francis that he would not let the Doc into the police station and hung up on Francis. Then D.G.E. Wood arrived at the police station and demanded to see me. Sgt Morgan refused to let him in. However Sgt Morgan didn’t let me go although I hadn’t been charged with any offence.

Dafydd subsequently crashed into police station at gone midnight, got past Sgt Morgan, asked me if I’d ‘passed’ my MSc (I’d received the results a few days earlier), I said yes and Dafydd responded with ‘I think ewe should be in prrrissson’ and crashed out again.

Alwyn Jones, my solicitor from Bangor, arrived at about 1 am and told me that Dafydd was only demanding my imprisonment because ‘you’ve complained about him’. Still nobody let me out of the police station.

A local GP also visited me that night in his capacity as a ‘police surgeon’; he testified to the police that I was sane and should not be sectioned. This Top Doc wasn’t unpleasant or threatening but I strongly suspected that was because he realised that things would get very difficult if I made a complaint about him under the circumstances. I don’t know who he was, he was an South Asian Top Doc but had obviously worked in north Wales for a long time and knew everyone involved; he made a few quips about Dafydd being ‘a little eccentric’ and flying planes to the destinations of his clinics.

I was charged with a minor public order offence the next day, appeared at Bangor Magistrates Court immediately and was bailed to live at Leicester with Brown (I’d moved in with Brown in May 1987 after completing my MSc at Hammersmith) until my next Court appearance before Bangor Magistrates.

Days later I starred in the ‘Bangor and Anglesey Mail’ under the headline ‘Banned From Bangor’.

I wrote to MIND, the GMC and made a formal complaint to the NHS…

Shortly after all this, in Aug 1987 Dafydd told me over the phone that if I withdrew my complaint against him he’d get me a place at Liverpool Medical School. Brown listened into the telephone conversation and wrote to Gwynedd Health Authority about the matter but received no replies. That was when Brown asked Alwyn Jones if we could prosecute those we know and love for perjury or wasting police time… Ooh no not possible.

On 3 Nov 1987 Alison Taylor was formally dismissed by Gwynedd County Council.

NUPE refused to represent Alison although she was fully paid up member of that union.

The General Secretary of NUPE in Nov 1987 was that public sector and NHS favourite, Rodney Bickerstaffe:

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Thanks Rodney Who Loved Angels, Thatch and Tebbs couldn’t have done it without you!

Sir Peter Morrison – in Nov 1987 Minister of State for Energy with responsibility for Oil – in anticipation of a visit to Bryn Estyn perhaps:

Rodney Bickerstaffe
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Bickerstaffe at Russell Square, London, in 2015
2nd President of the National Pensioners Convention
In office
2001–2005
Preceded by Jack Jones
Succeeded by Frank Cooper
2nd General Secretary of UNISON
In office
1996–2001
Preceded by Alan Jinkinson
Succeeded by Dave Prentis
General Secretary of the National Union of Public Employees
In office
1982–1993
Preceded by Alan Fisher
Succeeded by organisation abolished
President of the Trades Union Congress
In office
1992
General Secretary Norman Willis
Preceded by Alec Smith
Succeeded by Alan Tuffin
Personal details
Born 6 April 1945
Hammersmith, London, England
Died 3 October 2017 (aged 72)
Alma mater Rutherford College of Technology
Occupation Trade unionist

Rodney Kevan Bickerstaffe was General Secretary of NUPE, 1982–93 and UNISON, 1996–2001 and President of the UK National Pensioners Convention (2001-05).

Born on 6 April 1945 in Hammersmith, Bickerstaffe’s mother was unmarried when he was born. The two lived for three years in east London in a home for unmarried mothers. Bickerstaffe then moved to Doncaster among his extended family. He was educated at Doncaster Grammar School and studied sociology at Rutherford College of Technology, now Northumbria University.

Doncaster is on site of the big ring in Yorkshire that was linked to the Gang in north Wales. Savile’s crime empire spread across Yorkshire and Savile had begun building that by the early 1950s.

Bickerstaffe became an organiser for NUPE in 1966 in Yorkshire, rising to be Divisional Officer of the northern division. He then became National Officer responsible for members working in local government, universities and the water industry and in 1981 was appointed General Secretary of NUPE.

David Williams, who Trained as an Assistant to Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, became COHSE Regional Rep for Yorkshire in 1955. Williams rapidly climbed the COHSE ladder, becoming a National Officer in 1962 -by which time Dafydd was stoking the party on David Williams’s old stomping ground and the Profumo Affair was snowballing, a matter that Dafydd and Gwynne knew a great deal about. Williams became Assistant General Secretary of COHSE in 1974 and then served as General Secretary, 1983-87.

David Williams grew up in Gwynedd, attended Brynrefail School (which was firmly under the control of the Gang for generations), trained as an Angel at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh where he became active in COHSE and was also active in the Labour Party, his high point PR-wise being photographed with Nye Bevan. Williams served on the Labour Party NEC, 1981-83. David Williams was appointed to the General Council of the TUC in 1983. For further info re David Williams’s career see previous posts, including ‘A Very COHSE Relationship With Some Very Nasty People’.

Funnywoman Jo Brand had a well-publicised career as a psychiatric nurse before she became a Strong Woman and her early comedy moments inevitably included an anecdote from Jo about her having to Sit On A Dangerous Nutter while they waited for the Top Doc to arrive with The Injection. How Brand ever convinced anyone that she was On The Side Of The Oppressed and PC I do not know. Brand was a COHSE rep herself, when she worked as an Angel with Dafydd’s mates at the Maudsley. Jo performed fund-raising gigs for COHSE when she first became famous. Jo knew David the Assistant Royal Lobotomist. Jo also worked as an Angel at Cefn Coed Hospital, Swansea, another institution facilitating abuse that was packed with Dafydd’s mates. Previous posts discuss Funnywoman Jo and her career and that period of time when Jo began receiving Big Breaks. Around 1986/87. Think Ollie, Alison Taylor, Brown, me and the BBC and its network who of course Didn’t Know About Savile. Savile who had the NHS unions, particularly in Yorkshire, eating out of his hand and even boasted to Grocer Heath that if he told the NHS workers in Leeds to strike, they would and what would the Grocer do then? See previous posts.

Thatch’s Health Minister Trumpers appointed Savile to the Broadmoor general management task force in 1987. Within months Savile had been appointed General Manager of Broadmoor and his mate Alan Franey, an NHS senior manager from Leeds, had been appointed CEO of Broadmoor. See eg. ‘Socio-Political Context Of The North Wales Mental Health Services In The 1980s’ and ‘A Pretty Classy Piece Of Operation’.

It was in 1983 that Gren Kershaw – who was clearly by the 1990s one of the biggest disasters in NHS senior management in north Wales – arrived in north Wales as a middle ranking NHS manager, having begun his career in Yorkshire, with a stint in Leeds. See previous posts.

When NUPE, COHSE and NALGO merged to create UNISON in July 1993, Rodney Bickerstaffe became Associate General Secretary of UNISON. He was elected General Secretary in November 1995, taking office on 28 February 1996.

The Jillings Report into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council from 1974 to 1993 was presented to Clwyd County Council on Feb 22 1996. The contents were so damning that the Council’s insurers Municipal Mutual completely suppressed – and later pulped – the Report on the advice of Michael Beloff QC. See ‘It’s A Piece Of Cake…’

Michael Beloff was a colleague of Cherie, a friend of Cherie and Miranda’s and the son of Lord Max Beloff, a friend of Ioan Bowen Rees, Chief Exec of Gwynedd County Council, 1980-91. See ‘I Know Nuzzing…’

Lord Max was from a big family and his siblings included: Nora, a journo for Reuters and ‘The Observer’; Ann, a biochemist who married Nobel laureate Sir Ernst Chain; John, a rather whacky psychologist; and Renee, a Liberal Party activist. All were networked to the Gang in many ways. See previous posts.

Lord Max was a pal of Thatch and was the mover and shaker behind the private University of Buckingham, of which Thatch became Chancellor. Lady Ann Beloff-Chain was appointed to a senior post at the University of Buckingham, that particular post being bank-rolled by the Clore Foundation. Dame Vivien Duffield is the Chair of the Clore Foundation (now called the Duffield Foundation). Dame Viv’s husband was the son of a Top Doc who knew Dafydd and Gwynne, and Dame Viv’s long-term bedfellow was Sir Jocelyn Stevens, owner of the Express newspaper and much else as well. Dame Viv’s dad, Sir Charles Clore, the ‘philanthropist’ who established the Clore Foundation, was a client of Christine Keeler, one of the central figures in the Profumo Affair. One of the biggest recipients of Dame Viv’s charidee was the Royal Shakespeare Company until they had a dust-up with each other. See previous posts.

Municipal Mutual were also the insurers of the North Wales Police. Between them, Clwyd County Council and the North Wales Police ensured that mountains of documentation re the kids in care were not handed over to the Jillings investigation team.

Rodney Bickerstaffe retired from UNISON in 2001 and succeeded Jack Jones – as in Lord Jack Jones, a mate of Maltese PM Dom Mintoff, who was also a Maltese Mafia boss, Jack Jones, like Richard Crossman, holidaying at Dom’s place in Malta (see previous posts) – as President of the National Pensioners Convention in April 2001. Bickerstaffe stood down in 2005 – the year that I finished my PhD and Brown and I began publishing about matters north Wales – to ‘focus on his international commitments’. Rodney Chaired the Global Network that works with organisations in Asia, Africa and Latin America and was President of War on Want. Rodney also Chaired the Ken Gill Memorial Fund, a non-charitable trust established to commemorate his late friend, the British trade unionist and internationalist Ken Gill.

brief refresh re Ken HERE. See previous posts.

Rodney was involved in fighting discrimination of all kinds and was a Patron of the Dalit Solidarity Network, an organisation in London (UK) for opposition to the oppression of India’s caste system.

Rodney was not so pro-active with regard to fighting discrimination and the caste system in north Wales:

Bickerstaffe was awarded honorary doctorates from Keele University, the University of Hertfordshire and Sheffield Hallam University as well as the Freedom of the Borough from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough.

 

By the time that Alison Taylor had been sacked by Gwynedd County Council, Dr James Earp, a forensic psychiatrist from Towers Hospital Leicester, had been asked for his Expert Opinion re me (although the offence with which I had been charged at Bangor Police Station was very minor). Earp decided that he needed to see me over a period of several months to make up his mind. He tried to persuade me to enter his unit as an in-patient; I refused. I had no idea at the time that there was a ring in Leicester linked to Dafydd’s Gang, that Earp and his colleagues – including the big wigs at Leicester Medical School – were facilitating it and that Earp was almost certainly trying to get me into the hands of the Leicester gang as Dafydd’s little law-breaking ways were now backfiring on them all so spectacularly.

For years the Dean of Leicester Medical School was Sir – later Lord – Robert Kilpatrick. Prior to that Kilpatrick had served as Dean of Sheffield Medical School, on Jimmy Savile’s turf. Kilpatrick was Scottish and grew up in a mining community in Fife and had also held senior roles at Edinburgh University. Kilpatrick had excellent contacts across the social spectrum, presenting himself as a Top Doc Of The Common People who Was With The Mining Communities, while being an insufferable elitist who hung out with, and did favours for, the grandest.

Kilpatrick left Leicester University in 1989 when he was headhunted by the GMC to become their President/Chair to replace Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate Lord John Walton, as Alison Taylor and I refused to keep quiet about the criminality in north Wales and the police investigation into the ring in Leicester gathered pace.

For details of Kilpatrick’s toadying to the Grandiose and Corrupt until the end of his life, see eg. ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stranger!’.

Earp wrote his final Expert Report about me months after I’d been charged and declared that he thought that I was seriously mentally ill, that I had complained about the Gang in north Wales to conceal this by discrediting them, but he had no evidence that I was mentally ill and therefore could make no recommendation to the Court. It was all rather Dafydd-esque but without Earp being obviously completely mad a la Dafydd. See previous posts including ‘An Expert From England…’

In Aug 1993 James Earp, at that time the Director of the Trent Regional Forensic Service, became headline news when he found himself at the centre of a scandal re an Escaped Murderer, James Rudman, who in Nov 1991 had stabbed his wife more than 20 times killing thus her, used Expert Testimony from Top Docs to enter Earp’s secure unit rather than prison, subsequently escaped from Earp’s care, fled the country and very nearly succeeded in using a loophole in the Mental Health Act to remain a free man for the rest of his days. The family of Rudman’s dead wife claimed that he was a callous domestic abuser who had formulated a Cunning Plan, feigning illness…

Reading the media reports it is hard to not conclude that the Cunning Murderer had a great deal of help from a number of corrupt Top Docs who testified re his Mental Illness, as well as from some helpful corrupt lawyers and perhaps a corrupt judge as well. The Murderer also had inside help re the escape from Earp’s secure unit.

When interviewed on TV while Rudman was on the run, Earp seemed remarkably unconcerned about what had happened and commented that if Rudman had escaped and was still a free man and alive and well after so many weeks on the run, he clearly didn’t need to be in hospital, so why all this fuss? See post ‘Gwlad y Menig Gwynion’.

In Aug 1993 when Mr Rudman was on the run, the Dept of Health admitted that the Mental Health Act loophole would mean that if he wasn’t caught within days no-one would have the power to return him to hospital or prison. Ian Bynoe, by then Legal Director of MIND commented on the case in the media, as did Ian McCartney, then Labour’s Spokesman of Mental Health.

Before I saw James Earp in 1987, I had a meeting with the then Legal Director of MIND, William Bingley. I had no idea that Bingley – and his mum, Lady Juliet – were longstanding mates of Dafydd and had been colluding with him for years. Bingley told me that Dafydd was a ‘charming psychopath’, that his attempts to blackmail and then bribe me ‘are characteristic of the man’, that Dafydd ran a big Sex Therapy practice on the north Wales coast and used the information that he gained from this to blackmail/threaten people, that he was completely out of control and that I should simply not return to north Wales because I would be arrested if I did. Bingley did not act on any of the info that I gave him re Dafydd and the Gang’s criminal conduct towards me. Bingley probably phoned Dafydd as soon as I left his office…

Bingley did tell me that James Earp was a completely different type of Top Doc from Dafydd, ‘a good conservative psychiatrist’ and that none of the psychiatrists in Leicester were a problem. The 1992 Kirkwood Report into Frank Beck’s offending and the ring in Leicester was highly critical of the psychiatrists in Leicestershire… See previous posts.

William Bingley did add that ‘no-one is like DA Jones’. Before I met William Bingley, I had a discussion with the man in Leicester MIND. He had heard of the chaos in north Wales, told me that ‘there’s a psychiatrist who’s been up there for years and he’s got everything sewn up for himself’ and that ‘it’s all supposed to be tied up with Freemasonry’. The man in Leicester MIND assured me that Earp and his colleagues were not radicals, but I’d have no problems with them, it was all OK in Leicester.

My discussions with Bingley and the man in Leicester MIND took place in the late summer of 1987 after the Cunning Plan to frame and imprison me imploded. It was the man in Leicester MIND who told me to go to MIND HQ in London and take advice from Bingley.

The police investigation into Leicestershire social worker Frank Beck, Greville Janner MP and organised abuse in Leicestershire began in 1986. It was the biggest child abuse scandal that the UK had hosted, although it was subsequently beaten by the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Beck was arrested on 14 April 1990 and convicted of the abuse of over 100 children on 29 Nov 1991.

Beck died ‘from a heart attack’ in HMP Whitemoor on 31 May 1994. The Labour Leader John Smith had died at Bart’s on 12 May 1994 after they were ‘unable to revive him’ following a heart attack. See eg. ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – The Scottish Play’. A great deal was happening in north Wales in Spring 1994 as we shall see later in this post.

Greville Janner was interviewed by the police in the presence of his solicitor Sir David Napley in 1990. Napley was so sure that Janner would be charged that he had George Carman QC at the ready. The CPS subsequently admitted that there was sufficient evidence to charge Janner and they have never explained why he wasn’t charged.

Like Ronnie Waterhouse, Greville was a member of Middle Temple, joining Middle Temple at a very similar date to Ronnie.

The DPP when the CPS inexplicably decided not to prosecute Greville was  Sir Allan Green who resigned in late 1991 after he was caught ‘kerb crawling’ at King’s Cross. Dame Babs Mills succeeded him as DPP. Sir Allan’s estranged wife Lady Eva Green was found dead at her home on 30 Jan 1993 – ‘suicide’ – although much about Lady Eva’s death suggested that it might not have been suicide. See previous posts eg. ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’.

In 1990, William Bingley was appointed Chief Exec of the Mental Health Act Commission, when it became clear that Frank Beck was in a great deal of trouble and just in time for James Rudman to murder his wife and benefit from James Earp and colleagues.

Bingley left MIND as the crap hit the fan re the allegations of a paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire and as the desperate efforts throughout 1990 to imprison me began…

David Cresswell CHECK name – the man at the helm of the MHAC’s Liverpool branch, had been on board with the Cunning Plan in 1987 to frame and imprison me, as indeed was the Home Office under Douglas Hurd. Cresswell jumped the gun rather by writing a letter to Clwyd Health Authority telling them that he understood that I was now in Risley Remand Centre and thus he would now be sending his reply to my complaint re Dafydd and the Gang to my home in Leicester (!), although the Cunning Plan had fallen apart. Whether Cresswell sent the letter in advance of the attempt to frame me or whether no-one told him that it all unravelled in Bangor Police Station I don’t know.

Ian Bynoe, William Bingley and Ian McCartney never muttered a word about the ring in Leicester or organised abuse facilitated by Earp or any other Top Docs.

Ian Bynoe was a busy bee though. Before he Spoke Out re James Rudman, in Dec 1992, Bynoe Spoke Out about Dr Kyprus Loucas at Broadmoor, who it transpired had been Breaching The Mental Act Legislation for at least seven years; Loucas had even subjected some patients to treatment unlawfully. Bynoe Demanded Answers, as did the then Labour Spokesman of Health, one David Blunkett. Blunkett wanted the Secretary of State for Health Virginia Bottomley to Make A Statement About Kyprus Loucas. The name ‘Jimmy Savile’ wasn’t mentioned at any point and neither were the patients at Broadmoor who had been sexually assaulted by Savile. Blunkett’s political domain had been, for his entire career, Sheffield, on the turf of Jimmy Savile’s crime empire. See ‘The Big Questions’.

In Dec 1992, just look at what was happening in north Wales…

William Bingley’s dad – Lady Juliet’s husband – was of course Admiral Sir Alec Bingley, Fifth Sea Lord and appointed NATO Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet in 1959 and then Commander in Chief of Portsmouth and the Channel in 1961 . Sir Alec retired in 1963, as the nation’s leaders smarted under the shame of the Profumo Affair. Sir Alec knew all about John Vassall and the Gay Spies in the Admiralty and he knew of matters Lord Mountbatten, the extent of which are only now becoming public knowledge. See eg. ‘The Defence Of The Realm’.

Lord Denning wrote the Report into the Profumo Affair, widely viewed as a rather inadequate cover-up, which Denning presented on 24 Oct 1963. Lord Denning’s brother Sir Norman spent his career in Naval Intelligence and was Director of Naval Planning, 1945-56, Director of Naval Intelligence, 1960-64 and Deputy Chief of Defence Staff for Intelligence, 1964-65. See previous posts eg. ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ for info on the Dennings.

Lady Juliet has featured in many posts previously. She was the daughter of Harley Street Top Doc and Bart’s surgeon Reginald Vick, a difficult man who ruled the roost at Bart’s for decades, including when Lord Snowdon’s father was one of the Governors there and Vick knew about the organised abuse facilitated by Bart’s. Lady Juliet trained as a social worker at the LSE when Westminster Swinger Richard Crossman’s mates ran and staffed the LSE; Juliet’s social work placement as a student was undertaken in Liverpool, with Liverpool Personal Services. Dafydd’s Gang ran that organisation; Juliet trained with them either just before Dafydd began studying at Liverpool Medical School or when he was at the beginning of his degree there. Juliet subsequently worked as an almoner (social worker) at Bart’s, married a Posh Man and became his Posh Wife.

During the course of her Posh Husband’s career, Lady Juliet lived in Malta, 1958-61 and became friends with Dom Mintoff, who served as Malta’s PM twice and was also a senior figure in the Maltese Mafia. Richard Crossman and the trade unionist Jack Jones were also good mates with Dom and both enjoyed free holidays at Dom’s place in Malta. Harold Wilson concealed Crossman’s stay at Dom’s house, because he knew that a political scandal would follow if it became public knowledge. Lady Juliet’s obituaries all discussed her charidee work re Malta and her establishing of social services and building of hospitals in Malta. See previous posts.

When Richard Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS, 1968-70, he commissioned architects with whom he was mates eg. Richard Llewelyn Davies, to build NHS hospitals. Llewelyn Davies was Prof at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 1960-69 and the held a Chair at the LSE. Lord Llewelyn-Davies is most famous for designing Milton Keynes, his company Llewelyn-Davies, Weeks, Forestier-Walker and Bor bagging the contract.

Richard Llewelyn-Davies’s wife Patricia aka Annie, was a Labour peer who took an interest in the NHS and Social Services. Lord and Lady Lewellyn-Davies were a couple who had many interesting powerful friends across the political spectrum. See previous posts.

Here’s Richard L-D, having a think about what to build next after the triumph that was Milton Keynes:

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Here’s Annie; the NHS was ship-shape when feisty women like her Sat On The Board, We Did Not Have ANY Of These Complaints:

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Brown has wondered what Harold Wilson’s Gov’t did in return for the Maltese Mafia as a result of the cosy friendships enjoyed with Mintoff. I’m wondering what the British security services were up to being mates with the Maltese Mafia. Lord Mountbatten was one of the high ranking Navy figures who hung out in Malta.

Lady Juliet became a Lady when her husband became a Sir in 1959; Lady Juliet then bagged an MBE in the New Years Honours of 1991, the year in which my career in medical research was destroyed and the careers of at least three other witnesses to Dafydd and the Gang who knew me were wrecked as well. Peter Morrison was knighted in Feb 1991…

I was told last year that Malta is a centre of organised crime. After Operation Pallial reopened the investigation into the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal, some defendants were living in Malta. One such man who had retired to Malta was Bryan Davies, who was extradited from the Maltese Island of Gozo in 2017. Bryan Davies was the former Deputy Principal of Ystrad Hall, near Llangollen. Ystrad Hall was an independent school for ‘handicapped’ children run by a company called Care Concern; Ystrad Hall was in operation between 1974 and 1981. After that date it became another facility for young people run by a company called ‘Prospects’. ‘Prospects’ Cared For ‘mentally ill children’ between the ages of eight and 18.

North Wales just heaved with mentally ill and handicapped kids who all Told Lies To Get Compensation. Surely this syndrome was worthy of inclusion in DSM and a few international conferences with good food and wine?

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After Bryan Davies was extradited from Gozo, he was brought back to north Wales and charged with 38 sexual offences, carried out in north Wales between 1975 and 1978 (Davies lived in Wrexham at the time) and Sussex between 2007 and 2013. In 1978 Davies had been convicted of three offences of indecent assault on two Ystrad Hall pupils, for which he was put on probation for 12 months, a condition of which was hospital treatment and ordered to carry out 160 hours of community service.

On 28 May 2018 at Mold Crown Court, with Judge Huw Rees presiding, Bryan Davies was found guilty of 29 of the offences with which he was charged. Davies was not in Court for the verdict because he had made a serious suicide attempt days previously and was under police guard in King’s College Hospital, London. See previous posts.

Care Concern – Paul Hett?? CHECK.

After Sir Alec died on 23 Sept 1972, Lady Juliet unleashed her inner social worker once more and ‘got involved’ with MIND, who in those days were mates with Gwynne as well as Dafydd. Lady Juliet subsequently became Chairman of MIND and then her solicitor son William joined the merry ship and soon became MIND’s Legal Director.

I always presumed that William was the rather hopeless son of Posh People who happened to be a solicitor and thus mum bagged him a job at MIND. I now realise that it is just as likely that William was steered towards being a solicitor to enable him to join MIND as its Legal Director what with Dafydd and the Gang tripping over Mary Wynch who had a penchant for legal action AND exposing corruption in legal circles in north Wales… It might explain why William’s first degree was undertaken in the elite environs of Queen’s College, Cambridge yet for his Legal Training William slummed it at the City of London Poly (now London Met University). William was also known to misrepresent himself as a barrister.

William Bingley replaced the US activist Larry Gostin as Legal Director of MIND. Gostin also served as General Secretary of the NCCL, 1983-84. He subsequently returned to the US and is now a Professor of Law, having advised Hillary Clinton on her Health policy. See ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

 

Sir Ian McCartney has appeared on this blog before.

Sir Ian McCartney
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Minister of State for Trade
In office
5 May 2006 – 27 June 2007
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Ian Pearson
Succeeded by The Lord Jones of Birmingham
Chairman of the Labour Party
Minister without Portfolio
In office
4 April 2003 – 5 May 2006
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by John Reid
Succeeded by Hazel Blears
Minister of State for Pensions
In office
8 June 2001 – 4 April 2003
Prime Minister Tony Blair
Preceded by Jeff Rooker
Succeeded by Malcolm Wicks
Member of Parliament
for Makerfield
In office
12 June 1987 – 12 April 2010
Preceded by Michael McGuire
Succeeded by Yvonne Fovargue
Personal details
Born 25 April 1951 (age 68)
Lennoxtown, Scotland
Political party Labour
Website Ianmccartney.com

Sir Ian McCartney  was MP for Makerfield in Manchester, 19872010, and served in the Cabinet 2003-07, under Miranda. He was made a Knight Bachelor in the 2010 Dissolution Honours List.

Ian McCartney was born in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, to the Labour MP for Dunbartonshire East, Hugh McCartney, and his wife, Margaret, a trade unionist. McCartney had two sisters, Irene and Margaret.

Educated at Lenzie Academy, McCartney left the school at the age of 15 without any qualifications. He led a paper-boys’ strike at the age of fifteen and had a number of jobs after leaving school, including a seaman, a local government manual worker, and a kitchen worker. McCartney was a Councillor for Wigan, 1982-87.

McCartney became the MP for Makerfield following the 1987 General Election. He was one of the founders of the All-Party Parliamentary Rugby League Group the same year, and was its first chairman. McCartney held a number of positions during Labour’s period in opposition and was variously a Spokesman on Health, Employment, Education and Social Services. In 1994, McCartney ran Prezza’s successful campaign to become Labour’s Deputy Leader.

On 23 May 2009, McCartney announced he would not stand again at the 2010 General Election due to poor health.

Between October 2004 and October 2005, McCartney was Chairman of the Labour Party in two capacities – as the Party Chair (appointed by the party’s leader) with a seat in the Cabinet, and as the Chair of the NEC (elected by the members of the NEC). He was also Chair of the Party’s National Policy Forum, which formulates Labour Party policy. The NPF oversaw the ‘Big Conversation’ project, which saw the Labour Gov’t try to consult the general public on the future direction of Party and Gov’t policy. Trusted by both leadership and membership, McCartney was seen as a key link between the Gov’t and the wider Labour movement.

In 2006 McCartney took a three-month leave of absence following heart bypass surgery. His return to frontline politics was marked by his speech to the Labour Party 2006 Spring Conference in Blackpool. McCartney returned to Gov’t as Minister of State for Trade in May 2006, attending Cabinet but not voting there, but stepped down in 2007 when Gordon became PM.

Beginning in October 2007, McCartney worked with the construction, engineering and nuclear energy company Fluor, providing them with advice in anti-corruption and business ethics policies; political, economic, environmental and regulatory issues; and outside relations including working with trade unions. After details of this position were published in the Indie, McCartney stated unequivocally that he personally received none of the remuneration for this role, instead using part of the fee to employ someone in the House of Commons from his Makerfield constituency. The remainder was used to support the Women’s Interlink Foundation, a charity based in India which rescues street children and disadvantaged women who are exposed to poverty and sometimes at the risk of rape and murder, providing them with clean drinking water, health treatments, housing and education.

In August 2008, after admitting that some of his claims for furnishing his second home were “inappropriate”, McCartney repaid £15,000 of expenses claimed for, among other items, a dining table, 18-piece dinner set and champagne glasses. McCartney had asked for the review; although only a portion of the amount was deemed excessive, he said he felt strongly that the full amount should be returned. McCartney commented that as a senior minister he held meetings at home and “had to feed guests”.

In May 2009, after stepping down citing health issues, McCartney said his family had urged him to step down following a further bout of illness after his 2005 heart surgery and that he was also being treated for disc injury and was possibly facing further surgery.

McCartney was Chair of Healthwatch Wigan, resigning from the post in 2016.

McCartney was married firstly to Jean, with whom he had son Hugh and daughters Yvonne and Karen, later divorcing. Hugh died aged 23 of a drugs overdose in 1999 in his flat in Parkhead, Glasgow. Hugh, known as “Shug”, had battled drug addiction since his teenage years. Only recently released from prison, he had been trying to break his habit. In 2002, McCartney gave an interview to the Sunday Herald discussing his son’s experiences in the justice system and how McCartney believed “the way we deal with addicts sentenced his son to death”. In 2003, McCartney stated in an interview that he still breaks down over the death of his only son.

PARKHEAD HOSP – in East End of Glasgow, near what used to be the Gorbals. Parkhead Hosp dreadful, earmarked for closure for years, still open, patient abuse and neglect, also deaths – my experiences when unlawfully detained there in approx. 2013… HERE

McCartney’s second and current wife is Ann Kevan Parkes, whom he married in 1988.

 

The judge who sentenced James Rudman to detention under the Mental Health Act and transferred him to the care of James Earp after hearing Expert Evidence from a number of Top Docs – who almost certainly personally knew Earp – was Justice McCullough. I think it was Sir Charles McCullough who died in early 2019 and who, like Ronnie Waterhouse and Greville Janner, was a member of Middle Temple. Ronnie and Charles both served as Treasurer of Middle Temple. Apart from those snippets of information, all traces of Charles McCullough have been erased from the internet; he does however appear online in a list of the names of Eminences Of Middle Temple which makes for interesting reading.

Sir Charles was Treasurer of Middle Temple in 2000, the year that the Waterhouse Report was published:

Leicester University had been colluding with the ring for years; Brown was undertaking his PhD there in 1987 and received no support, supervision or even basic facilities such as a desk. Since I began this blog, I have received info that the Gang’s friends on the academic left organised that treat for Brown. See eg. ‘Life In Cold Blood’.

Alison Taylor wrote to Tony Newton Secretary of the State at the DHSS on 28 Feb 1988 re kids in care in north Wales being abused…

In Feb 1988 I was offered the job (to start in March 1988) with Prof Vincent Marks’s CRC-funded team at Surrey University. Vincent was the brother of Dr John Marks, the BMA Chairman. The BMA at the time were giving advice to Tony Francis and others re how to resist any investigation into my complaints and fit me up for offences for which the BMA knew there was no evidence. The BMA rep met Francis personally on a number of occasions and Gwynedd Health Authority were footing the bill for Francis to travel to BMA HQ to meet the BMA rep, A.H. Chadwick (aka Dr Tony Chadwick). The MDU were also involved, the MDU point of contact with Tony and Sadie Francis being Dr Ian Sanderson. The MDU subsequently wrote to the Drs Francis reminding them that they did not have the evidence for their allegations… The MDU continued with the cases when Tony and Sadie refused to back down.

Re the BMA, three other consultant psychiatrists from Ysbyty Gwynedd all backed up Tony’s BMA-supported Cunning Plan to have me incarcerated in a secure unit: Sadie, Dafydd and Dr Devakumar. They formed themselves into a ‘Secretariat’, calling themselves ‘The BMA Psychiatrists’ and constantly stressed to the BMA and to each other that I was completely mad as evidenced by my ‘delusions’ that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that I was a danger to their lives and limbs.

One bit of evidence provided to the BMA, the MDU and the police by Sadie and Sheila Jenkins (the Gwynedd social worker who’s daughter Sarah Jenkins was on the psychology degree at Bristol University with the lady who later became Gordon Brown’s wife, as discussed in previous posts), were their witness statements describing me walking into a room carrying a rolled up newspaper. I didn’t say or do anything threatening to anyone but Sadie and Sheila observed that my rolled up newspaper could have been concealing a weapon and this was a serious matter… They both ‘felt very threatened’ and knew that if they had made a wrong move, I would have launched a murderous attack on them. See previous posts…

Alison Taylor wrote to Carlo in 1988 and told him that kids in care in north Wales were being abused – Carlo’s office replied, but said that he couldn’t get involved.

BELL here – trashing me, writing me bad refs, despite never having had any confrontation with me and continuing to be perfectly nice on the rare occasion that I bumped into him when I was in north Wales.

Bell – Kingston-upon-Thames link – HUGH BENTALL owned and ran most of Kingston-upon-Thames. Ollie’s Court appearance in Dec 1986 had been before Kingston-upon-Thames Court – Court was told lies about Ollie’s academic career – see post ‘Too Many Pills’ – the numerous ‘testimonials’ from Top Docs who knew that Ollie was key player in pan-European paedophile ring…

Meanwhile a major research fraud funded by the CRC and ICRF, that began in 1988 and involved Dr Peter Maguire from Manchester University (a former colleague and friend of Tony Francis) as well as colleagues of Vincent Marks, was exposed in 1990 and led to the (presumed) suicide of Prof Tim McElwain. See posts ‘Reports Of Death Were Greatly Exaggerated’ and ‘Apocalypse Now’. Further large scale wrongdoing and fraud in cancer research is discussed in ‘Oh Lordy! It’s CRC UK’.

While I worked for Vincent Marks and lived in Surrey, 1988-89, I encountered Top Docs who were impressively dreadful. One was GP Michael Hudson who was in a rather posh village; Terry Scott and Penelope Keith lived nearby. Hudson really was awful and I presumed that he must just have hated me on the grounds that a Top Doc regularly behaving like that in affluent well-educated Surrey would soon find himself reported to the GMC. Obviously he did, because Hudson was subsequently removed from the Medical Register. I wonder what Hudson did to which influential person, ensuring he was put out of action in a way that the abusers of the mentally ill eight year olds in north Wales never were? D.G.E. Wood of course made contact with Hudson, but even that didn’t stop Hudson from disappearing from the Medical Register.

Wood’s intervention in my life in Surrey resulted in me encountering a psychiatrist called Michael Browne at Brookwood Hospital. I did not return for a repeat visit; Browne would not have been out of place in north Wales, except that he was wearing a bow tie. Shortly after  I encountered Browne, Brookwood hit the local media after a severely depressed man who had been told to piss off and look after himself had killed himself by firing a nail gun into his head. The coroner noted that this was ‘not the first such case at Brookwood’.

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Some years later after I met him, Michael Browne was at the centre of the big scandal re the death of a young man in Wormwood Scrubs. The prisoner had been in a foetal position for three days crying. The screws called the Prison Doctor – Browne – who noted that the prisoner showed no signs of depression and was functioning normally. Hours after Browne’s Assessment, the prisoner was found dead, hanging in his cell. Browne told the subsequent inquest that he ‘could not explain’ why he had made the notes that he did. Unlike Hudson, Browne remained on the Medical Register. See previous posts.

Browne was treating Nutters and Prisoners, Hudson’s surgery was down the road from Penelope Keith’s house, obviously Something Had To Be Done, which is why Penelope Keith is still alive at the age of 79.

Terry Scott lived very close to Hudson’s surgery. Scott suffered from ill health for several years in the latter part of his life.

In 1979, Scott had a life-saving operation after a brain haemorrhage and he also suffered from creeping paralysis. When ‘Terry and June’ was put out of its misery in 1987, Scott suffered a nervous breakdown, ‘brought on by his public confession that he had had a series of affairs since his marriage to dancer Margaret Peden in 1957’.

Scott was also diagnosed with cancer in 1987 and he died from its effects at his family home in Witley, on 26 July 1994, at the age of 67. Dr ‘MAGS’ Hudson, GP of Witley, Remember The Name! Scott said of his last illness: “I know it would be better to give up the booze, fags and birds, but life would be so boring, wouldn’t it?”

26 July 1994. Peter Howarth was jailed for the serial sexual abuse of kids in care in north Wales on 8 July 1994 at Chester Crown Court and jailed for 10 years. Miranda became Leader of the Labour Party on 21 July 1994. Dafydd had planted the brick by then and the MDU were gathering evidence to make a case for me to be sent to live with Jimmy Savile in Broadmoor.

I’m not just taking the piss here; Terry Scott was utterly lame but take a look at his biography and who he worked with…

It was in 1994 that my former boss from St George’s, Malcolm Pearce, was exposed as having committed a huge research fraud. Malcolm was struck off by the GMC in 1995; Robert Kilpatrick stood down as President/Chairman shortly afterwards. Geoffrey Chamberlain was just as guilty of the research fraud as Malcom. They had co-authored the article of pure fiction and Chamberlain was Editor of the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the journal that published the paper. Chamberlain was never disciplined by the GMC and gave evidence against Malcolm at the GMC hearing. Malcolm produced an Expert Witness who claimed that Malcolm was suffering from manic depression when he fabricated his research. I have no idea who the psychiatrist who spoke in defence of Malcolm was, but I remember Chamberlain and Malcolm being very contemptuous of psychiatrists when I had been working for them five years previously.

Malcolm, like Chamberlain’s mate Ollie Brooke had nearly 10 years earlier, was featured in the London-based media as a Disgraced Doctor who’s career was over. Like Ollie, there was much comment from other Top Docs re ‘We don’t know why he did it’ and ‘it is very sad but we cannot have a bad egg like this in the profession’. In the way that Ollie continued to publish academic papers with Chamberlain and others from St George’s after he had ‘been ruined and was never heard of again’ (see post ‘Too Many Pills’), Malcolm found himself a nice little number to keep him occupied as well after being Struck Off In Disgrace. Malcolm worked as a Expert Adviser to barristers handling cases of medical negligence.

Chamberlain was said to have lost his expected knighthood as a result of the scandal, he resigned his Editorship of the journal that published his own lies and he also resigned as President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Chamberlain was at the very pinnacle of his profession! – but he retained his Chair and his private and NHS practice. When he did retire from the NHS in 2000, he moved back to Wales (Chamberlain had grown up in Cardiff) and took up a job at Swansea University lecturing in the History Of Medicine, just in time to help manage the fall-out from the Waterhouse Report.

Chamberlain could not have been allowed to be disgraced a la Malcolm, because not only was Chamberlain a key facilitator of the Westminster Paedophile Ring who knew where all bodies were buried, but he was mates with Sir George Pinker, the Royal Doc who delivered William and Harry (see post ‘Wimmin’s Wellbeing – The Fortnum and Mason Connection’).

My post ‘Now Then…’ discusses what became known in medicine as ‘The Chamberlain Affair’ in detail and correlates crucial dates with possible suggestions of what might have been planned before the research fraud was exposed and blew up in everyone’s faces. Malcolm and Chamberlain were hailed as history making heroes just as Dafydd and co embarked on yet another Cunning Plan to have me framed and locked up in 1994. Just imagine if they had never been caught and at any point I tried to publish the sort of things that I now have on this blog…

Brown was forced out of his job at Aston University in July 1995, the month after Malcolm was struck off. On 9 July 1995, Dafydd’s mate the corrupt Home Office Civil Service mandarin, Bing Spear, who facilitated so much Class A dealing and distribution died. On 13 July 1995 Peter Morrison was found dead in his house in Belgravia.

It was in July 1995 that lies were told about Dafydd now having ‘retired’ and the North Wales Hospital being closed down. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’

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I have mentioned previously on the blog how I have been receiving info telling me that Dafydd and Tony Francis were not intending to stop at having be framed and banged up in 1994/95, their ultimate goal was, I have been assured, to have me lobotomised, although as with Lena Zavaroni, it would have been tarted up as a cingulotomy or something similar. One of the few places that was still carrying out such operations at the time was dear old Cardiff University, it was how they managed to kill Lena on 1 Oct 1999, four months before Ronnie published his Report. The Top Docs who Tried So Hard To Help Lena told many porkies about the circumstances of her death, but no-one bothered to ask the right questions. See previous posts.

This man knew a lot about the matter:

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After my encounter with the terrible Dr Hudson of Witley in Surrey, I managed to register with a GP’s surgery that was just over the border, in Hampshire. I lived near enough to that surgery to persuade them to let me register with them. The GP that I saw there, Dr Nigel Baldock was very much nicer than the awful Hudson, but he received a sudden phone call from D.G.E. Wood ‘because Dr Wood thought that we might have been at medical school together’…. Nigel Baldock knew how hopeless Michael Browne was, knew that something very unpleasant was going on re me and north Wales and simply kept out of it without being unpleasant… See previous posts.

As ever, in Surrey I still just could not get NHS treatment under any circumstances, not even after incurring a severe ankle injury when I fell while out walking in Devil’s Punchbowl. I was told at the hospital in Guildford that there was nothing that they could do, ‘just rest it’. I later found out that this wasn’t true; my ankle never healed properly…

[REMEMBER WESTLAND AFFAIR – 1986] – upper class twit of the year – shooting themselves]

 

It was Roger Davies, the County Secretary of Clwyd County Council, 1980-82 (Roger was Deputy Chief Exec, 1982-92 but still called the County Secretary, before serving as Chief Exec, 1992-96), who conducted the investigation re Jacqueline Thomas and David Gillison that was demanded by Mars-Jones. Roger’s Report was not presented to the Clwyd County Council Social Services Sub-Committee until Oct 1990. Roger’s explanation for the delay was that he had conducted the investigation rapidly but ‘an oversight’ had meant that the Report had not been signed until 8 Oct 1990. Roger’s Report exonerated the senior staff of Clwyd County Council; he maintained that Jacqueline’s and Gillison’s references were good and ‘experienced’ Council officers made the appointments ‘in the normal way’ and that they had not been aware of any improper conduct.

Roger’s report – Oct 1990 – me working at St G’s since May 1989 – and in High Court constantly in preceding months of 1990 – the Gang inc Tony and Sadie Francis, Jackie Brandt, Keith Fearns, Slob Ingham, Maggie Fookes,  repeatedly perjured themselves – the conspiracy was co-ordinated/arranged by Ron Evans, the crooked lawyer employed by Gwynedd County Council, Lucille Hughes and Andrew Park, the crooked lawyer employed by the Welsh Office

See post ‘The Bitterest Pill’. CHECK

M-J still Pres of UCNW – MJ WAS PRESIDENT WHEN GWYNNE and I HAD THE ENCOUNTERS – Gwynne died in autumn 1986 – I think in sept – Jacqueline Thomas, David Gillison and William Gerry appeared before Wrexham Maelor Magistrates in Aug 1986 – Gwynne had bowel cancer, the Gang knew that he would be pegging out soon – there had something nasty coming up from below re Gwynne for decades, but he was diagnosed in 1985. Liz Stables tried to use ‘He’s ill’ when I persisted in (trying) to make representation re his continued presence in the Student Health Centre – I did the Basil Fawlty ‘Nothing trivial I hope’ line and Liz said ‘It’s not’. She laughed at the same time and said that she didn’t like Gwynne either ‘But I’ve got to work with him’.

Ah the camaraderie in the NHS is what makes it all worthwhile! The lies, the backstabbing, the screwing of patients on every occasion if someone’s job and pension is at risk…

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ad bell busy trashing me – sunderland made the 1984 arrangement with thatch, carlo and ugc in 1984 – m-j president of UCNW throughout all of it

By the time that Roger Davies signed his Report, Thatch was on the way out – Peter Morrison was her Leadership campaign manager until she resigned on DATE Nov 1990 – Geoffrey Howe – resigned as Deputy PM on 1 Nov 1990, followed that up with the killer blow of his speech on 13 Nov 1990 – Howe long-standing colluder with Gang and mate of Ronnie W – back as far as Ely Scandal – I was obviously going to leave st gs by then, known to be looking for another job – gang had me arrested again in dec 1990…

Robin Day was mates with Ronnie Waterhouse as well as with Geoffrey Howe – they all went back to the days when they were young barristers – Ronnie and Howe were both from Wales; Day was a Liberal and Ronnie’s family were high profile Liberals. Ronnie’s dad knew Lloyd George and members of the family were Liberal MPs. Ronnie was a Liberal until he defected to the Labour Party, subsequently standing as the Labour candidate for West Flintshire in 1959. William Mars-Jones stood as the Labour candidate for Denbigh in 1945. Mars-Jones was the son of a Denbighshire farming family who continued to rule Denbighshire while he made it big on the legal scene in London; Mars-Jones practiced in London and in Wales. Mars-Jones, Robin Day and Ronnie were all very good mates…

Emlyn Hooson was a crooked barrister who was mates with all of the above and was the Liberal MP for Montgomeryshire, 1962-79. Emlyn Hooson grew up in Denbighshire, went to Denbigh Grammar School and married daughter of High Society big wig from Montgomeryshire (more of Shirley Hooson and her family later in this post). Emlyn Hooson, like William Mars-Jones, had family all over Denbighshire. Emlyn Hooson was presented with evidence re Mr Thrope’s threats and harassment of Norman Scott in 1972; Hooson claimed to be appalled but watched Lord Frank Byers, the Liberal Whip – Lisa Nandy’s granddad (Lisa’s dad worked at Leicester University for years and his first wife Maggie was a teacher in Leicester, as discussed in previous posts) – insult and intimidate Norman such that Norman walked out of the ‘Inquiry’ that Byers and Hooson were holding into Mr Thrope’s conduct and went to the police to give an extensive detailed statement re Mr Thrope.

Emlyn Hooson was mates with Ieuan Wyn Jones.

Emlyn Hooson – acted for Ceryl Davies teacher from b Ffestiniog accused of molesting kids in 1985 CHECK; Ceryl had trained at the Normal College in Bangor, was mates with the Gang and had a previous conviction for sexually assaulting his pupils. Gwynedd Education Authority employed him again and once more in 1985 Ceryl stood accused. Emlyn defended him, but Ceryl was found guilty. check – DATES AND CASES, SEVERAL CASES INVOLVING CERYL – Ceryl was employed once again by Gwynedd County Council and whoops, there was another case of him abusing kids a few years later…

Menai Williams, who became Deputy Principal of the Normal Coleg and had worked there since the 1950s (see post ‘Thought For The Day’), was from a Liberal family, knew Lady Megan Lloyd George as well as other local Liberals and had grown up in Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire, the daughter of a Methodist Minister. Menai knew Dafydd and I bet that she knew Gwynne as well.

NOW THEN. all that lot who knew – AND were mates with mars-jones’s family –

Chevet Hey:

Chevet Hey, in 1966, was a children’s home run by Denbighshire County Council. Although located at Wrexham, Chevet Hey was a ‘facility’ available for the use of Radnorshire, Anglesey, Montgomeryshire and Denbighshire County Councils. By 1979, only Clwyd County Council is referenced as placing children there. But this is the Gang. It doesn’t mean that there weren’t children from other local authorities placed there…

When Bryn Estyn closed in 1984, five staff and residents were transferred to Chevet Hey, which had by then already been the subject of numerous allegations of the physical abuse of children by staff. Despite the catalogue of accounts of kids being hit, kicked, dragged, injured etc, Ronnie stressed in his Report that former residents of Chevet Hey were ‘disturbed’, had ‘severe behavioural problems’ and told Ronnie that compared to Bryn Estyn and Bersham Hall, Chevet Hey was much better.

Bersham Hall near Wrexham was opened in 1972 by Denbighshire County Council. Like Chevet Hey, Bersham Hall accepted children from all the local authorities in north Wales as well as from Radnorshire. Bersham Hall was run by Clwyd County Council after that Council came into being. Until 1987 the teaching staff at Bersham Hall were employed by Clwyd Social Services; in 1987 the teaching staff were transferred to Clwyd Education Authority.

Bersham Hall, like many of the other children’s homes in north Wales, changed it’s official function a number of times, but it always housed children/adolescents, usually for just a few months but some stayed for much longer or stayed there more than once. Many of the children were placed there for ‘psychiatric assessment’, so Top Docs definitely knew what was happening. I presume those assessing the kids were the thugs and molesters who ran and staffed Gwynfa Unit, the child and adolescent mental health unit in Colwyn Bay, as discussed in ‘Don’t Be Silly, He’s Nice’. However, this was the Gang in north Wales, anything could have been happening…

Bersham Hall had a ‘secure unit’ for the ‘most disturbed’ or ‘psychotic’ children. It was in reality a cell with nothing inside, except of course a kid and a blanket.

Boys and girls were placed at Bersham Hall and by even Waterhouse’s conservative estimate, hundreds and hundreds of kids passed through its doors. Waterhouse mentioned Bersham Hall warehousing ‘400 residents’ during a few years of the 1970s and ‘no more than 600’ residents between 1983 and 1990, ‘most of them being from Clwyd’ during those years. There just won’t have been that many kids from north Wales and Radnorshire who fell within the category of kids who were sent to Bersham Hall, let alone just from Clwyd, even when using the goalposts erected by the Gang. Those kids must have been coming from outside of north Wales and indeed outside of Wales as well.

The catalogue of abuse of kids at Bersham Hall that was freely admitted to the Waterhouse Inquiry was truly dreadful, from its beginning in Aug 1972 until its closure in 1993…

In Dec 1975 Clwyd County Council admitted that the physical condition of and facilities at Bersham Hall were well below what was considered acceptable. Building work began re ‘improvements’ and was completed in 1978.

Bersham Hall experienced a high turnover of even senior staff. Between 1974 and 1980, there were six Officers In Charge and five Deputies.

Richard Ernest Leake, Officer In Charge, Aug 1972-June 1974, left to take up an appointment with Care Concern… Michael Barnes worked at Bersham Hall from Sept 1972 and on 1 Aug 1973 became Deputy Officer In Charge. Barnes was Acting Officer in Charge, June-Dec 1974, then reverted back to Deputy until he became Acting Officer In Charge again on 15 Feb 1976. Barnes served as Officer In Charge from 1 June 1976 until the end of 1978. From 21 April 1978, Barnes was responsible for both Bersham Hall and Little Acton Assessment Centre.

William aka Bill Tunnah spent 12 months as Officer In Charge at Bersham Hall, succeeding Barnes. Ronnie Waterhouse noted that Tunnah was dead by the time of the Waterhouse Inquiry, but ‘served blamelessly on the care staff at Bryn Estyn for eight years’. Bryn Estyn was so bad that it would not have been possible to serve blamelessly there for one week, let alone for eight years.

Michael Taylor was Officer In Charge of Bersham Hall, 26 Sept 1972-31 July 1973. Taylor had been an Anglican Franciscan Friar for 4 years before beginning residential work with young people in 1965. Between 1965 and 1969 Taylor had been a houseparent, for the latter part of that time in Warwickshire. He then spent two years undertaking a course at Enfield College of Technology. When Taylor applied to work at Bersham Hall he had been employed for just over a year as the Deputy Superintendent at a reception centre for children in Islington.

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Michael Taylor ‘received fulsome testimonials’ from his employers in Islington. Taylor left Bersham Hall because he was offered a job as a lecturer at South Cheshire Central College of FE, but kipped at Chevet Hey for a short time until his college accommodation re South Cheshire Central College became available.

Michael Taylor ended up in hot water as a result of his time in north Wales after he was the subject of allegations of sexual assault on boys. The allegations were remarkably consistent; mainly that Taylor had masturbated boys while they were in bed or asked them to masturbate him. There were also numerous complaints of Taylor physically assaulting children, often quite seriously.

One boy at Bersham Hall was heard telling other boys that Taylor had arrived in his bedroom and masturbated him under the bedclothes by Mr J. Blackman, a member of staff at Bersham Hall. Blackman reported the matter to Leake, then the Officer In Charge. Leake interviewed the boy about the matter and insisted that Matron was present at the interview. The boy was so embarrassed that he downplayed the extent of Taylor’s activities and told Leake and Matron that he had lied to the other boys; it was that claim that was later demonstrated to have been the real lie…

Taylor signed a How Very Dare You statement, maintaining that he had simply tidied the boy’s bedclothes. Leake reported the matter in a letter dated 2 July 1973 to Emlyn Evans, then the Director of Social Services for Denbighshire, but stressed that both he and Matron believed that there was no substance to the boy’s allegations. Three days later, R.W. Dixon, Principal Social Worker (Residential Services) for Denbighshire Social Services, interviewed Leake and a memo dated 10 July 1973 was sent to the Senior Assistant Director (Residential Services) of Denbighshire Social Services. It stressed that Leake hadn’t believed the boy even before the toe curling interview with Leake and Matron.

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Richard Leake emphasised that at Bersham Hall the children were ‘disturbed’ and staff were ‘vulnerable’ to such accusations. Leake sent his report about the matter directly to Emlyn Evans, the Director of Social Services, not to R.W. Dixon or even Dixon’s line manager the Assistant Director (Residential Services) of Denbighshire Social Services.

Two months later Dixon received a report from the Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey, Enoch Ellis Edwards, stating that while kipping there during the summer of 1973, Michael Taylor had been the subject of a complaint from a boy who claimed that Taylor had sexually assaulted him. Dixon’s note dated 10 Sept 1973 re that complaint said that Enoch Ellis Edwards had stated that after a boy ‘made an accusation’ about Taylor, Enoch had asked Taylor to leave the premises. Enoch stated that Michael Taylor denied the accusation.

No further action was taken about either of the complaints about Taylor.

On 26 June 1980, Michael Taylor was convicted at Wrexham Magistrates Court of two offences of indecent assault against a male under 16 and asked for two similar offences to be taken into consideration. The offences were committed in Shropshire and Ronnie Waterhouse emphasised in his Report that they were ‘entirely unconnected’ to the Bersham Hall and Chevet Hey complaints. Which, as Ronnie should have realised, made the matter of Michael Taylor’s presence in north Wales during Peak Paedophilia more, rather than less, worrying.

During the major North Wales Police investigation of 1991-93, Michael Taylor was interviewed on 13 Aug 1993 and made full confessions re the four complaints with regard to Bersham Hall and Chevet Hey. By then the North Wales Police had taken statements from the complainants.

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A file was sent to the CPS re Taylor before Taylor was interviewed by the police and afterwards as well. The CPS did not prosecute Taylor, he was cautioned instead. On 24 Sept 1993 Taylor accepted cautions re offences of indecent assault against four named kids who had been resident at Bersham Hall and Chevet Hey, as well as two un-named kids who had been resident at Bersham Hall and/or Chevet Hey.

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MY LETTER TO MANSFIELD – sept or oct 1993…

Those fulsome testimonials from Islington re Michael Taylor need some explaining.

Dame Little Nell, formerly of Islington Borough Council, was Miranda’s Minister for Children, 13 June 2003-9 May 2005:

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Her side-kick at Islington Borough Council reached the dizzy heights of Home Secretary, May 1997-June 2001; Foreign Secretary, June 2001-May 2006 and Lord Chancellor, June 2007-May 2010:

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Jack was Home Secretary throughout virtually the whole of the Waterhouse Inquiry and the first sixteen months of the aftermath! The Cunning Plan by the Gang to ‘support’ my return to a professional career but then frame me after I’d completed teacher training in May 2001 and have me struck off the teaching register almost as soon as I’d got on there, was formulated by the Gang when Jack was Home Secretary. See previous posts.

Jack’s wife was a civil servant who became one of the most senior mandarins in the Dept of Health and Jack’s daughter is a Top Doctor. Jack’s son is the legendary tosser Will Straw, one of the ‘Red Princes’. See eg. ‘Last Man Standing’ for info on Jack and his friends and relations.

Meet Jack’s wife Alice:

Alice Perkins at Financial Times 125th Anniversary Party, London, in June 2013

Alice Elizabeth Perkins (born 24 May 1949) was appointed in July 2011 as the Chairman of Post Office Ltd, a UK state owned limited company, to lead the Board following the separation of the Post Office from the Royal Mail under the Postal Services Act 2011. Alice is an Executive Coach and a partner in the coaching practice of the JCA Group, a member of the Faculty of Meyler Campbell, which provides training for business coaches and has been an external member of the Council of the University of Oxford since 2006. Alice is a member of the Business Advisory Council of the Saïd Business School of Oxford University.

Born in Hampstead, Perkins was educated at North London Collegiate School for Girls, followed by St Anne’s College Oxford, from where she graduated in Modern History in 1971.

Perkins joined the Civil Service Fast Stream in 1971. The early years of her career were spent in the DHSS.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

When Alice joined the Civil Service, Richard Crossman had just finished his stint as Secretary of State at the DHSS, where Crossman, a senior officer in the British security services, had prioritised facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring and protecting Gwynne and Dafydd.

In 1993, Alice moved to the Treasury as Director of Public Spending, where her priorities were Defence, the Intelligence Agencies, Aid, Foreign Office and Agriculture spending. In 1998, she returned to the Dept of Health as Director General for Corporate Management responsible for administration of the Dept. In north Wales, the Waterhouse Inquiry was underway and former kids in care and Empowered Service Users were dropping like flies as the already hopelessly inadequate ‘services’ were gradually closed down. In Staffordshire, a total disaster had hit the NHS but the Dept of Health concealed it.

When Alice was managing the Dept of Health, Dobbo and then Alan Milburn were the Secretaries of State. Dobbo had spent his political career concealing one of the major hubs of organised abuse in the UK in Camden. Milburn was taken more seriously as a politician and was viewed as having been appointed to the role by Miranda because Dobbo was a disaster, but Milburn had spent his entire political career concealing the big ring in the North East of England which had worked in partnership with Dafydd and Gwynne for decades. Milburn is married to a psychiatrist and will have had inside info… See post ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World – Part IV’.

In 2001 by the time that the Waterhouse Report had been safely published and the immediate yells of ‘massive cover-up’ had been ignored, Alice Perkins moved to the Cabinet Office to work as Director General, Corporate Development Group, responsible for human resources across Gov’t, senior appointments and Civil Service reform, reporting directly to the Cabinet Secretary. Alice left the Civil Service in 2005.

In early 2006, Perkins joined the Board of BAA plc, until its take-over by the Spanish firm Ferrovial later the same year. She has also served as a non-executive Director on the Board of Littlewoods (1997–2001) and TNS (the global market information company), where she was also Chair of TNS’s Renumeration Committee from 2005 until its takeover by WPP in 2008.

Alice has been married to Jack since 1978. They have two adult children, the tosser Will and Charlotte the Top Doc. In 2002, Alice was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).

What never received media coverage re mid-Staffs was that the NHS scandal was directly linked to long-standing organised abuse in the Staffordshire region that, as in north Wales, had a terrible knock-on effect on the regional NHS. Numerous politicians for years – including Nye Bevan’s wife Jennie Lee – colluded with the crime that resulted in the collapse of the welfare services in Staffordshire. Keele University employed a number of academics who were involved… See previous posts.

Sir Robert Francis QC, the Hero who Chaired the Mid-Staffs Inquiry when it was finally held, had enjoyed a career as a barrister working for the MDU. In early 1991, Robert Francis acted for Tony and Sadie Francis in the High Court when they tried to have me imprisoned. Robert had read my letters detailing the abuse and criminality in north Wales and the MDU had advised the Drs Francis not to proceed with the case against me because there was no evidence that I was a dangerous loony who constituted a threat to their lives. The Drs Francis ignored that advice – Sadie wrote their lawyers a furious letter explaining that they were ‘experienced psychiatrists’ who knew a Dangerous Nutter when they saw one and they were heart-broken that people were suggesting that they were ‘over-reacting’… See eg. ‘The Sordid Role Of Sir Robert Francis QC’.

 

Re Michael Taylor the Franciscan Friar, I have always been impressed by the Friar who starred in Chaucer’s Prologue to the Canterbury Tales:

Michael Taylor was by no means the only person employed at Bersham Hall who presented a massive risk to the kids there.

Michael Barnes was the subject of numerous allegations that he had physically assaulted children, sometimes seriously and the complaints dated back to Barnes’s earliest days at Bersham Hall. Barnes was also named repeatedly as having witnessed assaults by staff or assaulted children along with other staff. Many of these complaints were so serious that a full police investigation would have been warranted.

Ronnie Waterhouse mentioned in defence of Bersham Hall staff that one of the most serious allegations re Bersham Hall was in fact against a field social worker rather than Bersham Hall staff. A boy who was being delivered to the loving embrace of Bersham Hall by the field social worker alleged that the social worker punched him in the face, breaking his nose as the boy tried to run away. Sir Ronnie noted that the allegation was ‘categorically denied by the social worker and by those two staff witnesses alleged to have been present’.

No alternative explanation for the boy’s broken nose was offered.

Michael Barnes worked at Bersham Hall for years and served as Officer In Charge, 21 May 1980-31 Dec 1987, although this duty was interrupted from 1 Oct 1982-31 July 1984 when Barnes completed a CQSW at Keele University. Barnes was also Acting Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey, 1 April 1986-31 Dec 1987. Some of the most serious complaints re Barnes alleged that he had very violently assaulted children in tandem with his colleague Christopher Thomas. Thomas had previously worked at Little Acton Assessment Centre, as had Barnes – Barnes had been the manager at Little Acton – and transferred to Bersham Hall along with Barnes, as Deputy Officer In Charge. Thomas was Acting Officer In Charge at Bersham Hall when Barnes was studying at Keele and then succeeded Barnes as Officer In Charge on 1 Jan 1988.

Christopher Thomas remained at Bersham Hall until it closed in 1993; in fact Thomas managed to remain employed at Bersham Hall until after it closed, precisely until 22 March 1994. This was because although Thomas resigned from his job at Bersham Hall after allegations that he’d embezzled dosh from his employers Clwyd County Council, he was retained in his post by Clwyd County Council for a further six months due to ‘prolonged sick leave and/or the police inquiry re the missing funds’.

MARCH 1994 – F and me and the MHAC in Spring 1994 – also Howarth and Paul Bicker Wilson – trial opened on 13 June 1994; Matt Arnold had died on 9 June 1994 ‘from an unspecified blood infection’.

DAFYDD AND THE BRICK planted about april 1994

John Smith – died on May 9 1994, days after that brick was planted – FRANK BECK DIED in MAY 1994

On 25 Oct 1995, Christopher Thomas pleaded guilty to theft at Wrexham Maelor Magistrates Court. He was sentenced to 120 hours of community service and ordered to pay £1500 in compensation.

1995 – constantly trying to make a case for f and in particular me being ‘dangerous’ – have been told that ‘evidence’ was gathered from numerous dodgy people including in Somerset re my insanity and murderous tendencies…

Christopher Thomas was Officer In Charge when on 20 Nov 1988 a girl resident at Bersham Hall who in Waterhouse’s words ‘was pregnant after absconding for several weeks’ – no of course Ronnie doesn’t mention who made the girl pregnant, when or why she ‘absconded’ – was ‘falsely accused’ by a female ‘member of care staff’ of making a dreadful mess in a room at Barsham Hall (not that it was the member of staff’s fault, she had been given erroneous information by a boy resident at Bersham Hall…). This resulted in a ‘physical fight on a bed’ between the member of staff and the girl during which they ‘hit and bit each other’. Another female care worker intervened and separated them. Ronnie noted that they both attended hospital separately and the Bersham Hall resident sustained severe bruising and a cut to her wrist.

Here’s a possible translation: A PREGNANT CHILD IN A CHILDREN’S HOME who had been distressed enough to run away from that home was returned (it will have been by the police, it always was), wrongly accused of a trivial matter by a member of staff who blamed another child in the children’s home for the ‘misunderstanding’ and was then violently attacked AND BITTEN by that member of staff who inflicted injuries to the pregnant child’s wrist – suggesting an attempt to cause real damage re the artery? Another member of staff witnessed this assault and saved the child from further injury. The injured child was taken to hospital and in true mental health services style so was the violent member of staff to ensure that this ‘incident’ could be logged as a caring staff member surviving a confrontation with a Disturbed Adolescent.

This ‘incident’, Ronnie noted, was not reported to Christopher Thomas until 30 hours later. Or that was Thomas’s story and that 30 hours will have given everyone valuable time re taking advice as to how to bloody well get out of this one. Thomas of course made full inquiries when the ‘incident’ was reported to him and wrote an UNDATED memo on the matter to Michael Barnes, who by that time had been promoted to the position of Senior Social Worker at Clwyd Social Services HQ. Thomas’s memo stated that Thomas was very concerned about the matter and had spoken to the Area Officer and wished to discuss it further with him; however the Area Officer didn’t share Thomas’s concerns and just noted Thomas’s observations.

There was no disciplinary action taken against the care worker who bit and injured a pregnant child on a part of the body that was particularly vulnerable to such injury, but she did ‘cease her employment’ at Bersham Hall on 31 July 1989.

1989 – TONY FRANCIS DEMANDED CASE CONFERENCE TO HAVE ME BANGED UP IN HIGH SECURITY HOSPITAL. Francis began organising in the summer, case conference in Nov 1989… I was working at St George’s oblivious to all of it; people of whom i’d never heard gave evidence against me and chris hunter of whom i’d never heard concluded that I was homicidal and offered to write a court report, although I was not facing any charges at the time. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.

hunter was a mate of dafydd’s, ran Lawrence ward in ashworth where a patient was murdered by angels… details…

When the North Wales Police contacted the former pregnant child resident at Bersham Hall who had been injured by a member of ‘care staff’, the girl made a statement to the police in June 1992 saying that she’d been treated well while she was in care in all of the five homes in which she had stayed from the age of 7 until 16 and she had no complaint to make. There is no clue in the Waterhouse Report as to who was the father of her baby, the circumstances under which she became pregnant, the outcome of the pregnancy or where she was living when she made her ‘Well yeah, they nailed my ear to the floor but I deserved it’ statement in June 1992. She could have been sectioned in Ashworth or Broadmoor for all Ronnie told us in his Report.

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Here’s another Everyday Story of Bersham Hall Folk. On 15 Nov 1989, Deputy Officer In Charge at Bersham Hall since 1 Oct 1989, Frederick Marshall Jones, gave a boy a ‘dead leg’. It was an impressive dead leg as well, the boy was crying and couldn’t walk. The dead leg didn’t come back to life as quickly as it should and two visits to a Top Doctor were required, on the 22 and 29 Nov in 1989.

NOVEMBER – MY CASE CONFERENCE WITH CHRIS HUNTER!!

That dead leg must have really worried someone because kids in care in north Wales suffered broken bones without receiving medical attention and one boy with a ruptured anus was told by a Top Doc that he had ‘piles’. One Top Doc noted of the dead leg that there was ‘massive bruising’ and ‘swelling above the knee’. I suspect that the ‘dead leg’ may have been rather more serious than that. Kids in care in north Wales were routinely not taken to Top Docs unless the injuries were very serious and had been witnessed by third parties who might ask questions. For their part, Top Docs routinely played the extent of the injuries down. In the case of the dead leg, everyone remembered to mention that the patient was a ‘disturbed boy’.

Christopher Thomas, Officer In Charge, realised that the injury was serious but the Disturbed Boy was ‘ambivalent’ about pursuing a complaint. He ‘didn’t want to get Marshall Jones into trouble’. Ronnie Waterhouse noted that there was ‘evidence’ of Marshall Jones attempting to sway the Disturbed Boy; Marshall Jones had threatened to give the Disturbed Boy another dead leg if he made a formal complaint.

Waterhouse noted in his Report that there was a delay in obtaining medical treatment for the Disturbed Boy’s dead leg, that there had also been a delay in completing accident reports and that Frederick Marshall Jones wasn’t interviewed about the matter until 30 Nov 1989, the day after the second visit to the Top Doc. Christopher Thomas didn’t sent a detailed report about the matter to Michael Barnes, Senior Social Worker at HQ until 11 Dec 1989. Thomas noted in his report that he couldn’t ‘follow up’ with Marshall Jones because he was off sick. Presumably not with a dead leg. Thomas did flag up in his report that the Disturbed Boy and his parents had been promised a full and serious investigation.

The investigation promised was hampered when the Disturbed Boy was moved from Bersham Hall to Hindley Remand Centre in Wigan. Hindley had opened in 1961 as a Borstal and in 1983 metamorphosed into a Youth Custody Centre. After Hindley, the Disturbed Boy who had incurred the dead leg was sent to an unidentified psychiatric hospital for reasons described by Waterhouse as being ‘unconnected’ with the ‘incident’ re the dead leg. Michael Barnes advised that the Disturbed Boy should not be interviewed. Barnes did however interview Christopher Thomas and Frederick Marshall Jones. Barnes drafted a memo, dated 26 Jan 1990, to the Area Officer. The memo was signed by Geoffrey Wyatt, Assistant Director (Children and Families Service) of Clwyd Social Services.

Ronnie Waterhouse noted in his Report that ‘more recently [the boy] has reasserted his original view that the injuries were caused accidentally and that he does not wish to pursue a complaint’. Ronnie did not note where the Disturbed Boy was residing when he ‘reasserted’ his ‘original view’; psych hospital? remand centre? prison? Ashworth? Who knows. If the Disturbed Boy’s ‘original view’ had been reasserted, presumably the Disturbed Boy had at some point taken another view that differed from his original view that the injuries were caused accidentally. The Disturbed Boy returned to his original view at some point during his stay in Hindley or in that nameless psychiatric hospital…

The Treatment from the Top Docs at the psychiatric hospital was successful! The Disturbed Boy realised after all that his injuries were indeed accidental!

It was concluded by Clwyd County Council that the Disturbed Boy’s injury was accidental.

Frederick Marshall Jones was not subjected to disciplinary action but was Made Aware Of The Risks Of Engaging In Physical Play With Residents.

Frederick remained Deputy Officer In Charge of Bersham Hall until 30 June 1990. On 8 July 1980, Frederick was appointed Officer In Charge of Cartrefle Community Home, an institution in which one member of staff in particular, Stephen Norris, routinely buggered and indecently assaulted the kids to such an extent that he served two prison sentences for this. I will explain further shortly, as well as expand on Frederick’s previous before he became Deputy at Bersham Hall, ie. Frederick constantly accused of battering the kids senseless in the course of his employment at Chevet Hey…

The Case Of The Disturbed Boy With The Dead Leg has many hallmarks of the North Wales Welfare Services Way Of Doing Things. Something had happened to the Disturbed Boy that was witnessed by third parties and in no circumstances should ever have happened. So it was stressed from the outset that he was Disturbed. He was also seriously threatened by the guilty party when the complaints process was finally put into action. Delays were involved in seeking medical help and in logging the incident, crucial documentation was undated and delayed, the guilty party went off sick and couldn’t be interviewed and then the boy for reasons unexplained found himself in a Remand Centre and then a psych hospital and it was decided by the line manager of the guilty party after absolutely no discussion with the boy that he should not be interviewed about an assault, injury and threat that he had suffered. Meanwhile reassurances were given that a Serious Investigation would be held.

Conclusion: Accidental Injury as a result of Physical Play.

I never incurred a dead leg, but most of the techniques utilised as a result of this ‘incident’ with the Disturbed Boy in Bersham Hall were used in the face of my complaints, even about the most serious of matters. Dafydd wasn’t an out of control nutter who had abducted and unlawfully imprisoned me, repeatedly tried to Talk Sex, threatened me and tried to bribe me, he was ‘an experienced doctor who had done his best’, a ‘caring man’ who could not be expected to put up with ‘harassment’ from me ‘without complaint’. Furthermore Dafydd’s perjuring, conspiring colleagues were all dedicated professional people who had also been ‘harassed’ by me beyond toleration point.

These comments were made about me by Prof Robert Bluglass in Aug 1989, in his Report that failed to investigate the most serious aspects of my complaint about Dafydd and the Gang. See eg. ‘Enter Professor Robert Bluglass CBE…’

Bluglass was appointed to investigate the murder of the Ashworth patient by Angels in the 1990s. Bluglass chose his own team of two to help him; one of them was a senior Angel from Bluglass’s own clinic in Birmingham, the other one was a senior Angel from Clwyd Health Authority who worked with Dafydd.

Conclusion: the Angels at Ashworth had a lot on their plate Looking After Those Dangerous Nutters and from time to time the Angels will be pushed beyond endurance and will murder a patient… See eg. ‘Security, Security’.

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As for the use of the word ‘ambivalent’ re the boy who had incurred the ‘dead leg’ through horseplay, the Gang used that word under circumstances to hide a few real horrors. In my 15 minute disastrous encounter with Gwynne in early 1984, before I realised that he really was an utter shite and an idiot to boot, ie. before the encounter had lasted more than 10 mins, Gwynne made a comment that suggested that he believed that I had no previous understanding or contact with healthcare services. Whilst it was true that for most of my childhood I was kept well away from Top Docs by my father, I have a close relative who trained and worked as a senior nurse in Somerset. That was where advice re injuries, illnesses etc came from when we were kids, we didn’t bother with Top Docs. So I enlightened Gwynne with ‘Well… was a nurse’. Gwynne asked me what her experiences of nursing were and I responded with ‘She obviously enjoyed it but she told me a great deal about the unethical and illegal things that the doctors with whom she worked did.’

Gwynne wrote to D.G.E. Wood simply observing that this person was ‘ambivalent’ about doctors. I’m not sure at what point the process began but the Top Docs then contacted her and I am told continued that contact although Brown and I had expressly told them not to and I understand that she was one of the sources of evidence for my insanity and dangerousness.

This really is not looking too good for you is it Top Docs? A relative who had worked in the NHS and who colluded with that criminal generation of Top Docs in Somerset of whom D.G.E. Wood’s father was one, so you picked up the phone…

Anyone for giving the Top Docs a pay rise and taking advice on Ethics from the BMA?

After walking out of the Gwynne meeting, refusing to ever return for a follow up encounter and Brown and I making complaint, imagine my surprise when I later discovered that immediately following our complaint, an entry had been made on my medical records which simply stated ‘known psychiatric case’.

It was a tried and tested method of the Gang…

Here’s another one re Bersham Hall, this is a good one, fans of slapstick will love this one. Between June 1980 and Jan 1981 a girl at Bersham Hall had a sexual relationship with a male member of staff and on one occasion had sex with him up against a tree in the grounds. Ronnie Waterhouse became a bit testy with her evidence because in the early stages of the relationship, when she found the hand of the member of staff on her boob or on her leg, she couldn’t be sure how intentional it was. She didn’t want to accuse unnecessarily.

But the sex up against a tree definitely happened.

Another girl who was resident at Bersham Hall for the first three months of 1988 and for two years from March 1989 made allegations of sexual misconduct against several members of staff. This girl also maintained that two kids in Bersham Hall had sex on the premises with the knowledge of a member of ancillary staff. The same girl maintained that a male member of staff indecently assaulted her when he was drunk on duty and exposed himself to her, in front of another girl resident of Bersham Hall. That girl witness however claimed that she Knew Nuzzing. Ronnie made a careful note of that.

I wonder why Ronnie hadn’t taken into account that the girl who Knew Nuzzing was Disturbed?

Although there was the presence of a helpful witness who Knew Nuzzing, one member of staff named in the above incidents was suspended from work on 3 March 1992 and dismissed after disciplinary hearings  on 7 and 9 Oct 1992. Eight charges against him were proved and he was referred to the Dept of Health with a view to blacklisting him re working with children.

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I mentioned earlier that Bersham Hall had a secure unit ie. bare cell. It was certainly fun in there. One boy gave a detailed description of a ferocious beating from Michael Barnes and Christopher Thomas and then being kept in the cell for some three or four weeks. Girls and boys as young as 11 and 12 claimed to have been kicked, thrown, beaten, dragged by the hair and spat at by Barnes and Thomas. The cell was mentioned as the location for the most severe beatings.

Barnes told Ronnie that the cell was only used for the most Extremely Disturbed children. As an example, Barnes explained that an anorexic girl was kept in the cell because a consultant psychiatrist (their name was not provided) had ‘advised’ this course of action because if she ran away ‘she might die’. (Dafydd used this rationale for his extraordinary activities constantly, including with regard to me.) Another resident of the cell was a girl with a respiratory complaint who was on steroid treatment.

I do keep repeating it, the Top Doctors didn’t just know about this, they were behind the serious abuse of children in north Wales. Who orders anorexic children or kids with breathing difficulties to be kept in the cell, the most feared place in one of the most feared institutions in north Wales?

The BMA does!

The Waterhouse Report mentioned that three members of staff who were transferred to Bersham Hall from Bryn Estyn described Bersham Hall as ‘oppressive’, one of them stating that it was more so than Bryn Estyn.

Christopher Thomas told Ronnie that one girl was brought to Bersham Hall by the police to be held in the cell overnight as ordered by Geoffrey Wyatt, Assistant Director of Clwyd Social Services, because she had ‘misbehaved on the plane to fly her from Hawarden to south Wales and the pilot had refused to fly with her’. There was virtually only one circumstance in which girls in care in north Wales were transferred to ‘south Wales’; it was if they were pregnant and either refusing to have an abortion or had named a member of the Gang as the father. They were ALL sent to a secure unit in south Wales under those circumstances. The fact that this girl was being transferred by plane suggests something very worrying indeed. Might the girl’s ‘misbehaviour’ have been extreme distress and the pilot’s refusal ‘to fly with her’ the pilot refusing to take part in this horror once he realised what was happening?

One useful result of this bunch of thugs and molesters constructing vulnerable kids as Psychotic, Extremely Disturbed, even Dangerous, was that the kids could then be subjected to numerous Assessments, Treatments and Residential Stays In Therapeutic Homes/Centres for Very Difficult Cases. The fees charged for such Services were enormous, even back in the 1970s and 80s. The conditions in those establishments were at best basic, usually substandard, the ‘care’ was non-existent, but the fees were in the high hundreds per week in the 1970s and by the millennium, homes with Dafydd behind them were charging thousands per week. It was business as usual for Dafydd’s homes, the law was broken daily, there were no qualified staff, residents complained of being abused and incurred injuries but the local authorities continued to sent Difficult Cases to Dafydd’s scams.

Dafydd was a pioneer, the market has now expanded greatly re this sort of private provision for Difficult Cases. The racket is particularly successful with learning disabled clients; once they are terrorised and assaulted it is very difficult to return them to their pre-terrorised state. They scream all the time and can then be kept in isolation in a cell for many months because they’re just so fucking Difficult. Cygnet or the Priory or St Andrews in Northampton (see previous posts) just sit back and watch the millions roll in because these clients are So Difficult To Place.

 

Christopher Thomas also explained to Ronnie Waterhouse that ‘absconders’ were placed in the cell at Bersham Hall. ‘Absconders’ were kids who had run away from the beatings and the sexual assaults. Records in north Wales showed hundreds of absconders, some of them having absconded directly to the police station to try to report serious assaults on them. They were returned to their abusers in every case, even those with visible injuries.

Christopher Thomas admitted to Ronnie that his use of force and restraint on kids at Bersham Hall had been ‘excessive’. Thomas worked at Bersham Hall for nearly 20 years, apart from his time attending Salford College of Technology undertaking social care qualifications and the 15 months that he spent working at Little Acton Assessment Centre.

Even Ronnie’s whitewash had to fess up that the Welsh Office Social Work Inspection Unit rarely bothered to visit the children’s homes in north Wales, even those that had employed staff who had recently been convicted of offences against children. No situation was deemed serious enough for those Inspectors to inspect the homes regularly. On the rare occasions when the Inspectors did condescend to visit, they worked very hard not to inspect very much.

Bersham Hall was visited by Welsh Office Social Work Inspector Smith in April and May 1978. He received ‘a favourable impression of staff relationships and team working under good leadership’.

The Secretary of State for Wales at the time:

The Lord Morris of Aberavon
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John Morris was a Labour MP and barrister, who, like William Mars-Jones, was educated at Aberystwyth and then Cambridge Universities, like Mars-Jones was a member of Gray’s Inn and, like Mars-Jones, served as President of the London Welsh Centre!

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Welsh Office Social Work Inspector Copleston managed to visit Bersham Hall in Nov 1981 and May 1983, but didn’t comment on the use of the secure unit aka the cell. However a letter from the Welsh Office to Mervyn Phillips, the then CEO of Clwyd County Council, dated 1 July 1983 stated that as the cell was not in use and there were no plans for it to be used, the Secretary of State for Wales was withdrawing approval for the use of the ‘secure accommodation’ at Bersham Hall. The cell continued to house the Very Disturbed which was illegal. As were most of the other things that were being done to them.

The Secretary of State for Wales at the time:

The Lord Crickhowell
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Until 1990, Bersham Hall provided education for many of the children on the premises. After that, the children were allocated to local schools, although some children from Bersham Hall had previously attended local schools. How did the teachers in Wrexham miss what was happening to them?

The education provided by Bersham Hall during the years when it claimed to be doing that was certainly flaky. A Mr Morris was the teacher in charge of the education unit at Bersham Hall, 1 Sept-April 1980. Morris was transferred to Bryn Estyn for a few months before being appointed Teacher In Charge of the Hawarden Educational Centre in July 1980.

From April 1978, Morris was assisted by a part-time teacher Jane Pearce and Jim West, a teacher who had transferred from Bryn Estyn. In 1980 Jane Pearce was transferred back to Bryn Estyn. Jane was yet another person with insider’s knowledge of Bryn Estyn who was dead by the time that Ronnie held his Inquiry…

One teacher who was in charge of the education unit of Bersham Hall was absent for a year while they underwent teacher training at Cartrefle College; they were at Cartrefle College when Michael Barnes was undertaking his CQSW at Keele University. A second teacher in charge became pregnant, took maternity leave and then only worked for a short time before leaving. The education unit at Bersham Hall was staffed substantially by supply teachers who records show had a high rate of sickness and injury.

John Ilton was one Bersham Hall teacher who was redeployed from Bryn Estyn from 1 Sept 1984. Ilton was accused of physical assaults on pupils during the late 1980s, one such assault on Sept 1988, when Ilton was accused of slapping a boy at Bersham Hall. The incident was investigated by Michael Barnes who was by then Principal Social Worker (Children and Family Service) for Clwyd. Barnes’s boss was Assistant Director of Social Services, Raymond Powell. Ilton was also visited by Alan Williams, an education official, with regard to this incident. Despite the allegations of physical assaults, Ilton remained at Bersham Hall. In March 1992 he was arrested in the major North Wales Police investigation. In May 1992, the CPS decided not to prosecute Ilton.

Ilton, who had been on sick leave, returned to teaching later in 1992, in a unit for problem children, known as the Wrexham Unit. From 1 Jan 1993, St Christopher’s, a special school in Wrexham. Ilton was suspended from work again from 13 Dec 1993, that time with regard to allegations from his time working at Bryn Estyn. Ilton returned to St Christopher’s to work for a brief time in early 1994, but the ‘strain’ of being the subject of an investigation and the accompanying bad PR affected the poor dear’s health and he retired early on 31 March 1994 at 54 years of age. There’ll have been a helpful Top Doctor involved.

March 1994 again… A Difficult Time for the Gang.

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There were also allegations that Nefyn Dodd physically assaulted kids at Bersham Hall. Dodd worked at Bersham Hall for nine months until 1 Aug 1974 when he moved to Bryn Estyn. During the 1980s, the notorious Dodd ended up being appointed the Officer In Charge of Ty’r Felin in Bangor and at the same time was also given responsibility for the oversight/management of all other children’s homes managed by Gwynedd Social Services. THE GIRL AT TY’R FELIN – pregnant by staff member – sent to secure unit in south wales…

 

One member of staff at Bersham Hall, (Arthur) Graham Stephens, was found guilty of buggery and indecent assault and sentenced to three years in prison in 1980. Graham Stephens features on blogs investigating organised abuse and he seems to have been a big player in the European-wide trafficking business, Stephens’ own particular role being in north Wales and Yorkshire.

Graham Stephens was born in Wrexham in 1928 and it is believed that he began to abuse boys in the 1950s. At the time of his trial, Stephens was in possession of a great many child abuse images, on a scale to rival Ollie Brooke’s two offices at St George’s in which every cupboard in both offices was full of child porn. In the early 1970s when in prison, Stephens met Sidney Cooke, the notorious paedophile who was convicted of and imprisoned for sexually torturing and murdering Jason Swift in Nov 1985. Graham Stephens was one of the group of people who were procuring children for VIPs and were networked with Jimmy Savile, who was of course doing exactly the same thing.

Although there is information about Graham Stephens on internet sites concerned with child abuse, I won’t reblog all of it here because some of it has been provided by one person who has a track record of not being 100% believable, but other info on those websites about Stephens is undoubtedly true. He was part of a massive network of which one of the hubs was in north Wales; it will be why the Waterhouse Report only dealt with Stephens so superficially.

Graham Stephens was closely associated with the ‘Lift Project’, supposedly providing housing for boys leaving care. In reality the boys were trafficked to brothels.

After Graham Stephens was released from prison he lived in Bradford; he was still there in 1997, when the Waterhouse Inquiry began.

Bersham Hall closed in Sept 1993.

AUG 1993 – f and me in court re brandt’s perjury

Like the kids at Chevet Hey (and in all the other children’s homes in north Wales as well), I was ‘seriously disturbed’ with ‘behavioural problems’. Whereas the kids said that Chevet Hey was better than Bryn Estyn and Bersham Hall, I said that the Hergest Unit was better than the North Wales Hospital Denbigh. Which it was. I only became seriously disturbed after I complained about Gwynne, before then I was, even by D.G.E. Wood’s own reckoning, clinically depressed. It’s the Gang; the kids at Chevet Hey may have been very difficult or they may just have been kids having the crap beaten out of them by thugs and sex offenders. Or the kids may have been both. Ronnie admits in his Report that there was no excuse for what happened to those dreadful kids at Chevet Hey, who enjoyed it there anyway.

Chevet Hey closed in June 1990 after the embarrassment could be borne no longer. HIGH COURT CASE – MY LETTERS alleging abuse HERE

‘The Bitterest Pill’

I’m delighted to say that as with Bryn Estyn, when the disgrace that was Chevet Hey closed its doors, its ‘functions’ (and staff) were transferred elsewhere, mainly to the Gladwyn Children’s Centre, Gresford.

In Aug 1972, Enoch Ellis Edwards was appointed by Denbighshire County Council as Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey. Enoch had worked in Congleton for the NCH (National Children’s Home) from Sept 1967. In 1969 Enoch acquired the CRCCYP qualification from Salford College of Technology and then spent two years as the Officer in Charge of a Cheshire County Council home in Sandbach. The CRCCYP (Certificate of Residential Care of Children and Young People) was a social care qualification that existed from 1959 to 197??. The SCRCCYP also existed, (Senior CRCCYP). Neither of these qualifications was at a high enough level to enable anyone acquiring them to achieve registered social worker status.

Enoch remained in charge at Chevet Hey until 8 March 1986, when, after such severe problems that Clwyd deemed him to be in need of another role, Enoch was transferred to work at Cherry Hill (a Clwyd County Council children’s home one the outskirts of Wrexham), as Officer In Charge. On 30 Nov 1987 Enoch retired.

Enoch arrived with a wife Irene, who had held joint appointments with Enoch at Congleton and Sandbach . Irene was Matron at Chevet Hey, officially Deputy Officer In Charge from 1 July 1979 and retained the post even after Enoch had been transferred to Cherry Hill. When Enoch retired, so did Irene.

Enoch reckoned that Chevet Hey was a real dump when he arrived, but once Enoch had been running it for a while, things improved greatly.

Before Irene served as Enoch’s Deputy at Chevet Hey, Huw Meurig Jones occupied that role. Huw had also acquired a CRCCYP from Salford College of Technology.

Matron Irene sort of shared the role of Deputy at Chevet Hey with Frederick Marshall Jones from 2 Sept 1979. Frederick was a real card, there was no end of complaints about Frederick battering the kids into oblivion at Chevet Hey. Prior to Chevet Hey, Frederick had worked at Ystrad Hall, Nov 1974-Nov 1975, an ‘independent’ home for mentally handicapped children run by Care Concern, then he’d worked at Little Acton Assessment Centre until 1977 and then Frederick had worked at Maelor Youth Club for two years. Frederick left school at 15 and was ‘untrained for child care’, except for the acquisition of a youth leadership certificate from Clwyd County Council and the completing of a three month OU course on ‘caring for children and young persons’.

Frederick initially worked under two staff at Chevet Hey, Michael Nelson (Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey from 1 Jan 1988 until it closed in 1990) and Christine Chapman.

Frederick was promoted to a senior role at Chevet Hey when in 1988 Michael Barnes (Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey) was promoted to a Senior Social Worker’s post with Clwyd Social Services at area level. Even after so many complaints about him at Chevet Hey, Frederick was on 1 Oct 1989 appointed the Assistant Manager at Bersham Hall, after receiving a good reference from Michael Nelson. From 8 July 1990, Frederick was the Officer In Charge of the Cartrefle Community Home in Broughton, near Hawarden, another home run by Clwyd County Council. Frederick bagged that job after the legendary care worker Stephen Norris at Cartrefle Community Home was suspended. Norris had worked at Bryn Estyn before Cartrefle.

I blogged about Stephen Norris quite some time ago, but I’ll revisit him here. Norris was appalling, even by Clwyd standards and was one of those who ended up in Court (twice) for serious sexual offences against the kids in his care. His first trial was at Chester Crown Court on 5 Oct 1990; he pleaded guilty to five offences of indecent assault and was sentenced to three and a half years in prison. The Prosecution offered no evidence in support of a charge of buggery, of three charges of indecent assault  and another charge was ordered to lie on file. Norris also faced a second trial at Knutsford Crown Court, where on 11 Nov 1993, Norris pleaded guilty to more offences dating back to his time at Bryn Estyn and was jailed for seven years.

To summarise, Norris regularly buggered children, forced them into mutual masturbation/oral sex sessions and was routinely so crude at all times that even other staff avoided him. Norris was the subject of many, many allegations, really was excessive and was known to be for many years until a formal complaint was finally investigated which sparked off the events that led to his Court appearances and Reviews and Reports…

In the spring of 1985, a local person went to the North Wales Police and told them that Norris was interfering with children in care; this complaint arose from the activities of Norris when he wasn’t at work on Clwyd County Council premises. Like many of his colleagues, Norris took kids in care to his home and to other premises where he assaulted them. This was nearly as well-known as Norris’s abuse of kids on work premises.  The police told the member of the public that they ‘could do nothing without evidence’.

No further action was taken.

Lord Kenyon – member of North Wales Police Authority

Spring 1985: Francis got suddenly nasty with me and with Ros; beginning of War. I contacted Keith Best, Francis got there first; Best referred the matter to Thatch’s loyal lackey at the Welsh Office for so many years, Lord Wyn Roberts, a very good mate of the Gang. Wyn Roberts grew up on Anglesey, the son of a Methodist Minister. The Tory MP for Conwy, 1970-97. Lord Wyn achieved notoriety as Thatch’s lapdog, but his Loyal Service began when he served as PPS to Peter Thomas, Grocer Heath’s Secretary of State for Wales, 1970-74.

THOMAS HERE – PIC?? – Son of solicitor from Llanrwst, a hotspot for the Gang’s families. Peter Higson – a ‘research clinical psychologist at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh who then became the General Manager of Denbigh and after that the regional manager of the north Wales mental health services grew up in Llanwrst. Higson went on to become CEO of HIW (Health Inspectorate Wales), then returned to north Wales as Chairman of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. Peter now sits on the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. Peter spent years as a Director of the North Wales Health Authority. Peter’s sister Ruth Hussey is a Lady Doctor who trained at Liverpool University, worked as a GP and as a Public Health specialist, was Director of Public Health for the North West of England, then served in the Dept of Health in Whitehall and finally returned to Wales as Chief Medical Officer. See previous posts eg. ‘Topsy and Tim’ for details of the series of disasters over which Peter and Ruth have presided, each one being rewarded with a promotion, an appointment to another quango or a gong.

Thomas – barrister, Middle Temple. MP for Conway, DATES; then MP for Hendon?? Henley?? Dates. married into that famous acting family – Grocer Heath’s Welsh Secretary when Gwynne, Dafydd and John Allen rapidly expanded business re the production of child sex workers in north Wales…

For details of Lord Peter Thomas, see post ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

Lord Wyn’s constituency contained Llandudno, origin of Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist. For those who want a holiday in a Freemason-heavy petty bourgeois stronghold of a gang of sex offenders, the Queen of Resorts has long been the location of many of Dafydd’s ‘nursing homes’, ‘private clinics’ and his administrative HQ.

Lord Wyn served in the intelligence services during WW II and after that made his career in journalism and broadcasting; Wyn Roberts was a journo on the Liverpool Daily Post, 1952-54, then worked for the BBC and in 1957 joined TWW (TV Wales and West), later Harlech TV/HTV. Lord Wyn bagged his K in 1990 as I was repeatedly taken to the High Court by his mates and then his peerage in 1997 when Sir Ronnie was wheeled out to conduct the mother of all cover-ups. For full details of Lord Wyn see eg. ‘The Cradle Of Filth’.

The Queen Of Last Resorts:

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Dafydd’s Baby Doll Nightie, worn with nae panties:

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At the time of the alleged action re Jacqueline, Gillison and Gerry in 1985, Nicholas Eden, a Minster in the Dept of the Environment under Secretary of State Patrick Jenkin – an old lawyer friend of Ronnie Waterhouse’s – was dying from AIDS and resigned from Thatch’s Gov’t on 27 March 1985, before he died on 17 Aug 1985. Nicholas had Doings With Those In North Wales as will become clear later in this post.

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Despite the constant allegations/complaints, Stephen Norris wasn’t suspended from work by Clwyd County Council until 11 June 1990.

The Waterhouse Report could do nothing but be highly critical of Clwyd County Council’s response to Norris, including after his convictions. After Norris’s arrest, his victims – who had been victims of very serious offences committed by Norris over a period of years – remained at Cartrefle, in the care of people who had ignored Norris’s activities. They were not offered any sort of counselling or support, although three bizarre meetings were held on 12 and 19 Dec 1990 and 9 Jan 1991 between the kids whom Norris had assaulted, Cartrefle staff, two employees from Clwyd Social Services Hawarden Area Office and five boys who had stayed at Cartrefle after Norris had left.

Hawarden Castle was the Historical Seat of William Gladstone.

THE William Gladstone’s descendant, Sir William Gladstone, with author Ros Aitken, pictured in 2012:

Sir William Gladstone with Ros Aitken

I will discuss the Sir William Gladstone pictured above later in this post. Ros Aitken was plugging some academic work that she had carried out into the biography of Stephen Gladstone, Rector of Hawarden, who was the son of THE William Gladstone. See previous posts for info on THE William Gladstone.

The first meeting began with Norris’s victims being asked if they would agree to meet Norris and other staff, whether the boy who’s complaint about Norris which had resulted in Norris being removed from his job (and subsequently prosecuted) was ‘right or wrong’ to complain about Norris and how the other kids felt about that boy. At the third meeting, ‘sex education’ was provided and a glossary of terms was introduced to the group with an explanation for those terms, including ‘group sex’, ‘oral sex’, ‘masturbation’, ‘festishism’, ‘masochism’, ‘indecent exposure’ and ‘bestiality’. The Waterhouse Report noted that the kids in the group ‘expressed extreme disgust’ during the meeting. Of course the kids who had been assaulted by Norris had experienced all of these practices.

The ludicrous ‘sharing’ meeting was the north Wales way of responding to complaints of staff misconduct.

Carlo: Couldn’t Get Involved, while he was the Chancellor of the University that sent students on placement with this lot and employed some of the ‘practitioners’ in dual NHS/Social Services-academic roles:

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In Memoriam, at least by the time that Stephen Norris had been jailed:

 

Blob Ingham and F and me – meeting with Nerys Owen – 1994-5ish?? Check. See post ‘The Banality Of Evil’.

also the meeting with rob evans re Fearns, Slob etc. Prev meeting to Share Feelings re me between Jackie Brandt and other staff, the contents of which were later ‘shared’ with me, although I was unaware that such a meeting had been planned or taken place.

In north Wales, there was never an appropriate response to cases where staff had breached good practice or broken the law. Disciplinary action was just never on the agenda in response to complaints from clients/patients; there was no sense that these were complaints about misconduct and criminal activity, it always turned into a discussion re who was prepared to meet who and under what circumstances, to enable the staff who were the subject of complaint to ‘express how they feel’…

Brown has observed that in north Wales, the mental health staff spent most of their time ministering to each other. It was they who needed counselling/’treatment’ for anxiety, time off, Mindfulness etc after that encounter with/complaint from an Empowered Service User. The person/people who had been the subject of the complaint would then behave as badly as they had before. Documentation diligently recorded that there was an ‘unhappy history’ between that member of staff and the Empowered Service User and it would be constructed as evidence of how difficult/dangerous the Empowered Service User was. It was never recorded as a complaint against that member of staff… Indeed my complaints were repeatedly described as my ‘harassment’ of staff. Readers will realise that after years of being on the end of insults, law breaking and even assaults, I did take the piss out of these monsters, I took the piss a lot, because no-one at all would address the very serious wrongdoing. However I was constructed as ‘harassing’ staff – precisely Jackie Brandt, Tony Francis and Dafydd – after I had written no more than three letters asking them to respond to my questions/complaints. The subject matter of my questions/complaints were them repeatedly lying, breaking the law and unlawfully detaining me. Yet it was diligently recorded by everyone, police included, that I was ‘harassing’ them.

I was asked recently if I remembered yet another time that I was wrongfully arrested, because my correspondent noticed that it hadn’t yet appeared on the blog; ‘the time that the police officer told you ‘You’ll go down for this now’. Yes, I do remember it. I was wrongfully arrested so many times that only the most memorable have been detailed on this blog. That police officer had received a call from Slob Ingham, Keith Fearns and Jackie Brandt at the Arfon Community Mental Health Team HQ that I had broken the High Court injunction that they had obtained against me days earlier and demanded my arrest. I was arrested, in the middle of Bangor, by the policeman who told me that I’d now ‘go down’ for this. After sitting in the cells in Bangor Police Station for most of the day, Alwyn Jones the solicitor turned up and said ‘That injunction doesn’t have power of arrest, they have to release you’. I was released but only hours after Alwyn told them that the injunction didn’t have power of arrest. Furthermore, I had not broken the terms of the injunction anyway.

So, after lying about me breaking the injunction and lying about it having power of arrest, the Arfon CMHT had me arrested and kept in a cell for the best part of one day. That was of course after they had perjured themselves to obtain the injunction in the first place. See ‘The Bitterest Pill’. When they released me, the police Warned Me About My Behaviour. No apology was issued, not even a regret. My subsequent complaint to Gwynedd Health Authority – I couldn’t write to Gwynedd Social Services, the High Court injunction prevented me from doing that after my three ‘harassing’ letters to Jackie Brandt some months earlier ’caused Mrs Brandt fear and distress’ – was met by a brief, rude letter telling me that it was understood that as soon as the ‘mistake’ had been ‘realised’, I was ‘rapidly’ released from the cells and I had ‘only’ spent a total of six hours or so in police custody.

I’ll wait for a reader to ask me if I remember that time just after that particular wrongful arrest described in the paragraph above, when I was walking through the Cathedral Gardens in Bangor, stopped by a WPC who demanded my name and when I asked her what the problem was told me that a ‘young woman fitting your description has broken an injunction and I’ve been asked to arrest her’. For the only time in my life (honestly, it was) I gave the officer a false name and told her that I’d contact a lawyer immediately if I was arrested. The WPC backed off and I went home straight away before more porkies were told by the Caring Professionals Who Help.

The lies and perjury were constant, over years, the Gang were caught red handed again and again and again. No investigations, ever. All diligently recorded upon my medical records as Fact. ‘She has been arrested once more and is currently in police custody’. Not even followed by a PS: ‘We’ve lied our arses off again, the police have had to release her. No complaint about this matter will be investigated ever by anyone’.

The bottom line was that you couldn’t complain about them. No matter what you did, who you wrote to, how you phrased your complaint, it would end up with a Meeting Of Minds To Share Feelings and then an investigation into the complainant…

I was very familiar with that technique re Empowered Service Users. Stephen Norris went to prison for repeatedly buggering children in his care and the same strategy was employed in his case, with the add-on that the victims of his crimes were reminded in graphic detail in front of third parties exactly what Norris had done to them…

Forced to have sex with animals at the age of 14? Let’s Share! You share first.

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There was a Cartrefle Inquiry that began in Nov 1990 after Stephen Norris was jailed. Clwyd County Council instructed John F. Banham, a retired senior officer from Cheshire Social Services, to act on behalf of Clwyd County Council as an independent reviewing officer and report on events at Cartrefle during the period of time that residents were abused. Clwyd Area Child Protection Committee (CACPC) were informed and the CACPC then called for case reviews from Clwyd Health Authority and Clwyd’s Education Dept. Dr Kathleen Dalzell carried out the review for Clwyd Health Authority and David Lund (the Co-ordinator of Support Services) carried out the review for Clwyd’s Education Dept.

The three reports/reviews were presented by June 1991 and CACPC then arranged for an ‘independent panel’ of five senior professionals to conduct an overview. IRENE< GARETH ETC?? This ‘independent panel’ compiled their own report and presented it in Feb 1992.

– cover up by John Jevons, Irene Train and Gareth Jones?? that one who became the Plaid AM who was Head of Ysgol John Bright in Llandudno

DETAILS prev post…

John Banham’s Report identified three members of Clwyd County Council staff who were responsible for Cartrefle when Norris was busy and when his offences were (officially) disclosed. Norris’s line manager was Michael Barnes, who had held the role of Principal Social Worker since 1988; Barnes’s assistant was Norman Green. John Llewellyn Thomas, a Senior Social Worker (Principal Officer, Children), was responsible for Michael Barnes. Barnes had failed to visit Cartrefle on a monthly basis as at one point he intended because he found Norris so unpleasant; it was only the kids in his care who were expected to tolerate Norris’s company.

Banham identified ‘poor liaison’ on the part of Cartrefle with Clwyd Health Authority and Clwyd’s Education Dept.

The comment re ‘poor liaison’ with Clwyd Health Authority cannot have been true. It will have been a case of no official liaison/documentation to ensure that everyone could say that they know nuzzing…

The kids were being injured and taken to Top Docs, health professionals knew that those kids were acquiring injuries, were contracting STDs and becoming pregnant. Furthermore, regular readers will be familiar with how incestuous the public services in north Wales were/are; there was a fairly limited pool of people comprising a local elite who managed and staffed the NHS, the Social Services, the educational institutions and they too, with their friends and families, sat as Councillors, JPs and knew the regions MPs and even peers. There is no way that the key professionals ‘didn’t know’ even if there was a lack of documented liaison.

I know from my own experience that people like Dafydd and D.G.E. Wood felt able to contact just about anyone they wanted in any circumstances to Share Information in an utterly unprofessional and sometimes unlawful manner. The police did the same, the Councillors did it, the situation was extraordinary. Not everybody in such positions behaved like this, but so many of them did that confidentiality did not exist in north Wales.

Likewise Clwyd’s Education Dept would have known, even if there was ‘a lack of liaison’. The kids in the children’s homes were being taught (not always properly), but they were officially on school rolls or in special units.

Frederick Marshall Jones succeeded Stephen Norris, being appointed temporary Acting Officer In Charge of Cartrefle from 8 July 1990. Frederick was suspended on full pay by Clwyd County Council on 17 Sept 1992, pending an investigation into his assaults on children. The investigation was conducted by Karen Anne Reilly the Deputy Senior Manager of Clwyd’s Children’s Services, East Division. Reilly’s investigation was triggered by reports from Kevin Mallon, a NUPE rep, with regard to Frederick’s conduct towards children. Two members of Cartrefle staff, Heather Patricia Lynn and Henry Morton Stanley, left after Frederick arrived. On 22 April 1991, a new Deputy Officer In Charge arrived at Cartrefle, Paul Arthur Kenyon. ONE OF THE KENYONS?

NICHOLAS KENYON AS WELL – at the BBC – any relation?

Heather Lynn was Deputy Officer In charge of Cartrefle, Dec 1980-14 Sept 1990. Lynn was previously employed by Clwyd County Council at Upper Downing children’s home at Whitford, near Holywell in Flintshire from 1 Oct 1975. Prior to that, Heather Lynn worked as a residential nursery assistant with handicapped children at a Leonard Cheshire home. She had received no formal training except for a brief introduction course and had also followed an OU course on child care. Heather Lynn began working at Cartrefle on 20 Dec 1976. She resigned on 14 Sep 1990 after admitting to a sexual relationship with a boy at Cartrefle, W.

W had been one of those regularly sexually assaulted by Stephen Norris until Feb 1990. In April 1990, W lodged with Henry Morton Stanley – who had worked at Cartrefle since Dec 1985 – and Stanley’s wife Jane, who worked as a cook and care assistant at Park House children’s home in Prestatyn. While lodging with the Stanleys, Jane had an affair with W. When the relationship was revealed, W moved out of the Stanleys house and Jane resigned from her job at Park House.

PRESTATYN – DAFYDD’S KNOCKING SHOP was there – the clinics with party music and booze

Henry Morton Stanley worked at Cartrefle from Dec 1985 until 12 July 1990, at which point he took sick leave. Stanley remained on sick leave until Dec 1990. On 5 Dec 1990, Stanley was appointed as a social worker attached to the East Division; he resigned from that post on 30 May 1991, although John Jevons, at that time the Director of Clwyd Social Services, told Stanley that he had no reason to resign as a result of the Cartrefle ‘review’.

Stanley himself had been abused as a child and suffered a breakdown as an adult.

As for Heather Lynn, W was not the only subject of a fling that she enjoyed as a result of her employment with kids in the care of Clwyd County Council. Lynn also had an affair with a boy who had left the ‘care’ of Cartrefle and who moved into Lynn’s house as a lodger, 1993-96, after he was discharged from the care of Clwyd.

Paula Dean was a staff member at Cartrefle who was suspended on 12 Aug 1988, after the solicitor acting for the parents of one boy at Cartrefle made a formal complaint to Gledwyn Jones, the then Director of Clwyd Social Services, on 19 July 1988 re a physical assault on their son. A disciplinary hearing was held in Nov 1988 and Dean was dismissed. She claimed unfair dismissal and the case was settled by Clwyd on undisclosed terms. Paula Dean subsequently secured a job in a home for the elderly.

The events that led to the investigation into Frederick Marshall Jones concerned violent assaults on children on 11 or 12 Aug 1992, the day before the kids at Cartrefle were due to leave for a summer holiday in France with Frederick and other staff.

JOHN ALLENS VILLA IN FRANCE – the kids were taken to mainland Europe and abused/trafficked. france, Amsterdam and other countries. German connection.

Frederick was suspended in Aug 1992 by the Clwyd Social Services Divisional Director (East), Graham Harper, ‘in the presence of a NALGO rep’. Harper wrote a letter dated 21 Sept 1991 detailing allegations against Frederick from Dec 1991. The allegations were passed onto the North Wales Police and Frederick was interviewed in Feb 1993 re the allegations, which included some from his time at Chevet Hey. Papers concerning the matter were passed to the CPS in June 1993 but no prosecution was mounted.

JUNE 1993 – F and me awaiting trial re Brandts perjury. Brandts complaint made in approx. Feb 1993 but we weren’t told until a few weeks later; then arrested. Lord Kenyon AND Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon had died just before we were arrested….

Little Nell, Dame Babs’s husband John Mills and Dame Babs, in 2009 in happier times ie. before Dame Babs died:

John Mills, a very rich major donor to New Labour, was the brother of David Mills, an ‘international lawyer’, who was found guilty of accepting a bribe from Silvio Berlusconi and avoided prison on a technicality. See post ‘            ‘.

David was married to the late Tessa Jowell, daughter of a Top Doc, former Chair of Camden Social Services Committee when Camden was in partnership with the Gang, former children’s social worker for Lambeth Social Services when Lambeth was in partnership with the Gang and sending numerous kids in care to homes in north Wales, former psychiatric social worker at the Maudsley with Dafydd’s mates, former Assistant Director of MIND when Dafydd’s mates ran MIND. That was before Tessa was elected as the Labour MP for Dulwich and bagged Ministerial posts.

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For further info on the Jowell-Mills-Hodge Military Industrial Medico-Legal Complex, see eg. ‘The London Connection’, ‘Tower Hamlets, Tessa Jowell and Paul Boateng’ CHECK, ‘Tessa Jowell RIP’ CHECK ‘A Future Leader Of The Labour Party’ and ‘The Mrs Mills Experience’.

 

After the papers re Frederick were passed to Dame Babs, Frederick remained suspended on full pay, although Cartrefle closed in March OR Sept?? 1993. F AND ME IN COURT THE PREVIOUS MONTH JULY/AUG – BRANDTS PERJURY – I WROTE TO MICHAEL MANSFIELD in about sept or oct…

Frederick’s employment with Clwyd County Council ended on 30 Nov 1994, when he was made redundant, after ‘discussions with his union rep’. Dafydd secured his ridiculous injunction against me from Liverpool High Court on Nov 4 1994, on the basis that F had blown a raspberry down the phone at him and Dafydd planting that brick and claiming that I had thrown it through his glass door in the middle of the night.

F and me – met with the Mental Health Act Commission in spring 1994 – told them that Dafydd was sexually abusing patients. The MHAC admitted to us, at our meeting, that they knew, they’d had complaints since the 1960s… The MHAC also admitted it to Jeff Crowther, the Ysbyty Gwynedd Nursing Officer who met with them after they’d met with us. However, although the MHAC wrote three letters to the senior managers of the Gwynedd Community Health Trust following our meeting, the MHAC didn’t document our precise allegations and they didn’t ask the Trust for their response either. Instead they had a curious exchange of letters with the Trust re the Trust’s Plans For My Care. The Trust itself refused to document the ‘allegations’ that F and I had made about Dafydd on the grounds that it would be libelling Dafydd if anyone actually put our complaint in writing. At no point were our allegations ‘Dr DA has a 2 inch penis’ or Dr DA ‘enjoys night -time visits from Judge Huw Daniel while Dr DA wears his baby doll nightie with nae panties’. They were simply that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and that serious complaints about him, including that he was sexually exploiting patients, were never investigated. Our complaint was not even documented let alone investigated. But the Trust did send the MHAC a copy of my Care Plan.

Meanwhile, Therese, a young er woman, was living with Dafydd in his house at Talwrn. F and I got to know Therese quite well, we had some lovely chats with her on the phone.

Mars-Jones – stood down as President of UCNW at end of 1994, Sunderland stood down as Principal/VC. Replaced by Lord Cledwyn and Roy Evans

The Jillings investigation into the abuse of children in the care of Clwyd County Council since 1974 was launched in Feb CHECK 1994…

Frederick Marshall Jones died on 23 Dec 1998. As Ronnie was writing his Report. Mars-Jones died on 10 Jan 1999. Ioan Bowen Rees died on 4 May 1999. Derek Fatchett, the Labour MP for Leeds Central since 1983 who knew a great deal about the Leeds mates of the Gang, died suddenly, in middle age, in a pub with his mates, on 9 May 1999. Hilary Benn succeeded Fatchett as the constituency MP. See previous posts.

 

Stephen Norris wasn’t the only member of staff at Chevet Hey who ended up on trial facing serious charges. Paul Bicker Wilson worked at Chevet Hey and was the co-defendant in the June/July 1994 sexual abuse trial at Chester Crown Court that resulted in Peter Howarth being imprisoned for 10 years. Paul Bicker Wilson was acquitted, although on 28 Nov 1994 Wilson pleaded guilty to three counts of physical assault.

Paul Wilson worked at Bryn Estyn, 1974-84 and was one of those transferred to Chevet Hey when Bryn Estyn closed. Paul Wilson was suspended from Chevet Hey on 15 Aug 1984 pending a police investigation into his activities with kids in care. On 2 Oct 1985 the North Wales Police stated that they would be taking no further action.

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Paul Wilson did not return to work at Chevet Hey because some staff there opposed his return and Wilson himself had complained about Enoch Ellis Edwards in a letter of 18 June 1985 to John Llewellyn Thomas, Senior Social Worker with responsibility for residential children’s services.

The investigation by Clwyd County Council into Paul Wilson was carried out by Geoffrey Wyatt, Assistant Director for Clwyd Social Services (Residential and Day Care). Wyatt was supposedly the line manager of Matt Arnold, Head of Bryn Estyn, but not only was Arnold on a higher salary than Wyatt, Arnold just used to ring the Welsh Office directly whenever he wanted something and would tell Wyatt to sod off. Wyatt retired in 1992.

It was Geoffrey Wyatt who, after carrying out an investigation in 1986, recommended that Frederick Marshall Jones be transferred to another role or retired.

After the investigation into Paul Wilson, Wyatt agreed with Wilson and the local NALGO branch organiser that from 6 Jan 1986, Wilson would work as an instructor/supervisor at a day centre for the mentally handicapped, but would still be a ‘staff member’ of Chevet Hey. Paul Wilson retired ‘on health grounds’ on 31 Dec 1987. That was arranged by a helpful Top Doc (who could that have been??) and dear old NALGO. Wilson didn’t lose a penny from that early retirement, it was all OK’d with the Top Doc and NALGO…

One of the senior shop stewards for NALGO was Enoch Ellis Edwards, of whom Paul Wilson had complained.

Geoffrey Wyatt was the ‘line manager’ for those staff in charge at Chevet Hey, Bryn Estyn and other homes, but he barely went near the places.

The General Secretary of NALGO when that nice little arrangement for Paul Wilson was thrashed out was John Daly.

John Daly (born 1930 or 1931) began his career working for the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers, and also served as a TUC Education Officer. In 1968, Daly moved to work for NALGO, spending time in each of the health, gas and local gov’t sections. Daly was chosen as an Assistant General secretary of NALGO in 1976 and progressed to Deputy General Secretary in 1982. When Geoffrey Drain, General Secretary of NALGO, announced his intention to retire in 1983, Daly succeeded him and in the same year, Daly was elected to the General Council of the TUC. Daly retired in 1989.

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When John Daly was elected to the General Council of the TUC, Laughing Len Murray was the General Secretary of the TUC. David Williams, Gwynne’s former Assistant Lobotomist who rose to the top of COHSE was also elected to the General Council of the TUC in 1983 when Len was in charge. Laughing Len had connections to Liverpool and was brought up by one Angel and subsequently married another. Len studied at New College, Oxford under Dafydd’s huge umbrella Richard Crossman. Len was accused of working for the security services himself and even of being a double agent for the KGB, but that’s all nonsense, just like the allegations of a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, concealed by a massive conspiracy.

Len was a Methodist lay preacher.

Thanks Len, the Tories as well as sex offenders with Royal links owe you one!

THE GIRL WHO GOT PREGNANT AT CHEVET HEY IN 1978 AND WAS FORCED into an abortion by Irene Edwards and a Top Doc on 12 feb 1979 or she’d be sent to a secure unit in south Wales until she was 21

Just add serious gratuitous violence to recreate the Chevet Hey atmosphere…

– like the girl who became pregnant by the social worker in Bangor… detail…

irene Edwards was never called to give evidence at the waterhouse inquiry – the girl had complained of being sexually assaulted before as well at Little Acton – Ronnie put it down to  her promiscuity…

the chevet hey sex scandal in 1982 – care worker resigned without publicity or police investigation

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After Enoch left for Cherry Hill in DATE??, Michael Barnes was Acting Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey until Dec 1987 – Barnes was then promoted to the post of Senior Social Worker – Enoch’s wife Matron Irene was Deputy until 30 Nov 1987 – Matron was off sick most of the time so Fred Marshall Jones was effectively Deputy and, one assumes, Matron as well.

After Michael Barnes was promoted to higher things, Michael Nelson replaced Barnes as Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey on 27 June 1988 and remained in post for the last two years of Chevet Hey’s existence, Chevet Hey closing in June 1990. For 20 years prior to being appointed as Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey, Michael Nelson had worked in residential child care, mostly for Liverpool’s Social Services Dept in Dyson Hall, a secure unit.

Dyson Hall in Fazakerley, Liverpool was the centre of the major police investigation Operation Care, which was launched in 1994. One member of Dyson Hall staff, Philip Savage, was in recent years accused of abusing a boy at Dyson Hall in the early 1980s. Savage had previously been jailed for 15 years after being found guilty of sexual offences against nine boys. Savage committed most of those offences at Liverpool’s Diocesan Hall Assessment Centre where he assaulted boys detained in the cells of the secure unit. Savage stood trial re further allegations of abuse at Merseyside Crown Court on 26 January 2015. OUTCOME???

In Merseyside, the homes investigated by Operation Care were St Vincent’s and Dyson Hall. The investigation also involved institutions in Cheshire. I have discussed some of these institutions that were investigated in previous posts. I’m not even going to try to blog extensive details because the network of abusers was so enormous and covered so many institutions. I just hope to highlight in my posts that there was mountains of evidence against the Gang who were closely networked with organised abusers in other parts of the UK and indeed abroad as well but complaints went uninvestigated and evidence was ignored or indeed fabricated to incriminate complainants.

The trail re the Untouchables leads back to the Top Doctors every time. Other abusers did eventually begin to be investigated and even convicted. Top Docs and those they protected were not. I realise that this was why I was met with such resistance; I didn’t name bottom feeders, I named Top Doctors. Sorry Top Docs, but I can’t take people like Dafydd and Gwynne seriously, especially when they do a How Very Dare You; I could see through them and the pompousing, threats, perjury and conspiracy just made me more determined to expose them.

Michael Nelson’s training before his employment at Dyson Hall had been a full time residential child care course in 1971 as well as subsequent conferences and seminars on child sexual abuse, case management and a short course on restraint run by the prison service. When Chevet Hall closed, Nelson became Manager of the Gladwyn Children’s Centre at Gresford, remaining in that post until 1993. When Nelson gave evidence at the Waterhouse Inquiry in 1997, he was employed by Wrexham County Borough Council as the Group Manager ‘of a residential facility for children’.

Group Manager Michael Nelson formerly of Dyson Hall…

Wrexham County Borough Councillors included Lord Kenyon’s eldest son, who became the 6th Lord Kenyon (at least he was a Councillor in 1991, I don’t know how long he was a member of WCBC for) and Lesley Griffiths, who grew up near Wrexham and worked as a medical secretary at Wrexham Maelor Hospital, her work being concerned with STDs, including those contracted by the kids in care.

In early 1993, Lord Lloyd Kenyon’s younger son, Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon, died from AIDS. Thomas was known to be sexually using/abusing at least one boy in the care of Clwyd County Council, as discussed in previous posts. Lord Kenyon was Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority, 1974-78 and had for years held senior roles in NHS governance in north Wales before Clwyd Health Authority was created. Lord Kenyon was also a member of the North Wales Police Authority and the most senior Freemason in north Wales. See previous posts.

Thomas Tyrell-Kenyon – that arson on the YMCA in Brum – Thomas prosecuted but not prison, bailed in Denbigh… approx. 1970

discussion online re Thomas – the boy whom he was abusing in 1978 ‘too old’ to be in care of Social Services – claimed that he was ‘in psychiatric care’

the contributors to the online discussion assume that those ‘looking after’ the boy were following the rules and law… the records were forged and barefaced lies documented – the boy might have been younger than stated – Lord K was in charge of Flintshire records office! – psych care would make sense, if the boy was a patient of Dafydd and Gwynne’s he’d have been encouraged/pressured/forced into having sex with all and sundry anyway

those discussing online take issue with the use of word ‘boy’ – but everyone in north Wales called those ‘boys’ from the homes ‘boys’; because they entered the homes very much as boys of 11, 12, 13 – a sort of segue was performed, they were boys but when they grew into young men of 18, 19, 20, STD-infected, addicted, very crazy and chaotic, they were held fully responsible for their own problems but still constructed as ‘boys’ who had been ‘helped’ by Dafydd yet the ungrateful wretches had turned into THIS… When I told an Angel in Denbigh, Ingrid, that they hated Dafydd, she responded with ‘Those boys’ are ungrateful, no-one else would ever bother with them like DA does…

Ingrid was one of the Angels who drove me to the train station and loaded me onto the train to London. At Robert Bluglass’s 1989 cover-up, Bluglass told me that he desperately wanted to interview Ingrid as a witness but she had refused to attend the meeting. have no idea how true that was or if Ingrid did refuse why that was. all a bunch of liars…

 

In May 2007 Lesley Griffiths was elected as the Labour AM for Wrexham and subsequently served as the Welsh Gov’t Health Minister, May 2011-May 2013, during which time she ignored numerous e mails from me re the increasing level of threats and harassment to which I was being subjected by the Gang and the absolute refusal to provide me with NHS care under all circumstances.

Aled Roberts grew up near Wrexham, worked as a solicitor in Wrexham, became a Wrexham County Borough Councillor in 1991, was Mayor of Wrexham, 2003-04 and served as Leader of WCBC, 2005-11 and then served as a Lib Dem AM for North Wales, 2011-16. Aled is now the Welsh Language Commissioner. Aled took over that role when the Crack of Doom, former Gwynedd social worker Meri Huws, stood down.

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See posts eg. ‘History Repeats Itself, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce…’ for info re Lesley who Gets Nervous Talking In Front Of All The Men, But Who Helps The Mums.

Some six or seven years ago, I went to see Aled Roberts in his capacity as an MP on behalf of a friend of mine. My friend at the time was having the sort of problems that I had with the mental health services in north Wales and like me, he had been having those problems for years, it was how I got to know him.

We first met back in the 1990s in the Hergest Unit and he was one of the patients who ended up in prison after being arrested on the basis of NHS staff perjury. While in prison, his wife was told of a Top Doc ‘who could help’; it was Dafydd. The couple hadn’t yet had the Dafydd Experience or been warned, not actually socialising with patients that much, being business people who were trying to keep that together in the face of him being in such a bad way. Dafydd offered to visit this man in Altcourse Prison.

In prison my friend had received a 10 minute visit from a prison Top Doc whom he described as unpleasant and uninterested, who told my friend that he had bipolar disorder, yet left without prescribing anything. Dafydd turned up afterwards and told my friend that he had PTSD. My friend told Dafydd that he was sure that he didn’t. Dafydd insisted, recorded PTSD on documentation and told my friend that there was a bed for him at Dafydd’s ‘nursing home’ in Llandudno, Ty Gwyn, where he could stay on bail until his case was heard in Court. My friend was released from jail into the care of Dafydd.

My friend described Ty Gwyn as a ‘mediocre boarding house’, although Dafydd was charging approx. £2k per week. My friend and his wife were personally footing the bill. There were no qualified staff on duty and vegetarian food was unavailable; my friend was told that as a veggie, he’d have to go into Llandudno and buy takeaways. After three days he declared that this nursing home was clearly a scam and he was leaving. Dafydd arrived within 30 mins – the first time that he’d seen Dafydd since leaving prison – and told him that he was ill and needed at least ‘another three weeks’ in the care of Ty Gwyn. My friend left anyway after giving Dafydd an account of every bit of good practice and law that he’d seen breached at Ty Gwyn.

Although my friend was in Ty Gwyn as a condition of bail and expected to be arrested for breaking bail conditions, he never heard another thing from the Court, the prison, the police or Dafydd. He returned to the Hergest Unit and was confronted by Tony Francis hurling insults at him, yelling ‘Don’t you ever do this to me again’. My friend asked ‘Do what? Get unlawfully arrested and imprisoned because you ordered staff to lie about me?’

My friend’s relationship with the Hergest had always been very difficult but after that it was so extraordinary that, as with my case, it would be difficult to believe if one hadn’t witnessed it. Years of being unlawfully refused treatment by various Top Docs and in the end all Top Docs across the whole of north Wales followed, for all conditions under all circumstances. I and other witnesses complained to the police and the NHS about the neglect and abuse to which we had witnessed this man being subjected. In recent years, the North Wales Police handled him with great kindness and great sensitivity after the numerous suicide attempts. They had, I heard, told third parties that what was happening was disgraceful, this man was seriously ill and was very obviously being left to die by the mental health services…

In the end my friend went abroad for treatment privately. Some three years ago he gave me the mass of documentation that, like me, he had finally extracted re his case with the help of lawyers. His documents show serious organised crime in the welfare services as clearly as mine do, over the same decades, involving the same people. The same signatures are on our records and even the same phrases used to persuade the police to arrest us back in the 1990s and during the first part of the millennium… This was a Tried And Tested Methodology for whistleblowers and complainants…

My friend and I both wrote to the authorities about the neglect and abuse to which the other one was subjected. W didn’t know at the time that we had both done this for the other one but when we read the documents years later, it was clear that there had been an agenda to shaft both of us using the same methods, as well-educated complainants who understood how serious some of the crime that they were witnessing was. My friend had also  witnessed a young female patient in Hergest being sexually assaulted by male Angels under the umbrella of ‘restraint’…

My friend still has mental health problems and is now nearing 70 yrs old; his physical health is failing and it is very clear that there is still an unspoken conspiracy on the part of Top Docs of north Wales to refuse to treat him. An Angel employed at Bangor University smugly admitted this to me some years ago, not realising how well I knew him and that I had watched the outrage since about 1995…

The documentation that my friend’s lawyer was never able to obtain was the documentation relating to his wrongful arrest and imprisonment at Altcourse. The Home Office refused to release it, so he has no idea of who the prison Top Doc was, what records Dafydd submitted to the prison and Court to have him transferred to Ty Gwyn and why those serious charges that arose from the perjury of the Hergest Unit staff disappeared into thin air when my friend walked out of Ty Gwyn after giving Dafydd a list of every law that was being broken.

My friend has asked me to publish the documentation that he gave to me if he is found dead in the near future; he believes that to be a real possibility.

One factor that I believe my friend has missed with regard to his nightmare at the hands of the north Wales NHS, is his previous employment, before he came to north Wales in 1979, as a trainee social worker in Haringey and a youth worker in Islington. He reported the neglect and abuse of clients and he also knew a bit about Little Nell and her husband… Like me, in his early years in Wales my friend Shared With NHS staff in north Wales some of what he witnessed in north London and I am sure that was what was behind so much of the aggro that he experienced in north Wales. He never saw himself as such but he was a whistleblower re the Islington paedophile ring and he had no idea that they were linked to the Gang in north Wales.

I haven’t seen this friend for months so I haven’t told him that I have found evidence now of direct contact between Dafydd and the Gang and the Islington crowd… I did tell him of my suspicions ages ago but he just said no, it was 1979, ancient history, they won’t have known each other… They did, they were partners in crime.

In north London my friend was friends with two of the London Young Radical Professionals who moved in Little Nell’s circle. One is now a member of the GMC and the other is a Radical Lawyer who, like Michael Mansfield, ignores gross injustice arising from certain people and matters. They knew what was happening to my friend in north Wales and quietly backed off. He hasn’t had contact with them for years.

My friend also knew a man called Jeremy Corbyn when he lived in London…

My friend and people on his behalf have contacted MPs and AMs in an attempt to secure him NHS care. Not one of them will take up his case. The last AM we tried was Aled Roberts. I met Aled myself and gave him a detailed account of just some of the difficulties that my friend was encountering trying to get NHS care. I didn’t mention Dafydd or Islington or any Ancient History, I just related the events of the past few months to Aled. Aled was very pleasant and promised to help. Because my friend hadn’t seen Aled in person, Aled explained that my friend would have to fill in documentation giving Aled permission to take up his case. Aled supplied me with the documentation. I gave it to my friend the next day. He completed and returned it. After some six weeks, he had an acknowledgement from Aled. He had made three suicide attempts by the time that Aled acknowledged receipt of the documentation. It was months before he heard from Aled again. Aled wrote him a brief communication saying that there was nothing that he could do to help in this case. He heard no more from Aled.

At the time I just put it down to Aled being yet another weak unprincipled politician who won’t confront Top Docs. I didn’t know of Aled’s long association with the Council that ran the kids homes in north Wales and his role as one of the Councillors who sat in silence as the scandal re Bryn Estyn etc broke. Or that Aled had been for years a Wrexham solicitor throughout the years of excess. The Wrexham solicitors represented all sorts of people from Wrexham, but not those kids in care or Empowered Service Users.

The solution on the part of everyone was that they waited for us to die. My medical notes – as did those of my friend who had worked in Islington – had references to the expectation that we would no longer be alive in five years time anyway so no-one would be wasting too much clinical effort on us. The targets were/are usually the dispossessed. However I was a medical sciences postgrad and my friend was an accountant with his own business when we first encountered the Gang proper. So they worked very hard indeed to ensure that we too could be constructed as dispossessed, crazy, dangerous people who could not be believed.

People died BECAUSE of them, undoubtedly. It absolutely was not a case of all those who ended up in the hands of the Gang already being in such a bad way that they were irretrievable. Even all the kids in care were not ‘troubled’ or ‘delinquent’; some were, there were some very difficult kids, but some of them had parents who had provided stable homes who had died, or were too ill to look after them. The kids at Gwynfa Unit who were battered and raped were kids with childhood depression, they were not ‘maladjusted’, they had not been expelled from school, they had not been in trouble with the law…

My friend who knew the Islington crowd and I used to have conversations re the reason we were first ‘referred’ to the Gang; high performing young people who developed mental health problems that were text book cases and did not have the sort of dire prognoses that some such problems have. We both did the ‘Look what they did to us’ bit. I have received e mails from other people saying the same: ‘I was a university student with a minor problem and I just can’t believe what they have done to me, I wish that I had never, ever gone near them…’. Goodness knows how the parents of the Gwynfa kids must have felt. Their 14 year old developed childhood depression, was sent to a Residential NHS Specialist Unit to be Looked After and was buggered and dropped out of the window on his head. Or if they were a girl, became pregnant by one of the staff.

 

much musical chairs on the part of the abusers of Chevet Hey – Frederick Marshall Jones in charge for the first six months of 1988; he then reverted to the role of Acting Deputy until Christine Chapman was appointed Deputy on 1 Oct 1988, before Frederick Marshall Jones left…

Michael Barnes provided a good illustration of the sort of sham that Mars-Jones indulged in when he pompoused away in Mold Crown Court after sentencing Jacqueline, David Gillison and William Gerry in Jan 1987. In Nov 1986, Barnes wrote a damning Report on Chevet Hey painting a ‘very gloomy picture’ of that troubled establishment, identifying major problems with the former Bryn Estyn and Bersham Hall staff who had relocated to Chevet Hey. Barnes wrote his hard-hitting expose for the Director of Clwyd Social Services, then Gledwyn Jones. Except that according to Ronnie Waterhouse, no-one knew what the ‘immediate fate’ of Barnes’s Report had been; it hadn’t actually gone anywhere, not even to Gledwyn, but Barnes knew that he’d written that Report and sent it…

Michael Barnes followed the Report up with a letter to Gledwyn Jones two months after he sent the Report which didn’t ever arrive anywhere, yet alone at its destination ie. Gledwyn. Barnes’s letter was sent after Mars-Jones had sent Gillison and Gerry to prison and made the comments re an investigation on the part of Clwyd Social Services being necessary. Unlike Barnes’s Report which was lost in the Bermuda Triangle of the sex offenders of north Wales, Barnes’s letter, dated 28 Jan 1987 – 12 days after Mars-Jones publicly commented at the trial – did reach its destination. Which was just as well because Barnes’s letter stressed how much he agreed with William Mars-Jones’s comments re the need for a ‘thorough investigation’ and was very complimentary about Mars-Jones.

letters about me from Clwyd health auth after i’d complained – ccd to mars-jones’s sister in law dilys DATES??

Yet another fun guy who worked at Chevet Hey was David Gwyn Birch, who began work there on 1 Nov 1984. Birch had previously worked on supply at the South Meadows and Park House children’s homes in Prestatyn after leaving his employment at Bryn Estyn when that home was closed in June 1984. Birch remained at Chevet Hey until 14 Jan 1990, when he resigned. Birch was then appointed by the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton as Deputy Officer In Charge of a community home or homes in Aintree Lane and Cherry Road, after receiving a good reference from Raymond Powell, Assistant Director of Clwyd Social Services (there were several such senior managers of this rank) which was signed in the name of Gledwyn Jones, the then Director of Social Services for Clwyd and dated 12 Sept 1989.

Here’s a few Interesting Facts about David Birch who received a good reference and waved goodbye to Clwyd in Jan 1990 for pastures new in Sefton in Liverpool:

Birch was immediately below Frederick Marshall Jones in the hierarchy at Chevet Hall for a time in 1988 after Michael Barnes left but before Michael Nelson arrived at Chevet Hey on 27 June 1988 ie. Birch was Acting Deputy Officer In Charge. Birch provided an alibi for Jacqueline Thomas re some allegations of sexual abuse. For a short while in Oct 1986 Birch was suspended. Michael Barnes’s Nov 1986 Report that never went anywhere let alone to Gledwyn was highly critical of Birch. On 29 Jan 1987, Raymond Powell, John Llewelleyn Thomas, Michael Barnes and five others met at Shire Hall in Mold (Clwyd County Council HQ) to discuss Barnes’s Report. On 7 Dec 1987, Gledwyn Jones, then the Director of Social Services for Clwyd, interviewed Birch in the presence of Clwyd County Council’s Deputy Personnel Officer and trade union representatives. Nonetheless, Birch ‘survived’ in post and hung about in Clwyd until he waved them a fond farewell in Jan 1990…

On 15 March 1992 North Wales Police carried out dawn raids on addresses in the Wrexham area re allegations of child abuse and arrested 15 men and one woman. By the end of the day, police were obliged to release all of those arrested except for David Birch, Peter Howarth, Stephen Norris and Paul Bicker Wilson. Of those, only Norris admitted to any offences. On 12 Jan 1995 David Birch was acquitted on two counts of sexual abuse.

JAN AND FEB 1995 – Chairman of Gwynedd Community Health Trust Hefin Davies – a Freemason and one time High Sheriff of Gwynedd – writing to lawyers asking if there is any way that they can prosecute me for anything at all – lawyers at Welsh Office and additional use of Tony Lane, Caernarfon, as the ‘Trust’s lawyer’. Hefin made the inquiries after Brown once more testified that Dafydd had tried to bribe me and the complaint had never been investigated and after the Trust refused to take action against Dafydd re breaching my confidence. Dafydd perjured himself in Nov 1994 as well, but not to worry, that’s all in a day’s work. See post ‘       ‘.

This was the MP for Sefton when Mr Birch found employment in the Borough running children’s homes:

Sir George Howarth
MP
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Member of Parliament
for Knowsley
Knowsley North and Sefton East (1997-2010)
Knowsley North (1986-1997)
Assumed office
13 November 1986
Preceded by Robert Kilroy-Silk
Majority 42,214 (76.0%)
Personal details
Born 29 June 1949 (age 70)
Prescot, Lancashire, England
Nationality English
Political party Labour
Spouse(s) Julie Howarth[1]
Alma mater University of Salford
Profession Engineer
Website www.georgehowarth.org.uk

Sir George Edward Howarth (born 29 June 1949) serves as the MP for Knowsley. He also served the seat’s predecessors since being elected in a by-election in 1986, firstly as the MP for Knowsley North (until 1997) and then Knowsley North and Sefton East (1997-2010).

Born in Merseyside, Howarth was educated at the local Huyton Secondary School, the Kirkby College of Further Education and Liverpool Poly. He went on to study at the University of Salford. Howarth served his apprenticeship for four years from 1966 as an engineer and then worked as an engineer until 1975 when he moved into teaching.

In 1980 Howarth joined Cooperative Development Services and in 1982 was appointed the Chief Executive at the Wales Cooperative Centre. Howarth became the Chief Executive of the Wales TUC sponsored Centre in Cardiff, a position he held before his election to the House.

Howarth was elected as a Councillor to the Huyton District Council in 1971 – Harold Wilson was the MP for Huyton, DATES – and served in its successor the Knowsley Borough Council until 1986, becoming its Deputy Leader from 1982-1983. George Howarth was the Chair of the Knowsley South Constituency Labour Party, 1981-85.

Howarth supported Oily in the failed attempt to replace Jeremy Corbyn in the 2016 Labour Leadership election. the 2016 Labour leadership election.[3]

Howarth is a member of Labour Friends of Israel.

George Howarth was knighted in Brenda’s 2019 Birthday Honours just a few months ago. Presumably for Services To Dafydd.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Sir George’s predecessor in the seat Robert Kilroy Silk was a good friend of the Gang for many years and in the 1990s when the Gang were desperately in need of PR, Kilroy Silk invited Dafydd onto his daytime TV show to spout nonsense. A number of Dafydd’s mates, including Lord Snowdon’s mistress Mental Health Campaigner Marjorie Wallace (see post ‘One Dangerous Fucker’), also turned up on Kilroy. I’m sorry to say that Brown started it off by appearing on Kilroy and it was more than the Gang could bear; they colonised Kilroy for months afterwards. See previous posts.

 

Andrew Humphriss was employed at Chevet Hey as a residential care worker, 1 May 1988-25 Sept 1989, although he spent some weeks during April/May 1989 at Bersham Hall covering for a colleague who was on sick leave and then suspended. When Humphriss was appointed to his post at Chevet Hey, he had served in the Metropolitan Police for six years and then worked as a residential social worker for the London Borough of Newham for two years. Humphriss resigned from Chevet Hey in late Sept 1989 and in 1993 had completed a degree in education at Cartrefle College, the institution that handed out the meaningless qualifications to the thugs and sex offenders who staffed the children’s homes in Wales.

I have been told by an insider that standards at Cartrefle College (which became NEWI and then Glyndwr University) were very poor, that Lucille Hughes and Nefyn Dodd had a hotline to senior tutors at Cartrefle College, at least where the social work courses were concerned and that students were encouraged into friendly chit chat with tutors solely as a means of identifying potential whistleblowers who would then be shafted. The same process was in place at Coleg Menai even after the publication of the Waterhouse Report (see post ‘Social Work – Theory’) CHECK and on certain courses at Bangor University, including social work and teacher training. Not all tutors were involved but enough of them were part of the process to cause serious problems for unsuspecting students. When Andrew Humphriss gave evidence to Waterhouse in 1997, he had been working as a teacher in Cheshire for the last four years.

On 24 April 1989, a local Councillor and postmaster witnessed Andrew Humphriss physically assaulting a kid who was resident in Chevet Hey outside of Gwersyllt swimming baths. Michael Barnes, then a Senior Social Worker (‘Principal Social Worker, Children and Family Services, with responsibility for nine or ten children’s homes and for appointing the staff of those homes), interviewed Humphriss the next day, in the presence of Michael Nelson, then the Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey. Humphriss was suspended on full pay pending the investigation of the Councillor’s complaint. Top Doctors employed by Clwyd Health Authority were involved in this investigation; I don’t know if Dafydd himself was, but even if he wasn’t, it will have been his friends and colleagues. Humphriss resigned from his job on 25 Sept 1989, looking forward to a new career as a teacher…

July 1989 – Bluglass COVER UP re my complaint about Dafydd and the Gang – check all dates – the July hearing was a result of that lie about Bluglass having to go into hosp as an emergency – hearing supposed to have been held on DATE?? my complaint originally made in spring 1987 – just ignored completely until 1988 – check all dates. CLWYD MEDICAL OFFICERS INVOLVED esp public health docs and community docs – names – it’ll be exactly the same people re humprhiss and irene fucking train as well

the staff member with Leicester link??

[by early 1986 when Jacqueline and David Gillison accused and suspended, I and f had been telling people of abuses and criminality in n wales – f knew about the boys in Ty Newydd home in Bangor]

comments re chevet hey – disorganised, staff battling with each other, kids abandoned, no structure, nothing for them to do, dreadful conditions materially, numerous complaints not investigated…

cartrefle – seriously bad, esp with Norris, total brutal anarchy, kids at serious risk, all staff knew what Norris was doing, they hated him so much that they refused to be around him themselves

 

The Little Acton Assessment Centre was a children’s home in north Wales that certainly saw much action. Little Acton was a community home, purpose built for Clwyd County Council, located in Wrexham and it opened in 1974. There was a school located on site and also accommodation in the form of flats for a number of staff. Little Acton provided 30 places for the assessment of 15 ‘residents’ (children) and 15 other children attending daily.

Little Acton virtually hit the buffers as soon as it opened. Difficulties in obtaining applications for senior jobs from suitable people were experienced from the outset. After advertising the post of Superintendent twice, it was decided that candidates of appropriate calibre had not applied. A third advertisement was not authorised and Peter John Bird, one of the existing ‘unsuitable’ candidates who was then 32 years old and had obtained the CRCCYP from Salford College of Technology in 1971, was appointed with effect from 1 December 1973, in time for the Grand Opening.

Bird was brought up in Stockport and trained as a painter and decorator until he became a regional organising Secretary for the Church of England Children’s Society in 1962. Bird’s subsequent experience was of work in a probation hostel, a remand home and finally successive appointments as Warden and Deputy Superintendent of children’s homes in the London area. Bird remained in post at Little Acton until 20 April 1978, when he was suspended for nearly six months and then re-employed as a craft instructor at Marchwiel Adult Training Centre, having admitted eight allegations of failure to carry out his duty.

A number of thugs and abusers in north Wales obtained qualifications from the Salford College of Technology; that and Cartrefle College were the educators of choice for the lower level batterers of Gwynedd and Clwyd. Salford College of Technology was established in 1970; it had previously been the Peel Park Technical Institute, established in 1961. Salford College of Technology became the University College of Salford in DATE. It merged with Salford University in 1996.

I have blogged about those who ran Salford University in previous posts. The qualifications issued by Cartrefle College were accredited by Salford University. CHECK. One social work student from Salford reported witnessing the abuse of kids within days of beginning his placement in north Wales. He was ordered to ‘stay at home’ by his tutors and later told that because he had only spent such a short time on placement, his perception of the (mis)treatment of children at the home in question was inaccurate. This man gave evidence at the Waterhouse Inquiry. Ronnie reminded him of his very junior status at the time and that he couldn’t possibly have had the necessary understanding to comment on the conduct of his Elders And Betters.

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Salford was on the location of the big ring in Manchester facilitated by some of the biggest names in medicine back in the 1950s and 60s eg. Lord Robert Platt (see previous posts) and Sir Douglas Black (eg. ‘The Logic Of Medicine’) who concealed Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality.

Manchester University is proud of having hosted the first Professor of Nursing in England, 1974-89, Jean Kennedy McFarlane aka Baroness McFarlane of Llandaff. McFarlane was not only clueless academically but a fine example of a No Nonsense Matron who colluded with appalling patient abuse. The Baroness came from south Wales, spent part of her career there and partook of one of Bedford College (London’s) embarrassing sociology courses, which produced so many graduates who joined the ranks of the tame facilitators of organised abuse, working alongside the Gang’s network. Whether the presence of Bertrand Russell’s son Conrad for so many years at Bedford College as an academic had any bearing on this I’m not sure; Bedford College pioneered ‘medical sociology’ but it wasn’t the sort of medical sociology that I’d be boasting about. See previous posts.

The Baroness Jean of Llandaff sat on numerous Committees re Nursing, the NHS etc, including the Royal Commission on the NHS, 1976-79, Chaired by Sir Alec Merrison, a nuclear physicist linked to the Gang who was wheeled out when Gov’ts were in despair at the activities of the Top Docs. See previous posts. That particular Royal Commission was invented by Babs Castle as a pretence of Doing Something About NHS Pay And Conditions as well as Pay Beds. Babs knew damn well that the Top Docs were going to kick her to death if she opposed them on any matter let alone their private practices, so she set up the Royal Commission at such a time that she knew that by the time it reported, Thatch would be PM and it wouldn’t be Battling Babs’s problem. See previous posts.

The Lady of Llandaff was also a Fellow of the RCN and Vice-President of the Bart’s League Of Nurses, as well as a member of the General Synod of the Church of England, 1990-94.

See previous posts for more info on Baroness Jean and how she taught those girls to do a good hospital corner and you didn’t have all these problems when Jean supervised the wards.

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Matron Jean became the Baroness of Llandaff on 30 July 1979; Mr Thrope had the month before Walked Free From The Old Bailey and Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned by Dafydd in the North Wales Hospital Denbigh.

Dafydd’s mate from the Maudsley, Dr Bob Hobson, surprised everyone by relocating to Manchester in 1974 (see post ‘The Mentor’). Dr Bob arrived in Manchester in time for the Children Act 1975 which resulted in hundreds of kids being taken into care and sent to live with the Gang in north Wales.

Other stars in Manchester/Salford who were fully on board with the Gang included Prof Mervyn Susser and his wife Prof Zena Stein, two South African anti-apartheid activists who worked in Manchester in the 1960s before moving to the US (see previous posts) and Dafydd’s mate Prof Hugh Freeman and his wife the child psychologist NAME. See post ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’ and ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

Hugh Freeman was a colleague and pal of Dr Michael Tarsh, who played a substantial role in the conviction of Stefan Kiszco for the sexual assault and murder of a little girl, Lesley Molseed. Stefan was innocent but crucial evidence demonstrating this had been withheld at his trial. While Stefan was in prison he was repeatedly attacked by other prisoners, diagnosed with Schizophrenia and ‘delusions of innocence’ no less and was transferred to a secure psychiatric unit. He was still there when his innocence was accepted by the Court of Appeal and because he was deemed to be Mad he wasn’t immediately released. Stefan was in the process of being transferred to a high security institution for Dangerous Nutters – Ashworth was named as a suitable destination – when the Court of Appeal cleared him. Stefan’s case is one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in UK history. Stefan didn’t receive a penny in compensation; he was awarded a few groats for the serial lies and perjury of Top Docs, bent police officers, lawyers and forensic scientists, but Stefan died ‘from a heart attack’ in early middle age at his home in Rochdale on 23 Dec 1993 shortly after he was released, but before he was paid. Stefan’s constituency MP was one Cyril Smith who had refused to support Stefan at any point. See post ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

The abusing Top Docs of Manchester metamorphosed into Historians Of Medicine when the police investigations began in the early 1990s and managed to make alliances with some very big names who really were Historians Of Medicine, including Professor Roy Porter, as discussed in previous posts.

Gwynne and Dafydd were provided with further support from a range of academics based at Manchester University, some of whom were mates with Bertrand Russell and the Welsh Bloomsbury Set, including Isabel Emmet, a social anthropologist who married a man from Cwm Croesor and Dorothy Emmett, a philosopher who was close mates with the biggest and best in philosophy. See eg. ‘Vested Interests Or Common Pool?’ and ‘Theatre Of The Absurd’.

Then there were the bent senior police officers of Greater Manchester working under the famously mad Chief Constable James Anderton, which resulted in the allegations and counter-allegations around Deputy Chief Constable John Stalker and the corrupt professional people whom they did business with. See ‘Top Of The Cops’ and ‘A Stalker’s Network’.

Ken and Barbara Moulton, who during the 1980s ran the Gazelle Hotel on the Menai Strait between Menai Bridge and Beaumaris which served as THE socialising venue for the Top Docs and other members of the Gang, got away with an awful lot in terms of swindling staff and business partners, Ken exposing himself to the sixth formers who were working as waitresses there while Barbara’s pics from her previous career as a porn queen were passed around north Wales for light entertainment, because Barbara’s ex-husband was a senior detective with the Greater Manchester Police. Barbara’s ex was on good terms with Barbara and Ken (Barbara’s second husband), which surprised me because they fell out with so many people at such a rate. It’s taken a while to dawn on me that the Gazelle was part of the Gang and Barbara’s ex will have been a valuable member. I worked in the kitchen of the Gazelle, 1984-85 and I witnessed much, but I thought that the place was full of lecherous old Top Docs and Bangor University staff because they had the disposable income to spend there. See post ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

Barbara and Ken eventually pissed off so many people in north Wales that they could no longer trade. They sold the Gazelle. Barbara left Ken for a wealthy builder in Cheshire (where Barbara and Ken had originally come from) and Ken ran a pub in Malltraeth on Anglesey but became a serious alcoholic and I was told ‘lost everything’. Ken was a wally but he was also a witness to a great deal of crime. Ken was obviously more disposable than Barbara, the ex-wife of the senior policeman from Greater Manchester.

George Carman QC was a bent barrister who was mates with many bent coppers and criminals and was based in Manchester until Carman’s successful defence of Mr Thrope at the Old Bailey in 1979 made him famous and he relocated to London. Immediately after the Mr Thrope case, Carman was offered a judicial post in Hong Kong, which he intended to accept. It was while Carman stayed in Leicester for a few weeks in 1981 that someone or something persuaded him to remain in the UK. Carman was within a short while very rich and very famous as the go-to libel lawyer in Britain.

Carman was in Leicester for those weeks because he was the defending barrister in the case of Dr Leonard Arthur, a Leicester paediatrician, who had attempted to murder a newborn baby with Down’s syndrome at the request of the baby’s parents. Arthur was presented to the Court and the media as a Compassionate Doctor Faced With A Dreadful Dilemma, rather than a member of a criminal organised abuse ring. He was acquitted.

Just before Leonard Arthur hit the headlines, there was the Tragic Case of Lady Isobel Barnett, who had in the 1950s and 60s been a Posh Lady Doctor starring on BBC programmes such as ‘The Brains Trust’ and ‘What’s My Line’. Lady Isobel Committed Suicide on DATE at her home near Leicester where she had lived for decades. Lady Isobel was the widow of a man who had played a key role in public life in Leicester. The Barnetts knew about the ring in Leicester and a reading of the details of the Sad Decline of Lady Isobel into Eccentricity, Social Isolation and Shoplifting, the Shame of which caused her to top herself, doesn’t quite ring true. Lady Isobel’s death received much media coverage and was even the subject of a debate in the Commons re shoplifting and the traumas of those accused, led by one Greville Janner, a Leicester MP…

For more info on the Leonard Arthur case, Lady Isobel and Greville’s Heartfelt Plea to the Commons, see ‘Theatre of the Absurd’.

 

Geraint Morgan QC, the MI5 officer who served as the Tory MP for Denbigh, 1959-83, was a barrister based in Chambers in Manchester and spent much more time being a barrister than he did in the Commons. See eg. ‘Cymro 007’.

North Wales trained a lot of teachers, many of whom went to work in Liverpool and Manchester….

Manchester University proudly hosted and might still host an MSc in psychiatric social work. One graduate was Ann Coffey, who worked as a Gwynedd social worker in 1973, was elected as the Labour MP for Stockport in 1992 and evolved into Miranda’s PPS and Parliament’s resident Expert – in collaboration with Little Nell – on child abuse, trafficking and How Awful Jeremy Corbyn Is.

Manchester University has more recently embraced a whole variety of Qualifications For Mental Health Professionals which are based on some of the research frauds developed by Gang members in north Wales, including Prof Mark Williams of Mindfulness fame. See previous posts.

Tony and Sadie Francis worked in Manchester/Salford immediately before arriving in north Wales in the early 1980s. Sadie qualified as a Top Doc at Manchester University and Tony pursued post-qualification ‘training’ there (see post ‘Ian Brockington’s Mischief’). The Drs Francis worked at Manchester when Jean McFarlane was busy being the First Prof of Nursing in an English University. I am fairly sure that one or both of the Drs Francis have bumped into Ann Coffey somewhere along the way…

 

The response to advertisements for other senior posts at Little Acton were very poor. Appointments of people known to be severely wanting were however made. The Deputy Officer In Charge, Huw Meurig Jones, took up his post in 21 July 1974, but resigned on 31 March 1976. Huw was 25 years old when appointed and he too had obtained the CRCCYP from Salford College of Technology, in 1973. Huw Jones had become a houseparent, employed by the City of Liverpool, at the age of 18 years and he had worked at Chevet Hey from 1 February 1972 and then briefly as Deputy Officer In Charge there after his course at Salford. Following his resignation from Little Acton, Huw Meurig Jones became an unqualified social worker for Clwyd County Council at Wrexham and then Colwyn Bay. Huw failed the first year part of the course for the CQSW at Cartrefle College in July 1980 and resigned from Clwyd’s employ on 28 July 1981, following periods of suspension from 19 December 1980 onwards, during successive investigations by the police of allegations of sexual abuse against him.

Huw Meurig Jones’s successor as Deputy Office In Charge was Carl Johnson Evans; Evans was employed in that post, 1 May 1976-8 October 1978. Evans was suspended from duty on 13 January 1978, following an allegation of rape made by a girl resident against him on 8 January 1978 and during the subsequent investigation by Clwyd County Council of other allegations of misconduct on his part. Evans was the less favoured of the two candidates who were “pre-interviewed” for the post on 2 April 1976.

Waterhouse stated in his Report that it was unclear whether the appointments panel saw any references for Evans before making a recommendation. The panel reported to Clwyd’s Personnel Committee that Evans appeared to have the necessary qualities and experience for the post but that they doubted his ability to relate well to staff and children in difficult situations. They assessed him as an “over-confident type of person who might cause friction in difficult circumstances”. The panel doubted Evans’s sincerity and drew attention to the fact that he had no experience in dealing with adolescent girls. So Carl was given the job!

Carl Evans left school at the age of 15 years and worked as a trainee forester, salesman, army musician and assistant manager of a finance company, for 14 years before starting residential care work. By the date of his appointment to Little Acton, Evans was 40 years old and his experience of residential care had been at two approved schools and then as Third In Charge of an assessment centre for just over two years until February 1976. Evans had obtained the CRCCYP in 1967, having taken the housemasters’ course at Lemorby Park. LOOK UP. Immediately prior to Evans’s appointment at Little Acton, he had been employed briefly by Care Concern at Ystrad Hall, Llangollen. Evans had also secured an appointment as First Deputy at a remand home in Manchester but had been unable to take this up because of the needs of his foster child. Someone gave Carl Evans one of those as well as a job looking after other people’s kids.

Such was the chaos and trauma during the first four years of the existence of the Little Acton Assessment Centre that in 1978, Clwyd County Council held an investigation. T.M. Hadyn Rees, then the Chief Executive of Clwyd County Council, requested the Director of Social Services, Emlyn Evans, to conduct an investigation. Emlyn Evans appointed a team of four (a training officer and two homes inspectors from Clwyd’s Social Services Department, plus the social services group auditor from Clwyd’s Treasurer’s Department) to conduct the investigation in January 1978.

The investigating team were required to enquire with particular regard to the circumstances leading to the disciplinary measures taken against Valerie Halliwell (Matron), Leslie Wilson (Senior Houseparent) and matters relating to the Deputy Superintendent, Carl Evans. The investigating team produced an exhaustive report by 6 July 1978.

To summarise the comments of the investigating team: (a) Unqualified staff had been appointed to the posts of Matron and Senior Houseparents (three). (b) There had only ever been a period of three weeks when all three Senior Houseparents were in post and on duty. (c) One difficulty was Clwyd County Council’s policy of not filling vacant posts unless written justification for a replacement was produced and written approval subsequently given. (d) Other factors prohibiting the filling of senior posts at Little Acton were the suspension of a Senior Houseparent (Leslie Wilson) in July 1977 and his dismissal on 28 February 1978 as well as the absence of the Matron (Valerie Halliwell) on sick leave from March 1977 (except for about a month), followed by her suspension and then her resignation on 9 December 1977. (e) Between 1 April 1974 and 1 April 1977 there was only a period of two months, from 1 January 1975, when a Residential and Day Care Officer (RDCO) at HQ had specific responsibility for the community homes. Furthermore, the Principal Officer (Residential Services) resigned on 30 April 1976 and the Assistant Director (Residential
Services) retired on 31 August 1976. (f) A round table conference to discuss rota difficulties did not take place because of the Assistant Director’s failure to take action, despite repeated requests by the Principal Officer  (g) In February 1977 the Area Officer, Janet Handley, was requested by the Director of Social Services Emlyn Evans to Chair a working party to investigate the assessment process at Little Acton but she was too busy to do so. (h) From 1 April 1977 the responsibility for Little Acton and 26 other residential and day care establishments in the Wrexham area was delegated to the Area Officer, the busy Janet Handley. On that date only one out of three required RDCOs was in post and she was soon absent for two and a half months because of illness. The third officer, with specific responsibility for children’s establishments, Hannah Taylor, did not take up her appointment until 1 September 1977. (i) Neither Busy Janet nor any of the newly appointed RDCOs (Residential and Day Care Officers) had any previous experience of managing residential establishments. (j) Busy Janet wasn’t too busy to note that the RDCOs who had never managed residential establishments were sufficiently experienced to write reports on their visits to establishments that could be seen by Officers In Charge without a breakdown in their relationship.

There was considerable staff unrest at Little Acton because of their dissatisfaction with proposals by Clwyd’s Social Services Committee for the closure and redesignation of some of the children’s establishments in the Wrexham area. There had been a deterioration in staff relations prior to this, reflected in complaints by Matron, a Senior Houseparent (not Wilson) and the senior teacher re their difficulties with Carl Evans. Despite this, no official staff meeting had been held in 1977.

Valerie Halliwell had worked as a housemother at Chevet Hey for just over a year before taking up a similar post at Little Acton on 4 December 1973; she was appointed Matron from 1 March 1975. Both Bird and Evans became suspicious of Matron Valerie’s activities by Christmas 1976 and began to carry out spot checks. Bird made a report to the Director of Social Services, Emlyn Evans, on 3 June 1977 and the matter was reported to the police. On 2 December 1977 Halliwell pleaded guilty at Wrexham Maelor Magistrates’ Court to offences of theft, obtaining money by deception and falsification of records. she was fined £80.00. Halliwell resigned with effect from 9 December 1977, having been absent on sick leave almost continuously from 21 March 1977 and suspended without pay from 15 November 1977.

The prosecution of Senior House parent Leslie Wilson resulted from a report initially by Matt Arnold (Head of Bryn Estyn) to Peter Bird in a letter dated 27 May 1977. Wilson had been appointed a housefather at Little Acton on 1 August 1974 and then a Senior Housefather from 19 April 1976. He was Secretary of the Clwyd Residential Care Association. Matt Arnold had become concerned that Wilson was visiting a boy at Bryn Estyn who had previously been at Little Acton, December 1976-April 1977. The visits were upsetting the boy and Arnold asked Bird for his confidential opinion as to whether Wilson was a suitable person to continue these visits.

According to Bird’s subsequent statements to the police, Bird warned Wilson to leave the boy alone, but a month later the boy absconded from Bryn Estyn and was found on 5 July 1977 in Wilson’s staff flat at Little Acton. Bird and Evans returned the boy to Bryn Estyn and three days later Wilson confessed to two members of staff that he had “slept” with the boy. The matter was reported to Assistant Director of Clwyd Social Services Geoffrey Wyatt, who contacted the police. Wilson meanwhile had left Little Acton, pleading sickness, never to return.

Leslie Wilson was suspended without pay from 15 July 1977 and was charged with buggery a month later. Wilson pleaded guilty on 22 December 1977 in Chester Crown Court to indecent assault, gross indecency and attempted buggery. He was sentenced to 15 months’ imprisonment and dismissed by Clwyd County Council on 28 February 1978.

There was continuous friction between Peter Bird and Carl Evans from the date of Evans’s appointment as Deputy Officer In Charge onwards. Complaints made about the aggro to the RDCO at the time (Veronica Pares, she’ll have been one of the residential centre managers who didn’t have any experience of managing residential centres and who Busy Janet reckoned was no bloody good) resulted in a staff meeting on 23 November 1976, arranged by Geoffrey Wyatt and Hopeless Veronica. This resulted in agreed policy decisions, but each decision was subsequently broken or ignored by Evans and many of the staff felt seriously undermined.

Allegations against Carl Evans by the staff were that he had given children alcohol, sent staff off duty when they were rostered to be on duty and nevertheless authorised payment to them, put “staff and children’s heads down the toilet” and flushed it, and had physical contact with adolescent girls in care ‘exceeding the staff’s own self imposed limit’. So there must have been a great deal of physical contact… It was said that Evans had encouraged girls to sit on his lap and had also encouraged other male members of staff to do this. Reference was made to alleged specific incidents on 21 and 22 December 1977. It was also alleged that Carl Evans spent far too much time “counselling” girls.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

The ‘service’ provided by Little Acton was supposed to include a psychiatric assessment of the kids and their families.

Clwyd’s investigating team did not interview Evans because Evans was under investigation by the police until 20 March 1978 and the Clwyd investigating team completed their interviews at Little Acton four days earlier. The Clwyd team didn’t reconvene to interview Evans after 20 March 1977.

The Waterhouse panel saw a typed but unsigned ten page statement headed in handwriting “Written by Carl Evans”, annexed to the Clwyd team’s report, Carl’s alleged contribution stating that it was for the information of the Director of Social Services. The statement contained many allegations against Mr and Mrs Bird and other members of staff at Little Acton. Evans denied the allegations against him and said: “When the auditors were investigating the Matron episode they told me that due to the mismanagement by Mr Bird a full inquiry into the running of the Centre would be held. I made the fatal mistake then of discussing this with a member of staff whom I felt I could trust and I said I would tell the inquiry the true facts of Mr Bird’s pathetic show in running the establishment. Shortly after this that information was passed to Mr Bird and I would suggest from then he and his close associates were out to `sink’ me at any price.”

Clwyd’s investigating team provided a damning indictment of Evans as Deputy Officer In Charge and this led to disciplinary proceedings against Evans on the basis of 17 allegations set out in letters dated 18 April and 16 and 29 June 1978. The hearing took place eventually on 3 October 1978 before the Director of Clwyd Social Services, Emlyn Evans and the Director of Administration and Legal Services, E R Ll Davies. Carl Evans was legally represented and admitted four allegations: failure to keep records over the Christmas period, failure to comply with the policies and procedures laid down by the County Council, making unauthorised fieldwork visits to an adolescent girl in care and supporting that girl’s application for housing without notifying the Officer In Charge of his (Carl Evans’) actions and involvement. No evidence was put forward re the 13 other allegations, which were dismissed.

A formal written warning was issued to Carl Evans in respect of the matters admitted by him and it was agreed that it would be inappropriate for Evans to return to Little Acton.

Carl Evans was seconded to Clwyd Voluntary Services at Ruthin, 9 October 1978-30 April 1979. Evans then took up an appointment as Deputy Superintendent of an assessment centre in Islington. The London Borough of Islington sought a reference from Clwyd County Council in respect of Evans’ application for this appointment, which was supplied by the Director of Social Services, Emlyn Evans, by letter dated 21 March 1979. In that letter the only hint about the recent disciplinary proceedings was contained in the following paragraph: “From time to time he chaired case conferences and staff meetings and he was responsible for the semi-secure unit which accommodated difficult adolescent girls. Mr Evans’ enthusiasm and close involved relationship with children resulted in an overdependency developing with children which led to some conflict with his employing authority which, as you are aware, is not conducive for the management of an assessment centre and made it difficult for other staff to establish their own role with children.”

References in similar terms were supplied to four other local authorities by Emlyn Evans between January and April 1979 in connection with applications by Carl Evans for senior posts in residential care, although the last of these did add: “Mr Evans holds strong convictions regarding child care standards and the assessment processes and he will contend for these views to prevail. The philosophy of the unit would have to accord with his views or this could lead to conflict with the Management Team.”

There were originally 17 allegations against Carl Evans, some of them amounting to gross misconduct if proved and it was envisaged that “20 or 30” witnesses would be called. The report of the investigating team indicated that there was compelling evidence to support its findings. The result of the ‘agreement between the parties’ was that 13 allegations against Carl Evans were dismissed without being tested and the four allegations that were admitted were dealt with by a written warning only, despite the fact that one of them, the failure to comply with Clwyd County Council policies and procedures, was described in the formal note of the proceedings as “the main one”.

Waterhouse’s conclusion was that this agreement was made on behalf of Clwyd County Council ‘without paying proper regard to their overall duty to safeguard children generally’. The transcript of the disciplinary proceedings ‘discloses that part of the overall agreement was that Evans would resign from the Council’s employ by 30 June 1979 and that he undertook to attend, meanwhile, a training course in London beginning on 15 January 1979. This was a six month course at the Tavistock Centre on management and social planning, which Evans did apparently attend, at least until he secured his appointment at Islington’. The references supplied for Carl Evans between January and April 1979 were ‘intended to facilitate his departure’.

Geoffrey Wyatt was the person who actually wrote Evans’s references. Waterhouse noted that the recipient Councils were not given an accurate picture of Carl Evans’s short record of service at Little Acton and that ‘they were misled’.

While it is true that the references for Carl Evans provided by Emlyn Evans aka Geoffrey Wyatt were highly misleading, Islington Borough Council and numerous other local authorities knew Clwyd County Council very well indeed by 1979. The molesting Franciscan Friar Michael Taylor had worked at an Islington establishment before being employed by Clwyd, and Islington, as well as many other Local Authorities, including London ones, were sending hundreds of kids ‘on placement’ to children’s homes in north Wales and paying through the nose to do this.

Furthermore, Carl Evans had been accepted on and completed a course at that centre of excellence re human relations and troubled people including youngsters, the Tavi. Didn’t they notice anything amiss with Carl who clashed with everyone, pissed everyone off all of the time and couldn’t restrain himself in the presence of adolescent girls?

Dafydd and Gwynne’s mates had long had their feet under the Tavi’s generous table. See previous posts…

Were Ronnie’s comments re Islington Council having been misled perhaps taking the pressure off of the molesters of Islington by putting the boot into Emlyn Evans/Geoffrey Wyatt? Ronnie was a spineless and shameless toady to the powerful and the Islington ring was every bit as criminal as the north Wales/Cheshire ring, the two rings were linked, but there were far more influential people who needed protecting who were concealing the Islington ring.

The findings of Clwyd’s investigating team in respect of Peter Bird were also highly critical. It was noted that: (a) The centre gave the impression that it was run primarily for the convenience of staff rather than to provide good child care and genuine assessment. (b) Emphasis on outings to commercial leisure facilities made it easy for staff to control children and reduced their personal involvement with the children. (c) Bird only reported incidents once it was inevitable that they would become general knowledge. (d) Most of the staff were untrained, yet there was no discussion of problems to enable the staff to learn from them. (e) The staff had either no knowledge, or only the haziest notion, of the Community Homes Regulations, County Council policy on corporal punishment and the County’s legal responsibilities for children in care in residential establishments. (f) Staff sought the easy way to keep children occupied eg. by watching TV;  (g) The process of assessment required closer investigation by the Principal Social Worker (Children) (Ramsay) having regard to 16 matters of concern, including: (i) Only 5% of the content of the assessment dossier presented to Case Conferences contained information not known to the Department when the child was admitted for assessment. (ii) The majority of assessment reports were compiled by unqualified staff with little or no discussion with senior qualified staff. (iii) No attempt appeared to have been made to arrange for psychiatric assessment of the child and the family at the assessment centre.

Peter Bird was informed in a letter dated 18 April 1978 from the Director of Administration and Legal Services that there were 19 matters that the author of the letter and the Director of Social Services, Emlyn Evans, wished to discuss with Bird on 20 April 1978 and that these matters might result in disciplinary proceedings against him. Bird attended the meeting with John Cooke, the NALGO branch organiser and was suspended on full pay from that date. Proceedings were concluded on the basis that Bird admitted eight of the allegations and that the other 11 were dismissed. These admissions related to administrative matters. Bird received a written warning dated 3 October 1978. It was agreed that Bird should not return to Little Acton Assessment Centre nor take any post with Clwyd County Council involving financial administration. He was transferred, with effect from 9 October 1978, to Marchwiel Adult Training Centre as a craft instructor at a protected salary and Bird was still employed by Wrexham County Borough Council when Ronnie Waterhouse wrote his Report.

Things didn’t improve much at Little Acton after 1978. Bird’s successor as Superintendent of Little Acton Assessment Centre was Michael Barnes, who had been at Bersham Hall from September 1972 and was asked to take over at Little Acton from 21 April 1978 in the ‘difficult circumstances’ surrounding Bird’s suspension. Barnes was initially Acting Officer In Charge at Little Acton until 31 December 1978, whilst remaining Officer In Charge of Bersham Hall. From 1 January 1979, Barnes became Officer In Charge of Little Acton and gave up his Bersham Hall responsibility.

Barnes too had begun work in residential care at an approved school, at the age of 19 years in 1967, when he was appointed a houseparent. Barnes was 24 years old when he went to Bersham Hall, having served at a reception centre and then a school for maladjusted children after the approved school. Barnes had obtained the CRCCYP at Portsmouth Polytechnic in 1972, together with the college’s diploma in residential social work. When Little Acton closed in May 1980 Barnes returned to Bersham Hall as Centre Manager for seven years, interrupted by his two year course at Keele University for the CQSW, which Barnes gained with a commendation in 1984. Then Barnes became Officer In Charge at Chevet Hey…

Carl Evans’ successor as Deputy Superintendent at Little Acton Assessment Centre was Christopher Thomas, Barnes’s colleague from Bersham Hall. Thomas was three years younger than Michael Barnes and had intended to become a teacher, attending Bangor Normal College, 1970-72, but had then changed direction to social work. Thomas was employed as a medical emergency driver and then as a trainee residential social worker at Ealing before becoming a supervisor at Bersham Hall in September 1974.

So questions should be asked of Ealing and who was calling the shots there in 1973.

Thomas progressed to Acting Deputy Superintendent at Little Acton in April 1978, having obtained the CRCCYP at Salford College of Technology in December 1976. Thomas was Deputy at Little Acton from 1 February 1979 until it closed on 21 May 1980. Like Barnes, Thomas then returned to Bersham Hall, becoming Deputy Officer In Charge and then Centre Manager from 1 January 1988 to 22 March 1994, when he resigned. Thomas had been Acting Officer In Charge of Bersham Hall, 1 October 1982-31 July 1984, whilst Barnes was at Keele University.

The Waterhouse Report states that the Inquiry did not receive ‘any evidence of alleged abuse by Michael Barnes…or by Christopher Thomas…when they were respectively employed at Little Acton.’ Having said that, in true Ronnie Waterhouse style, Ronnie adds re Barnes that ‘there were six complainants at one time or another…It must be said also that at least two of these complainants were not at Little Acton during the period when Barnes was there.’

But documentation was forged and erroneous information was deliberately recorded in order to obstruct complaints and deny assaults…

Ronnie smelt a rat though: ‘Having regard to the findings of the investigation team in 1978, it is perhaps surprising that we have not received more complaints than we have about the earlier “Bird” period from 1974 to early 1978. Our estimate is that there were about 275 admissions to Little Acton [275 kids passing through this hell-hole, where were those kids coming from?] during that period but we are aware of only 15 [‘only’ 15] residents who have made complaints against members of the staff and four of them were unable or unwilling to identify the member of staff concerned [why ever might that have been?]. The complaints by the other 11 involved only seven [‘only’ seven??] members of the staff and we received evidence from nine of these complainants… However, there were 13 care staff in post in December 1975 and three teachers in addition to a full complement of nine domestic staff and there were frequent staff changes thereafter. It follows that complaints have been made against only a small proportion of the total number of staff employed at Little Acton from time to time.’

Not too much for Ronnie to worry about there then.

Even in the case of Leslie Wilson, the Senior Houseparent who was jailed for serious sex offences, Ronnie looks on the bright side: ‘The only other allegation against him before us was made by a witness whose evidence was read because she is currently undergoing psychiatric treatment, allegedly because of her experiences at Little Acton in the summer of 1977. [I won’t even begin to suggest the various ways in which these events may be interpreted] Her allegation was that Leslie Wilson actively condoned the actions of two fellow girl residents who ill-treated her when she returned after absconding. Wilson told her that she was going to get what she deserved and that there would be no point in complaining to the Officer-In-Charge; she was then dragged by the two girls to a bathroom, where she was forced to sit in cold water in her clothes, and subsequently had her shoulder length hair cut by the same girls in the presence of Wilson, who laughed. This last witness alleged also that she had been raped by another named member of the staff at Little Acton with the result that she had to have an abortion in a South Wales hospital later. This allegation was apparently first made 19 years later in a psychiatric unit but the police have been able to find a record of the abortion which was carried out at East Glamorgan Hospital on 29 December 1977. The medical evidence suggests that the conception occurred after the witness left Little Acton in August 1977 and it is to be noted that the witness made a statement for the North Wales Police in August 1992 to the effect that she had not been physically or sexually abused by any member of the staff at Little Acton. In these circumstances it is clear that this witness has not substantiated her allegations of rape satisfactorily and her evidence about other matters has to be approached with caution.’

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Christ Almighty, what had to happen to people – indeed CHILDREN IN CARE – before there were admissions that a gang of sex offenders was running riot in north Wales?

Ronnie’s doesn’t believe all that nonsense about a rape committed by a NAMED member of staff in north Wales, although East Glamorgan Hospital fessed up to performing the abortion – what was a girl in care in north Wales doing having an abortion in East Glamorgan Hospital??? – but he is ever vigilant: ‘We have received persuasive evidence from other witnesses, however, that bullying by residents was rife at Little Acton and that staff turned a blind eye to it. We accept, therefore, that bullying by residents was condoned by staff far too often, although it would be inappropriate to single out Leslie Wilson for blame in this respect.’

But as Leslie went down for a serious sexual assault on a kid in care, it doesn’t matter whether he’s singled out for condoning bullying by the other kids or not really.

Re Peter Bird, three former residents spoke to Ronnie, alleging physical assault by Bird. One was a ten year old boy at the time, in 1974/75, who spent a lot of time in the “lock-up” because he kept running away. On one occasion after he had tried to “sneak out” of the unit, Bird ‘behaved like a lunatic’ and ‘slapped him across the face and all over the room’. The other two complainants were girls who were both 14 years old when they were at Little Acton, the first in the Spring of 1976 and the second in Spring 1978. The former had run upstairs to the bathroom for a smoke; Bird threw her into the bath and she cracked her head and suffered bruising. The other girl was lifted her by her hair by Bird, with the result that her head ‘was tender’ for a week and, at least twice, he flung himself against a door as she was going through a doorway after an argument, ‘causing painful bruises’.

Bird denied these allegations and said that the semi-secure unit was only used for disciplinary purposes on three or four occasions: it was normally occupied by girls (who were mainly from South Wales) and a resident would not be locked in her room.

Ronnie states that he believed the allegations. I’m intrigued by the heavy traffic in girls from south Wales to Little Acton who were then violently assaulted there, or became pregnant after Lying About Being Raped before being shunted back down to south Wales to have abortions in East Glamorgan Hospital (in Pontypridd), although Ronnie didn’t venture to speculate.

The Welsh National School of Medicine in Cardiff was responsible for upholding standards of care and training re Top Docs and NHS establishments across Wales. With regard to psychiatry, the remit was that of Professor Kenneth Rawnsley, who in 1966 was appointed to the Chair of Psychological Medicine at the Welsh National School of Medicine, having relocated after working at Manchester with the Top Docs who were facilitating the ring there, colluding with Dafydd and Gwynne in the process. Rawnsley remained in the Chair at Cardiff for decades, until the 1980s and willingly testified throughout that time that standards of care at Denbigh were so good that the institution was suitable for Training NHS staff, Rawnsley going back to the 1950s with Gwynne and Dafydd…Rawnsley concealed abuse across the whole of Wales, including the havoc caused by the Westminster molester George Thomas. See ‘The Discovery Of A Whole New Galaxy…’

Rawnsley’s wife Dr Elinor Kapp was a child psychiatrist who practiced in Gwent and Powys. Elinor Kapp was involved with one of George Thomas’s medical charidees from its very establishment and is still a Trustee, although the charidee has changed its name now. Elinor is an Expert in Child Sexual Abuse and Safeguarding, as discussed in previous posts.

Tony Francis trained as a Top Doc in Cardiff, studied with Kenneth Rawnsley and then worked as a junior doc under him.

The Welsh National School of Medicine had been facilitating organised abuse for years before Kenneth Rawnsley arrived there in 1966, but Rawnsley was just one of a number of Top Docs and senior academics who were recruited by the Welsh National School of Medicine during the latter half of the 1960s and the 1970s from outside of Wales who were undoubtedly Big Hitters who had gone to Cardiff to provide extra scaffolding for those in Wales facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring, in particular Dafydd and Gwynne. See post ‘         ‘.

The Welsh National School of Medicine acquired iron cladding when Sir Clement Price Thomas CHECK accepted senior roles there, Sir Clement Price Thomas having become famous as the Royal Doctor who operated on George VI. Poor old George VI was never right again after Clement performed his life-saving operation of the Royal Lung and died a few months later, but the PR from Clement and his colleagues was sufficient to overcome that minor hitch. See post ‘Successful Surgery On King George VI!’

With regard to girls from south Wales being transported to Little Acton and nipping back down there again for abortions, East Glamorgan Hospital is in Pontypridd, which was the hub of the activities of molesting drama teacher and Writer Of Welsh Children’s TV Programmes, NAME. NAME abused kids in the Ponty area where he taught as well as elsewhere for years before he was charged. NAME was found dead on DATE days before his trial was due to open. ‘Suicide’. It might have been, but NAME knew a great many other people who were abusing kids and was a witness to many things.

Before he died, there was a great deal of How Very Dare You re those who had complained about NAME but after his death, his colleagues, friends and even his partner admitted that they had known that he was molesting young people. It was also revealed that Mid-Glamorgan County Council and Education Authority had concealed NAMES crimes as long ago as the 1980s when Ron ‘I was looking for badgers’ Davies was working as an adviser for that Education Authority, before Ron had become an MP and Miranda’s Secretary of State for Wales, as had the WJEC exam board and many others.

Never mind, there was a good turnout at NAMES funeral, Menna Richards, BBC big wig, was among the celebs who paid their respects. One of NAMES colleagues at NAME OF SCHOOL was Huw Bunford SPELL, who found fame and fortune playing in WHICH ROCK BAND.

See post ‘Yet More Inglorious Bastards’ for the rather sad story of NAME.

 

Ronnie Waterhouse heard ‘perturbing complaints’ about Huw Meurig Jones. (Dafydd was ‘perturbed’ by me.) One former boy resident alleged that he had been slapped across the face by Peter Bird and claimed also that a member of the staff called “Hugh” had made advances to him immediately after the Bird incident, when he was in “the secure unit” sitting on his bed. “Hugh” had kissed him on the neck and “tried to have sex” with him after removing his pyjamas. Hugh had not succeeded but afterwards he had bathed the witness for no apparent reason. On another occasion Hugh had driven the witness home and had tried to make the witness masturbate him in the car outside the house, threatening the boy that he would not go home again if he told anyone. The witness had not mentioned these allegations to the police in 1992 because he had not wanted to get involved.

Another witness, who was at Little Acton about a year later described Jones as a “pure faggot” who used to walk around the units blowing kisses and nipping backsides. He said that Jones had frequented a cafe and public lavatories in King Street, Wrexham, “hanging around with all the kids” after the witness had left care.

Luckily Huw Meurig Jones had a barrister to act for him at the Waterhouse Inquiry! I don’t expect that Huw paid for that barrister himself though. Counsel on behalf of Jones questioned the identification of him by the first of these witnesses because (a) he thought that “Hugh” was about 40 years old and (b) Jones was known as “Hughie/Huwie” or “Mr Jones” and not as “Hugh/Huw”.

Ronnie saw through that one; there wasn’t any other member of the staff called Hugh/Huw at the time and he was satisfied that the witness was referring to Huw Meurig Jones, who was in charge of the semi-secure unit in his capacity as Deputy Superintendent. Blowing kisses and pinching boys’ bums as he went about his duties.

A female witness made a complaint about Jones, whom she referred to as the Deputy Superintendent. She was 14 years old when she was in Jones’s care, January to April 1996. She knew Jones as “Hughie” and she had discussed with him and another male member of the staff her concerns that she might be pregnant as a result of sex with boys in the open unit in which she was then housed. She was therefore transferred to the semi-secure unit, occupied by girls only. She stated that, after she had absconded with another girl and they had been returned to Little Acton by the police, they were taken into an office by Jones with another man and Jones shouted that they would pay for what they had done. Jones pushed her against a large central heating pipe and punched her heavily in the stomach. The other girl was taken down by the two men to the recreation room and was seen by the witness the following day to have “one or two black eyes” and bruises.

Huw Meurig Jones denied these allegations at the Inquiry. Ronnie stressed that the only allegation of physical abuse made against Huw of which the Waterhouse panel were aware was the allegation described above; Ronnie was unable to make any ‘confident finding’ about it after all this time ‘in the absence of any corroboration’.

That’s why everyone refused to hold any sort of Inquiry into the abuse of kids in care in north Wales for so long Ronnie… The psych services used the same tactic. Complaints went ignored and uninvestigated for literally years and Empowered Service Users would then be finally told that nothing can be done after this ‘distance of time’. It’s why my medical records were unlawfully withheld from me for 25 years; Top Docs could have gone to prison along with lawyers, judges, policemen and social workers and then where would we have been?

Ronnie might not have been able to say much about teenaged girls in care being beaten black and blue by two adult men, but he notes that the ‘perturbing aspect of Jones’ case’ is the history of sexual complaints against him in the period of his employment in residential care and then as a social worker in Clwyd. Jones was first suspended on 19 December 1980 in connection with sexual allegations made by two former Bryn Estyn residents (one of whom was dead by the Waterhouse Inquiry); Jones was suspended for a second time on 12 June 1981 in connection with a police investigation of sexual complaints by another former Bryn Estyn resident. Files were submitted to the DPP re some complaints, but no prosecutions were mounted.

DPP in 1981 – Thomas aka Tony Hetherington?? Check

In response to another complaint re Huw Meurig Jones, a finding of not guilty was recorded in the Wrexham Magistrates’ Court. A further complaint of sexual abuse by Jones was made to Ronnie and his panel of Inquiry by a fourth former Bryn Estyn resident. Jones was interviewed very extensively by police in the course of the major police investigation in 1992 about at least one further sexual complaint.

Ronnie stated that he couldn’t make findings in relation to police investigations when he had not heard the evidence and that it would be not be justifiable to make adverse findings against Jones on the two sexual complaints that were made to Ronnie, coupled with the more general evidence of a third witness. These complaints ‘were made about 20 years after the event and there is no corroboration in law of either of them’.

‘Mind How You Go Huwie!’

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Nevertheless, Ronnie studied the full record of Jones’ interviews with the police in 1992 and heard Jones’s own evidence and concluded that he was not a suitable person to be employed in residential or social work involving children. Ronnie concluded this ‘having regard to [Jones’s] admissions about his own sexual orientation, his associations, particularly during the period when he was at Cartrefle College and later when taking a “skills course”, and his activities generally outside working hours.’

Never mind the extreme physical violence and the sexual assaults, Huw’s a poof!!

I’d love to know what Huw got up to when he was at Cartrefle College…

Ronnie felt obliged to ‘face this issue’ that was Huw, because, despite his resignation in July 1981, kisses-blowing boys’-bum-pinching Huw ‘was subsequently involved in residential care work, although he was not given any helpful reference by Clwyd County Council. He was unemployed for substantial periods following his resignation but he did serve briefly as Deputy Officer In Charge of a private holiday home in Talacre and then for some months as senior care officer at Clwyd Hall School.’

What sort of ‘private holiday home’ employs a Deputy Officer In Charge, particularly one with Huw’s track record?

Clwyd Hall School was located at Llanychan, near Ruthin and there were a few problems there. Noel Ryan, who was 66 years old when he was sentenced (I’ll discuss what Noel was sentenced for shortly), was employed at Clwyd Hall School as a houseparent from about 1968 until he resigned in 1981, occupying a bedsitting room above the staff room at the top of the main building.

Ronnie had just a little to say about Noel Ryan in the Waterhouse Report. Noel Ryan: ‘was not called to give evidence to the Tribunal and we have not seen any staff file relating to him so that we know little of his background. It appears from what was said on his behalf at his trial that he was “untrained, unskilled and untutored” when he went to Clwyd Hall School at the age of 37 years: he was a naive individual, who himself had been the victim of abuse as a child, and he had no other sexual experience.

We are aware of 13 former residents of Clwyd Hall School, all male, who have complained of abuse whilst they were there and all 13 of them named Noel Ryan as an abuser. Of these complainants, 12 alleged serious sexual abuse by Ryan and not less than four alleged physical abuse.

It was neither appropriate nor necessary for the Tribunal to investigate these allegations fully because they were being investigated by the North Wales Police concurrently.

In the event Ryan appeared before the Crown Court at Chester on 4 July 1997, during the Tribunal’s sittings, when he pleaded guilty to 14 of 22 counts alleging sexual offences against ten male residents of Clwyd Hall School under the age of 16 years committed between 1 January 1970 and 30 June 1981 (three offences of buggery, one attempted buggery and ten indecent assaults). Ryan asked the Court to take into consideration also when sentencing him seven similar (specimen) offences of indecent assault committed within the same period, which he admitted. Thus, he confessed to serious offences against a total of 17 boys over a period of about ten years.

His Honour Judge Morgan Hughes then sentenced Ryan to a total of 12 years’ imprisonment and ordered that the eight counts to which he had pleaded not guilty should lie on the Court file on the usual terms
The Judge ordered also that Ryan should register with his local police within 14 days of his release in accordance with the new requirements of the Sex Offenders Act 1997.

Apart from Ryan, only four other members of the staff were named in complaints by former residents and none were named by more than two complainants. The only staff member other than Ryan alleged to have committed sexual abuse was the worker referred to by witness C.

The Tribunal did not receive any complaints against Richard Francis Groome but his activities were being investigated at the time of our hearings. He was then awaiting trial for various alleged sexual offences against boys, and four of the alleged victims named in the indictment were resident at Clwyd Hall School when the alleged offences occurred.’

Ronnie could have mentioned that Richard Francis Groome was Head of Care and Principal at Clwyd Hall School between Nov 1982 and July 1984 and was committed for trial on charges of sexual offences against boys, some of which related to boys formerly at Clwyd Hall School as well as at Tanllwfan DETAILS, of which Groome was Officer In Charge, DATES.

OUTCOME RE GROOME??

Ronnie noted that after working as Senior Care Officer at Clwyd Hall School, Huw Meurig Jones ‘was Head of Care for about two years at a private school in Powys until it closed down. Since then Jones has been employed in quite different work in the London area but he did apply unsuccessfully for an appointment as Officer In Charge of Chevet Hey Children’s Centre in November 1986 when he was still employed at the private school in Powys’.

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They did anything they wanted and were never removed from circulation.

Now for some real fun, detailed allegations re Carl Evans. It was alleged that Carl had spent the whole evening at a Christmas party in 1977 dancing closely with one girl. That girl subsequently made an allegation on 8 January 1978 that Evans had had sexual intercourse with her at Little Acton during the Christmas period. When interviewed by two members of the staff on 9 January 1978 the girl wrote a letter withdrawing the complaint but later in the afternoon she told a member of the staff that the complaint was true and it was referred to the police. This was the police investigation that led to Evans’ suspension from duty from 13 January 1978.

On 20 March 1978 the Chief Superintendent of the North Wales Police wrote to the Director of Social Services informing him that the DPP had advised that no Court action should be taken but Evans’ suspension continued to 9 October 1978 during and after the inquiry by the Clwyd Social Services investigating team.

DPP WAS Tony Hetherington

The Clwyd investigating team did formulate charges against Carl Evans in respect of this girl, but no evidence in support of these charges was put forward at the disciplinary hearing and they were dismissed. The girl repeated her allegations against Evans in the course of the police investigation in 1992 and renewed them to Ronnie’s Inquiry in a written statement. Carl Evans denied the allegations when he gave evidence to the Waterhouse Inquiry.

According to Ronnie: ‘There was some evidence, not now available, to suggest that [the girl] had been infatuated with Evans at the relevant time and two love letters that she had written to him were found in her room. Moreover, she was unwilling to give oral evidence to the Tribunal because of her present domestic responsibilities. There is no basis, therefore, on which we could properly find that her complaint to the Tribunal has been proved.’

Ronnie love, she was a schoolgirl, Carl Evans was an adult and supposed to be looking after her. It’s called ‘taking advantage’ and the girl as an adult, giving evidence to your lame Inquiry, obviously understood that, even if you didn’t. That is if the ‘two love letters’ had ever existed – the evidence was for some reason ‘not available’ to Ronnie at the Inquiry…

Ronnie came down hard on Carl nevertheless: ‘We must, however, record our view that Carl Evans was very unsuitable for the responsibilities that he undertook as Deputy Superintendent of Little Acton Assessment Centre. His conduct in relation to other staff and discipline generally, coupled with his behaviour towards resident adolescent girls, demonstrated that he was temperamentally unfitted for the work; and he had no relevant experience in dealing with adolescent girls. He showed an alarming lack of judgment in many areas, most notably, by placing himself in a highly vulnerable position and it is not at all surprising that he became the target of allegations.’

I think that Ronnie must have been trained by Dafydd and Robert Bluglass.

Only two other staff at Little Acton were the subject of allegations to the Waterhouse Inquiry, both of physical rather than sexual abuse. One former girl resident described Little Acton as a “tense, pretty violent place” and alleged that a male member of the care staff flew into a temper and assaulted her after she had spilt milk at breakfast; a general description of him was “aggressive but friendly” and “quite teasing, provocative, tormenting”. The other complainant, male, alleged that a woman houseparent, in the presence of Bird, ‘dragged him into the bathroom, swearing at him, and then pulled his hair, forcing him to the ground, whilst she slapped his face’. All alleged perpetrators denied these assaults and Ronnie and his panel ‘have no satisfactory means of testing where the truth lies at this late stage. In any event we do not think that it would be appropriate, in general, to make findings against individual members of staff in respect of isolated complaints of this kind.’

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Ronnie did conclude that overall, Little Acton Assessment Centre didn’t look after the kids that well really.

The Everyday Story of Cherry Hill and Upper Downing Folk is also worth blogging about in terms of the never ending tales of the bizarre horror that was life in the north Wales children’s homes, witnessed by worried outsiders whose concerns were ignored, but I shall return to that in a future post. Top Docs were even more culpable in some of the events re those homes and I need more capacity than there is in this post to detail matters.

I have only provided a flavour here but it is clear from even Waterhouse’s sanitised account that there was a massive problem in the children’s social services right across Clwyd, so severe that it was nonsense to suggest that it wasn’t widely known. The worst offenders circulated between homes, behaving as they always did, so numerous different members of staff experienced them and witnessed the brutality and neglect. A consistent theme was that while only a limited number of staff – including the infamous Peter Howarth and Stephen Norris – went to jail, staff who witnessed the criminality, ignored it and/or concealed it were systematically promoted. NALGO and NUPE supported those witnesses/offenders who had been in the system for years and were promoted on every occasion when it looked as though they might be in trouble. Those old timers would have known the names and details of the VIPs involved in that ring over years…

For discussion of the staggering idiocy and levels of denial on the part of people holding senior roles in Wales with responsibility for the welfare services as to the enormous problems caused by failing to stop the outrages of these serious criminals who blighted north Wales for decades and seeing the solution as being to promote them to higher office, see eg. ‘The Reality Is, There Is No Problem’.

BASIC INFO RE THOSE AT THE TOP IN CLWYD THROUGHOUT:

further info in earlier posts as well eg. ‘Ain’t Nothing Clean – Not Even The Welsh Calvinistic Methodists’

The Chief Exec of Clwyd County Council, 1974-77, was T.M. Hadyn Rees, a mate of Ronnie Waterhouse’s dad AND of Ronnie. Hadyn was running things when rapists, pure faggots and thieving Matrons were employed in senior positions in the Council’s children’s homes, when the managers of those residential establishments had never managed residential establishments and Busy Janet at HQ knew that they were so crap that their reports would result in a ‘breakdown in relationships’ with the rapists, pure faggots, thieving Matrons etc.

Meet Ronnie Waterhouse’s friend, who also was on excellent terms with William Mars-Jones as a result of their mutual dedication to the Garrick:

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Hadyn Rees was born near Swansea and went to Swansea Business College. In 1947 Hadyn Rees was appointed Assistant Solicitor to Caernarvonshire County Council. In 1948 he was appointed to Flintshire County Council in a similar role. LORD K – FLINTSHIRE CC at that time? Hadyn Rees became the County Clerk for Flintshire in 1967 and remained in the role until he was appointed CEO of the newly created Clwyd County Council.

Hadyn Rees was Clerk to the North Wales Police Authority, 1966-77 and sat on Mold Magistrates Bench from 1977, becoming Chairman of the Bench in 1985.

Mind How You Go Hadyn Rees Sir!

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Hadyn Rees, like Ioan Bowen Rees, was a big player in local gov’t and well-known outside of Wales. Hadyn Rees was the mover and shaker behind the building of Mold Law Courts, where so many of the Gang’s victims were stitched up, as well as Theatr Clwyd, which drained Clwyd of resources constantly, the periodic cash crises faced by Theatr Clwyd being somehow relieved when the County Council’s coffers were found to be inexplicably empty. Brenda herself attended the opening of Theatr Clwyd in 1976 and it has provided an excellent springboard for children of the Gang to begin their careers in showbiz, including Rhys Ifans as discussed in previous posts. Theatr Clwyd has received substantial input and support from some big names in theatre  and was rescued from one disaster by Terry Hands from the Liverpool Playhouse who was mates with NAME Tom. See previous posts eg. ‘Workers Play Time’.

Theatre Clwyd forms part of the County Civic Centre at Mold (Yr Wyddgrug), being immediately adjacent to the Shire Hall (the administrative offices of the former Clwyd County Council, now the offices of Flintshire County Council). Toby Robertson was Theatre Clwyd’s Artistic Director, 1985-92. Sholto David Maurice Robertson (29 November 1928, London-4 July 2012, London), known as Toby Robertson, was the Artistic Director of the Prospect Theatre Company, 1964-78. The son of David Lambert Robertson, a Naval officer and his wife, Felicity Douglas, a playwright, Robertson was educated at Stowe School, – GEORGE MELLY AND PERRY W – CHECK DATES and Trinity College, Cambridge.

Toby Robertson appeared at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1957 in Peter Brook‘s production of The Tempest with John Gielgud (whom he also understudied). The following year Robertson made his professional London debut in Eugene O’Neill‘s The Iceman Cometh, directed by Peter Wood, at the Arts Theatre.

Robertson worked in TV, 1959-63, directing more than 25 new plays, several for ITV’s Armchair Theatre and the BBC’s The Wednesday Play. He also assisted Brook on his 1963 film ‘Lord Of The Flies’. In 1962, Robertson directed Maxim Gorky‘s The Lower Depths for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Robertson became involved as a Director with the Prospect Theatre Company, which was launched at the Oxford Playhouse in 1961. In 1964 Prospect found a permanent base at the Arts Theatre, Cambridge and Robertson became its Artistic Director. It was with Prospect that Ian McKellen made his breakthrough performances at the Edinburgh festival in 1969. McKellen – BRIEFLY HERE – See previous posts.

Derek Jacobi first played Hamlet for Prospect in 1977. Jacobi performed in north Wales at Venue Cymru just before I left Bangor University; he had to cancel performances because he was taken ill. Other actors whose careers were effectively launched or enhanced by Prospect included Prunella Scales, Dorothy Tutin and Timothy West.

Robertson directed several opera productions. For Scottish Opera he directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1972) and the 1975 world premiere of Robin Orr’s Hermiston, and Marriage of Figaro (1977).

Robertson introduced several leading actors, including Vanessa Redgrave, Sir Michael Hordern and Timothy Dalton, to Theatre Clwyd. Robertson was succeeded as Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd by Helena Kaut-Howson, followed by Terry Hands, 1997-2015. Hands’ successor, Tamara Harvey, was appointed in June 2015.

HTV Wales had offices and a studio at the Theatr Clwyd site from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. A small news operation remained in Mold until the late 1990s but closed when HTV moved its North Wales news operations to Colwyn Bay and Wrexham.

No-one knew what was happening to those kids, never mind the luvvies, the HTV journos on the site of the battery and buggery never suspected a thing.

How Lowe Could They Go?

Former Bugrov Homeless Shelter, the “home” of the prototypes of the characters of ‘The Lower Depths’. 

Hadyn Rees was, among many other things, a member of the Welsh Arts Council, 1968-77.

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Hadyn Rees is remembered in north Wales as successfully fighting for certain things in Deeside eg. Deeside Industrial Park, in the face of a hostile Thatcher Gov’t. Hadyn Rees took no crap from Thatch!

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Sir Peter Morrison was seen driving away from Bryn Estyn with a boy from Bryn Estyn in the back of his car:

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Hadyn Rees married Marion Beer – ??

Mervyn Phillips succeeded Hadyn as Chief Exec and was in post, 1977-92. Mervyn was a lawyer who trained at Liverpool University and was of the same vintage as Dafydd et al and Will Edwards… Mervyn was heavily involved with the Calvinist Methodist Church – that hospice as well

Mervyn had been Hadyn Rees’s Deputy since the creation of Clwyd County Council; before that Mervyn was Hadyn Rees’s Deputy when Hadyn Rees ruled Flintshire County Council (check job titles)

Like Hadyn Rees, Mervyn was Clerk to the North Wales Police Authority

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and Secretary of the Welsh Counties Committee.

Mervyn served as CEO of Clwyd County Council until 31 July 1992 when he retired. He was succeeded as CEO by Roger Davies (Edward Roger Llewellyn Davies). Roger, along with Ron Evans from Gwynedd County Council, served as the brains behind getting this lot all out of trouble.

Roger – Oxford (College??) grad, solicitor – 1977 appointed as Director of Legal Services for Clwyd County Council; in 1980 became County Secretary for Clwyd County Council; in 1982 Roger became the Deputy Chief Exec (although he was still referred to as the County Secretary); on 1 Aug 1992 he was appointed CEO, succeeding Mervyn.

Directors of Social Services for Clwyd:

(Joseph) Emlyn Evans, April 1974-31 Jan 1980; (Daniel) Gledwyn Jones was his Deputy throughout. Gledwyn then succeeded Emlyn Evans as Director of Social Services.

Gledwyn Jones was Director of Clwyd Social Services, 1980-15 April 1991. Before the local authority reorganisation that saw the creation of Clwyd County Council in 1974, Gledwyn had previously been the Director of Social Services for Denbighshire County Council, Jan 1971-April 1973; until the creation of Clwyd County Council some months later, Gledwyn was the Director of Social Services for Flintshire County Council.

John Coley was appointed Deputy Director of Clwyd Social Services when Gledwyn became Director in 1980. Coley had been an Assistant Director of Dorset Social Services from 1974. Coley stepped down as Deputy Director of Clwyd Social Services in Feb 1984 and took up the role of Senior Deputy Director of Tayside Regional Council. It was in Feb or very early March 1984 when I first encountered Gwynne. Maurice Macmillan, who swindled my father (as well as a lot of other farmers) in the early 1960s died at the hands of Top Doctors on 10 March 1984. See previous posts.

I’m fairly sure that Gwynne, Wood and Francis didn’t know about Macmillan and my father but the security services did and they knew that I knew. Dear old Dafydd might have been tipped off, he’s completely nuts but the friends of the Gang in High Places seem to have provided Dafydd with more info than the other Top Docs…

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Tayside

Taobh Tatha
Region
Tayside within Scotland
Area
2,903 sq mi (7519 km2)
Population
 • 1981 397,055[1]
 • 1991 392,500[1]
History
 • Preceded by Dundee Corporation
Perthshire County Council
Kinrosshire County Council
Angus County Council
 • Origin Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973
 • Created 15 May 1975
 • Abolished 31 March 1996
 • Succeeded by Dundee City Council
Perth & Kinross
Angus
Government Tayside Regional Council
 • Type Regional council
 • HQ Tayside House, Dundee
Subdivisions
 • Type Districts
 • Units Angus, Dundee, Perth & Kinross

Tayside (Taobh Tatha) was one of the nine regions used for local government in Scotland, 15 May 1975-31 March 1996. It was created by the Local Gov’t (Scotland) Act 1973.

John Jevons succeeded Coley as Gledwyn’s Deputy Director after Coley left in Feb 1984. Jevons had previously been an Assistant Director of Clwyd Social Services; his main responsibilities had been Mental Handicap and Mental Health. When Jevons became Deputy Director he retained these responsibilities and increased his input into Mental Health Strategy. Much was made post-Waterhouse of the lack of ‘child care experience’ of so many of the senior managers of Gwynedd and Clwyd Social Services, including Jevons. However they were just so dreadful that I’m not sure that mattered. Jevons had lots of Experience In Mental Illness; he was directly responsible for Gwynne and Dafydd.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Before Jevons was employed by Clwyd County Council, he had spent the previous 10 years as the Social Development Manager for the Milton Keynes Development Corporation.

Les Ebdon! ???

Jevons was  appointed Director of Social Services for Clwyd in April 1991 -ME IN THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE AT THE STRAND – 15 months before Mervyn retired and before the police investigation was launched.

Gledwyn was in hospital in 1987 when John Jevons, then Deputy to Gledwyn, discussed William Mars-Jones’s demand for an investigation re how Jacqueline and Gillison were appointed with Mervyn. Mervyn decided that Roger Davies should investigate the matter, hence Roger’s Report… According to the Waterhouse Report: Mervyn Knew Nuzzing, ‘only heard of convictions of staff through the Director of Social Services or County Secretary’ ‘and similarly of the request made by Justice Mars-Jones for an investigation’

Mervyn’s mates were on the bench and in the Courts! as well as in the police and in the local solicitors offices… Mars-J’s sister-in-law high profile in the Methodist Church in Denbighshire – Cc’d into correspondence about me from Clwyd Health Authority in DATES –

Roger – date of his 1991 letter to Chief Constable re ‘fears of a paed ring’??

Lord Kenyon’s son who became the 6th Baron was a member of Wrexham County Borough Council from 1991…

John Jevons – in the immediate aftermath of Jillings Report in 1996, Jevons was appointed Director of Social Services for Cardiff City Council. For details of the fuckwits who thought that this was a good idea, see eg. post ‘The Paedophiles’ Friends Of Cardiff North’.

pics – Julie morgan – s worker in barry, assis dir of  barnardos – drakeford – s w on barnardos project – previously drakeford had been s worker in dyfed working with ioan bowen rees’s old pals

Gethin Evans was appointed Director of Social Services for Ceredigion in Aug 1995, an appointment that was only questioned after the Waterhouse Report was published and the enormity of that which Gethin had been at the centre of could not be completely denied. See eg. ‘        ‘.

John Llewellyn Thomas had been employed by Clwyd Social Services in Feb 1984 with responsibility for residential child care and from 1986 with responsibility for all aspects of children’s services. Prior to his time at Clwyd, Thomas had worked at the Regional Planning Unit in Wales and before that he had been a Probation Officer. – Probation Service on board with Gang – in London as well – See post ‘Only One Died’.

In April 1991 John Llewlleyn Thomas left Clwyd and became the Director of Torfaen Social Services.

me – Royal Courts of Justice – April 1991

John Llewellyn Thomas had been a member of the Welsh Office’s working party regarding preparation for the new Children Act; HE RAN THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES IN CLWYD.

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From 1987 the MP for Torfaen was Paul Murphy, who had served years as a Torfaen Councillor while his immediate predecessor the Westminster Swinger Leo Abse was the constituency MP. See previous post. Leo Abse and his close mate George Thomas were so high profile that Paul Murphy will not have been ignorant of their activities, particularly as Abse boasted of threatening and bribing people who were witness to George Thomas’s ‘homosexuality’ (in reality child molesting) into silence. Leo also organised the press conference of lies when Thomas ended up in hospital with an STD; the hospital were happy to collude with the lies. See eg. ‘It Wasn’t On Our Radar’. The NHS, particularly in Cardiff, loved George Thomas, they had a mutually beneficial relationship; in return for them facilitating the ring and keeping schtum about George and his molesting mates, George, when he was Welsh Secretary, raided the NHS budget for Wales as prepared by Crossman’s mate Brian Abel-Smith, diverting so much dosh into the building of the flagship University Hospital Cardiff, that there was no money left to develop services in north and west Wales, as Abel-Smith had wanted. See post ‘The Great Stink’.

George didn’t give a bugger, the Labour vote was in south Wales, the sheep shaggers in the north had Dafydd and Gwynne, what more was needed? The slaves were kept as slaves and any questions about the slavery or criminality on the part of Dafydd and Gwynne was met with a universal demand for Higher Pay For NHS Workers And More Resources!!

Here’s the Assistant Lobotomist (in the middle of the picture) with Nye:

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Abse’s two brothers, Dannie and Wilfred, were Top Doctors, part of the ring and mates with Dafydd and Gwynne. See eg. ‘O Jones, O Jones’.

Paul Murphy Receiving the Waterhouse Report from Ronnie in Feb 2000 in Murphy’s capacity as Secretary of State for Wales:

Paul Murphy was delighted to reassure everyone that a thorough, transparent investigation of child abuse in north Wales had now taken place and although there had been problems with a few sheep shaggers, there was no VIP ring that had been concealed at the highest levels eg. the Welsh Office.

Murphy served s Secretary of State for Wales, DATE and for N Ireland, DATES.

This was Murphy’s aide, DATES:

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The present MP for Torfaen is Labour’s Nick Thomas-Symonds.

The present AM for Torfaen is Labour’s Lynne Neagle, a big mate of Sister Hutt. Neagle’s previous career was in the voluntary sector, which in Wales has long been controlled by Sister Hutt and Dafydd. Lynne Neagle is married to former school teacher Huw Lewis – details – John Smith and Donald Dewar – Dewar and Derry scrap over their mutual wife/bedfellow

 

remember – complaints and saga at Bryn y Neuadd when it was the long-stay hospital for the mentally handicapped – the vegetables, the supporting of the veg in their sexual relationships, the rigged jobs, etc – Gwynne’s brain damaged lobotomised victims went there

Should readers still need convincing of the incestuous appointments system with regard to those who ran the ‘services’ in north Wales, I’ll refresh memories with regard to the movers and shakers in Gwynedd; there was much traffic between Gwynedd and Clwyd in terms of staff as well as children in care and Empowered Services anyway. Until the mid-1980s, all psych in-bed provision for Gwynedd was at the North Wales Hospital  Denbigh. The Top Docs and other senior staff in north Wales networked across the whole region and often made decisions with regard to patients/services many miles away from their own patch.

Chief Executives of Gwynedd County Council:

(David) Alun Jones, 1974-80; solicitor, Clerk of Denbighshire County Council, 1961-74

Ioan Bowen Rees, 1980-91; Previously County Secretary of Gwynedd County Council from 1974; – Queen’s College, Oxford graduate; after graduation worked with?? articles with?? the Clerk of Denbighshire County Council, Ioan admitted as a solicitor in March 1956. – JOBS HERE

Huw Vaughan Thomas – 24 April 1991-1996; Huw appointed CEO just as I was starring at the Royal Courts of Justice in The Strand – perjury of Tony and Sadie – MDU backed case, solicitor was Anne Ball – Huw = Durham University graduate – worked in Civil Service for Dept of Employment serving two of Thatch’s Ministers of Employment successfully – Huw in Dept of Employment when Peter Morrison was Minister there or just after… Head of Manpower Services Commission employment rehabilitation programme for disabled – moved to Wales in May 1988 as Director of Training Agency, Wales

huw – MSC when Sir Melvyn Rosser was Chairman?/ CEO?? there. the scams at UCNW with the MSC in mid-1980s

Huw’s wife Enid Rowlands – outline – good mates with Dr Peter Higson

Directors of Social Services for Gwynedd:

Thomas Edward (T.E.) Jones, 6 July 1973-Sept 1982. Before the creation of Gwynedd County Council in 1973, T.E. Jones had previously been Director of Social Services for Caernarvonshire, 1971-73. Prior to that, Jones had served as the County Welfare Officer for Caernarvonshire County Council, 1964-71 and before that he was the County Welfare Officer for Merionethshire County Council, April 1952-64.

So T.E. was responsible for the welfare of the victims of Bertrand Russell and his mates throughout most of the 1950s and the first four years of the 1960s, until Dafydd was promoted to the post of consultant. There are fascinating accounts of life in Cwm Croesor and the wider Merionethshire written during those years; there was a great deal of poverty and poor housing and it was that era when people were notoriously ruined if they crossed the path of certain Top Docs and lawyers. Such as Gwynne, Dafydd and Mars-Jones’s/Ronnie Waterhouse’s mates.

T.E. was the stooge and then continued in the role of stooge until he retired. T.E. had no professional qualifications at all, so he was an excellent choice to run the Dept of Social Services for Gwynedd while John Allen, Dafydd and Gwynne vastly expanded their business and children’s homes began popping up all over north Wales. Bertrand Russel had died by then, but his legacy remained as did many of his friends and T.E. had colluded with so much wrongdoing at that point that he couldn’t step off of the treadmill even if he had wanted. T.E. had grown up in Montgomeryshire, an area with which many of the Gang had close links, so he could be held over a barrel in that way as well.

Re TE’s lack of qualifications. Even in the mid-80s I noticed the craven fawning to Top Docs on the part of so many of the Gang, even those at senior management levels. Since researching for the blog I have found people like TE who were completely unqualified yet in the most senior jobs. There were others like Ioan Bowen Rees and Roger Davies who were erudite intelligent Oxbridge-educated people, but the presence of the TEs explains why the mediocre, provincial, bigoted, not very bright Top Docs who littered north Wales were so arrogant and saw themselves as real celebs. They were the people who had received an education grounded in science (even if it was a rather shaky education), while many of their colleagues were utter chumps and completely out of their depth.

I was told by a retired Bangor University lecturer that the same reason underlay the most mediocre of academics in north Wales being hailed as geniuses. There was no competition, those cluttering up UCNW who had been raised in privileged families and often had not even completed a doctorate or work of that standard comprised the local intelligentsia. The real cream were down at Cwm Croesor hanging out with Bertrand Russell and Eric Hobsbawm, planning the revolution while utilising Gwynne and Dafydd’s services.

How to Change the World: Reflections on Marx and Marxism

It was a grim landscape for targets of the Gang; they’d had it, there was no-one who was going to fight their corner. Even the Welsh Speaking Social Worker who was appointed in the late 1960s to Protect The Rights Of Welsh Speakers who were targets of the sex abuse gang led by a Royal Lobotomist was an idea of Dafydd’s and when the Welsh Speaking Social Worker was appointed he turned out to be a friend of Bertrand Russell and his mates. See post ‘Theatre Of The Absurd’.

‘Mind How You Go Earl Russell.’

When I originally wrote this post, I posted up some vintage photos of Earl Russell with some of his Important Friends; they have since disappeared. So I’ve left the text that accompanied the photos, enabling readers to gain an idea of what someone unknown to me does not want readers of this blog to see:

Person(s) in Photograph: Bertrand Russell, Edith Russell, Ralph Schoenman
Description:  Bertrand and Edith Russell at Plas Penrhyn with Ralph Schoenman, a young American graduate student and peace activist who became, first, Russell’s private secretary and, later, a director of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation.
Archive Box Number: 5,9
Date: c. 1960

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Person(s) in Photograph: Bertrand Russell, Albert Schweitzer, unidentified persons
Description:  This is a photo of Bertrand Russell and, to his left Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace laureate, German theologian, physician, musician, philosopher and humanitarian, whose work for peace Russell greatly admired.
Archive Box Number: 4,9
Date: 1965

 

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Person(s) in Photograph: Z.A. Bhutto, Bertrand Russell, Ralph Schoenman
Description:  Bertrand Russell and his private secretary Ralph Schoenman with Z. Ali Bhutto, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, whose border dispute with India at this time led Russell to demand that the latter nation be declared an aggressor by the UN.
Archive Box Number: 5,19
Date: 1965

 

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Person(s) in Photograph: Bertrand Russell, Edith Russell, Y.R. Chao
Description:  In the foreground are Bertrand Russell, Edith Russell and Y.R. Chao, a Chinese-American scholar of distinction who nearly fifty years previously had acted as Russell’s interpreter in China.
Archive Box Number: 5,20
Date: 1968

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My post ‘I Know Nuzzing…’ discussed in detail the biographies and careers of many who staffed Gwynedd County Council/Social Services and commented on the number of unpleasant events that happened to so many of them. Staff (and their families) were constantly being clobbered by disaster, finding themselves nearly killed in car crashes, or seriously ill or dying. As well as the many people appointed who were not in any way suitable for their roles, more than would be expected were in a state of deep distress or on long-term sick leave.

This day to day life littered with seriously bad events was a comment made by third parties about me, about Brown, about F and so many others who fell foul of the Gang. It was what happened to people who encountered them…

Lynn Ebsworth was Acting Director of Gwynedd Social Services, May 1982-1 Oct 1983. Ebsworth had no experience or training in social services, so that was another appointment that was manna from heaven for Dafydd and Gwynne. Ebsworth had been recruited by Gwynedd County Council from industry in 1973 to act as a management services officer to Ioan Bowen Rees who was then County Secretary and as Chief Personnel Officer for D. Alun Jones, the CEO.

An even bigger piece of manna fell Gwynne and Dafydd’s way when Lucille Hughes, Dafydd’s mistress, was appointed Director of Gwynedd Social Services on 1 Oct 1983 by Ioan Bowen Rees. Lucille remained in post until 31 March 1996; she announced her ‘retirement’ on the day that the Waterhouse Report was published. Lucille had been named by Sir Ronnie as allowing a paedophile ring (but only a local ring comprised of sheep shaggers and cavemen, because there never was a big VIP ring at work) to operate unchecked in Gwynedd County Council’s children’s homes, but Lucille still had it in her to insult the TV journos who asked her if she sort of regretted anything or would be apologising.

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The Little Sparrow Lucille was born in approx. 1936, graduated in English from UCNW and then obtained a Certificate in Social Science from Liverpool University and the Home Office Letter of Recognition (Child Care). The Sparrow worked in the Children’s Depts of Caernarvonshire and Anglesey for 13 years and was appointed Deputy Director of Caernarvonshire Social Services in 1971. After Gwynedd County Council was formed in 1973/74, the Sparrow served as Assistant Director of Social Services until 19 Feb 1976, when she became then Principal Assistant Director of Social Services until July 1981, the Sparrow’s principal responsibilities being the elderly and mental health.

Responsible to Gwynedd’s Little Sparrow were a Deputy Director and under them, a number of Assistant Directors.

The Deputy Director of Gwynedd Social Services from 2 April 1984 was (David) Glanville Owen. Glanville grew up in Pwhelli, graduated from Liverpool University and in 1965 after graduation, became a trainee in Children’s Dept of Liverpool Corporation. Glanville gained the Diploma in Social Studies and the Home Office Letter of Recognition (Child Care) from Nottingham University in 1967. Prior to arriving to take up the post with Gwynedd Social Services, Glanville had spent the previous 14 years as a Senior Social Worker with the NCH and then as an Assistant to the Director of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council.

After stepping down from the Deputy Director’s role at Gwynedd Social Services, Glanville spent 18 months as Head of the Policy Unit for Gwynedd County Council until Sept 1997. Glanville lied to the Waterhouse Inquiry in 1997, saying that he’d never work again. Shortly after that Glanville was appointed Chief Exec of Gwynedd Community Health Council. In that role Glanville lied to me repeatedly, initially flatly refused to investigate my serious complaints about the local NHS, then launched an investigation after an inordinate length of time, an investigation that took the best part of a year and got nowhere. As ever it was a series of denials, of lies and of people refusing to respond to crucial questions. Neither was Glanville finished when the Gwynedd CHC disappeared. He subsequently turned up on the North Wales/Betsi CHC, in his mid-70s, with two hearing aids, conducting business as usual.

Assistant Directors of Gwynedd Social Services included Rob Evans, the Assistant Director from 1984 for Children’s Services; Rob was then Assistant Director for Mental Health, 1992-31 March 1996. Evans graduated in Social Sciences from Leicester University (think Norbert Elias et al as discussed in post ‘Accidents Happen’) and then completed his CQSW in 1976. Rob was appointed Gwynedd Social Services’ Area Officer for Aberconwy in 1984 and remained in that role for a few months before becoming Assistant Director. By 1984 Rob Evans had over 10 years of experience of social work in Northamptonshire and Dorset. Rob had been Team Manager in Dorset.

Frank Beck of Leicestershire Child Abuse Scandal fame worked as a social worker in Northamptonshire before he excelled in Leicestershire…

When Paddy Ashdown arrived in the West Country in the early 1980s, ‘unemployed’ after his long service with the Royal Marines, Special Boat Service and the intelligence services which culminated in Paddy living it up in Geneva but deciding that what he really wanted to do was move to Somerset and work in casual jobs until he became a Liberal MP, Paddy’s first move was to volunteer as a youth worker for Dorset County Council’s Youth Service. Paddy volunteered with them in 1981. Previous posts have discussed Paddy being a member of the security services who landed in the West Country because of the activities of Mr Thrope and, it would seem, Rob Evans and his colleagues as well…

MI5 did know what was going on, undoubtedly. Even after all this research I cannot understand why they were so hopeless at putting an end to it. They weren’t ALL actively colluding, some of them were on the right side as it were. Paddy Who Knew No Fear is dead. He died just weeks after tweeting his support for the Great Guys In Yeovil Hospital. Well Paddy, if I’d had the sort of cancer that you had, I’d have expected to have lived a little longer, so the Great Guys I suspect did (or didn’t do) a few things that no-one got to hear about amidst the We Love The NHS excess. Rob Evans, the snivelling junior rat of a social worker who was just beginning his career of people trafficking when Paddy landed in Dorset, is (I presume) still with us and probably hasn’t even retired.

Rob will still be busy in north Wales, after his glorious decades-long career of assisting Dafydd and Lucille. MI5, I could have dealt with Rob Evans if you had let me, back in the mid-1990s, but you unlawfully withheld the documentation from me that would have proven what F and I and so many others told people that Rob and the crowd were doing. We didn’t need the documentation ourselves, we knew what they were doing, we were on the receiving end, but because no-one would help us and just told silly bare-faced lies constantly, we could have done with that documentation.

‘We’ve arranged a meeting with Rob Evans to Share Feelings!’

Before Rob met F and me in 1994 to Share Feelings, Rob himself had a private meeting with Keith Fearns, asked Fearns what he wanted ‘done about’ me and was told by Fearns to ‘lock her up’. Fearns repeated the command three times.

LOOK AT THOSE DATES RE ROB’s jobs – FITS IN WITH ME and the MH services exactly. ROB’s mate in Aberconwy Area office – Terence James, who arrived in Denbigh to ‘assess’ me when I was refusing to speak to Dafydd et al…  James sectioned me again the day before the trumped up charges against me were dropped – that piece of paper on which I wrote ALL their names which disappeared from my bedside and turned up years later in my medical records – I’d written Terence’s name on it…

In the 1990s when Arfon NHS refused to treat me, they made an out of area referral to – Terence James at Aberconwy! I didn’t recognise his name because they’d nicked my piece of paper from Denbigh – Terence sent a message refusing to see me.. I’d have recognised him if we’d met because he only has one leg… I’d have chopped the other one off for him.

Rob lied to the Waterhouse Inquiry, using the same line as Glanville, ie. he told the Inquiry that he didn’t expect to work again. Once Rob had done his bit in front of Ronnie, Rob was appointed Director of Community Services for Anglesey.

Owain Gethin Evans, described as Lucille’s henchman, was on 30 Sept 1985 appointed Assistant Director (Children); Gethin was de facto Head of Children’s Services in Gwynedd, 1987-92. Gethin graduated in Social Administration from Manchester University in 1968, gained a Diploma in Education from Cardiff University in 1970 and a Diploma in Social Work Studies from the LSE in 1974.

Sister Hutt – LSE -social work  DATES?? Sister Hutt is the daughter of Professor Michael Hutt, a Top Doc who trained at Tommy’s with the Mr Bigs in London – Dr Death, Peter and Ann Dally and other posh ne’er do wells who star in previous posts trained at Tommy’s -became a Prof of Pathology at Guy’s, Uncle Harry Central, after a number of years working in, most appropriately, Uganda. I wonder if Sister Hutt realises how much entertainment that part of her old dad’s CV causes?

Gethin was employed as a social worker in Cheshire, 1971-73; after his Diploma at the LSE he worked as a Community Organiser for Gwynedd County Council, 1975-78. In 1978 Gethin worked at Gwynedd Social Services HQ as an assistant to Lucille; Gethin also doubled up as Principal Officer for Children. In June 1982 Gethin became Head of Children’s Services.

In addition Gethin was a member of Dwyfor District Council, 1976-86 and Chairman of Dwyfor District Council, 1983-84.

In Aug 1995, Gethin was appointed Director of Ceredigion Social Services. Gethin’s cushy number at Ceredigion was disturbed after the Waterhouse Report was published when it was realised Shock Horror that the man who had run the Gwynedd homes featured in the Report and who had been second in command to Lucille whom Ronnie admitted knew about the paedophile ring was now running Ceredigion Social Services. See post ‘        ‘.

There was a flurry of activity but nobody ever named the many people who were culpable re Gethin escaping from Gwynedd and nipping down to Ceredigion in 1995, to take up his new even more senior post the month before Nicola Davies QC pretended that there would not be a Public Inquiry into Gethin and his mates, when Ronnie Waterhouse was already preparing the ground for it.

I have never met Gethin, but he was one of the people responsible for the hijacking of F’s baby in early 1993, the harassment and threats that F and I received from those responsible. One of the people who was part of the conspiracy was Dr Paul Nickson from Bethesda. Paul Nickson knew Gethin socially, they were both members of the Quakers in Bangor. Yes, people did comment on the presence of someone like Gethin in the Friends Meeting House. Dr Nickson was unpopular in some quarters because he was perceived as grossly incompetent, but I witnessed Dr Nickson being told directly of a serious offence against a child and Nickson, while accepting that the offence had occurred, decided that he wasn’t going to do act. The offender committed more offences just weeks later, in Nickson’s home village. He still didn’t act…

I always presumed that Nickson was probably frightened of the Gang until I was told of his friendship with Gethin. One thing that I always remember being said of Nickson was that he was hopeless with most matters, but he was excellent with women and babies. It was this that sent pregnant women and new mothers to Nickson in high numbers. Which is rather worrying now that I know the fuller picture. There are other aspects to Paul Nickson that might well be relevant but I haven’t blogged about them because they relate to his personal life. But if the Top Docs don’t stop squealing and begin to come clean about all this I might change my policy on that.

By the way D.G.E. Wood, why did you recommend Paul Nickson to me when you heard that I was thinking of moving to Bethesda and specifically tell me not to bother with the other GPs there because I ‘wouldn’t like them’? They were all crap and dangerous, but so was Nickson.

Larry King – in Rhodesian Police – worked at Bryn Estyn, DATES, ….

Nefyn Dodd – 1 Oct 1985 promoted to Principal Officer (Residential Child Care – Children) – was manager of Ty’r Felin children’s home in Bangor as well as overall manager of all? children’s homes in Gwynedd until 23 May 1990 –

My HIGH COURT CASE – MAY 1990

Peter James Hibbs – succeeded Dodd when Dodd retired as Principal Officer (Residential Care – Children); when Hibbs took over the post was redesignated as Principal Officer (Adolescent Services) for residential services, youth justice and leaving care. Hibbs’s wife died on 4 Nov 1990 – THATCH RESIGNATION??? Hibbs became depressed and a Top Doc advised that Hibbs was unable to work after 1 Dec 1990

Francis and Sadie – perjured statement dated Dec 1990 – me forced out of St G’s at the same time

Peter Hibbs was off work sick throughout most of 1991 and 1992 and retired as a result of ill-health on 8 Jan 1993 – THOMAS TYrell-Kenyon died?? LADY EVA GREEN widow of Sir Allen, the former DPP,  ‘committed suicide’ on WHAT Jan 1993

After nearly two years of sick leave and his retirement, from Nov 1995 Peter Hibbs worked as a Senior Practitioner at a Family Centre in Rhyl run by the NCH. In Nov 1995, Nicola Davies QC (later Dame Nicola) after reviewing the paperwork of the North Wales Police re the abuse of kids in care (all of the paperwork from the mid-1980s onward was missing), stated that a Public Inquiry would not be in the public interest. As discussed in earlier posts, this was a smokescreen, because Ronnie Waterhouse knew back in late 1994 or early 1995 that he’d be Chairing that Inquiry and ‘altered his retirement plans’, which involved Ronnie touring the Chester and Wales Circuit to Have Dinner With And Say Goodbye To All Of His Old Friends, who had run the services that Ronnie would to his great surprise find himself investigating when he Chaired the Inquiry that The Hague announced in 1996 would indeed be held… See post ‘Heart Of Darkness’.

Ronnie always stressed that one day in 1996, he suddenly received a phone call from the Welsh Office telling him that he’d be Chairing the Inquiry and this was confirmed hours later by the Lord Chief Justice Peter Taylor CHECK.

Perhaps someone forgot to tell Peter Hibbs, who was still in the NCH Family Centre in Rhyl when he gave evidence to the Waterhouse Inquiry in 1997. Or perhaps someone did tell Hibbs, indeed gave him a ring at home and told him to get his arse over to the Family Centre in Rhyl and quickly, because Ronnie had agreed to Chair the Inquiry into his own friends molesting children over the past few decades.

Peter Hibbs grew up in Colwyn Bay until he was 15 years old, when he went to boarding school. Hibbs graduated in Sociology from the South Bank Poly in 1973 and then worked for ILEA for four years as an Education Welfare Officer. When Hibbs worked for ILEA, ILEA sent numerous kids in care to children’s homes in north Wales. The Head of ILEA at that time was the Labour politician Ashley Brammall. Brammall spent years as a London Councillor and served ILEA in various capacities. See previous posts.

Ashley’s brother is Edwin ‘Dwin’ Brammall aka Field Marshal Lord Brammall, Patron of SSAFA, the veterans charidee who Referred Cases to Dafydd. See post ‘Feet In Chains’.

COME BACK PETER HIBBS, WE NEED YOU, FIELD MARSHAL LORD BRAMMALL ALERT, EMERGENCY, EMERGENCY…

It was probably all about Mountbatten’s activities with kiddies, rather than Lord Brammall…

After his stint with Lord Brammall’s brother at ILEA, Hibbs completed a CQSW and a Diploma in Social Studies at UCNW and on 10 Dec 1979 joined Gwynedd Social Services, working with the Child Care Team at the Anglesey Area Office. On 1 Nov 1985, Hibbs became a Senior Social Worker… Hibbs was promoted just weeks after I met Keith Best, then my MP, re the mental health services; Best spend no more than 3 or 4 minutes with me and subsequently referred the matter to Lord Wyn of Paedophilia. I didn’t realise that Tony Francis had almost certainly contacted one of the crowd at the Welsh Office first to warn them that I was on my way with a complaint…

Mary Wynch had won her appeal to the Master of the Rolls just after I had the confrontation with Francis; I read the reports in the Torygraph and other broadsheets and was rash enough to mention the case in a letter to Francis, so Reinforcements were brought in and War Declared…

They hated Thatch, really hated her. They’d have done anything, anything at all to get rid of her…

Here’s Francis’s mate from their Cardiff University days, giving Degsy and Militant a bollocking at the MONTH 1985 Labour Conference:

And it ends in the grotesque chaos of a LABOUR Leader, a LABOUR Leader, colluding with a gang of paedophiles, a number of whom are personal friends of Thatch… But then the Windbag and his wife had been mates with Gwynne and Dafydd and all who sailed in her for years. See previous posts.

If any readers know who the Tory Boy was who was introduced to me by  Best as Best’s research assistant in the summer of 1985, please let me know. I can remember his Blue Blazer but not his name. You’re a witness Tory Boy, who are you?

Brown and I lived on Anglesey, 1983-86. We knew some of the kids who were being abused and knew of yet more. Some of them were so high profile that they were openly discussed/gossiped about by local people, including Top Docs and Angels.

DOUGLAS HURD – appointed Home Sec on 2 Sept 1985 -Hurds uncle Edred Corner was friends with Prof GREIG-SMITH of the Dept of Plant Biology at UCNW- Edred was the son of a well-known Top Doc, Edred Moses Corner. See ‘Additional Security Measures’. Hurd was still Home Sec during 1987 when the Cunning Plan was put into action and imploded…

It was in 1987 that the Somerset contingent first bumped into David Kirke and the degenerate offspring of Top Tories. See eg. ‘The Village’ and ‘Upper Class Twit Of The Year – Shooting Themselves’. Think Ollie Brooke, the General Election, Michael Havers blocking the prosecutions of VIP sex offenders…

Mark Williams discovered the Miracle Of Mindfulness in 1987 when working with Dafydd and the Gang. See ‘The Biggest Expert Of The Lot’.

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[the charidees all run by the Gang, service users and families would volunteer, be pushed out or accused… totally tame work force in both paid and voluntary sector]

remember – ken Clarke, bma, john marks and Duke of Westminster

[vanessa feltz and her top doc husband]

[rolf resurrecting his career at Glastonbury – DATE]

fungus lowe – overthrowing dafydd’s influence in the dept of psychology in 1987

correlate key dates – it all fits in, co-ordination between the rings

Cleveland and butler sloss

trafficking was on European level, spilt over into US and oz as well because of international ‘experts’ top docs and lawyers involved. would have been worth their while doing all this to cover their tracks

the chaos in n wales could not have been missed, it was terrible and was known by cps, welsh office, dhss, home office; those concealing the crime in Gov’t Depts, like those who concealed the crime within the Local Authorities, were promoted.

To add to the toxic mix – the Gay Plague hit the US and then the UK in the 1980s. With regard to the UK, complete panic led to the public health campaign when Norman Fowler was Secretary of State for the DHSS. Thatch resisted at first because the idea of Homosexuality being discussed was enough to send her running for the smelling salts, but her resistance was overcome when it was spelt out by Top Docs that the friends of hers who were having sex with rent boys could die and Going Private wouldn’t save them. It was the Chief Medical Officer who was credited with Changing Thatch’s Mind, Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate, the Middlesex Hospital-trained Sir Donald Acheson. See post ‘Professor Prestigious and His Associates’.

Ken Clarke at the Dept of Health subsequently opened the purse strings to develop the ‘services’ for the dying AIDS patients. Those who bagged the money were those closely linked to Dafydd and Gwynne and their partners in crime who had run the ring: the Middlesex Hospital/UCL (the two institutions had merged by then) and the Mildmay Hospital in the East End, which was assisted in extracting money from Ken Clarke by Peter Shore the East End Labour MP (see post ‘Apocalypse Now’) who, along with his wife Dr Liz Shore, a senior Top Doc in the Gov’t medical service in the 1960s and 70s, had colluded with Dafydd and Gwynne for years. Gwynne and Dafydd’s mates at Newham Borough Council hitched a lift on the bonanza and netted the dosh to Redevelop Docklands To Benefit The Local People (see ‘The Bodies Beneath Canary Wharf’ and ‘International Finance, With Grateful Thanks To Gwynne’).

Here are the locals, all benefiting:

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Michael Heseltine wasn’t going to miss out either. The man who had grown up in Swansea and had been the MP for WHICH TOWN in Devon, DATES – a neighbour of Mr Thrope – who had in 1986 got wind that people known to me could be bribed re the Westland Affair and that he might be able to become Leader of the Tory Party as a result but found that the plot fell apart(see post ‘Those Who Are Ready To Serve’), then cooked up another plot to depose Thatch with his mate Sir Anthony Meyer, the Tory MP for NAME and a customer of Dafydd’s Gang (see previous posts), but that didn’t work as planned either, also climbed aboard the bandwagon of Urban Regeneration in a Compassionate Tory Way.

Heseltine spread kindness around Dafydd’s Liverpool crime empire in DATE and was JOB TITLE of the London Docklands Development Corporation (LDDC), with Lord Bob Mellish as JOB TITLE. See previous posts. Bob Mellish was the crooked old git who served as the Labour MP for Bermondsey, DATES and who’s rotten Borough controlled by Bob’s Councillor mates in Southwark sent numerous kids into Dafydd and Gwynne’s embrace.

Dafydd’s unhinged mate from the Maudsley Jim Birley ran projects for Empowered Service Users in Southwark as well as the organised abuse ring there (see post ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’) and was mates with David Ennals, who as a result of his friendship with Jim Birley became a big name in MIND with the Bingleys. See ‘MIND Are Out For Mental Health, Never For Themselves Of Course…’

Throughout its existence, MIND has always made much of its difficulty in raising money by rattling tins on street corners and holding fetes because the general public won’t give to Dangerous Nutters. So how did MIND become one of the biggest charidees in the UK? MIND has never been reluctant to explain that most of its income has always ‘come from Gov’t’, but it doesn’t explain what part of Gov’t and who exactly OK’d such generous funding streams, well before charidees became the big professionalised operations that they are today. MIND was one of the first charidees to become swish and professionalised, it did that when David Ennals worked for them as their ‘campaign manager’ in the 1970s…

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Gwynedd Health Authority used to fund MIND by a ‘grant’. Even in 1987 when GHA ran out of dosh to sustain local ‘services’ which culminated in a row in the House in 1989…

Ennals facilitated abuse for years in his capacity as an MP, DHSS Minister etc. See post ‘The Science Of Animal Behaviour’. Ennals was Chairman CHECK of the Anti-Apartheid Movement, as was his brother John. His brother Martin was Secretary General of Amnesty International and David Ennals’s son Paul followed the family into their Concern For Others and has held senior roles on Safeguarding Committees in London and the North East of England, at the NCB (National Children’s Bureau) and in the Dept of Education. See previous posts…

Bob Mellish’s rotten to the core constituency stitch-up was challenged by Peter Tatchell at the 1983 Bermondsey by-election. Tatchell received much aggro and was physically attacked for being a poof, while those who were overcome with a desire to bludgeon him because of this trafficked kids to Dafydd. See post ‘The Battle For The Labour Party’s Soul’. Sadly Tatchell didn’t mention those kids and their plight either, but perhaps he just had enough on his plate…

Footie, who constituted the Labour Party Leadership at the time, refused to support Tatchell, but then Footie was a member of Dafydd and Gwynne’s organised abuse network himself and his extended family were supporting the Gang. See ‘The Bay Of Pigs Invasion’. Footie was mates with Eric Hobsbawm and those in the People’s Front of Croesor and the Croesor People’s Front (see post ‘Captain Swing and His Crew’). I have been told that Footie knew about Brown and me and considered us the Enemy as well.

The person who benefited greatly from the hate campaign against Peter Tatchell was Simon Hughes, who was elected as the Liberal (later Lib Dem) MP for Bermondsey in 1983. Hughes had assisted with the homophobic abuse towards Tatchell although Simon was sort of having gay relationships himself… Neither did Simon mention the kids being transported to north Wales, but Simon, a barrister who was a member of Inner Temple – as was Mr Thrope – and who had gone to school in Brecon, did know about the Gang… See eg. Yet More Inglorious Bastards’.

In 1991 CHECK Simon was one of a number of MPs who signed an Early Day Motion tabled by Elfyn Llwyd, a barrister and then the Plaid MP for the constituency that included Croesor, opposing the closure of Garth Angharad, a ‘hospital for mentally abnormal criminals’ near Dolgellau, on the grounds that it was the only such facility in Wales. Indeed it was, the Hospital For Mentally Abnormal Criminals wasn’t a hospital and it wasn’t for mentally abnormal criminals either, it was an isolated building miles from anywhere, hidden by trees, owned by Paul Hett – (a now struck-off solicitor), who had owned ‘schools’ in north Wales where kids had been abused and who was even severely criticised by Ronnie Waterhouse so hopeless was Hett – which served as a prison for the Gang. See post ‘         ‘.

The Case Conference held about me in 1989 by people of whom I had never heard, while I was at work at St George’s hundreds of miles away, completely unaware, which ended with Chris Hunter declaring me to be homicidal and dangerous and in need of incarceration, was held at Garth Angharad. Chris Hunter fitted in the Case Conference while he was visiting a prisoner of the Gang in Garth Angharad. See post ‘The Night Of The (Dr Chris) Hunter’.

Others who signed Elfyn’s EDM begging for the Gang’s prison to remain open included Dafydd Wigley and Red Ken. See post ‘       ‘. I invite readers to take a look at the full list of names. So many London MPs doing a favour for a sex abuse Gang in north Wales.

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EXACT DATE of that EDM – that arrest of me in dec 1990 – Hunter had offered a Court Report in 1989 – Mitchell Heggs screaming down the phone ‘Who put up the bail money for you’ – allegations falling apart because of all the lies – kept changing the charges to suit the perjury… then Eastman told me to go back to n wales cos dafydd was  my doctor – refused treatment in London, left with no money and nowhere to live – back in wales, another high court case in april 1991 at the strand – more perjury – the MDU told francis to drop the case, he ignored them

[JO BOTT – 1993]

 

Des Wilson later wrote a book, The Battle For Power, about the strained relationship between the Liberals and the SDP during the 1987 General Election campaign, the last general election fought as the SDP–Liberal Alliance. Des was an enthusiastic supporter of the merger between the two parties in 1988 and became Campaign Manager for the new Liberal Democrat Party, under Paddy Ashdown in the 1992 General Election.

The Result was this:

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Days after John Major (who began his political career as a Councillor in Lambeth when Lambeth was In Business with the Gang and subsequently served in Gov’t roles in the vicinity of Peter Morrison, as discussed in previous posts) won the 1992 General Election, the Brighton firebomb killed five witnesses to the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal. Two other witnesses who survived the firebomb died within a few years, one of them being found dead immediately after giving evidence against John Allen in Court. See post ‘The Silence Of The Welsh Lambs’.

Somewhat disillusioned with party politics after the 1992 campaign, Des Wilson then moved on to become Director of Corporate and Public Affairs for BAA plc. Des became Chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board‘s Corporate Affairs and Marketing Committee in 2003, but resigned in 2004 over the controversy relating to England touring Zimbabwe.

 

Des’s mate Lord Paul Tyler was also associated with Edgar Anstey DETAIL HOW.

Paul Tyler wrote the obituary for Edgar Anstey that was published in ‘The Guardian’ on 7 Sept 2007:

The psychologist Edgar Anstey, who has died aged 92, played an incidental role during the Cuban missile crisis that may well have had significant consequences. In 1962, at the height of the cold war, the Cuban government, fearing an attack from the US, accepted nuclear weapons from the Soviet Union. When American intelligence discovered missile bases on the island, there was a risk of the confrontation escalating into nuclear war.

As senior principal psychologist in the Ministry of Defence from 1958, Anstey had been working with the chief of the defence staff, Lord Mountbatten, and Sir Solly Zuckerman, the department’s chief scientific adviser, on this eventuality. Their studies of global war and disarmament were conducted through Jigsaw – the Joint Inter-Services Group for the Study of All-Out Warfare.

A recently published biography of Mountbatten provides yet more details of the promiscuity of the Mountbattens (which has never been denied even by the Mountbattens), but is rather more frank that previous publications re Lord Mountbatten’s sexual activities with underaged boys and his involvement with the Kincora Boys’ Home. This biography (recently reviewed by the Sunday Torygraph) is one of the first overt admissions directed at a lay readership that there was undoubtedly a VIP paedophile ring operating at Kincora and that Mountbatten was a member of that ring. That was why witnesses were disappearing or being murdered and why being an unprincipled corrupt politician was a prerequisite for service in the N Ireland Office. Miranda would never have appointed Cuddly Mo who had the Common Touch had he not known that Cuddly Mo had spent years concealing the big ring in the North East that worked in partnership with Dafydd and the Gang. Mo needed to do anything, anything at all once she became N Ireland Secretary.

The price was too high Oily, far too high. A totally corrupted medical profession that didn’t hesitate to murder patients if the patients knew a bit too much and couldn’t be relied upon to join the party taking place in the sewer. Mo’s dead. As is her husband, the City financier who was so instrumental in persuading the City to bankroll New Labour. I wouldn’t trust a Top Doc further than I’d spit a rat Oily and being a former drug company executive yourself, you know just how bloody unscrupulous they are as well as I do…

Solly Zuckerman, another Gang networker with security services connections, knew Ronnie Waterhouse. They served as Director of the London Zoological Society together. See previous posts.

In his book The Secret State (2002), Peter Hennessy describes the work of Jigsaw, based largely on information from Anstey. Senior members of the team were in Washington in the first week of October 1962, when the Cuban crisis came to a head, and met their US counterparts. Anstey stated Jigsaw’s view that in the event of a nuclear attack “there is little point in saving people from immediate death without securing the means of keeping them, and the nation, alive during the following months. The US agencies have not yet accepted the doctrine that breakdown could occur in the US … but the exchange of views with Jigsaw has resulted in their devoting some attention to the likely consequences of deliveries of some hundreds of megaton weapons, whereas previously their studies had been confined solely to the effects of many thousands of deliveries.”

This seems to have been a typically modest summary. Anstey apparently spoke passionately about the certain dangers of escalation, and the need for negotiation and conciliation, rather than pre-emptive attack, in meetings with the key US administration advisers. This was the course adopted by the US President John Kennedy, and disaster was averted.

Anstey was born in Mumbai, but was only three when his father, Percy, and baby brother died of cholera, and his mother, Vera, brought him back to Britain, with his older sister, Mary. Vera embarked on a distinguished career as a lecturer at the London School of Economics, while Edgar was brought up by two aunts in Reigate, Surrey. A scholarship to Winchester College was followed by another to King’s College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a double first in maths and psychology.

So Anstey was almost certainly recruited by the security services when he was at King’s College Cambridge. HOBSBAWM – dates??

After a year as a ministerial private secretary in the civil service, he was called up in 1939, and soon commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Dorset Regiment. He rose to the rank of major, defending the Yorkshire coast from expected invasion. From 1941 to 1945, he was transferred to the War Office to improve selection tests for army recruits.

The psychiatrist/analyst John Derg ‘Jock’ Sutherland was also recruited to design selection tests for the British Army during WW II. Sutherland became the Director of the Tavistock Institute post-WW II. Before and after his time at the Tavi, Sutherland was Edinburgh based and was one of the founders in DATE of the Scottish Institute for Human Relations CHECK aka the ‘Scottish Tavi’. The Scottish Institute for Human Relations trained a great many Scottish welfare professionals, including social workers, before it came to an end in DATE and many of those trained at the ‘Scottish Tavi’ colluded with abuse and reached very senior positions, including at Gov’t advisory level.

Jock Sutherland was a colleague of Ronald Fairbairn’s, another Edinburgh-based psychiatrist/analyst. Ronald was the father of the dreadful Sir Nicholas Fairbairn, violent drunken Scottish barrister, Tory MP and a former bedfellow of Esther, although Fairbairn had many bedfellows of both genders. Fairbairn was a ferocious wife-beater and one of his mistresses attempted suicide outside his London home; no-one ever got to the bottom of that. Fairbairn died on 19 Feb 1995 at the age of 61, from cirrhosis. Fairbairn was one of the cluster of inside witnesses whom we said goodbye to in 1995, including Viv Stanshall (       ), David Ennals (           ), Bing Spear (        ), Peter Morrison (          ) Brown was forced out of his job at Aston University in July 1995.

After his death, the daughter of one of Fairbairn’s friends alleged that he had molested her when she was 10, in front of her father and that her father and Fairbairn were part of a group of men who passed kids around between them for molesting. In the 1970s, Fairbairn had been a member of the Scottish Minorities Group which included paedophiles’ rights activists.

See previous posts for info on the Scottish Institute for Human Relations, Sutherland and the Fairbairns.

Child psychiatrist Sula Wolff (she was considered to be one of the founders of the field in the UK) and her psychiatrist husband Prof Henry Walton were based in Edinburgh for the greater part of their careers. Wolff and Walton met when they were training at the Maudsley when Dafydd and his mates were there, married, returned to work in Henry’s home country of South Africa and then relocated to Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, Sula and Henry became part of High Society and inexplicably very rich for two NHS Top Docs who had not inherited money. Sula and Henry were art collectors and dealers of a serious kind, owning Ming pieces and old masters. Their art collection, worth millions, was left to the Scottish nation when they died.

When Tam Paton, the Edinburgh-based gangster who managed the Bay City Rollers was finally convicted for sexual offences – Paton was also a big time drug dealer – there were allegations that he was part of a UK-wide paedophile/trafficking gang that included an Edinburgh elite who were alleged to be untouchable. In DATE, the former Roller Derek Longmuir was convicted of kiddie porn offences. Longmuir had trained and then worked as an Angel in Edinburgh for some years, including with children. He was not struck off the nursing register after his conviction and returned to nursing. Longmuir’s case was viewed with surprising sympathy by the Scottish Court in which he was tried. See ‘Remember Girls – Never Get Into A Car With A Stanger!’.

See previous posts for info on Sula Wolff and Prof Henry Walton.

After the war, the Civil Service Commission, which was responsible for making appointments, was seeking alternatives to the traditional written exams. Anstey founded and headed its research unit. After serving at the Home Office (1951-58)

Churchill’s Home Secretary, 1951-54, David Maxwell Fyfe aka Lord Kilmuir, was a personal friend of Gwynne, Dafydd and the Gang. Maxwell Fyfe, in addition to being Home Secretary, held the remit for Welsh Affairs and from 1952, Churchill demanded that MI5 were answerable to the Home Secretary rather than the PM.

Gwynne was busy lobotomising and during the time that Anstey served at the Home Office, Dafydd entered Liverpool Medical School, qualified as a Top Doc and secured a job at the North Wales Hospital Denbigh.

and Ministry of Defence, he returned to the commission as chief psychologist. It merged with the personnel management division of the Treasury to form the Civil Service Department, and from 1969 until his retirement in 1977, Anstey was its deputy chief scientific officer and head of research.

Anstey was Head of Research re Behavioural Sciences in particular and was appointed to that post when the King of the Westminster Swingers and senior security services officer Richard Crossman was Secretary of State for the DHSS and using his position to facilitate organised abuse. Dafydd and Gwynne were both conducting very questionable ‘research’ during 1969-77 – frequently into some aspect of sexual behaviour – as was the Dept of Psychology at UCNW, which Dafydd dominated. See eg. ‘Pets Win Prizes’. Prof Tim Miles was conducting the work with SEN children on Anglesey that subsequently made Tim Miles famous as a dyslexia specialist -SEN kids in particular were targeted by the Gang – and Prof Fergus Lowe had by then arrived at UCNW and begun developing his sham of a research base, which was skewed towards behaviourism. See previous posts.

In the 1960s and 70s he published a number of books illuminating serious occupational psychology issues with humour.

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He had married Zoë Robertson in 1939 and in retirement they moved to Polzeath, Cornwall, where family holidays had been spent since the early 1950s. A keen surfer and walker, he also threw himself into local community life and politics. Previously prevented from political activity as a civil servant, he became a highly successful recruiter and fundraiser for the Liberals.

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After John Pardoe’s shock defeat for the party in 1979, Anstey redoubled his efforts, becoming a constituency officer and then president from 1985 to 1990, a period that produced the liberal Democrats in 1988. His leadership played a major part in recapturing North Cornwall in 1992, when in sending me [Paul Tyler] to Westminster, he rejoiced in one of the biggest swings in the country.

Zoë’s death in 2000 was a devastating blow, but he kept in touch with family, friends and correspondents up to his death. He is survived by his son, David, and four grandchildren.

Edgar Anstey, civil service psychologist, born 5 March 1917; died 1 June 2009

Edgar’s mum Vera was a Strong Woman, although that term wasn’t used in Vera’s day; the word used was usually ‘formidable’.

Vera Anstey (nee Powell; 3 January 1889-26 November 1976) was an economist and noted expert on the economy of India. Vera Anstey is most closely associated with the LSE where she served as a lecturer and Chaired the admissions committee, as well as with the wider London University, where Vera served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics.

Anstey was born in Reigate, Surrey on 3 January 1889. Her father was leather merchant James Powell and her mother was Mary Sophia Powell. Vera had two sisters and three brothers.

Vera was schooled at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and spent a year at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt, studying German and the piano and violin. Her education continued at Bedford School for Women where she studied for a Diploma in Public Health. Vera then studied at the LSE, graduating in 1913.

Bedford School here??

Vera married Percy Louis Anstey in 1913. Percy was a former actor who had then studied sociology at the LSE, before serving as the Head of the Economics Dept at Bristol University. Percy took the role of Principal at the Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Bombay in 1914 and Vera accompanied him to India. Vera’s role in India involved examining students studying for a BCom degree at Sydenham College; she developed a strong interest in the Indian economy and began to collect significant quantities of economic data concerning the Indian economy. Percy and their youngest child died from cholera in November 1920.

Vera returned to the UK with their two surviving children. Vera, needing a job to support herself and her two children, took up a position as an Assistant Lecturer at the LSE in 1921. She was promoted and became a lecturer in commerce during 1929, received a DSc (Econ) degree in 1930 and was appointed the Sir Ernest Cassel Reader in Commerce in 1941. Vera’s teaching at the LSE involved significant coverage of the economy of India. She also established a seminar on Indian economic development which she ran until 1965, and would write several texts concerning the Indian economy.

Vera also had a number of administrative roles; she served as Senior Tutor and Chair of the Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 1939-59 and aided in the LSE’s relocation from London to Cambridge during World War II. Vera served as Dean of the School of Economics for the wider London University, 1950-54.

Clement Attlee’s Gov’t approached Vera in 1950 to become a member of the Royal Commission on the Taxation of Profits and Income, examining potential changes to taxation policy in the UK. Vera served on the Commission from appointment in 1951 to completion of the work in 1955.

Vera retired from a full-time position at the LSE in 1954, remaining a part-time member of staff until finally retiring in 1964. Richard Crossman’s – Abel-Smith, Titmuss, Uncle Harry’s brother in law?? – grads inc Lady Juliet cBingley – Mick Jagger?? – Orlando?? Nerys??

Bertrand taught at the LSE in 1896 and his influence remained.

 

The LSE blog contains a tribute to Vera:

A pencil portrait of Vera Anstey hangs in the lobby of the Vera Anstey Suite in the Old Building. LSE Archivist, Sue Donnelly, writes about the portrait and a woman connected with LSE for 55 years:

Vera Anstey retired in 1964 and following her death in 1976 the Vera Anstey Suite in the Old Building was named in Vera’s honour and a pencil drawing of her was hung in the lobby. The drawing was removed at some point but in 2017 it was re-hung in the entrance lobby.

Why might that portrait have been retrieved from the store room in 2017 I wonder??

The drawing is a mystery as there is no information on either the artist or the commission. When the drawing was re-framed in 2017 no further details came to light.

In the autumn of 2016 a blog appeared on the subject of the north Wales mental health services and mentioned Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, who had, everyone hoped, been written out of history back in the late 1980s. Gwynne who had a great deal to do with – and was on good terms with – people known to Vera, including her famous son Edgar.

The School commissioned portraits of some staff on retirement, such as Arthur Bowley so the drawing may have been commissioned for Vera Anstey’s retirement.

Here’s the masterpiece that saw the light of day at the LSE once more after a blog discussing Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist, Dafydd and their many powerful friends and partners in crime at the LSE began to acquire a readership:

Vera Anstey pencil portrait. Origin unknown. Credit: Sue Donnelly

Vera Anstey pencil portrait, Old Building. Origin unknown

It has been suggested to me that Uncle Harry’s nephew – the one who didn’t emigrate to the US – may have had something to do with the resurrection of the memory of Vera and her achievements.

While we know very little about the drawing, Vera Anstey was a significant presence at the School before and after the Second World War. Vera Powell was born in Reigate and attended Cheltenham Ladies College from 1902-1905 and studied music and German at the Hoch Conservatorium Frankfurt until 1909. Returning to London she completed a diploma in public health at Bedford College before studying for the BSc (Econ) specialising in Economic History at LSE “with the intention of becoming a factory inspector”. Vera combined her studies with a keen interest in sport – she was a founder member of the LSE hockey club and held a Gerstenberg Scholarship in economics. She also met her husband Percy Louis Anstey who had graduated in 1910 and had been President of the Students’ Union. They married in 1913.

First LSE Hockey Team, 1911. Vera Powell (Later Anstey) is seated third from the left). Credit: LSE Library

Vera was awarded a first class degree but it was Percy Anstey, with a second class honours degree, who was appointed as head of the Economics Department at Bristol University and then Principal of Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Bombay. Vera joined Percy in Bombay where their three children were born and she worked as an examiner in economic theory for the B Commerce degree. It was also the foundation of her lifelong interest in the Indian economy. In 1920 Percy and their youngest child, Arthur, died of cholera and Vera returned to England, with two children, in desperate need of a job.

Lilian Knowles, recently appointed Professor of Economic History, urged the Director, William Beveridge, to employ Vera on the Commerce Degree or as an administrator:

She was not original & not brilliant but so absolutely sane, clear, quick, intelligent and safe… She was very good at games and very good in the social life of the School. What she saw in that fool Anstey I never could make out! She could buy and sell him & live by the profit in two seconds. Someone who came back – I can’t remember the name – told me that she was running the whole economic department there in Bombay which I quite believe.

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If Vera was neither original or brilliant, one wonders why she was awarded a First in those days before mass Higher Education and grade inflation, why she was employed as an academic, subsequently promoted and given such a high degree of responsibility…

Lilian Knowles – LOOK UP – BEVERIDGE

Vera Anstey was appointed assistant lecturer in economic history in 1921, teaching a class in descriptive economics and English for overseas students and students needing help with essay writing.

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She joined the regular staff in 1922 earning £300 pa and took over teaching on Indian trade and production in 1923. Beveridge may also have been looking for a badminton doubles partner as it appears that Anstey and Beveridge were a successful mixed doubles partnership.

There was no harm in Beveridge enjoying badminton, but if Beveridge’s need for badminton partners was the criteria for the appointment of junior academics at the LSE who subsequently remained at the institution for over five decades, reaching the position of Dean and being given additional responsibilities re the wider London University, the LSE was never what it pretended to be. Furthermore the LSE should have come clean about this, rather than pretending that it was the principal source of Gov’t advisers for the post-WW II Labour administrations because everyone at the LSE was just so radical and outstanding.

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In 1926 Vera registered for a DSc, though her supervisor Dr Gilbert Slater was concerned by her appetite for details:

Mrs Anstey’s diligence and appetite for facts is tremendous. She overwhelms me with typescript, interleaved with copious additions in manuscript… Her first draft will require a great deal of careful condensation and tightening up to make a good thesis; and that thesis when complete will require a repetition of the same process if it is to make a useful text book – which I take is the ultimate aim. Howbeit she has resolution enough to carry this through.

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The DSc was awarded in 1930 after the publication of ‘The Trade of the Indian Ocean’ and ‘The Economic Development of India’ in 1929. Vera began graduate teaching in 1932 with two courses and a seminar on the problems of Indian economic development.

She became Sir Ernest Cassel Lecturer in Commerce in 1933.

Vera Anstey, c1950. Credit: LSE Library

Vera Anstey’s career focussed on teaching and supporting students, particularly those from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. In 1939 she became Chair of the Admissions Committee for Undergraduates and Chairman of First Year Advisers.

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Her skills were particularly valued during the Second World War when LSE was evacuated to Cambridge. She took on the role of accommodation officer cycling around Cambridge persuading local landlords to take in LSE students – not always an easy task for the School’s many overseas students. At the end of the war the Governors rewarded her with an honorarium of £250. In 1941 Hayek recommended Vera for promotion to a minor readership – despite some opposition to the principle of promotions in war time:

While it may be that her claim to promotion rests more on her success as a teacher than on great scholarly achievements, it seems to me that the former are of sufficient weight to justify the promotion.

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On 1 October 1941 she became Sir Ernest Cassell Reader in Commerce with a salary of £600. She finally obtained a major readership in 1948

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but never became a professor.

After the war Vera Anstey continued her work as a teacher and on the Admissions Committee. From 1950-1955 she served on the Royal Commission on the Taxation of Profits and Income.

By the time that Vera was appointed to Churchill’s Royal Commission, her son Edgar had reached a senior position in the Civil Service and didn’t just know about Gwynne, but was facilitating his butchery…

Vera Anstey retired in 1954 but continued as a part time member of staff until 1964 when her text book ‘Introduction to Economics for Students in India and Pakistan’ was published.

The Anstey Cup Badminton Mens Doubles Championship cup, 1954:

The Anstey Cup Badminton Mens Doubles championship 1954Vera must have been highly influential re badminton if the champions cup – the mens cup at that – was named after her

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After Vera’s death in 1976, the LSE Director Ralf Dahrendorf wrote to her daughter:

The School has lost a great former teacher, a distinguished honorary fellow and a person who has contributed much to holding it together.

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Vera wasn’t original and she wasn’t brilliant but she did enjoy a game of badminton.

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REMEMBER BERTRAND RUSSEL TAUGHT AT LSE _ DATES??

Another piece about Vera can be found on the LSE website, under the section ‘Inspiring Women’:

Vera Anstey and the evacuation to Cambridge:

Vera Anstey (née Powell) completed a Diploma in Public Health at Bedford College before studying for the BSc (Econ), specialising in Economic History at LSE “with the intention of becoming a factory inspector”. While at the School she also met her husband Percy Louise Anstey, who had been President of the Students’ Union. Vera combined her studies with sport – she was a founder member of the LSE hockey club – and, as a staff member, formed a successful mixed doubles badminton partnership with William Beveridge.

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Vera was appointed Assistant Lecturer in Economic History in 1921 and joined the regular staff in 1922, teaching on Indian trade and production. Her career focused on teaching and supporting students, particularly those from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Her skills were particularly valued during the Second World War when LSE was evacuated to Peterhouse, Cambridge.

The Peterhouse who’s male students and dons traditionally dressed up in Ladies Clothes, adopted girls’ names and partied. Just ask Michael ‘Ooh no Mrs Thatcher, I’m not in the least bit gay’ Portillo. See previous posts.

She took on the role of Accommodation Officer, cycling around Cambridge persuading local landlords to take in LSE students – securing accommodation was not always an easy task for the School’s many overseas students. LSE at Cambridge was quite a different School then – by 1943-44 women made up 68 per cent of the student body. Vera finally obtained a major readership in 1948, though never became a professor. She is remembered today in the Vera Anstey Suite in the Old Building where her portrait still hangs.

Vera’s Famous Son Edgar’s obituary appeared in ‘The Psychologist’:

Edgar Anstey (1917–2009)

Edgar Anstey died in his sleep at his home overlooking the surfing beach of Polzeath during the night of 1 June; he was 92. His son had been across from Sweden where he is an academic and had returned the day before. Although frail he was in good health, as feisty as ever, bemoaning the absence of a standing UN Peace Force and still writing to The Times and senior politicians about it, chairing the North Cornwall LibDem Constituency Party and playing a mean hand of bridge. It looks as if he had made his goodbyes then, an event he often said he joyfully anticipated, departed life to rejoin his wife Zoë, to whom he was utterly devoted. After leaving Cambridge at the beginning of the war he became an infantry officer but soon, in 1941, was allocated to the newly established Army Directorate for the Selection of Personnel, where he did ground-breaking work on officer selection and understanding and increasing morale through team-building. After the war he applied this work to the selection of senior civil servants, helping to set up and running the Civil Service Selection Board. Becoming Head of the Behavioural Sciences Research Division enabled him to undertake and publish long-term follow-up validation studies of the effectiveness of these selection methods, his findings now providing the basis of and justification for contemporary management assessment centres. His work on morale led him to investigate staff appraisal processes, making a film with professional actors (including ‘Bernard’ in Yes, Minister) to show how the staff appraisal interview should be done. The work of all the Army, Navy and Air Force psychologists during the war was impressive and led Edgar and others who had stayed in government service to push for the establishment of a permanent ‘Psychologist Class’. This was achieved in 1950, providing careers for hundreds of psychologists as psychologists! Edgar subsequently became Chief Psychologist and held the post until his retirement in 1977. His final years in government service were within the Ministry of Defence. He was always very cagey about what he was up to. The impression I had was that he was working on the psychological, social and economic implications of peace breaking out. But one anecdote he was proud to relate. During a visit to the British Embassy in Washington he was suddenly called to a meeting at the White House where President Kennedy and his chiefs of staff were debating the Cuban missile threat. After being advised by the generals to ‘nuke Cuba’ JFK turned to Edgar and asked for the British view. Edgar said he replied, ‘That would be the end of civilisation.’ Kennedy kept his cool and averted the crisis. There was always a hint in his eyes when he related these events that Edgar thought that he helped to save the world from catastrophe, a psychologist’s crowning achievement!

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This load of romantic cobblers about a man who’s life’s work was utterly sordid was written by G.A. Randell (pictured above, In Front Of The Door).

G.A. Randall died in Dec 2015 so his mates wrote an appreciation of him, the contents of which provide yet more damning evidence of everyone in this circle:

Gerry Randell was an emeritus professor of the University of Bradford and a Chartered Psychologist whose outstanding professional contribution to the field of occupational psychology, organisational behaviour and human resource management was as a practitioner and consultant. Apart from his significant personal success, he contributed considerably to the achievement of others – countless undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as practising managers and directors in a wide range of organisations in the UK and around the world.  He did this through his individualised consideration, empathy, intellectual stimulation, coaching, and ability to inspire people. Former PhD students of his at Bradford spoke of him as their ‘beloved teacher and great friend’ and as a lasting source of inspiration. Gerry left his mark on them – and, indeed, on us.

At school at Latymer Upper in Hammersmith, Gerry had planned to be a chemist, but during national service in the RAF he became involved in the assessment of recruits using aptitude and other tests, and he decided that psychology would be much more interesting. So it proved to be. He graduated in 1956 from the University of Nottingham with a BSc (Hons) in psychology with zoology and statistics and followed this part-time with an MSc in occupational psychology (1959) and a PhD in psychology (1973) from Birkbeck College, University of London. During his postgraduate studies he worked for LEO Computers as an industrial psychologist and for J Lyons & Company as a research psychologist, then as an assistant lecturer and a lecturer in occupational psychology at Birkbeck. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at the University of Bradford Management Centre (now the School of Management) in 1967, becoming Professor of Organisational Behaviour in 1985. He retired in 1997 but continued part-time academic and professional work – including PhD supervision, serving as a university external examiner, public speaking and writing – almost up to his death on 6th December 2015 at 85 years of age.

Gerry was Chairman of Council of the Independent Assessment & Research Centre (IARC), based in London (and directed by the late Dr Ken Miller, FBPsS). In this role for some 23 years he helped establish and develop the highly respected services of IARC in the field of psychometric assessment, career guidance and personal development to individual clients as well as corporate clients in the commercial and public sectors.

Perhaps Gerry’s most distinguished and original practical contribution in the field of occupational psychology was his development of the process of effective staff performance appraisal.  He was a pioneer of ‘open’ appraisal and the recognition and use of the behavioural micro-skills involved in this process, which came to be known as the Bradford approach to staff development and leadership. Many of his former students – including ourselves – and consultancy clients have continued to use and develop the concepts, techniques and skills that they learned from him so engagingly. His book, ‘Staff Appraisal’, originally published in 1972 by the then Institute of Personnel Management (now the CIPD) and subsequently in three further editions, latterly as ‘Staff Appraisal: A First Step to Effective Leadership’, and also translated into Spanish, heralded a revolution in performance management and appraisal.

A second notable innovation of Gerry’s was his refreshing approach to organisational sickness and fitness. His book, ‘Towards Organizational Fitness’, co-authored with John Toplis and published in 2014 when he was already 84, has met with glowing reviews by academics and practitioners alike. Gerry’s vision was that there should be broad agreement about how to investigate, diagnose and treat organisational problems such as high labour turnover and low morale and that this should underpin the training of those offering advice. Initial drafts failed to interest publishers, but, by drawing on his academic scholarship and consultancy experience and John’s practitioner experience and ‘war stories’, it eventually saw the light of day.

Gerry served with distinction in several professional roles in the British Psychological Society: as a member of Council, chairman of the Occupational Psychology Section and, more recently in semi-retirement in his seventies, as a member of the panel of examiners for the Society’s Post-Graduate Certificate of Occupational Psychology. In 2010, Gerry was honoured by the British Psychological Society with not one but two Lifetime Achievement Awards: one for his contributions to occupational psychology and another, to his surprise, for his contributions to the practice of applied psychology generally.

Other notable professional contributions by Gerry include serving as an advisor on human resource management to the National University of Singapore and on management development to the Singapore Government; advisor to the Government of Algeria on the teaching of industrial psychology and its development in the nation; assessor for the UK’s Civil Service Selection Board; member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP), president of the 20th International Congress of Applied Psychology, and editor of the Association’s journal, the International Review of Applied Psychology.

Gerry was a devoted family man. He and his wife Edna were always being visited by, visiting or taking holiday breaks with his extended family of four daughters, their partners, and two successive generations.  Gerry’s interests included classical music, travel and current affairs. He gave up skiing only in 2011, finally ditching his ski-boots into a bin in Zermatt. He deplored national and international policies and decisions based mainly on politics rather than facts. He regularly watched parliamentary proceedings on television.  He greatly enjoyed good food and fine wine – indeed it appeared to be an important part of the ‘arrangements’ for his consultancy work. Those of us who accompanied him as tutors for client workshops benefited accordingly. At the Bradford Management Centre’s annual Christmas wine-tasting competitions, Gerry invariably won. He was also partial to a pint of real ale, preferably Timothy Taylor’s.

Gerry always wanted to make things better, be it the layout of the market place in Settle in North Yorkshire, where he lived for his last four years or his skill at croquet, which he started playing only in the summer of 2015. He also had plans to get a bust of George Birkbeck, who had been born to a Quaker family in Settle in 1776, presented to Birkbeck College, London.

Gerry was ever grateful to colleagues and fellow psychologists who, as he said, ‘spoke up for me’; important influences on him in particular were Professor Alec Rodger (Birkbeck), Dr Edgar Anstey (UK Civil Service) and Professor Donald Super (Columbia University, USA). In turn, he spoke up for today’s young members of the psychology profession. He was saddened to see how increasingly difficult it has become – demanding, time-consuming, expensive and anxiety-generating – to be qualified as a professional psychologist, and he wanted to see a better balance between the needs of students and the needs of society.

When all is said and done, what will be remembered most about Gerry Randell professionally, apart from his warm and enduring friendship, is the way he unambiguously, yet gently, helped people to see themselves as others saw them and to see how they could change their behaviour for the good of themselves, their colleagues and the organizations that employed them.  Gerry helped people change their lives for the better. That was his distinguishing professional lifetime achievement. (We intend to keep the memory and ideas of Gerry alive by running a professional skills seminar to review his work and how it might be developed further.)

BRADFORD NOTES HERE – Michael Randall and co?? Peace studies – and of course trafficking n drugs ring – Denis Healey – Asa – Hockney?? Alan Bennett?? Bradford University very troubled…

Gerry and his mates didn’t manage to change the behaviour of any of these people…

This tribute to Gerry Randall was written by:

– Professor Roger Gill, BA, MA, BPhil, PhD, CPsychol, ABPsS, FCIPD, FCMI, FRSA, is Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at Durham University Business School and formerly Professor of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resource Management and Director of Executive Development Programmes at the University of Strathclyde Business School and Director of the Research Centre for Leadership Studies at the Leadership Trust Foundation, where he is now an Honorary Fellow.

– John Toplis, BSc, CPsychol, ABPsS, MCIPD, was Head of Psychological Services at the Post Office; Head of Consultancy Services , Management Development Advisor, and Head of Training and Development at Royal Mail Anglia; and Director of the Occupational Psychology Unit at Barking College of Technology.  He is currently Chair of the Essex and Ipswich Branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

There is a document re Edgar written by Clive Fletcher, BSRD (Behavioural Sciences Research Division), 1970-76:

The Behavioural Sciences Research Division: A brief history of one of Occupational Psychology’s most influential units in the 1970s
Way back in the late 1960s, a review of the Civil Service (CS) concluded that it was run on outdated lines and needed a thorough overhaul, not least in the way it was managed. As a result of this, a new department, called the Civil Service Department (CSD) was set up to implement the changes identified as necessary and to take over the task of managing government departments from the Treasury, who had previously had this role. Many of the key tasks of the CSD related to developing and implementing a wide range of HR policies and practices. To assist in this, the CSD set up a Research Division, staffed mainly by occupational psychologists, whose job it was to provide research-based advice to help guide these changes. It absorbed a smaller Behavioural Science unit and became the Behavioural Sciences Research Division (BSRD).

Over time, BSRD’s range of activities extended greatly and included such things as: introducing and evaluating the first appraisal and career planning system the CS had ever operated; conducting job satisfaction and job enrichment studies (Herzberg’s theories on the latter were very prominent at the time!); designing a massive training programme for what was then a major new approach to taxation (specifically, the introduction of VAT); devising various cognitive tests, including a foreign language aptitude test; carrying out OD interventions eg to tackle conflicts between different work groups evaluating the impact of flexible working hours; carrying out a longitudinal study of the effectiveness of performance management and… much more besides.

Much of this work was ground breaking in nature and scope, and some of it found its way into articles in academic and practitioner journals. At its height, BSRD employed up to 20 OPs, several statisticians and computer experts and 6-7 supporting administrative staff. It was headed up, throughout its whole existence, by Dr Edgar Anstey, then the most senior of the 200+ psychologists employed by the CS (for more on Anstey, see DOP History pages). It was a period when it was quite common to find groups of OPs being employed within organisations (eg the Post Office OP group was quite sizeable) and also individuals as the ‘in house’ OP. The balance between using internal or external consultants was thus very much tilted in the direction of the former – the shift to greater reliance on external consultants came much later (partly driven by organisations wanting to keep headcount numbers down and not commit to the costs of employing permanent staff).

Given that the CS at that time (as now…) employed hundreds of thousands of staff across a wide spectrum of roles and activities, it offered the opportunity to carry out larger-scale interventions or research studies than would normally be the case. One of the early problems was suspicion and hostility from at least one of the main trade unions representing civil service staff (this is a story in itself…) fortunately this opposition was overcome and the problem resolved. Indeed, the situation changed to the extent that the trade unions themselves began to commission BSRD to do work for them!

To some extent, this was BSRD’s undoing, as some parts of CSD management felt that these OPs were a bit too like the trade union in their thinking and sympathies! Eventually, a new Cabinet Secretary – who at that time was head of the home CS – did what he had done at the Treasury, namely cut the jobs of specialists such as statisticians, economists and psychologists. So BSRD was wound down, effectively ending in 1977. Some OPs were retained in different departments, others moved on to industry, academia and consultancy. Of those who left, three later became Professors (Clive Fletcher, Vic Dulewicz and Rowan Bayne). Several others went on to set up very successful consultancy companies. It is probably fair to say that virtually all of the 30 psychologists who worked in BSRD over the years subsequently made valuable individual contributions to OP practice. For all of them, working as part of this pioneering group of fellow professionals was a positive and formative experience.

I know a retired academic psychologist who told me that for years there was a shadowy team of Gov’t psychologists in existence BEFORE Thatch became PM who had established a sub-unit dedicated to promoting ‘individual responsibility’. He told me about this when Brown and I began publishing on the discourse of individual responsibility and how it was being used by Gov’t to retract welfare provision, promote victim blaming and pathologise poor people. I think that he might have been talking about Edgar Anstey and his colleagues. My psychologist friend told me that what he found most worrying was the psychological theories that the Gov’t unit had based their work on had been demonstrated not to work. Behaviourism perhaps? It works on rats in mazes but not on people and the evidence that behaviourism doesn’t work in people is all around us.

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No, it hasn’t Improved Decisions about any of these matters and it won’t, no matter how much crap is spouted about the wonders of Nudge and Behaviourism. The School of Psychology at Bangor University is utterly committed to this way of thinking, has been for decades and Fungus Lowe built his empire on it. Although the real key to Fungus’s success was him ruthlessly blackmailing the numerous people who had colluded with and concealed the criminality of Dafydd and Gwynne.

A production line for child sex workers is not a solid foundation for Gov’t policy is it?

 

Clive Fletcher can be found on Goldsmith’s website:

Clive was a Professor of Occupational Psychology in the Goldsmiths’ Department for 12 years before leaving to work in private practice. He was awarded an Emeritus Professorship by the college, and is also Visiting Professor at Henley Management College. Clive still supervises some postgraduate students at Goldsmiths.

Clive also features on the website of Victor Dulewicz & Associates -‘Assessment and Development Consultants’ – as an Associate Consultant:

Clive Fletcher is one of the world’s leading occupational psychologists and has worked closely with Victor for over 30 years. Clive has worked with a large variety of organisations in both public and private sectors on psychological assessment and performance management. He is frequently called on as an advisor to government departments and committees. Previously, he was Professor of Occupational Psychology at Goldsmiths� College, London University, where he is now an Emeritus Professor, and worked as a consultant psychologist for the UK Civil Service.

Clive is now a full-time consultant. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist and holds several visiting professorships.

Vic Dulewicz is the Principal Consultant

Victor Dulewicz set up VDA in 1986 and has advised many large blue-chip companies on management assessment and development, specifically on competences, psychological testing, emotional intelligence and assessment centres. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society and the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and a member of the Institute of Directors.

Victor has worked at Henley Business School since 1986 and is currently an Emeritus Professor and a member of Visiting Faculty, focusing on doctoral supervision. Prior to 2008 he was head of the HR & Organisational Behaviour Faculty, and Director of Assessment Services. He also led a major government funded project investigating Competences for Boards of Directors. Previously he worked as an occupational psychologist for Rank Xerox and the Civil Service Selection Board, and was for nine years Manager of Assessment and Occupational Psychology for the STC Telecoms Group. He has written numerous chapters and books, over 100 articles and presented at numerous national and international conferences.

Other Associate Consultants:

Malcolm Higgs is currently an independent consultant, having previously worked with Towers Perrin, the Hay Group and Arthur Young. He has covered a diverse range of human resource management assignments, including management and organisation development, management role analysis and assessment, personnel strategy and planning, leadership and team development. He has worked on assignments in a wide range of industrial and commercial sectors.

Malcolm is also a Professor at Southampton University School of Management and a member of the Human Resource & Organisational Behaviour faculty. He is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist, a member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the CIPD.

Jackie Dulewicz:

Jackie is an experienced trainer and counsellor and also an accredited British Psychological Society tester at levels A (Ability) & B (Personality). She specialises in career assessment and guidance as well as programmes for developing Emotional Intelligence.

 

 

 

 

 

Clients of Victor Dulewicz etc over the last 35 years:

Abbey Life
Allianz
Allied Irish Bank
American Express
Andersen HQ, USA
Arthur Andersen, UK
Barclays Bank
BAT Industries
British Gas
Bristol-Myers Squibb
British Telecom
Cable & Wireless
Civil Service Selection Board
DGM Media
DHL
Fugro (Holland)
Granada Computer Services
Government Car & Delivery Agency
H M Treasury
ICL (Fujitsu)
L M Ericsson
Martin Baker
Ministry of Defence
National Audit Office
Nationwide
National Health Service (NW Region)
Oxford Psychology Press
Royal Scottish Insurance
Shell International
Smiths Industries (Group)
STC Telecommunications
Trinity Newspapers
W F Electrical
W S Atkins

 

 

 

 

Rowan Bayne stars on the website of the School of Psychology, University of East London:

Professor Rowan Bayne Emeritus Professor

Rowan’s main expertise is in applied personality theory (particularly the MBTI), counselling and counsellor training.  He has been a consultant on selection interviewing, assertiveness, personality differences or counselling for several major organisations such as the BBC, British Rail, the City of London and Warwick University.

Professor, University of East London

– Present 40 years

Rowan is emeritus professor of psychology and counselling at the University of East London where he was a core tutor on counselling and psychotherapy courses for over 30 years. He has written and edited 18 books, mainly on applied personality theory and counselling practice and training. 

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Rowan’s co-author:

Mr Gordon Hamilton Jinks

Principal Lecturer in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Psychology, Counselling, Postgraduate taught

Gordon Jinks is Head of Programme for the PGDip and MA Counselling & Psychotherapy. His approach is integrative and his main research interest is the client’s experience of therapy.

Gordon is an integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with many years experience as a practitioner in the NHS, University counselling services and the voluntary sector. He has been involved in counsellor training for 25 years on a variety of programmes. He has been programme leader for the postgraduate counselling & psychotherapy programme at UEL since 2005, and is a contributor to some of the key texts in the field, including the chapter ‘Specific Strategies and Techniques’ in the Sage Handbook of Counselling & Psychotherapy (2012, 3rd Edition, Sage).

BACP Registered Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Gordon’s LinkedIn entry:

Gordon is a BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist with over twenty years clinical experience. His core training was in Gerard Egan’s ‘Skilled Helper’ model and he retains a strong interest in this as an integrating framework for humanistic and cognitive–behavioural approaches. His clinical experience has been varied, in generic counselling services, the mental health field, and student counselling.

Gordon has been involved in professional training for counsellors since the early 1990s, initially at York St. John and for the last five years at UEL, and has co-ordinated the development of two innovative undergraduate programmes. He also has wide experience in training other professional groups such as teachers, nurses, physiotherapists, managers and police officers in the core transferable skills that can be drawn from counselling, and has worked as a consultant on a number of organisational change projects focusing on organisational culture and the development of change agents/leaders at all levels.

YORK ST JOHN … NHS…

Gordon has published with, among others, Mrs Debra Gail Jinks:

Debra is Module Leader for ‘Counselling Application’ in year 1 and ‘Evidence-based Coaching as Part of Integrative Practice’ in year 2 on PGDip/MSc Integrative Counselling and Coaching.

Debra’s LinkedIn:

Debra Jinks

Senior Lecturer PGDip Counselling & Psychotherapy & PGDip Integrative Counselling & Coaching – University of East London

Debra can be found on the website of the Personal Well Being Centre:

Debra Jinks is a senior lecturer at the University of East London and the founding Chair of the Association of Integrative Coach-Therapist Professionals (AICTP). Debra is a freelance Personal Consultant, trainer and supervisor in London and has pioneered the concept and practice of integration of the two disciplines. Her latest book co authored with Nash Popovic: Personal Consultancy: a model for integrating counselling and coaching was published by Routledge in October 2013. She has presented extensively at conferences, seminars and workshops on the subject of integration and Personal Consultancy.

Nash Popovic can be found on the website of the University of East London as well; he has published with Gordon Jinks as well as Debra…

I’ll stop at this point, because there are so many people with similar profiles all networked together committed to the well-being of others… I could go on for ever.

Any one of this crowd can read your palm for you.

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Here’s yet another tribute to Edgar, Son Of Vera:

EDGAR ANSTEY: A true pioneer of Occupational Psychology whose influence made itself felt on the world stage at a time of crisis
Edgar Anstey was born in Mumbai in 1917, but was only three when both his father and his baby brother died of cholera. His mother, Vera, subsequently brought him back to Britain, along with his older sister. Vera Anstey then embarked on a distinguished career as a lecturer at the London School of Economics, while Edgar was brought up by two aunts in Reigate, Surrey.
Edgar eventually won a scholarship to Winchester College, and then another to King’s College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a double first in maths and psychology.

When WW2 broke out, he enlisted in the army, but after 18 months of active service, he became one of the first psychologists to be drafted into Government service and was moved into various roles where his psychological training could be used. Given that there were only a handful of psychologists with 1st class honours degrees in the UK at that time, this is perhaps not surprising!

This was the start of a civil service career that stretched until his retirement, a career in which he acted as a trail-blazer in the application of psychological research findings and methods to a whole range of issues within the public service context. In the final stages of his civil service career, he was the Chief Government Psychologist – holding a higher grade level than any psychologist had achieved at that time.

During WW2, Anstey became chief constructor and validator of army selection tests in the Directorate for the Selection of Personnel. He also was one of the team who was involved in the formulation and running of the War Office Officer Selection Boards (WOSBs). The latter were recognised as especially innovative – the first proper and recognisable use of what we now know as the assessment centre method.

After the war this was adopted as the model for Civil Service Selection Board (CSSB) fast stream graduate entry scheme and then widely applied in many organisations both for recruitment and to identify leadership potential amongst existing staff. Anstey later became the Chief Psychologist of the CSSB itself and was influential in the switch from using traditional written exams for selection to using the assessment centre method.

His pioneering research – culminating in a 30-year follow up study published in the Journal of Occupational Psychology in 1977 – would show just how superior the AC method was in predicting future performance and career progress. In this same period, his book on psychological testing, published by Nelson, was one of the earliest in the UK in this field.
It was also during this post-war period that he completed a PhD at University College, London, under the supervision of Sir Cyril Burt.

Cyril Burt was notorious for fabricating his research in his desperation to demonstrate what he already believed, including that intelligence is inherited; Burt’s infamous ‘twin studies’ – many of the twins studied didn’t exist – made him one of the most discredited ‘scientists’ of the 20th century.

Perhaps the most striking example of Anstey’s work came during the ‘cold war’ period of 1958-64, when he was a member of the War Office Joint Inter-Services Group for the Study of All-Out Warfare (JIGSAW) working under the direction of the chief of the defence staff, Lord Mountbatten, and Sir Solly Zuckerman, the department’s chief scientific adviser.

It’s not very reassuring is it.

The purpose of this group is aptly described in its title, and Anstey’s role within it was to use his psychological expertise to assess the likely impact of nuclear warfare on the population. Its work was of course Top Secret at the time, and even now some of it is still classed as Restricted. A full and excellent account of the JIGSAW group, its work and its impact can be found in Professor (now Lord) Peter Hennessy’s book The Secret State.

It’s secret (and sordid), Lord Hennessey won’t have told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

(Dr Anstey also made two public contributions on this subject to the BBC Radio 4 series marking the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 2002).

Although he participated in all the work of JIGSAW, Dr Anstey’s own distinctive and highly original contribution (made in collaboration with his colleague Allan McDonald) was to make a careful scientific study of the effects of saturation bombing on civilians in WW2, and to extrapolate from that to the nuclear scenario – in other words, he was focusing on the effects on survivors and their subsequent behaviour. He was able, though this analysis, to arrive at a formula (based on the percentage of social infrastructure destroyed in a given period) which predicted the point at which social functioning would completely breakdown. This formula was sufficiently robust to hold up when applied to numerous examples drawn from WW2.

Applied in a nuclear war context, it had significant implications not only for civil defence policies and planning, but also for defence policy as a whole. This work, along with all the JIGSAW conclusions, was presented to the British Defence Board and, as Prof Hennessy’s book attests, had a very considerable impact on their thinking and on future UK policy. However, there is another way in which Dr Anstey’s work may have exerted influence of truly global significance.

By coincidence, the JIGSAW team happened to be in Washington at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis of September/October 1962 during which the confrontation between the USA and the Soviet Union brought the world to the brink of full scale nuclear war. A strong body of influence amongst the US military took a very hawkish approach and urged President Kennedy to make a pre-emptive nuclear strike against Russia.

At precisely this time, Edgar and one of his colleagues made informal presentations of their breakdown studies to members of the US Military Joint Staff. The US military had of course considered casualty rates likely to follow a nuclear exchange, but they had not recognised or quantified the impact on survivors. Anstey’s work – and his passionate presentation of it – showed them that even with just a secondary Russian nuclear response to an American first strike, the consequences for the surviving US civilian population would be devastating and lead to complete societal collapse.
How much this stayed the hand of the hawks amongst the US military we will probably never know, but it is certainly possible that the input from Anstey and his colleagues at this most crucial moment exerted a sobering and perhaps cautionary influence that prevented the cold war from becoming hot.

It won’t have needed Gwynne and Dafydd’s mate to persuade Kennedy that the Russian bombs were big bombs too and that nuclear obliteration wasn’t a good idea.

The later years of Anstey’s career in the Civil Service were perhaps less dramatic but nonetheless very influential. He was Director of the Behavioural Sciences Research Division (BSRD) of the Civil Service Department from 1969-77, and was heavily involved in the implementation of many of the Fulton reforms of the Civil Service.

Fulton Reforms: FULTON HERE

In particular, he was a long-time advocate of performance appraisal, and he was a member of the team responsible for formulating and implementing the first civil service-wide appraisal scheme. His work on this subsequently acted as a model for many other public sector bodies both in the UK and overseas.

Performance appraisal is about as effective as Nudge. Look at the state of the public sector that has relied on performance appraisal for so long now… The NHS loves it.

Under Edgar’s leadership, BSRD as a whole became quite a large group of nearly 20 OPs who did pioneering work across a wide range of OP areas, some of which (very unusually for the time) was sponsored by Civil Service Trade Unions as well as management.

Edgar was a member of the Occupational Psychology Section of the BPS and a founder member of the DOP. He was always interested in new approaches and methods, and had some surprising sides to his character – he could readily recite passages from Goethe’s poetry and was an avid reader.
Edgar was independent minded and passionate about what he believed in, a combination that perhaps did not always go down well with those above him, which might explain why, scandalously, he was not given one of Whitehall’s honours at the end of his 36 year career in the Civil Service in 1977.

Someone probably realised that it would backfire in an even bigger way than Jimmy Savile’s knighthood.

His retirement was an active one, not least in terms of his involvement in politics and his love of surfing! Edgar died in 2009 at the age of 92, leaving behind a life-long and wide-ranging legacy of contribution to areas of great national significance (often in ways which required innovation and forward thinking) that few occupational psychologists can match.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Professor Clive Fletcher wrote this piece in May 2016. Clive the true believer.

 

Edgar’s colleague is a British Psychological Society award winner:

British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology – Awards and Strategy Group, Lifetime Achievement Award:

2016 LAA Winner Professor Victor Dulewicz, MA (Hons), MPhil, PhD, MIoD, FCIPD, FBPsS, CPsychol

Since graduating in Psychology from St Andrews in 1968 and then studying for my MPhil and PhD at Birkbeck under Professor Alec Rodger, I have seen myself first and foremost as an Occupational Psychologist, irrespective of job context, in industry, the civil service or academe, working as a manager, consultant, lecturer or researcher. As such, I like to think I have made a contribution to our profession in four main areas:

Psychometric Testing
My first assignment in the Civil Service Department in 1972 was to devise and refine tests used by the Civil Service Selection Board (CSSB), working under the Government’s Chief Psychologist, Dr Edgar Anstey. This provided invaluable experience of psychometrics. I later produced the Job Analysis & Classification Scheme for top CS jobs for CSSB and the CS College. Incidentally, this became the basis for my PhD.

When I moved to Standard Telephones & Cables (STC) as the Company Psychologist in 1976, it was one of the few companies to have their own test batteries. I assumed responsibility for training and monitoring standards of over 100 Personnel Officers and Managers. I also designed new ability tests for managers. STC was seen as a model for other companies, partly based on articles on my work.

I have co-authored four editions of the standard CIPD book, Psychological Testing – A Guide for Managers, and written widely in the press on testing, especially of graduates. I co-authored the first Emotional Intelligence (EI) questionnaire in Europe and then a book (both published by ASE/NFER, 1998) and later the first EI Leadership questionnaire and book (MacMillan, 2016). Extensive research and papers have been produced on these two questionnaires, promoting the value of EI to staff, managers and leaders.
Assessment/Development Centres

My work in the Civil Service Department and as a CSSB assessor provided excellent experience when I joined STC and was asked to set up their first Assessment Centre for assessing general management potential. Named IMPACT, it was the focus of many articles in journals, other publications and conferences. Some colleagues referred to it, even in print, as the Rolls-Royce of Assessment/Development Centres. I went on to design and run other Assessment/Development Centres in the company, and later seven others in FTSE companies as a consultant. Much of my subsequent work has been deeply influenced by the assessment centre method.

Management Competencies
When I moved to Henley Management College in 1986, I was asked to design a competency-based process for the General Management Personal Development Workshop. Based on the assessment centre literature I devised a 40-item competency framework (published by ASE/NFER in 1997). Course members were assessed by their bosses and themselves. Research on the work, centred on the 12 Supra-competencies, was published in journals and conference papers and helped to promote the value and use of competency frameworks in the UK. Nowadays, almost every organization has one! The work also helped Henley win a contract for board work, as described below.

Directors and Board Work
The government set up national standards for employees up to Management level in the 1980s, e.g. NVQs. In the 1990s it decided to extend standards to the very top level, Boards. Henley was awarded the contract, working with the Institute of Directors (IoD), to produce the Standards of Good Practice. A book published by the IoD, Standards of Good Practice for the Board, is still in print today while the Standards continue to be used to assess candidates for the IoD’s professional qualification.

Henley set up the Centre for Board Effectiveness in 1995, of which I was the first Research Director and later became the Director. The numerous articles and conference papers produced have helped to promote the widespread use of the Standards for director selection, appraisal and development and for board group working and appraisal.

I was part of the team which set up the Sunday Times/Peel Hunt UK Non-Executive Director Awards in 2006. Since then I have been their consultant on assessment standards, reporting to the chair of the judges (Baroness Hogg, Sir John Parker and recently Sir Roger Carr), and a judge on the shortlisting and final panels.

Baroness Sarah Hogg has received many a mention on this blog. Sarah was one of John Major’s key aides on Black Wednesday and along with the rest of them had no idea why it happened or what to do. Sarah blamed everyone else for it. Hogg is wife of Douglas, one of a whole line of Hoggs who have colluded with the criminality of Dafydd and the Gang, in the course of traditional Hogg employment as barristers, judges and Gov’t Ministers. See previous posts.

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CARR

 

During this period, I conducted research on the results which has since been published. Through my work and writings, I hope I have promoted the value of Occupational Psychology to organisations, business schools and boards of directors in the UK and around the world. And I hope to be able to continue doing so in coming years. I thank the BPS for the great honour of this award which I would like to dedicate to all colleagues who have supported me over the last 45 years, and especially my dear friend and colleague John Barker CB, an occupational psychologist who rose to the very top levels of the Civil Service, who sadly passed away on 29 December 2016.

Two members of the inner circle, Victor and Clive, wrote John’s obituary which appeared in, where else but ‘The Psychologist’:

John Barker 1945-2016

An appreciation from Vic Dulewicz and Clive Fletcher.

John Barker achieved great success and considerable influence, both as a psychologist and civil servant. He had graduated with an MA in Psychology and Economics from Queens College, St Andrews (where he was president of the Students Union), and an MSc in Occupational Psychology (OP) from Birkbeck College, London. In 1974 he began his career as a Senior Psychologist in the Behavioural Science Research Division, Civil Service Department, one of the most influential OP units in the UK at the time.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

In 1980 he was appointed Principal Psychologist in the Civil Service Commission and then to Assistant Director of the Civil Service Selection Board. During this period, he contributed much to the British Psychological Society as Chairman of the Standing Press Committee and as a member of the Standing Committee on Registration of Psychologists, the BPS Council and the committees of both the Division and Section of Occupational Psychology.

In order to advance, John moved from the Psychologists cadre to the mainstream administration group within HM Treasury in 1986, first as a Principal in the Personnel Management Division and then as Head of Management Services. In 1995 he moved to the Cabinet Office with responsibilities for senior Civil Service staffing and development and became Director of the Top Management Programme. From 2002 until his retirement in 2007 he was Director of Talent, supporting the Cabinet Secretary on Senior Civil Service appointments at Permanent Secretary and Director General levels.

Thus John worked very much within the OP domain but exercised his influence as an Administrator. In the Cabinet Office, he supported the employment of psychologists. Thanks to his input, OPs were engaged to help in many high-level activities, including the selection of Permanent Secretaries and other top level Whitehall jobs, which broke new ground for the OP profession.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

It speaks volumes for his stature in Whitehall that his retirement party was attended by three current and previous Cabinet Secretaries. John was awarded the CB in 2003. After retiring John became an Associate of Veredus Executive Resourcing, advising government departments. He also worked internationally on senior staffing and other issues.

Work aside, John was very active in various charities, having been Chair of the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship, Chair of The Kids Task Force and President of Langley Park Rotary Club. Over the years his other interests included playing golf, watching cricket and football, choral singing and collecting fine wines. He was devoted to his wife Viv, son Gareth and daughter Katie and a proud grandfather to Charlotte and Thomas. John was a modest, unpretentious, relaxed individual who rarely raised his voice. He was very approachable, warm, friendly and easy to get along with, having a great sense of humour. He would however be the first to admit that his filing systems could have been much improved! John was a delightful colleague and friend who will be sadly missed by so many.

Vic Dulewicz, Professor Emeritus, Henley Business School; Clive Fletcher Professor Emeritus, Goldsmiths’ University of London

What none of these masters in the manipulation of human beings and Experts In Behavioural Change was able to do was to stop a gang of sex offenders in north Wales who were given responsibility by the State for what must have been thousands of children over many years. The finely tuned Assessment and Aptitude tests, the Standardisation and Regulation of Qualifications etc made not a jot of difference. Thugs and sex offenders were routinely employed and then promoted when they blackmailed their employers and their qualifications were worthless.

The methods of achieving ‘behavioural change’ in north Wales – and the Gang loved the notion of ‘behavioural problems’, we all had ‘behavioural problems’ until the mid-1990s when everyone suddenly had a ‘borderline personality disorder’ (they’ve all been recategorized again, it’s ’emotionally unstable personality disorder now, no doubt if I was still in their clutches that label would have appeared on my records as well) – included violent and sexual assault, no matter what nonsense Vic and his mates published. Furthermore Edgar Anstey and John Barker knew that this was happening and their ‘expertise’ was used to shaft Alison Taylor, Mary Wynch, Brown and me instead.

Behavioural psychology is a con of massive proportions and a very high price has been paid.

remember – Cc to dilys – the network reached into the bbc – huw wheldon; emlyn parry; hue Edwards dad – Attenborough and tatchs henchmen – marmaduke etc

remember dan snow – marriage to duke of w’s daughter

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Another signature to the DATE ‘memo’ signed by Retired People was remembered by an obituary published on 11 March 2012 by ‘The Guardian’, Noreen Edwards. Noreen’s name litters my documents, Noreen having been Chairman of Gwynedd Health Authority while a gang of paedophiles ran riot, while patients were assaulted by Top Docs and Angels and when the Welsh Office had so much to conceal re Gwynedd Health Authority, not least the inexplicable disappearance of funds in the absence of ‘services’, that in 1989 and 1990, it sent in Minister David Hunt in person to have a word with Noreen as well as a ‘hit squad’ of management consultants.

No of course they made no difference, I suspect that it was only done in order to claim in the heated Commons debate re the chaos in Gwynedd that Something Was Being Done. See ‘A Visit To Gwynedd Archives’. The Commons debate that starred Dafydd Wigley, Ieuan Wyn Jones, Wyn Roberts, David Hunt…

Rural Welsh gangster Noreen’s obituary was written by fellow rural Welsh gangster Huw Thomas, who served as Gwynedd Health Authority’s Chief Exec while Noreen was Chair. See previous posts for details re Huw, his name litters my documents as well, although I was aware of Huw, he signed some of the Letters With Lies In Them that were sent to me years ago.

Noreen Edwards, who has died aged 85, was known as “the perfect matron” by her patients and staff. She demanded exacting standards of nursing care and was a very efficient administrator, firm but fair. These qualities were tempered by her innate kindness and a wicked sense of humour.

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

Daughter of the vicar of Conwy,

Generations of clergy were in on the ring, in particular Gwilym Williams, Bishop of Bangor, 1957-82 and Archbishop of Wales, 1971-82. Gwilym Williams was the son of a wealthy landowning family in north Wales and was educated at Jesus College, Oxford, a favourite of the grander Gwerin. Furthermore Gwilym Williams was at Jesus College when Harold Wilson was there. Beat that! I suspect in the end however the Top Docs might have beat Gwilym; he died on 23 Nov 1990, when life for the Gang was getting complicated…

Conwy was the heart of the petty bourgeois element of the ring. All Conwy/Aberconwy politicians (as well as the Councillors) were Of The Gang (see post ‘                  ‘), not just Lord Wyn Roberts Of Paedophilia. Mason Williams of course came from Llandudno, just next door to Conwy; Llandudno is the biggest settlement in the Conwy constituency. The original home of the Royal Lobotomist! William Mars-Jones’s sister-in-law Dilys, who unlawfully received copies of correspondence from Clwyd Health Authority re my complaint about the Gang, was a Conwy Councillor…

Noreen trained as a nurse at Queen Elizabeth hospital, in Birmingham,

The Birmingham NHS was Robert Bluglass’s domain from the early 1970s

followed by midwifery training at Queen Charlotte’s in London

Geoffrey Chamberlain worked at Queen Charlotte’s before he became Chair of Obs and Gynae at St George’s. Other big names who facilitated/colluded with organised abuse/the Westminster Paedophile Ring who passed through the Queen Charlotte’s included Lord Bob Winston and George Pinker. If you were serious about working in Obs and Gynae during the 1950s, 60s and 70s, you did a stint at Queen Charlotte’s. Noreen will have met the best there and no doubt rekindled old acquaintances when she reached the heights of the RCN, Gwynedd Health Authority etc.

Everyone involved had a mutual colleague:

Dr Dafydd Alun Jones

and St David’s, Bangor.

That place was horrific, positively dangerous for patients; when it shut its doors in the 1990s, the staff were transferred to Ysbyty Gwynedd and it was business as normal on the new premises. See eg. ‘The BMA and It’s Ethics’.

She was matron of Nant Y Glyn maternity hospital, Colwyn Bay, Colwyn Bay Community hospital and finally Abergele hospital.

She chaired the Welsh board and the national council of the Royal College of Nursing. In the Territorial Army, she reached the rank of lieutenant colonel and was awarded the Territorial Decoration. Noreen also served on the Warnock Committee on human fertilisation; chaired a Welsh Office committee on community nursing that was widely praised for its clarity; and was the first woman to be appointed deputy lord lieutenant and high sheriff of Clwyd. She was awarded the OBE in 1970 and made a CBE in 1988.

Noreen bagged that CBE months before the huge row in the House re the dreadful state of Gwynedd Health Authority and the Mystery Over What Had The Funds Been Spent On. See ‘A Visit To Gwynedd Archives’.

Noreen was appointed a member of the Gwynedd health authority in north-west Wales in 1976, and became chairwoman in 1982. I was the general manager and worked with her for 10 years. She was challenging but supportive. Her combination of clear thinking and common sense enabled her to reach the nub of a complex issue quickly.

We went through some difficult times: financial pressures, an ambitious rationalisation programme involving closure of hospitals with fierce public opposition, occupation of the headquarters by Welsh-language activists, and all the usual controversy that goes with the NHS. Through it all, Noreen retained the trust of successive secretaries of state for Wales, Welsh Office officials and the local medical, nursing and other staff.

She never lost the common touch and treated everybody with the same courtesy and respect. Her approach to all issues was grounded in her concern for patients. What she had learned as a nurse and a matron informed her approach to all issues in the health service.

In 1973 she married Geoff Edwards, the town clerk of Colwyn Bay. Their marriage was a very happy one, and she nursed Geoff through his final distressing illness. His three sons and their families all adored her. Geoff and two of his sons died in 2004. Noreen is survived by her stepson, Michael; daughter-in-law, Chris; and five grandchildren.

Of course the old cow and/or her husband bred and the family will all be occupying influential positions in Wales and probably elsewhere as well…

The ‘Welsh Board’ that Noreen Chaired was almost certainly the Welsh Board that was responsible for Standards and Training re Angels in Wales at the time. The Welsh Board appears on one of my documents, as a brief additional scribbled note left by a Senior Angel/Manager in a hurry who wanted to send an urgent message to the Senior Angel/Manager who was to be in receipt of the document about me. The note added to the official document was a warning that someone from the Welsh Board had arrived at Ysbyty Gwynedd and asked that Jeff Crowther, a Nursing Officer at Ysbyty Gwynedd, should meet with the man from the Welsh Board who was assessing whether Ysbyty Gwynedd’s desire to serve as a Training Institution to degree level for Angels could be agreed.

Jeff was at that very time (in the late 1980s) admitting to me that Dafydd was ‘a corrupt old bastard’, that Dafydd was sexually exploiting patients and had been for decades but ‘We’ve got mortgages to pay’, so Jeff would not be  backing me up in any complaints, even when he had witnessed wrongdoing. However Jeff did refuse to lie on oath for Dafydd and Tony Francis; following that Jeff received murder threats and had to go into hiding and Jeff’s wife died in the ‘care’ of Ysbyty Gwynedd just before the Waterhouse Inquiry opened. Jeff left north Wales soon after that.

So Jeff, who did have a nice manner and was brighter and more socially acceptable than many of his colleagues, was Presented To The Welsh Board. Ysbyty Gwynedd were subsequently OK’d for degree level Angel training.

My documents demonstrate that during the weeks immediately before and after the man from the Welsh Board met Jeff, not only were Dafydd and the BMA psychiatrists lying their arses off as usual, encouraged by the BMA and MDU, but there was frantic forging of documentation by the staff of Ysbyty Gwynedd with regard to my files, so it was probably happening routinely…

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Noreen was at the time Chair of Gwynedd Health Authority. I don’t know why anyone bothered to wheel out Jeff as the Acceptable Face Of Nursing At Ysbyty Gwynedd to meet the man from the Welsh Board, they could have just sent the tea lady along to meet him and YG would have been deemed acceptable for Angels to follow degree level courses.

As for Matron’s service in the TA, rising to the rank of Lt Col, that is simply yet more confirmation that there was a worrying relationship between the Gang and the British Army that may have explained how Dafydd for years has built an empire on his ‘care’ of veterans with PTSD, when it is widely accepted that the real veterans do not receive the ‘care’ that is so widely publicised, but people who are after helpful Expert Reports from Dafydd who have committed serious offences find that they can obtain one by checking into his PTSD ‘nursing homes’. See post ‘Feet In Chains’ for details, as well as for the many Forces organisations who have been happy to refer veterans to Dafydd, including the SSAFA, the Patron of which is Field Marshall Lord Brammall.

See previous posts eg. ‘Two Very Dangerous, Dishonest Nurses’ for details of two of Ysbyty Gwynedd’s finest who double up as TA officers, Major Stephen Gallagher and his pal Andrew Parry, who have a track record of unlawfully refusing to treat patients, threatening them, insulting third parties who have made representation about their dreadful conduct and then lying about it all. Gallagher was the last person to see one patient alive who later died in uncertain circumstances. Gallagher’s account of events was uncritically accepted in spite of his track record and the many complaints about him by patients and staff.

The machine is helped along considerably by the dreadful Tina Donnelley, former Director of the RCN in Wales, who is a Lt Col in the TA as discussed in previous posts. Since starring on the blog, Tina has clocked up another position of responsibility and in April 2019 was appointed an Independent Member of HEIW (Health Education and Improvement Wales). Tina can be found on the website of HEIW:

Tina Donnelly

Tina is a registered nurse, who also trained as a midwife, and completed specialist training in cardiac care, palliative care and clinical teaching/teaching. Tina was the Director of the Royal College of Nursing in Wales from 2004 – 2018, and has also held senior management posts in the NHS. 

Tina worked for 12 years in higher education, and has worked in the Welsh Assembly Government as a Nursing Officer, advising on health and nursing policy, regulation, human resources, research, and education. 

Tina is an honorary fellow of the University of South Wales and a fellow of the Royal College of Nursing. She received a CBE for services to Nursing, Armed forces and Trade Unionism and is Deputy Lieutenant for Mid Glamorgan. In April 2019, Tina was declared as High Sheriff for Mid Glamorgan. She is also a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

A number of Tina’s fellow Independent Members of the HEIW have featured on this blog and have records of achievement as catastrophic as Tina.

Here’s Noreen In Uniform, the Role Model, in who’s footsteps the grim Tina followed:

Noreen Edwards

We know Noreen was a monster, I knew that years ago, but I didn’t realise that the monster had been appointed to influential roles outside of Wales. The Warnock Committee; Dafydd Wigley too sat on the Warnock Committee as discussed in previous posts. The excuse for Wigley’s place on the Committee was Wigley taking a personal interest in embryo research etc as a result of his two little boys dying from a rare inherited condition, although I knew that Wigley was a stooge on the Committee, as indeed was Warnock herself. See previous posts.

The real power on the Warnock Committee was Dame Josephine Barnes, an odious Charing Cross gynaecologist who was facilitating organised abuse, including the Westminster Paedophile Ring. Barnes was married to Sir Brian Warren, Grocer Heath’s close friend and personal physician, who was also facilitating the Westminster Paedophile Ring. The only difference between Josephile and Brian was that Josephile accepted the existence of a shite NHS alongside private medicine for those who really mattered; Brian was opposed to the idea of the NHS throughout his whole career, refused to work in it and had a private practice in Belgravia. See post ‘Uncle Harry’s Friends…’

So Wigley AND Noreen, two big fish in the small cesspit of Gwynedd’s welfare services, sat on the Warnock Committee. These were people who knew bugger all about good medical practice yet alone the issues in embryo research and IVF. Even in the late 1980s, north Wales was still an area in which ALL the Top Docs had conspired to ensure that no woman could access an NHS termination for any reason; however abortion was available from the dangerous private abortionist (s) of Chester. The Top Docs of north Wales who were 100% anti-abortion would refer any woman at all from north Wales on demand to the private abortionists of Chester as long as the woman had the dosh to pay. There was also a demand for illegal abortions in Gwynedd. See eg. ‘It’s Bachman Turner Overdrive – Not Arf!’

The two stooges from the charnel house will have just followed orders from Josephile as did Mary Warnock, but I wonder why those two stooges in particular bagged seats on the Warnock Committee? Dafydd Wigley’s place on the Committee gave him quite a bit of kudos but Noreen was presiding over a catastrophe so great that not many people would have been hoodwinked…

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Well I suppose people in Gwynedd would have been hoodwinked, people in Coleg Menai, the School Nurses, the Student Angels and local Councillors and that’s what kept the wheels turning in north Wales. The belief that Dr Dafydd Alun Jones was Europe’s Leading Forensic Psychiatrist and OF COURSE there isn’t a VIP paedophile ring up here, we’re nice people, with Welsh cakes, Bara Brith and our own language, we’re not those elitist bastards in London, got the gang of sex offenders a long way.

They had the Great Pleasure and Privilege of Sitting On The Warnock Committee:

 

Noreen Edwards

Dame Josephile is a Famous Consultant ewe know, Dr DA knows her and Baroness Warnock is an Oxford Philosopher and ooh ewe should have seen her curtains:

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Colwyn Bay Heritage website also mourned the Matron who rivalled any brutal nun of a Magdalen Laundry:

1926-2011: Noreen Edwards (née Thomas), who has died aged 85, was active in the RCN (Royal College of Nursing) for many years, chairing the College’s council and Welsh board. Her name will live on through the Noreen Edwards chair at Bangor University in north Wales.

Oh what an embarrassment… How about an Adolph Hitler Chair of Jewish Studies at Bangor?

Daughter of the vicar of Conwy, Noreen undertook her nurse training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and midwifery training at Queen Charlotte’s in London and St David’s, Bangor. She was matron at the Nant-y-Glyn Maternity Hospital, Colwyn Bay, then Denbighshire Hospital – now Colwyn Bay Community Hospital – and finally Abergele Hospital.

Noreen was appointed chair of the RCN’s Welsh board and went on to become chair of RCN council from 1969 to 1971, and deputy chair until 1973.

So Noreen was Chair of the RCN Council in the year that the Ely Hospital Scandal shamed Wales and throughout the best years of Gwynne the Royal Lobotomist. It can’t have been a coincidence that Matron who presided over the Angelic bit of the Westminster Paedophile Ring’s production line was at the top of the RCN just as John Allen, Dafydd and Gwynne set up the business proper, John Allen taking out the lease one the building that became the Bryn Alyn Community in 1968. Down in Wandsworth, the London end of the business had just welcomed Dafydd’s mate John Tilley onto the Council… See post ‘Lord Snooty The Third’.

UCNW joined in the party and was in an excellent position to do so what with Noreen’s pal O.V. Jones, a local gynaecologist, occupying an influential role on UCNW Council and Dafydd’s mate Sir Charles Evans, a former Liverpool Top Doc, the Principal. See post ‘Meet The Gwerin!’ All they needed was the Nice Young Doctor D.G.E. Wood in the Student Health Centre and they were ready to go! The later arrival of Gwynne the Retired Lobotomist to Help Students who objected to Wood’s efforts to bully and traffic them was the crowning glory.

Dafydd was giving orders to the Dept of Psychology, Lucille pulled the strings re Social Work Training and ‘Community Action’ (the student society that did good works locally, including in Ty’r Felin children’s home) and a number of academics eg. Alwyn Roberts, were Gwynedd County Councillors. Then the were the theologians, the Welsh scholars, the teacher trainers… All aboard!

In that year she married Geoffrey Edwards, the town clerk of Colwyn Bay.

Colwyn Bay was the location of the North Wales Police HQ; the bent Chief Constable Sir Philip Myers became famous for mixing business and pleasure as it were and built himself an office on the side of his house, where there was much coming and going. Colwyn Bay houses many of the biggest of the big wigs in north Wales, the most influential politicians, Top Docs, NHS and Social Services managers, Councillors, police officers, lawyers, administrators etc.

Prof Robert Owen – HERE

Huw Vaughan Thomas – HERE

Gwynfa Unit, for children and adolescents with mental health problems was located near Colwyn Bay. At Gwynfa, patients were raped, buggered, dropped out of windows, made to wear dog collars and led around the unit on leads, suspended from door frames, the fun was endless. The Top Doc for Gwynfa was Barry Kiehn, a friend of Dafydd’s and the manager was Nigel Mannering Berry, an Angel who had trained at Denbigh many years previously. Gwynfa Unit was closed down shortly before the Waterhouse Inquiry, I presume because it would never have withstood scrutiny even by someone making as many excuses for serious offenders as Ronnie. In retirement, Nigel Mannering Berry continued to live in Colwyn Bay and is a key figure in Colwyn Bay Masonic Hall. See previous posts eg. ‘Don’t Be Silly, He’s Nice’.

The local Tory Party (Clwyd West) was/is a hot-bed of the more bourgeois and Anglicised Gang members.

A nurse member of Gwynedd Health Authority, she was its deputy chair in 1979 and chair in 1982.

A presence of a sociopathic female Angel is crucial. ‘A Matron who didn’t tolerate fools and Put Patients First’.

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1979: Mary Wynch was unlawfully imprisoned by Dafydd and the Gang.

1982: Mary had begun litigation and it was known that she’d be going to the Master of the Rolls. Havoc had broken out at UCNW, Lord Kenyon was deposed as President and replaced by William Mars-Jones and massive efforts were underway to oust Sir Charles Evans. All dressed up as a scrap over the Welsh language/Welsh identity. See ‘Meet The Gwerin!’

And of course I’d arrived at UCNW and the security services as well as the Gang were watching. I dunno how much money MI5 owe me as compensation for so many things, but the transcripts sent to me of the studenty chats that I had with my friends as a first year undergrad in my room in our Hall of Residence demonstrate an unforgivable breach of privacy really. It’s not as if it was being done to protect me from gangsters who had targeted me either. Brown will be interested to know that they even bugged us that night when we were too full to have a bonk because we’d had that enormous Chinese meal. At the time, British politicians and activists of a liberal/left bent were going apeshit about the South African police spying on black and white people having Ugandan encounters in their own houses. I remember reading all about it in ‘The Guardian’.

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We’ll have another Chinese tonight please Lord Denning, but leave out the prawn crackers and extra rice this time. 

The Chinese takeaway that put the dampers on things in Room D207, Llys Tryfan in 1982, was purchased from Ying Wah’s in Upper Bangor. Ying Wah’s was good value for money and Mr Ying Wah himself was very friendly and took a lot of racist crap in the evenings from people who insulted Chinese people but nonetheless purchased their food. I wondered how Mr Ying Wah tolerated the scumbags but just before finals, I and my friends saw Mr Ying Wah driving his car. It surpassed anything that any Top Doc drove, it was one impressive motor. So that’s why he put up with the tossers… 

Now I know that the Gang ran every part of Bangor, I know that Mr Ying Wah will have been dodgy in some way as well. He would not have thrived if he had not been.

BTW, Lord Hain, I presume that you were aware of the most common complaint about the rooms in Llys Tryfan? That the beds had been very carefully designed to not quite accommodate two people? They almost accommodated two people, but not quite. They looked as though they did, but when the second person got into the bed, they would be on the verge of always falling out. The only way that two people could fit into the beds in Llys Tryfan was if one was on top of the other. Which is a fitting tribute to the idiocy of a bunch of moribund hypocritical old farts who Upheld Standards while running a sex abuse gang.

Noreen also served on the Warnock committee on human fertilisation and, in 1987, chaired the Welsh Office committee that reviewed community nursing.

1987: Ollie was in prison and then released early on appeal, Dafydd had illegally imprisoned me and that had been followed by the Cunning Plan to frame and imprison me soon after the 1987 General Election. Noreen must have been a True Blue!

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Noreen was the first woman to be appointed deputy lord lieutenant and high sheriff of Gwynedd. She was a justice of the peace, member of the council of the school of medicine at Cardiff University, president of the local branch of Soroptimist International, a governor of Rydal School in Colwyn Bay and member of the National Trust’s north west committee.

Everywhere that the Gang went, so did Noreen. Lucille was a leading light in Soroptimist International; there were quite a few of those Professional Ladies from Soroptimist in the Welsh Office and the DHSS, some four years ago, I met a Retired Lady Gov’t Doctor who was one, along with her mate, a Retired Lady Gov’t Pharmacist.

A recent police investigation revealed a major problem with sexual abuse at Rydal School, when Noreen was a Guv’nor of that establishment. Rydal educated many of the affluent middle-class boys of Wales, including Lord Mervyn Davies, Gordon Brown’s Minister who doubled up as Chair of Council at Bangor University when Gordon was doing all that he could to force Merfyn Jones out of his job as VC. See previous posts. Rydal’s most famous old boy is Ken Barlow. Ken Barlow’s son the actor Linus Roache also went to Rydal. 

When Alun Davies retired as Manager of the Hergest Unit because the dreadful toll of scandals and patient deaths meant that finally, after decades, Davies’s head just had to roll, Davies was immediately appointed as CEO of St David’s Hospice in Llandudno. See ‘The CEOs of St David’s Hospice’.

Within a short time of that appointment being made, Ken Barlow became Patron of St David’s Hospice and Ken’s mugshot appeared across north Wales accompanied by pleas for folk to hand over money to St David’s Hospice.

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I offered to attend one of the fund-raising events with Ken and Alun Davies bellowed at me that if I arrived at the event ‘You will be ARRESTED’. It was barely three years since Davies’s attempt to have me fitted up and imprisoned for ‘threatening to kill’ him had collapsed on the first day of the trial when it became clear that Davies, seven other NHS staff and a police officer had sort of lied to the police…

I should have gone to the St David’s event, the spectacle of an unarmed, harmless, middle aged woman being arrested for no reason would have given Ken Barlow something to think about. Neither have I ever made the sort of fuss that Ken Barlow did when he was wrongly accused by someone Lying To Get Compensation. Ken, they owe me millions…

A lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army, she was awarded the Territorial Decoration and appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 1970. In 1988, Noreen was created a commander of the British Empire.

This obituary appeared in the Nursing Standard on January 23rd, 2012 (page 33) and is reproduced here with their kind permission.

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This tribute to a people trafficker, a killer and abductor of other people’s babies and an accomplice of child abusers was written by Laurence Dopson, a freelance journo…

How about a charidee event for Rydal in Noreen’s memory then Ken?

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Surely Noreen, the First Woman Deputy Lieutenant of Gwynedd, is worthy of one of Sister Hutt’s Purple Plaques? Or has one already been erected and I haven’t heard about it?

 

Another signature to the DATE memo was Prof David Jones, Chief Nursing Officer, Gwynedd Health Authority. David subsequently became a Prof at Sheffield University. David Jones is now retired and is an Emeritus Prof at Sheffield. David featured on PR material for Sheffield University which tells us:

Secondly it is the School of Nursing and Midwifery’s 10th Anniversary. The Sheffield and North Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery was integrated
into the University as a full and equal partner with other Schools in the Faculty of Medicine and became the University of Sheffield, School of Nursing and Midwifery on 1 April 1995. At that time the Dean, Professor David Jones, challenged staff and students to grasp the opportunities now open to nurses and midwives as they became part of the higher education arena…

So David Jones, who was an active member of the Gang and was one of the most senior Angels in north Wales facilitating serious organised crime relocated to Sheffield, turf of Savile and was the man to introduce Angels to the HE field. Jones retired in April 1995, during the Jillings investigation, while there were media reports about a VIP paedophile ring in north Wales/Cheshire, when David Jones’s old muckers in north Wales were doing anything they could to fit me up and incarcerate me and the Dept of Health were busy preparing the ground to tell the world in July 1995 that Dafydd had retired and the North Wales Hospital had closed down although neither was true…

Sheffield University is a sizeable institution with a ‘good’ reputation. See ‘The Big Questions’. David Jones didn’t end up in a senior role there without anyone being aware of the serious difficulties in the Health Authority of which he had previously been Chief Nursing Officer.

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David Jones’s LinkedIn profile states that he has been an Emeritus Prof at Sheffield from April 1995 to the present and is based at Llangollen, Denbighshire.

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David Jones attended Bala Boys’ Grammar School, so he could well know Ieuan Wyn Jones, Dafydd Iwan and Alun Ffred from there, as well as via many other ways.

 

Another David Jones signed the memo, the David Jones who was a retired orthopaedic surgeon from Ysbyty Gwynedd and Great Ormond Street Hospital. So David Jones was yet another link between the Gang and dreadful practices in Gwynedd and a prestigious ‘world leading’ hospital in London.

While researching David Jones online, I came across another orthopaedic surgeon from Ysbyty Gwynedd, Mel Jones. Mel Jones owns a villa in the Algarve and in the promotional material advertising the villa, Mel Jones mentions that he also has a medico-legal practice. One of the sources of most dissatisfaction at Ysbyty Gwynedd was orthopaedic surgery. People In The Know refused to have orthopaedic surgery at YG…

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Mel Jones is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Awen Jones works as a manager in his medico-legal practice. A large proportion of clients who have visited Villa Oleanders work (hard) within the NHS at Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital Bangor, north Wales.

Mel also appeared in the BMJ ‘Letters to the Editor’ on 25 Aug 2001, Mel contributing to a discussion re the rights and wrongs of consultants personally signing letters:

‘I gave up signing my clinic letters seven years ago and end them with “dictated but not signed by . . ..” The main reason I gave up signing the letters was that I have peripheral clinics, which I visit every other week. Initially my letters were typed by secretaries at these clinics and sent back to my base hospital for signing. But it was usually over a week after the clinic before the letters went into the post, and I thought this delay unacceptable. I have excellent secretaries, and I have full confidence in them. Over 100 patients are seen in my clinics each week. If I spent half a minute reading and signing each letter, that would be about an hour a week time that, in my opinion, could be better spent. I encourage my trainees to dictate but not sign letters as well. Frequently I see typing errors, but I have not encountered anything dangerous occurring as a consequence in my specialty. I do not think I am being discourteous to the general practitioners, and I have never had any complaints on the matter. Nor do I think general practitioners are discourteous in sending me such letters, as they are busy people too.
Mel Jones, consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon.
So Mel wrote in 2001 that he gave up signing his letters about ‘seven years ago’ ie. 1994. My files demonstrate that numerous documents produced by staff at Ysbyty Gwynedd and even the senior managers of the Trust were not only unsigned but were very obviously forgeries, written a long time after the dates on the documents. A small number of documents contain explicit references to documents having been forged and instructions were sent out by the Gwynedd County Council bent lawyer Ron Evans – Ron didn’t work for the NHS but he was busy giving NHS staff and managers advice as to how to fit me up – re setting the scene by creating the appropriate paper trail. The forgery had been taking place for years but it was particularly prevalent during 1994 and 1995.
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Richard Hywel Picton Oliver, a retired General Surgeon from YG signed the memo. Oliver was listed as a Company Director of DUOSTORE LIMITED, between 8/10/1998 and 7/7/2006. Duostore was a big shop in Bangor. Oliver was also listed as a Company Director of Hospice At Home Gwynedd and Anglesey, 1/7/94-31/5/2007. Many members of the Gang are involved with Hospice at Home Gwynedd and Anglesey.
Oliver died in 2010: OLIVER – RICHARD HYWEL PICTON 28th March, 2010 Retired Consultant Surgeon, MB, BS, FRCS England, MS London. Suddenly but peacefully at his home in Bangor. A much loved husband of Dorothy, father of David and step father of Wendy. Grandfather of Hayley and Jordan. Funeral service at Berea Newydd Chapel, Bangor on Wednesday April 7th, 2010 at 12.30pm. Committal following at Bangor Crematorium, (private family only by request). Family flowers only, but donations gratefully received towards Gwynedd Hospice at Home and the British Heart Foundation.

Menai Williams, a friend of Dafydd and the retired Deputy Principal of the Normal College, Bangor, was a regular at Berea Newydd Chapel. Previous posts discussed Dr Dafydd Arthur Jones, a member of staff at Bangor University, who was found dead on a Snowdonia mountain in Jan 2006. Dafydd Arthur was in his 40s, fit, a keen walker and his death was attributed to a heart attack. Dafydd Arthur was friends with me and had been in the process of organising a joint project with me when he was found dead; he found working with his Head of Dept at Bangor, Meri Huws, very difficult and was looking for an escape route. Dafydd Arthur was a regular at Berea Newydd Chapel. Dafydd Arthur had previously worked at Coleg Menai and was had been a Senior Lecturer in History at Trinity College, Carmarthen.For many years Dafydd Arthur was a regular Editor on the local newspaper for Bangor, Y Goriad.

[REMEMBER DAVID PRICHARD – surg, MD]

Harry Edwards – cons aneath, YG – Dr Harry Edwards OBE, MB, ChB, DRCOG, FRCA. Formerly Consultant Anaesthetist, Ysbyty Gwynedd and Chairman of the Welsh Medical Committee

Edwards, john chawner, peter tivy-jones, ken jones – daily post scare article in 2015

Jeffrey Green, a retired cardiologist at YG signed the memo. Like so many other signatories to the memo, Jeffrey Green has disappeared from the internet, but while I was searching for Jeffrey, I found another interesting Top Doc, Dr Lawrence Cotter, on the website of the Socialist Health Association, an organisation of which membership is obligatory if one if a Top Doc on the left who Helps The Poor eg. Uncle Harry and his mates, including Julian Tudor Hart, Wendy Savage etc as discussed in previous posts.

Dr Lawrence Cotter:

Dr Cotter

He qualified at Manchester and spent ten years in junior hospital posts in London Edinburgh and Oxford before being appointed Consultant Cardiologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1984. From 2000 to 2017 he was also visiting Cardiologist at Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor. From 2000 to 2012 he was chairman of the Medical Staff committee and Local negotiating committee for Central Manchester. From 2000 to 2012 he was Clinical Dean in charge of clinical medical education at MRI and its ten associated hospitals. As a result he was made an Honorary Professor.
From 2009 to 2013 he was an elected governor to The Central Manchester University Hospitals and from 2013 to 2017 he was a Non-Executive director of the Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Broadgreen (judged “outstanding ” by the CQC) and chairman of its quality committee.
He was on the Council of the Royal College of Physicians for ten years including two years as Censor and two years as a Trustee and has been a senior examiner for the College for twenty years in the U.K. and on many occasions overseas.
He has also examined for thirty years for Manchester University and has been an external examiner for Kings College (Guy’s and St Thomas’s) and for the National University of Oman.
He has 70 publications in British and International medical journals.
He has been a member of the Labour Party for thirty years.
So Lawrence Cotter was yet another Top Doc who was based at prestigious institutions who gave YG status and credibility. Being a visiting cardiologist at YG, 2000-17, Dr Cotter will have known about the death of Prof Duncan Tanner from Bangor University in the care of YG in Feb 2010. Duncan was in his early 50s, had been admitted to the cardiology bit of YG for a completely routine, low risk procedure and he died. YG couldn’t explain why and tests on Duncan’s samples carried out in London showed no reason why he should not have survived the procedure at YG. Duncan was a key senior member of staff at Bangor and his death caused major problem; No 10 were after the blood of Merfyn the VC at the time.
At Duncan’s memorial service, one of the crooked lawyers who had ‘prepared’ the fabricated evidence against me for the Gang at Chester Court in 1990 (see posts ‘Some Big Legal Names Enter The Arena’ and ‘The Bitterest Pill’) turned up and insulted Merfyn, as did a few other people. A man called Dr France also arrived who had years before known Duncan when Duncan was a PhD student. I was told after I began this blog that Dr France was the son of NAME France, one of the Civil Service mandarins who assisted Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality years ago (see post ‘      ‘) and that Name’s son had arrived to silently warn me about further publications. I do hope that NAMES son has read this blog and realises how very seriously I took his unspoken threats…
BILL OWEN, FCCA, CPFA – Director of Finance, GHA –

 

Michael Crumplin, a former consultant surgeon from Wrexham Maelor Hospital, was one signatory to the DATE memo who subsequently achieved a great amount of publicity and good PR as a EMINENT RETIRED DOCTOR FROM WREXHAM in the mainstream media at most convenient times for the Gang ie. when Bryn Estyn and the North Wales Child Abuse Scandal were in the media once more and shortly after I began this blog interestingly enough…

Twitter – Retired surgeon, who studied the Napoleonic Wars for 50 yrs – esp. their medical aspects. I am a curator, author and lecturer and education lead for Waterloo200

North East Wales

Michael Crumplin

‘Chronicle’, 7 March 2017 – ‘Hollywood Adviser and Noted Surgeon’

Michael Crumplin acted as adviser to ‘Master and Commander’ and is set to lift the lid on the brutal side of battles

‘a surgeon with 45 years experience’

‘A top surgeon who has acted as adviser to Hollywood films is set to lift the lid on the “darker side of war”.’

The drama and heroics of battles such as Waterloo and Trafalgar have gripped historians, novelists and artists for the last two centuries. And consultant surgeon Michael Crumplin FRCS has spent 45 years studying what he calls the “darker side of war.” This has included the results of soldiers and sailors facing the effects of cannon, musket and cold steel in the wars against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France and the task facing military surgeons of the time in dealing with the results.

Mr Crumplin, now retired, will deliver the annual Collingwood Lecture on Naval Surgery During the French Wars 1792-1815 at Newcastle Royal Grammar School in Eskdale Terrace, Jesmond, on Thursday. The 7.30pm event is staged by the Collingwood Society, set up in honour of Newcastle-born Admiral Lord Collingwood, who was a pupil at the school…

Mr Crumplin was a historical advisor to the Russell Crowe film ‘Master and Commander’, Chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and a curator and archivist at the college. He has been treasurer/trustee of the Waterloo Committee and member of the Waterloo 200 Operating Committee, heading the educational group for the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo.

His latest project has been to set up a surgical museum on the Battle of Waterloo heritage site.

His books include ‘A Surgical Artist at War’ – the paintings of Sir Charles Bell, illustrating wounds received at the Battles of Corunna and Waterloo; ‘Men of Steel’, an illustrated account of wounds, and surgical care in the armed forces during the Republican and Napoleonic Wars; ‘Guthrie’s War’ -the story of Britain’s most prestigious military surgeon George Guthrie, focussing on his experiences in the Peninsular War, and ‘The Bloody Fields of Waterloo – Medical Support for Wellington’s Greatest Victory’.

Of the war against France, Mr Crumplin said: “You have to understand what a catastrophically long war it was.” Among the differences experienced by surgeons of 200 years ago compared to today, were the difficulties of controlling infection and the understanding of how the body reacts to damage and combat trauma. “Infection 200 years ago was almost inevitable,” said Mr Crumplin….“They would be working under conditions that no surgeon today would tolerate,” said Mr Crumplin. “They would be operating with the wounded in an upright position, having to stoop below decks, operating in poor light and very hot conditions without anaesthetic.

“Patients would be divided into three groups- the hopeless cases, those needing urgent surgery to save lives, and other wounds. We can only marvel at the skill of a lot of these surgeons and the stoicism of the wounded”

At Waterloo, there were 63,000 wounded on all sides and around 2,000 surgeons to deal with them.

Mr Crumplin has also studied Lord Nelson’s death at Traflagar. He took more than three hours to die after being hit by a musket ball, which severed his spinal column. “I have studied the human cost of conflict as people have been rather reticent in dealing with the darker side of war,” said Mr Crumplin.

Torygraph, 4 March 2015:

‘Why we must remember the bloody cost of Waterloo’

Some 55,000 soldiers were killed and wounded during the Battle of Waterloo, a carnage comparable to the first day of the Somme. A new book written by a surgeon ahead of this summer’s 200th anniversary argues that sacrifice must not be forgotten

Mick Crumplin with a Waterloo surgeon’s saw Photo: Paul Cooper

“Be under no misunderstanding,” he says. “This was, relatively speaking, a ghastly episode in British history. But because it was two centuries ago, and most military historians will not address the terribleness of the war, a lot of people have forgotten. I find it offensive and that is something I wish to change. I don’t want to horrify people, just bring things into perspective. It was a very tricky time for us. The loss of life was dreadful.”

Crumplin, who is also trustee and treasurer of the Waterloo Association, says his book, “The Bloody Fields of Waterloo”, began life as a list of the doctors present at the battle. There were about 180 on the day and another 60 drafted in to treat the injured in the aftermath of the battle. But after researching the scale and nature of the injuries sustained he realised that the experience of Waterloo had a profound effect on the British Army and the way in which it manages war zone casualties which continues to this day.

Indeed, it was the lessons learnt by the Army Medical Department during the battle – and throughout the Peninsular War – that paved the way for the birth of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1898 and its transformation from a primitive butchering operation into the state-of-the art service which, in recent years, has been put to the ultimate test in Afghanistan. Not least, it was the number of amputations that surgeons had to perform on or near the battlefield that provided a fledgling database of experience on which to draw in future conflicts .

Crumplin discovered that there were 2,000 amputations performed at Waterloo as a result of the battle. And it is for good reason that an ebony-handled surgical saw and blood-stained white leather glove were last month chosen as part of the Waterloo 200 collection of 200 objects that came to define the battle.

 

 

 

 

Surgery was performed usually in the upright position because you had to move fast,” Crumplin says. “They would cut the flesh with large capital amputation knives and then divide the bone with a saw. That would only take a few minutes but then you had to make sure you had control of all the arteries which were to be tied off individually. Then you would dress the wound. In all it would take about 15 minutes.”

There was, of course, no anaesthesia available, only a small dose of cordial of spirits and water afterwards and, if one was lucky, some opium or laudanum. “Often the patient fainted from the foul sights he was witness to,” Crumplin says.

Most though, such as Lord Uxbridge, displayed remarkable forbearance. As the peer underwent his amputation by Wellington’s personal physician and surgeon, Dr John Hume, he uttered not a word, nor did his pulse rate increase. The only time he flinched was when the saw blade jammed. Lord Uxbridge survived and the Prince Regent created him the 1st Marquess of Anglesey. He went on to lead a distinguished public life, twice becoming Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and, in 1827, Master General of the Ordnance. He finally retired as a field marshal in March 1852…..

Crumplin, who has examined 20 or so skeletons dug up on the battlefield, says most injuries were caused by spent balls – fired over 150 yards. “Being round, although they didn’t have the destructive power of modern bullets, they did carry items of clothing into the wound – cloth infested with bacteria – which was a huge problem.” ….

Crumplin suggests it may well have been the latter. For all the glory associated with the Napoleonic Wars, it was a time when life was hard, cheap and often cut short. Some 200 years on, the bodies still lying beneath the fields of Waterloo deserve remembrance.

Waterloo200.org

The Bloody Fields Of Waterloo by Michael Crumplin (Ken Trotman Publishing £45) is available to order from Telegraph Books at £42.50 + £1.95 p&p. Call 0844 871 1515 or visit books.telegraph.co.uk

Reader Offer: Enjoy a spectacular commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo on a four night escorted tour. Costs from £799 per person, including return train travel, transfers and accommodation. Valid for departure on June 17, 2015. (Call 0333 005 9033)

Evening lecture, Royal Logistic Corps Museum – blog dated 28 Nov 2015 – mentions book reviewed by Torygraph

 

BBC News Wales –

A private collection has gone on show in Wrexham of rare artefacts from the 19th Century Peninsular War involving Wellington and Napoleon’s forces. The display also includes memorabilia from Welsh soldiers involved in the war to free Portugal and Spain from French occupation.

The collection has been gathered over 40 years by retired Wrexham Maelor hospital surgeon, Michael Crumplin.

“To War With Wellington” goes on show at Wrexham Museum from Monday.

Michael Crumplin dressed a surgeon in the Peninsular War
Image caption Michael Crumplin dressed as a surgeon from the period of the Peninsular War

It tells the story of the British Army, including the Royal Welch Fusiliers, who waged a bloody campaign, aided by the Portuguese and Spanish armies and guerrilla forces, against Napoleon’s generals.

It is the first time the collection has gone on display together in a public museum.

The collection includes:

  • A ticket to Nelson’s funeral procession
  • A silver plate captured from the baggage train of the King of Spain after the battle of Vittoria
  • Muskets, pistols and sabres used by the French and the British as well as a cannonball fired at the Battle of Waterloo.

Also in the exhibition is a helmet and sabre belonging to Henry Ellis Boates of Overton, Wrexham, while serving in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo.

The exhibition also includes a short film on the medical aspects of the war in which over 30,000 British soldiers died from disease – three times the number said to have been killed on the battlefield.

Mr Crumplin said: “I have been collecting artefacts and ephemera from these wars all my adult life – really to enhance my enthusiasm, and enjoyment of the subject.

ARTEFACTS ON SHOW

“Collections must be used and not hidden away, and every object tells a story. My passion for an interest in the human aspects of conflict stems from a life in medicine, pride in our armed forces and a fascination for human endurance and innovation, particularly during these long French wars. One of the very few ‘benefits’ of combat is the chance to advance battlefield medicine. We see this par excellence in Afghanistan today in 2012.”

Wrexham Museum access and interpretation officer Jonathan Gammond described as remarkable the story of the Peninsular War and the skill with which Wellington led his troops. “In this exhibition you can come face to face with objects that are part of this amazing story,” he said. “As soon as I saw Michael’s collection, I knew we had the makings of a great exhibition.”

The exhibition opens on 30 April and runs until 3 September with further artefacts to be added over the coming months along with evening talks, re-enactment days and guided tours.

 

‘Men of Steel: Surgery in the Napoleonic Wars’ Hardcover, 23 Jul 2007

27 June 2013 – Michael’s twitter feed told us that George Osborne had offered a donation towards the restoration of the Battle of Waterloo site (reported in Guardian on 26 June 2013).

wxm maelor – bryn styn casualties, bryn alyn too

Lesley Griffiths – sec

 

Michael Griffith, the former Chairman of Clwyd Health Authority and after that, the Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust, also signed the DATE memo. Griffith died in 2009 and as would be expected for the Chairman of the organisation that employed Dafydd and the sex offenders, obituaries and appreciative comments re Michael Griffith’s contribution to the world followed his death.

Sunday, 28 June 2009 16:50 UK

Tribute to environmental farmer

Michael Girffith, in 2000

Michael Griffith had been chairman of a number of organisations in Wales

A prominent public servant and environmental farming advocate has died after collapsing while with a group of walkers on a hillside in Snowdonia.

Michael Griffith CBE, 75, a farmer and landowner from Trefnant, Denbighshire, was a former chairman of the Countryside Council for Wales.

Lord Roberts of Conwy described Mr Griffith as “one of Wales’ best ever servants” and a friend to farmers.

Mr Griffith had been near Beddgelert, Gwynedd, when he collapsed on Saturday.

A retired doctor with the party tried to revive him and efforts were continued during a flight to hospital at Bangor in a rescue helicopter from RAF Valley.

Mr Griffith had been prominent in fields of higher education and health, as well as agriculture concerns.

He served the National Trust in Wales, the Welsh School of Medicine and Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust.

He had also held positions with the British Library, Cardiff University, Land Authority for Wales and Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW).

“I and everyone in CPRW are stunned and feel a great sense of loss at the tragic news of the passing of Michael Griffith,” said CPRW director Peter Ogden.

“Michael was in every sense a great ambassador for the landscapes and heritage of Wales… and we will remain ever thankful for the contribution he made to our work,” he added.

It was Lord Roberts, as Welsh Office minister, who had appointed him to preside over the Countryside Council for Wales.

He had also chaired the former Clwyd Health Authority, along with being a former high sheriff and had been a deputy lieutenant since 1985.

“He was particularly proud of being a descendant of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd and the Welsh princes,” said Lord Roberts.

“Michael was very much an environmental farmer and his friends will be as shocked by his death as I am.”

He helped draw up and launch the Tir Gofal agri-environment scheme in 1999, which saw farmers being paid for environmental work on their land.

Eton-educated Mr Griffith also once rode as an amateur jockey at Aintree.

He leaves a wife and a surviving son.

Michael Griffith’s home in Trefnant lies just to the north of Denbigh. Griffith was one of the landowners of Denbighshire who ran/run the county, including the Mars-Jones family, Antoinette Sandbach’s family and Beata Brookes’s family. All of these landowners were on board with Dafydd and Gwynne. See previous posts.

Glyn Davies, the Tory MP for Montgomeryshire, wrote about Michael Griffith’s death on his blog on Sunday, June 28, 2009: 

Michael Griffith CBE 1934 – 2009

While I was presiding at the Annual General Meeting of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales on Saturday afternoon, my distinguished predecessor in the position of President, Mr Michael Griffith CBE collapsed and died as walking on a hillside in Snowdonia. This sad occurrence is reported on the BBC here. Michael was 75 years old and as far as I knew in good health. He served on a wide range of public bodies, and was a wise man with good judgement. My strongest memory of him is a discussion he and I shared at a Royal Welsh Show in the early 1990s, about some of his ideas for promoting agri-environment schemes in Wales. At the time he was Chairman of the Countryside Council for Wales, and I was Chairman of the Development Board for Rural Wales. I was excited about his ideas, which eventually became reality in the form of a successful grant scheme named Tir Gofal.
He was content to describe himself as a ‘crusty old Tory’. He was also a friend of mine, and a very good friend of Wales. Everyone involved with the CRRW are very sad to learn of his death at too young an age, but I can think of no more apt way for this great countryman of Wales to go than walking on a hillside in Snowdonia.

Glyn Davies was a friend of Emlyn Hooson’s wife Shirley and before Glyn became an MP, he sat on the Council with Shirley Hooson. See previous posts.

 

While searching for information on Michael Griffith, I found the announcement of the death of another Griffith ie. Griffith Edwards, Dafydd’s mate from the old days at the Maudsley, on the King’s College, London website. Griffith died in Oct 2012, the year after Operation Pallial was launched and a few months after Tony Francis killed himself. Griffith Edwards featured in an earlier post in some detail as one of the crazed, unpleasant Maudsley hypocrites who, while pontificating on the evils of drug abuse, knew that his own institution was facilitating the dealing and distribution of Class A drugs on a substantial scale. Tony Francis’s former colleague Hamid Ghodse was a big name in addiction and worked at St George’s; Ghodse and his team were facilitating the dealing and distribution of Class As as well. See eg. ‘A Galaxy Of Talent’.

This is how King’s College London remembered Dafydd’s mate:

Professor Griffith Edwards, CBE

Posted on 12/10/2012
Griffith-Edwards

The Institute of Psychiatry regrets to announce the recent death of Professor Griffith Edwards, CBE, Emeritus Professor of Addiction Behaviour, Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King’s College London.

Professor Edwards was one of the most significant figures in addiction research of the last half-century.

After starting at the IoP in 1962, as a trainee psychiatrist and research worker, he formally retired in 1994 but continued to be highly active from his office in the National Addiction Centre (NAC).

In 1967 he founded the NAC, then known as the Addiction Research Unit (ARU). As its director and the first Professor of Addiction Behaviour in the UK, Professor Edwards’ contributions to the field of addiction study was substantial, reshaping our understanding and treatment of alcohol and drug dependence.

There were many problems with that unit and the staff that Edwards’s obits didn’t touch on. Lord David Treisman (see previous posts) worked in that unit as a young man and I suspect that may have been assisted Treisman towards his future career as a Labour Party big wig and a peer.

A prolific author and dedicated research pioneer, Griffith Edwards produced 40 books, 192 scientific papers and was the editor of the Society for the Study of  Addiction’s journal – ‘Addiction’, the leading international journal in the field  from 1978 until his passing.

The outcomes of Edwards patients were usually depressingly poor, but because they were addicts it was that proffered as the explanation rather than the paucity or ineffectiveness of the treatment.

Professor Edwards was an extraordinarily intuitive clinician, an inspirational teacher, mentor and a world renowned addictions specialist who leaves behind a truly lasting legacy and will missed by all who knew him and the many more who were touched by his work.

So how is that consistent with the huge and increasing addiction problem after Edwards had been at the helm for decades?

The Early Years

James Griffith Edwards was born in India on October 3 1928, the younger of two sons returning to England in 1929. Initially Griffith did not follow the family tradition of veterinary medicine (his father was a distinguished veterinary bacteriologist), opting for mathematics, after winning a scholarship to Oxford in 1947. He subsequently switched to medicine, graduating from Balliol College in 1951 with a degree in animal physiology.

Griffith went on to add a Master’s and Medical Degree and on completion of his clinical studies at St Bartholomew’s in 1955

Think Juliet Bingley’s dad Reginald Vick and Lord Snowdon’s father Ronald Armstrong-Jones… See previous posts.

moved permanently to the Institute of Psychiatry as a trainee psychiatrist and research worker in 1962, where he fell under the influence of the Dean  D. L. Davies who encouraged his early interest in alcoholism.

David Lewis Davies Inspired Dafydd as well as Edwards. David Lewis Davies was the first alcohol specialist to make his mark at the Maudsley. Davies attained his reputation in the area as a result of an investigation of alcoholics using a sample of less than 10. After completing the study, Davies admitted that most of the sample were not alcoholics. When David Davies was Dean of the Maudsley, psychiatry was such an unpopular speciality and the Maudsley so desperate for medical grads to train as psychiatrists, that Davies took literally everyone who applied because he was in no position to ‘select’ and the ‘interview’ consisted of a conversation re the applicants leisure time interests. Dafydd was accepted for Training at the Maudsley in the early 1960s when Davies’s eccentricities reigned.

The reason why Davies was so desperate for trainees was that the Maudsley, like other psychiatric hospitals, was staffed by crazy Top Docs who treated both patients and colleagues appallingly. Neglect and abuse of patients was pervasive, clinical outcomes were dreadful and treatment was still pervaded by lobotomies, large doses of ECT, insulin comas etc and other utterly discredited ‘physical’ methods. Bob Hobson at the Maudsley in the early 1960s pioneered a Gentler Way, community psychiatry/psychotherapy. Hobson used it as a cover for organised abuse and the Maudsley had a huge ring on the go. Dafydd Trained with Bob Hobson and Learnt About Addiction at the knee of David Lewis Davies. See previous posts.

I am certain that Dafydd knew what was going on at the Maudsley and undertook a brief period of Training there in order to make the contacts that he and Gwynne needed to expand their business in north Wales.

Professional Appointments

1962-1966 | Research Worker, Institute of Psychiatry

1966-1967 | Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry

1967-1973 | Senior Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry

1967-1994 | Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals (Emeritus from 1994)

1973-1979 | Reader in Drug Dependence, Institute of Psychiatry

1979-1994 | Professor of Addiction Behaviour, Institute of Psychiatry (Emeritus from 1994)

1967-1994 | Director, Addiction Research Unit, Institute of Psychiatry

1991-1994 | Chairman, National Addiction Centre

It was during the first half of the 1990s that Dafydd rapidly expanded his Class A empire. See post ‘The Evolution Of A Drugs Baron?’.

Professional Influence | Committees and Consultancies

From early on in his career Professor Edwards advised governments, international bodies and held membership to several expert committees.

Notably he:

  • Contributed centrally to the World Health Organisation’s alcohol programme on alcoholism and drug dependence in 1968, with revisions in 1976;
  • Contributed to the drafting of the addictions sections of ICD-10 and DSM-IV;
  • Member, Academy of Medical Royal Colleges group making submissions on cannabis to the House of Lords in 1998;
  • Consultant, President’s Special Action Office for Drug Abuse Prevention, Washington;
  • Consultant, Ministry of Health – Bolivia and Mexico;

What are Bolivia and Mexico famous for??

  • Member, Cabinet Office group concerned with design of national UK alcohol policy, 2003

For a full list of Professor Edward’s Membership of Committees, Professional Consultancies and Work for WHO, please see here.

Honours and Academic Awards

1971 | Edwin Stevens Lecturer and Gold Medallist, Royal Society of Medicine

1981 | Jellinek Memorial Prize (international alcohol research award)

1986 | Evian Health Prize

1987 | Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.), awarded for services to social science and medicine

1990 | Annual Award of AMERSA (American Educational and Research Society on Alcohol)

1992 | Honorary Professorship in Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile (life tenure)

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1996 | Nathan B Eddy Gold Medal (international drug misuse research award)

1998 | Auguste Forrell Prize (European alcohol research award)

1998 | Hon F.R.C.Psych.

2004 | Distinguished Fellow: Society for the Study of Addiction

2011 | Honorary Emeritus Fellow, International Drug Abuse Research Society

2011 | European Federation of Therapeutic Communities Award

2012  I Max Glatt Medal of the Medical Council on Alcohol

Max Glatt was one of Edwards’ colleagues; Max Glatt thrashed around in the dark re his Expertise On Addictions as well. See previous posts.

Publications | Books and Scientific Papers

Although Professor Griffith Edwards produced nearly 200 scientific papers and over 40 books, he was particularly proud of two texts written for a general audience:

  • Alcohol the Ambiguous Molecule.  London, Penguin Books, 2000. Published 2002 in US by Thomas Dunne Books as Alcohol, the World’s Favourite Drug.
  • Matters of Substance: drugs and why we use them.  London, Penguin Books, 2004.

The addiction services at the time were pretty crap, as addicts who did really want to give up freely observed. In north Wales, Dafydd’s charidee CAIS held the contract for providing addiction services and had held the contract since 1995, as part of Dafydd’s ‘retirement’ deal. The addiction problem in north Wales has grown exponentially, the police are drowning in the associated crime and many addicts have died. CAIS have netted millions in Funding. See previous posts.

Edwards’ mentor David Lewis Davies was at Oundle School with Harriet’s dad Top Doc John Harman and Sir Kenneth Robinson, Dafydd and Gwynne’s mate who was President of MIND and  Labour MP for St Pancras North as well as Harold Wilson’s Minister for Health, 1964-68, as well as Sir John Rogers Ellis, based at the London Hospital and who was responsible for postgraduate training of Top Docs across all London hospitals from the late 1960s. All of these were facilitating Gwynne and Dafydd’s criminality. Oundle is a running theme with the Gang and those who helped them; Sir Clough Williams-Ellis went to Oundle, Micky Wynn aka Lord Newborough and Sir Peter Scott. Richard Dawkins is an old boy of Oundle from a later generation. See previous posts.

 

Dr J Gwyn Thomas MB, DCh, DRCOG, BSc, FRCGP. Formerly a GP and Chairman of the Welsh Branch of the Royal College of General Practitioners and Provost of Merseyside and North Wales Faculty of the RCGPs –

GP in Denbigh throughout the Gwynne and Dafydd years

A Country Doctor`s Diary Paperback – 1 Aug 2001

death given full PR treatment by Daily Post, 12 Dec 2018

a third generation doctor and “one of Denbigh’s great characters” who died peacefully at home.

Dr Gwyn Thomas was described as a “legend” who “genuinely cared for his community.” MOST WORKED IN DENBIGH…

The 89-year-old delivered more than 1,700 babies at Denbigh Infirmary and became the third generation of his family to practice as a GP. He qualified in 1965 – Dafydd was promoted to the level of consultant in 1964 -and had almost 4,000 patients on his books at one time, and even practiced alongside his late wife, Mari before retiring in the 1990s.

A post on the Vale of Clwyd Angling Club, of which he was a founder member, read: “Dr Gwyn will be fondly remembered by the fishing community for his wit and passion for the River Clwyd. Our club owes a great deal to the work undertaken by Dr Gwyn to secure quality fishing for locals in the Vale of Clwyd.” Members said he often reduced the AGM meetings to “fits of laughter” and added: “Our thoughts go to his family at this time.”

Vale of Clwyd Angling Club HERE – rather exclusive – salmon and trout ‘the best waters’ – including the waters near Llangollen that are plastered in private notices – much of that area is completely inaccessible, like much of windermere it has been entirely privatised…

In 2016, Dr Thomas also celebrated 40 years as a member of Denbigh Rotary Club.

Denbigh Rotary Club – clips on you tube from 1968 and 70s – footage of horse n hounds Flint and Denbigh Hunt

Hoosons – past presidents of Denbigh Rotary Club – emlyn Hooson grew up in Denbighshire farming family, married Shirley daughter of WHO – do essentials of Hooson – Grays, a la mars-jones

DO SHIRLEYS DAD with the aristos

whole town dependent upon the asylum; surrounded by farming country – Gwynne lived in Denbigh – Kate Roberts –

Peter Thomas Rotary President 1973-74

He penned an entertaining autobiography called ‘A Country Doctor’s Diary’ about his life as a family practitioner.

Denbigh councillor Mark Young said: “Dr Gwyn got me into politics taking me to my first public meeting regarding North Wales Hospital’s future and numerous campaign hustings.

Denbigh's Dr Gwyn Thomas
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Dr Mari Thomas MB, BS, FRCGP. Former GP and Chairman of MENCAP North Wales
31 ABBEY COURT, DENBIGH, LL16 3HU Trustees MR JOHN WILLIAMS, DR MARI THOMAS, NERYS OWEN Other Names DENBIGH AND DISTRICT SOCIETY FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN Charity Commission Classifications Provides Advocacy/advice/information, General Charitable Purposes, Children/young People, Provides Human Resources, People With Disabilities, Provides Services, Disability, Elderly/old People Icnpo Classifications Social Services Governing Document CONSTITUTION ADOPTED 01/01/1964 AS AMENDED ON 06/03/2002 AS AMENDED ON 19/03/2013;
NERYS OWEN – HERE
‘been running for over 40 years’
05 MAY 1964 REGISTERED
  • DENBIGH AND DISTRICT MENCAP SOCIETY (Old Name )
  • DENBIGH AND DISTRICT SOCIETY FOR MENTALLY HANDICAPPED CHILDREN (Old Name )
Charitable objects (sic)
TO RELIEVE, ADVANCE THE EDUCATION OF AND ADVANCE RELIGION AMONG THE MENTALLY HANDICAPPED.
THOMAS – HANNAH MARI (DR), October 13th, 2013. Peacefully at Denbigh Infirmary after a long illness, of ‘Ystrad Isa’ Denbigh. Dearly , beloved wife of Gwyn, devoted mother of Rhys, Owen and Elin and mother-in-law to Nathalie and Richard, proud nain of Sam, Josh, Will, Gerran and Macsen. Loved and sadly missed by her family and as a highly respected former colleague and friend. Funeral on Monday October 21st. Public Service at Capel Mawr, Denbigh at 1.30 a.m., followed by Private Interment. Family flowers only, but donations in memory gratefully accepted towards ‘Denbigh Mencap’ per R. W. Roberts & Son, Gorffwysfa, Ystrad Road, Denbigh.

EMLYN HOOSON – big man from Denbigh grammar school HERE

his father-in-law was an even bigger man for Dafydd and Gwynne to utilise –

HAMER, Sir GEORGE FREDERICK (1885 – 1965), industrialist and public figure

Name: George Frederick Hamer
Date of birth: 1885
Date of death: 1965
Spouse: Sybil Dorothy Vaughan Hamer (née Owen)
Child: Shirley Margaret Wynn Hamer
Parent: Martha Hamer (née Matthews)
Parent: Edward Hamer
Gender: Male
Occupation: industrialist and public figure
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Philanthropy; Public and Social Service, Civil Administration
Author: James Arthur Davies

Kt., cr. 1955; C.B.E. 1948; Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire and Custos Rotulorum 1950-60; born 19 March 1885, son of Edward and Martha Hamer (née Matthews), Summerfield Park, Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire; married Sybil Dorothy Vaughan Owen (High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire 1958), 3rd daughter of Dr. John Vaughan Owen and Emma Wigley Owen (née Davies), at St. Idloes parish church, Llanidloes on 1 July 1920; one daughter (Shirley, Lady Hooson). He was educated at Llanidloes Grammar School and began his business career in 1902 when he joined the staff of his father’s firm, Edward Hamer and Co., at Llanidloes. The firm farmed extensively and were pioneers in the Welsh mutton trade, being purveyors to three monarchs. In 1919 Sir George became sole proprietor of a firm of leather manufacturers bearing the name of his brother, T. Pryce Hamer, who was killed in action in France during World War I. Sir George became chairman of directors when the firm became a limited company in 1946, but relinquished the position in June 1954 when there was an amalgamation with another firm, although he remained a director of the company. He was a member of Llanidloes Borough Council 1919-54, Mayor on eleven occasions; Alderman 1932; Hon. Freeman of the Borough 1948; Montgomery County Council 1929 (Chairman 1951-54 and 1956-58); Alderman 1949; Chairman Montgomeryshire Education Committee 1947-51; member of Council for Wales and Monmouthshire 1949-54 and 1956-59; Chairman of Wales Gas Consultative Council and member of Wales Gas Board 1949-58; member of Central Advisory Council for Education (Wales) 1945-49; member of B.B.C. Advisory Council for Wales 1946-49 and a member of the Welsh Joint Education Committee. J.P. Montgomeryshire 1932 and Chairman of Llanidloes Borough and Upper Petty Sessional Benches 1950-60; Chairman Montgomery County Magistrates’ Committee. High Sheriff of Montgomeryshire 1949. County President Venerable Order of St. John for several years; President Montgomeryshire Boy Scouts’ Association; President Montgomeryshire Playing Fields Association; Chairman Montgomeryshire Assessment Panel; Chairman of Governors Llanidoes Secondary School; Member of the Governing Body Colleges of each of the constituent of the University of Wales; member of the University Court; Vice-Chairman Mid-Wales Police Authority; Member of the Court of Governors and Council of the National Museum of Wales; Member of the Court of Governors of the National Library of Wales; member of the North Wales Development Council; Vice-President of the Industrial Association of Wales and Monmouthshire; member of the General Committee of the Council for the Preservation of Rural Wales; Chairman of Llanidloes Boys’ Club from its foundation in 1937. He became completely involved in the life of the community which he served in all its aspects but perhaps his most significant contribution was the firm and able leadership which he gave to the education service in the implementation of the 1944 Butler Education Act. His philosophy of education in the 20th century derived its inspiration from the two Liberal Members of Parliament for the county of Montgomery who played a significant part in the development of Intermediate and Higher Education in Wales in the 19th century — Lord Stuart Rendel and A.C. Humphreys Owen. He died on 3rd February 1965 and was buried in Llanidloes.

  • Dr James Arthur Davies, Bangor WHO HE

 

 

Dr Ellen Emslie MB ChB, FRCP. Formerly Consultant Dermatologist, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd

Annwen Carey Evans OBE. Formerly High Sheriff Gwynedd

D.B. Carey Evans OBE, FRAS.

Carey evans – Lloyd George’s family – olwen Lloyd George married Thomas CHECK carey-evans –

DAN SNOW – dan’s wife = daughter of Gerald, duke of westminster

Elizabeth Colwyn Foulkes MBE, FRIBA, DL. –

Sir William Gladstone BT, KG. Formerly Lord Lieutenant Clwyd

Sir Erskine William Gladstone of Fasque and Balfour, 7th Baronet, KG, JP, DL (29 October 1925 – 29 March 2018) was a teacher and an officer in the Royal Navy. He was Chief Scout of the United Kingdom from 1972 to 1982.

Gladstone was the son of Sir Charles Gladstone and Isla Margaret Gladstone (née Crum), and a great-grandson of the former prime minister, William Ewart Gladstone. He was educated at Eton, and joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve in 1943 and saw action in World War II mainly based on destroyers in the Indian Ocean. Upon leaving the navy (with the rank of lieutenant), he received an honours degree in history at Christ Church, Oxford. He then entered the teaching profession, with positions at Shrewsbury and Eton, and he became head master of Lancing in 1961. He retired from the teaching profession in 1969.

He married Rosamund Anne Hambro (born 1939) on 10 September 1962. They had three children: Charles Angus Gladstone (born 1964), Victoria Frances Gladstone (born 1967), and Robert Nicolas Gladstone (born 1968).

Rosamund is daughter of Major Robert Alexander Hambro (1910–43) and Barbara Jessica Hardy Beaton (1912–73). She is also a niece of Sir Cecil Beaton (1904–80) [1] and Lady Nancy Smiley (1909–99) married to Sir Hugh Houston Smiley, 3rd Baronet (1905–90). [2]

At the death of his father in 1968, he became the 7th Gladstone Baronet. He was made a Knight of the Garter in 1999.[3] He was Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd from 1985 to 2000.[4]

Gladstone became a Scout whilst a student at Eton. He encouraged the school Scout Group whilst Head Master at Lancing. He became Chief Scout of the United Kingdom in 1972, a position he held until 1982.[5] During his tenure he took special interest in the development of Scouting in deprived areas, particularly the inner cities and new housing estates. In 1979 he was elected Chairman of the World Scout Committee.

His residence was Hawarden Castle in Flintshire, Wales.[6]

He died on 29 March 2018 at the age of 92.

Sir Meuric Rees CBE, FRAS. Formerly Lord Lieutenant Gwynedd

Daily Post, 21 June 2007 –

ONE of Wales’s best-known farmers, Meuric Rees, 83, of Escuan Hall, Tywyn, Gwynedd, who received a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, has devoted a long record of service to farming and civic affairs.

An innovator of hill land improvement on his farm overlooking the Meirionnydd coast he has devoted energy and enthusiasm to many agricultural organisations at local and national level including a lifetime’s association with the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society.

A Royal Welsh Gold Medallist and winner of the society’s most prestigious prize, the Sir Bryner Jones Memorial Award, is a distinction as yet unequalled. Both coveted honours, they are given for personal achievement; one for services to the Royal Welsh and the other for contributions to agriculture.

Sir Meuric, who attended his first Royal Welsh Show in 1933, was chairman of the Royal Welsh council from 1993 until he retired from office in 2005 and was RWAS president in 1978.

Actively involved in agripolitics he was elected the first chairman of the newly-established Welsh Council of the NFU, one of the many offices in which he served in the interests of fellow farmers in Wales.

His experience of practical farming, knowledge of land reclamation methods and close association with the Welsh Plant Breeding Station led to his membership of the Station’s advisory committee.

He also became a governor of the UK Institute of Grassland and Animal Production and the Agricultural Research Council and was involved in the transference of the Institute’s headquarters from Hurley to Aberystwyth, a critical move that led to the emergence at Plas Gogerddan of IGER, the Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, of which he was a governor for many years.

Despite the demands of the agricultural sector he committed time and energy to extensive public service.

He became a magistrate in 1958; he was High Sheriff of Meirionnydd in 1978, was made a Deputy Lieutenant of the county and became Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd in 1989, holding the office until 1999. Urdd Gobaith Cymru and the YFC have been major interests. He was a member of the Urdd and he joined the YFC in its early days in 1945 as a founder member of his local club at Bryncrug.

Twenty years later he became the president of the YFC in Wales.

He is a CBE, a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies and was awarded an MSc by the University of Wales in 1998. He is also a Knight of St John.

Meuric is a Patron of JRI (The John Ray Initiative): ‘The John Ray Initiative is an educational charity with a vision to bring together scientific and Christian understandings of the environment in a way that can be widely communicated and lead to effective action. JRI’s mission is to promote responsible environmental stewardship in accordance with Christian principles and the wise use of science and technology.’

Other Patrons of the JRI are:

Lady Elizabeth Catherwood

Richard Chartres was the Bishop of London (1995-2017) and formerly Bishop of Stepney (1992-1995), a London vicar (1984-1992), and Chaplain to Robert Runcie while Bishop of St Albans and then at Canterbury. His publications include Religion, Science and the Environment.

Lord John Gummer, Baron Deben, was formerly Secretary of State for Environment (1993-97), and MP for Suffolk Coastal. He was Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1989-93), Minister for London, Employment Minister and Paymaster General. He was first elected an MP in 1970. He is active in the promotion of the European cause, and well known for his detailed presentation of European business issues. While at MAFF he chaired the European Council of Agriculture Ministers during the negotiations for GATT, and represented EU Ministers in Chicago during the final stages of the trade negotiations. He has earned worldwide respect both in the business community and among environmentalists – Friends of the Earth called him “the best Environment Secretary we have ever had”. Since leaving office he has been appointed Chairman of the International Commission on Sustainable Consumption and Chairman of the Marine Stewardship Council. He is Chairman of THE SANCROFT GROUP, which is active in environmental, ethical and health and safety consultancy. John Gummer was a keynote speaker at Forum 2002, an Anglo-American climate change conference.

Professor Sir Ghillean Prance FRS Ghillean Prance is Visiting Professor at Reading University, and Scientific Director of the Eden Project, Cornwall. He was formerly Director of Kew Botanic Gardens. Prance spent many years in Amazonian Brazil doing botanical exploration and taxonomy, and has lived with 16 indian tribes. He has written over 300 papers on plant systematics, plant ecology, ethnobotany and conservation – and 13 books including A Passion for Plants: From the Rainforest of Brazil to Kew Gardens (Lion, 1995) and The Earth Under Threat – A Christian Perspective (Wild Goose, 1996).

Emeritus Professor Calvin DeWitt Cal DeWitt was formerly Director of Au Sable Institute for Environmental Studies, Wisconsin, USA – preparing hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students for environmental careers integrated with biblical worldviews. His publications include “Creation’s environmental challenge to evangelical Christianity” in The Care of Creation (IVP, 2000). Also see further information and an interview in Grist magazine.

(Richard Ellis) Meuric Rees was LL – 5 March 1990 – 24 February 2000 – Eric Sunderland succeeded Meuric – 24 February 2000 – 21 October 2005; CHANGE OVER ON WATERHOUSE DAY?? WATERHOUSE REPORT Prepared 15 Feb 2000 HANDED TO PAUL MURPHY AND WHO ON DATE?

Huw Daniel succeeded Eric, 1 May 2006 – 2014

Meuric preceded by Henry Paget, 7th Marquess of Anglesey 18 October 1983 – 5 March 1990

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Sir Charles Michael Robert Vivian Duff, 3rd Baronet (3 May 1907-3 March 1980) was a British socialite who was Lord Lieutenant first of Caernarvonshire and then of Gwynedd.

Duff was the only son of Sir Robert George Vivian Duff, 2nd Baronet, of Vaynol (d.1914), and his wife, Lady Juliet Lowther (1881-1965), only child of the 4th Earl of Lonsdale and his wife, Constance Robinson, Marchioness of Ripon. His maternal grandmother was a sister of the 13th and 14th Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery, and a daughter of the Rt. Hon. Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, the half-Russian younger son of the 10th Earl of Pembroke, and a good friend of Florence Nightingale. He had one sibling, Victoria Maud Veronica Duff (1904-67, married John Edward Tennant). His stepfather, from 1919 until 1926, was Major Keith Trevor.

He was a godson of Mary of Teck (queen of King George V). Handsome and good-mannered, he was famed as a host and raconteur.. He inherited the 1,000 acres. Welsh estate of Vaynol (also known by its Welsh spelling ‘Faenol‘), the slate of which was the principal source of the family’s wealth. Surrounded by the estate’s seven-mile-long stone wall, the Duffs lived in Vaynol New Hall, which had been built in 1800. The medieval Vaynol Old Hall, also on the estate, was lived in by the farm manager and later the estate manager.

In 1928, Sir Michael assumed the additional surname of Assheton-Smith, only to renounce it in 1945. He served as High Sheriff of Anglesey for 1950. He then served as Mayor of Caernarvon, High Sheriff of Caernarvonshire (1932) and Lord Lieutenant of both Caernarvonshire and of Gwynedd.

He was a practical joker, one of his favourite pranks being to dress up as Queen Mary and pay surprise visits to friends – until he bumped into the Queen herself in a neighbour’s hall. He also wrote a light novel, The Power Of A Parasol, published in 1948.

Sir Michael Duff-Assheton-Smith, as he then was, married first, on 5 March 1935, Hon Millicent Joan Marjoribanks (born 1906), daughter of the 3rd and last Baron Tweedmouth. They divorced in July 1936, and the marriage was annulled 1937.

Sir Michael Duff, as he then was, married as his second wife, on 14 July 1949, Lady (Alexandra Mary Cecilia) Caroline Paget (1913-73), the eldest daughter of Charles Paget, 6th Marquess of Anglesey, and his wife, Lady Marjorie Manners, the eldest daughter of the Henry Manners, 8th Duke of Rutland. They adopted a son, Charles David Duff (b. 1950), who became a theatre historian.

A documentary screened on BBC Two Wales in 2005 (‘Faenol: Secrets Behind the Wall’) featured Charles Duff discussing his childhood, the bisexuality of his adoptive parents, their marriage of convenience, and the details of his parentage. He did not inherit the estate, and when it was sold all the records were burnt, so compounding the mystery. In another interview for the BBC (Wall Of Silence, BBC Wales website) Charles said of Vaynol: “It was a place of great conviviality and energy and joy.” However, by the time Charles was in his teens, Sir Michael had come to believe that his second marriage and the adoption of his son had been grave errors, and according to Charles Duff, “he started to demonise both my mother and myself.” Although appearances were maintained, neither could then do much right in Sir Michael’s opinion. By this time the house and estate were also in decline. (Before the Second World War there had been 17 gardeners.)

The Vaynol estate, in northern Wales, close to the Anglesey estate at Plas Newydd, passed out of Duff family hands, the last main portion including the demesne within the walls being sold off in 1984. This came into the family via Mary Assheton-Smith, niece and heiress of the famous squire Assheton-Smith, the celebrated foxhunter.

The Spectator, 2 Dec 2017, Richard Davenport-Hines, reviewed the volume written by Sir Michael’s son, Charles Duff, ‘Charley’s Woods: Sex, Sorrow and A Spiritual Quest In Snowdonia’:

Charles Duff’s memoir tells a sad tale of cruelty and betrayal with spry wit rather than bitter resentment. Notwithstanding the subtitle’s threat of earnest Welsh soul-searching, Charley’s Woods is tart, arch and crisp. It recalls a strange, lonely childhood with brisk frivolity and a ruthless perception of other people’s oddities, vices and humours.

Duff was born in Battersea in 1949. His mother, Irene Gray, was a Dublin social worker who pioneered role-play therapy in Ireland, and became pregnant by an Irish don of French-Jewish descent. After her son’s surreptitious birth, she hastened back to Dublin. In a hugger-mugger fashion, without legal formalities, two collateral royalties, the Marchioness of Carisbrooke and her sister-in-law the Countess of Athlone, arranged for the infant to be adopted, at the age of ten weeks, by Sir Michael and Lady Caroline Duff.

The Duffs had a mariage blanc. He preferred men, and her taste was predominantly for women. She had, however, become pregnant, and Duff, a country neighbour who wanted a male heir but was unlikely to father one, married her for mutual advantage. Some attributed the paternity of Caroline’s child to her uncle-by-marriage Duff Cooper; but Anthony Eden, who had been her occasional lover since the 1930s, believed he was the father. In any event, the baby was stillborn. Jonathan Gray was substituted as a consolation for Caroline, and transmuted into Charles Duff. His new forename was in memory of his adoptive mother’s recently dead father, the Marquess of Anglesey.

Michael Duff was the last male of a family of Welsh slate millionaires originally called Duff-Assheton-Smith. They lived in a large, plain, white-faced house, Vaynol, in Gwynedd, with a 1,000-acre park enclosed by a seven-mile wall. The park had a manmade lake with three islands, red deer, white cattle, a rhinoceros and a giraffe. Mount Snowdon was part of the property.

Caroline Duff lost her virginity to Tallulah Bankhead, who is quoted as saying: ‘Pity the poor lesbian, who cannot whistle at her work.’ She lived for decades with a tipsy actress whom Charles remembers as ‘wild, rebellious, insecure and wonderful fun’. Dressing in slacks and men’s sweaters, Caroline was ‘opaque, mysterious and intriguing’, Charles says. ‘There was an incomparable stillness about her. She always listened beautifully — although I’m not sure she often heard much. Her movements were lithe and sexy.’ She was a splendid mother to a small boy — ‘affectionate, tactile, encouraging; often tickling, laughing and rolling about on furniture and floors’. But she rejected her foundling after he reached adolescence. Her wayward self-indulgence is ultimately chilling.

Charley’s Woods is rueful rather than boastful. It abounds in lordly and theatrical anecdotes, waspishness and mordant intelligence. After reading the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Teilhard de Chardin, the teenage boy was buggered in his changing cubicle on a Tangiers beach by Joe Orton (‘It was the first time I had had sex with anyone other than a schoolfriend’). There is grateful remembrance of obscure noblemen, glamorous cosmopolitans such as Cecil Beaton and of the Vaynol chauffeur and his wife, George and Eluned Russell, who saved Charles’s sanity as a child (‘I loved them as much as I loved anybody’). He is loyal in his admirations: he was at prep school with Prince Charles, and now thinks him ‘the reincarnation of Solomon’.

There is a delicious section on a man who doubled as salesroom correspondent of the Observer and as a pimp for upper-class married gay men. Originally named Harry Carnes, he wished to change his name to ‘Simon Sailor’, but being dissuaded, compromised by becoming ‘Simon Fleet’. Duff says that Fleet woke each morning thinking ‘what has this day got to offer me, and for me to offer others?’ It might be the epigraph for his tender-hearted, prickly, resilient and life-enhancing memoir.

17 June 2018 – Eryl Crump – The Daily Post – interview with Charles, discussed his childhood and his book. Mentioned that regular visitors to the Faenol estate were Brenda, the Queen Mum, Lord Snowdon and Harold Macmillan. Other visitors included Ingrid Bergman, Fred Astaire and Cecil Beaton. Charles Duff, at the time of the interview, had not visited the Faenol for seven or eight years – he mentioned that there was not much demand for a lecturer in London theatre in the area -. The daily Post gives an account of Sir Michael as anything but witty and pleasant; a vindictive man who delighted in cruelty to his son. Charles’s account of his mother Caroline was that she was good fun when he was a boy but just dropped him when he was older.

It is mentioned that among the men with whom Caroline had affairs were Rex Whistler and Anthony Eden. The Daily Post also lets on that Lord Snowdon was Charles Duff’s godfather…

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Charles told the Daily Post that Sir Michael had portrayed him as ‘hopeless, dishonest, alcoholic, a loser and a reprobate’ but Charles wrote his book taking the view that he had been brought up by a rather odd couple and had survived their excesses quite well. Sir Michael was so hostile to Charles’s theatrical ambitions that when Charles began acting in his early 20s, Sir Michael commissioned his mates to attend Charles’s performances and boo and jeer at him.

Charles did not inherit Faenol. On DATE  Sir Michael died and Charles’s cousin, Andrew Tennant inherited, while Charles was in recovery from alcoholism. All the records were destroyed and Tennant sold the estate.

1984 – Gwynne – Wood – here

There is a substantial amount about Charles Duff’s family on the web and in recent media articles.

One blog aangirfan.blogspot.com provides the following information:

Michael Duff and Caroline Paget enjoyed sexual abuse and drugs.

As a baby, Charles Duff was adopted by the gay Sir Michael Duff and the bisexual Lady Caroline Paget.

Charles Duff’s real mother was a social worker, who died of a brain haemorrhage aged 42.

Charles Duff’s real father was an Irish don of French-Jewish descent.

Lady Caroline Paget was aged 21 when she had a relationship with a woman called Audrey Carten (13 years her senior), after a brief relationship with the American actress Tallulah Bankhead.

Lady Caroline had affairs with men, including her uncle Duff Cooper and the artist Rex Whistler.

Sir Michael Duff.

Lady Caroline eventually married Sir Michael Duff.

Sir Michael Duff had a boyfriend in London – the Observer gossip columnist Edward Mace – and liked to dress up as Queen Mary.

Charles remembers wondering why Sir Michael Duff wanted him dead

At age 16, Charles Duff was sent by his mother to Tangier – ‘the gay capital and drug centre of the world’.

In Tangier he was to be looked after by his aunt, Veronica Tennant, and godfather, David Herbert.

Rex Whistler, David Herbert, Walter Crisham and Lady Caroline Paget.

In Tangier –

1. Charles Duff was seduced by the playwright Joe Orton in a locker room on the beach

2. Charles Duff smoked joints with William Burroughs, the author of Naked Lunch.

Later, Charles Duff seduced Nicholas Eden, the son of Sir Anthony Eden.

NICK pic

dates…

Extracts from an article in the Daily Mail, 26 July 2019:

How about this for an arresting opening sentence? ‘My mother’s lover, a one-time actress called Audrey Carten . . .’

This is a family memoir out of the ordinary. Charles Duff, or Charley, seemed to be born with a drawerful of silver spoons in his mouth. His father was Sir Michael Duff, Queen Mary’s godson and Lord Lieutenant of Caernarvonshire, while his mother, Lady Caroline Paget, was the eldest daughter of the Marquess of Anglesey.

He grew up at the family’s 18th-century country house — Vaynol, in North Wales — surrounded by servants, royals and socialites. Photographer Cecil Beaton was a regular visitor and Princess Margaret would land a helicopter on the lawn — from where you could see Mount Snowdon, which lay on the family estate.

Charles Duff (pictured with his mother, Lady Caroline Paget) who was adopted as a baby recounts his upbringing in North Wales in a fascinating memoir

 

Sir Michael was disappointed that Princess Margaret’s future husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, his godson — yes, everyone in this book is improbably well-connected — chose to name his earldom after the mountain without asking his permission.

Despite, or perhaps because of, his aristocratic upbringing, Charles’s home life was, in his own words, ‘unconventional, wild, sexualised and superficial’.

His bisexual mother was just 21 when she embarked on her relationship with Audrey Carten (13 years her senior), after a brief fling with the American actress Tallulah Bankhead.

Described by her aunt Diana Cooper as ‘a dream of physical beauty . . . classic long legs’, Lady Caroline continued to have affairs with men, including her uncle Duff Cooper and the artist Rex Whistler.

But, after falling pregnant at 36, she urgently needed a husband.

An arranged marriage followed with Michael Duff. They were ill-suited — he had a stammer, was a half-wit and gay — but he liked the idea of marrying a marquess’s daughter, needed an heir and he hoped more children might follow. No wonder Isaiah Berlin called it ‘a very peculiar marriage’.

Sir Michael kept a boyfriend in London — The Observer gossip columnist Edward Mace — and liked to dress up as Queen Mary as a comic turn.

Once, while staying at a friend’s house, he was in royal drag when the real queen arrived, prompting a hasty change of clothes.

The author sought refuge from this cross-dressing mayhem by taking solitary walks in the nearby woods.

The highly unusual domestic set-up provoked endless speculation among his parents’ friends about Charles’s true paternity.

Charles (pictured) details his parents lives being fueled by alcohol, sex abuse and drugs. He remembers wondering why his father wanted him dead

 

 

 

Charles Duff was born in 1949. His first book, The Lost Summer, was a history of the West End in the 1940s and 1950s. He is an actor, a lecturer in Shakespeare and theatre history, and a contributor to the national press on arts-related subjects. He has lived between Los Angeles, London, Paris and Tangier and he is now a Brother of the London Charterhouse.


Charles (pictured) details his parents lives being fueled by alcohol, sex abuse and drugs. He remembers wondering why his father wanted him dead

For years, it was thought he might have been the son of Sir Anthony Eden, another of Caroline’s conquests, who mistakenly believed he was the father.

Another suspect was conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent. There was even an outlandish theory that he was the secret son of Princess Margaret and Group Captain Peter Townsend. (Duff didn’t hear these rumours until after his parents’ deaths).

The startling, heart-stopping twist in this extraordinary tale is that Charles was not high-born at all, but was adopted as a baby by Caroline ten days after she had a miscarriage.

‘I was the understudy for the baby who died,’ he remarks, ruefully. No more children followed.

It makes for a moving and compelling story of a foundling growing up in an alien world and follows his restless quest for a sense of belonging.

Duff captures the heartlessness, cruelty and capriciousness of the upper classes and some vignettes are worthy of Evelyn Waugh. Duff never got on with his father and earned his lifelong hatred.

As a boy, he remembers wondering, ‘with a gut-twist of shock and misery, “why does this man want me dead?” ’ His mother talked about ‘sacking’ him as her son six months before she died.

Of course, his parents were damaged in their turn, and Duff gives a vivid account of their lives curtailed by alcohol, sex abuse, drugs and indolence. In adulthood, he succumbed to alcoholism himself and ends up in a drying-out clinic.

Despite all the trauma he has experienced, he tells his story with humour and takes us on an entertaining ramble through his rackety life. After leaving Bryanston School at 16, he is sent by his mother to Tangier — ‘the gay capital and drug centre of the world’ — under the ‘watchful’ eye of his aunt, Veronica Tennant, and godfather, David Herbert, who both lived there.

David Herbert, who both lived there.

Charles (pictured as a child with his mother) never met his real father and discovered that his birth mother died of a brain haemorrhage aged 42Charles (pictured as a child with his mother) never met his real father and discovered that his birth mother died of a brain haemorrhage aged 42

He is seduced by the playwright Joe Orton in a locker room on the beach, smokes joints with William Burroughs, the author of Naked Lunch, and, years later, seduces Nicholas Eden, son of Sir Anthony and, therefore, his putative brother. ‘I had a lot of sex in the Seventies, some sober, most drunken, but no real love affairs,’ he says.

As if his paternal relations weren’t bad enough, Sir Michael tries to seduce one of Charles’s boyfriends.

Charles enrols as a drama student at the Bristol Old Vic — in the year below Jeremy Irons and Tim Pigott-Smith — and later becomes a successful lecturer in theatre studies.

Duff is very acute, be it on the bitchy, parochial, self-regarding expatriate community of Tangier (dubbed ‘Cheltenham in the sun’ by Beaton) or the shallowness of the aristocracy (‘too many of these people put on silly fancy dress because they had no true individuality’).

He also offers some splendid pen portraits.

CHARLEY'S WOODS by Charles Duff (Zuleika £9.99 272 pp)

On his parents’ death, Vaynol was left to his cousin, Andrew Tennant, as the law at the time forbade adopted children from inheriting.

As a result, Charles felt robbed twice over — deprived of his real parents and of his childhood home. A reconciliation with his birth family offers some consolation.

Charles discovers that his real mother was Irene, a social worker and therapist in Ireland who died of a brain haemorrhage aged 42. He never met her or his real father, but did make contact with his cousins.

The superlatives tend to pile up in the book (‘the most glorious production, to this day, I have ever seen’), as do the entitled toffs.

But there is no denying it is a fascinating read and, happily, he does find contentment.

His adopted father’s final words to him form a fitting epitaph to the book: ‘There is a lot wrong with the world and there is nothing you or I can do about it.’

 

Dr David Roberts MB, ChB, MRCS, LRCP, DPH, MFCM. Formerly Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Gwynedd Health Authority

Hilary Stevens. Formerly Chairman, Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust

 

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Accidents Happen

Nicholas Soames popped up on Radio 4 very recently banging on about a possible constitutional crisis, which reminded me that this dreadful old git still exists. Fatty Soames is best known for being the grandson of Churchill and a close friend of Carlo, as well as the most offensive man in the Commons.

Fatty is a ‘Private Eye’ favourite, they’re nearly as fond of Fatty as they used to be of Sir Jams Fishpaste.