Month: March 2015

1974-75: Keith Hose’s concurrent NCCL-PIE roles

photo 1-34PIE was ‘officially’ formed in October 1974 by three co-founders from the Scottish Minorities Group not just Ian Dunn and Michael Hanson who have previously been identified in the press [see further: A 3rd co-founder of PIE?]

Keith Hose took over as Chairman in June at a meeting of the Executive Committee  at Ivor Street, Camden, NW1 in June 1975 following PIE’s first AGM in March held in Edinburgh.

According to the NCCL Annual Report 74/75 on the work and membership of the Gay Rights Committee Keith had been serving on the NCCL Gay Rights Committee for the year of 1974 (see below) when he attended the event “First International Gay Rights Congress” organised by Ian Dunn and Derek Ogg for 18 -22 December. Keith attended (on behalf of NCCL GCR or on his own behalf?) and heard Frank Kameny of the US Mattachine Society speak calling for more militancy in the movement.

Six months later, while still a member of the NCCL Gay Rights Committee with fellow PIE member Nettie Pollard, Keith Hose concurrently held the office of PIE’s chairman. Michael Schofield who was on the NCCL GCR’s committee with Keith at the time had also been involved with the Albany Trust since 1968 [see further for Schofield’s telephone conversation with Dr Charlotte Wolff over Peter Righton’s attempt to take control of the Trust’s counselling case files in 1971]

See further for more information on the NCCL’s association with PIE’s second chairman after Keith Hose: Did NCCL’s 1976 trawl of List 99 radicalise PIE’s Tom O’Carroll?

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PIE Newsletter No.6 [Published late July/early August 1975]

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Executive Committee of PIE met on 22 June 1975  when 23 year old Keith Hose stepped in as Chairman and Treasurer, with Warren Middleton as the new Vice-Chairman (newsletter production).

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In July 2011 Warren Middleton (a.k.a John Parratt) John Parratt, 63, a former vice chairman of Pie, also known as Warren Middleton, was jailed for 12 months for having indecent images.

Interestingly, Parratt’s address in this 1990 Daily Star article is given as Harwood Court, Upper Richmond Road, Putney is just over a mile from Elm Guest House.

 

 

 

All the other original members of the Executive Committee had resigned leaving Keith as the the only real choice. Michael Hanson, a student at Edinburgh University, who had been a member of Scottish Minorities Group and founded PIE all while taking his final exams was leaving the country.

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 “Keith’s appointment was very much to be expected as he has vast experience of the ‘gay rights movement’ and is very well-known to prominent campaigners. A long serving member of the EC, Keith will be remembered by all those who came to the PIE London gathering in March. Like Michael, he is a dedicated campaigner and is completely open about his proclivities. Having substantial influence in the gay scene, he is also a prominent member of Icebreakers, and is a member of the NCCL Gay Rights Sub-Committee. Additionally, Keith will be remembered by many readers as the author of a highly intelligent article on paedophilia in ‘Quorum’ magazine. He has been the author of numerous other articles and has recently been featured in both ‘Time Out’ magazine and ‘Gay News’. He will shortly be writing a feature article on the aims of PIE and how our organisation is attempting to tackle the sexual problems of pedophiles – at the invitation of ‘Time Out‘.”

Warren Middleton (John Parratt) was a member of the British Library then engaged in research on the works of the Victorian Calamites.

 

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Dec 1976: Lord Winstanley exhorts Antony Grey “pursue Mrs Whitehouse to the end of the road, if not further!”

For greater context to documents below please see John Cockburn’s blog post on Mary Whitehouse versus PIE and the Home Office discussing Chapter 13 of Mary Whitehouse’s 1982 autobiography, “A Most Dangerous Woman” and her fight to bring in new legislation to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse. Note in particular Cardinal Basil Hulme’s nomination of Savile to The Athenaeum [Sir Jimmy Savile causes anguish at The Athenaeum, Telegraph 10 October 2012] and his involvement in the 1975 cover-up of abuse by the only son of former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons during Ted Heath’s government Lord Harvington. Father Piers Grant-Ferris of Ampleforth College, Scarborough:

“HE was a highly respected monk and teacher and a celebrated mountaineer, the only son of leading Tory peer and public figure Lord Harvington, a personal friend of Margaret Thatcher.

A former officer in the Irish Guards, Piers Grant-Ferris seemed to represent all the values of his late father, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons during Ted Heath’s Government and member of a prominent English Roman Catholic family.

But the younger Grant-Ferris, who once boasted that only his faith had saved him when he became lost in the Andes without food, had desires which were anything but godly.”[Shame of an officer and a gentleman Yorkshire Evening Post, 18 November 2005]

In November 1976 Mary Whitehouse accused Albany Trust of supporting pedophiles in their campaign to normalise sexual attraction and activity between men and children, indirectly funded by the government via the Trust.

“One constantly has to ask oneself – does the right hand of the government know what the left hand is doing?”

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The psychosexual advice column of a pornographic magazine is very likely to have been Bob Guccione’s Penthouse Forum with which individuals from Albany Trust, Peter Righton’s ACCESS and NCCL already had contacts into:

1. Dr Robert Chartham/Ronald Seth was a Forum agony uncle providing psychosexual advice and free 1 hour counselling sessions at a clinic on Wednesdays during the early 1970s [see further Dr Chartham – double agent during WWII? Under surveillance by MI5?]

2. Albany Trustee Dr Charlotte Wolff had written an article for in 1971, donating her fee to Peter Righton’s ACCESS organisation

3. During 1976-1977 was funding PIE’s Nettie Pollard’s salary as an NCCL staff member and Gay Rights Officer [see further: April 1977: Penthouse’s funding to NCCL for PIE’s Nettie Pollard falters]

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Grey refuted Whitehouse derisively in a speech addressing Gaycon, the group for gay Conservatives: “There is no truth in this charge”, it is “vicious, and totally slanderous”, “without a shred of justification”, and in his view nonsensical “(normalisation) whatever that may mean” – a phrase Sir Harold Haywood will repeat in his own letter to Whitehouse in December 1976 – and to which I will return to examine in more detail.

Grey uses the government funding instead as a shield and a sword – to deflect any charges of impropriety and to warn “employ a Youth Officer, funded by the Department of Education and Science, whose task is to assist established teaching and youth work training courses by providing accurate information about sexuality in general and sexual minorities in particular. Our activities in each of these fields are being carried out with the full knowledge and approval of the Government departments concerned.”

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Disappointed with a lacklustre response from Michael Rubinstein, the solicitor Grey approaches on behalf of the Trust, Lord Winstanley (a Liberal peer and long-time friend of Sir Cyril Smith who will join the Trust the following year – see further blog post on these events) exhorts Grey to “pursue Mrs. Whitehouse to the end of the road if not further!” Grey’s reply below agrees Whitehouse must be tackled as vigorously as possible.

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1978: PIE raids, William Blake and Lord Margadale’s estate at Fonthill Wiltshire

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Reading this indignant page

Know that in a former time

Love! Sweet Love! was thought a crime

(A Little Girl Lost – William Blake from Songs of Innocence & Experience)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On 7 December 1977 Cyril Townsend MP had introduced his private member’s bill aimed at ‘preventing the exploitation of children by their use in the production of films or photographic material of an obscene of pornographic character’

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Mr. Cyril D. Townsend, supported by Mr. Nigel Forman, Mr. Kenneth Baker, Mr. Peter Bottomley, Mr. Nicholas Scott, Mr. Hugh Dykes, Mr. Michael Alison, Mr. Richard Luce, Mr. A. J. Beith, Mr. George Rodgers, Mr. Ken Weetch and Mr. John Cartwright, presented a Bill to prevent the exploitation of children by their use in the production of films or photographic material of an obscene or pornographic character: And the same was read the First time; and ordered to be read a Second time upon Friday 10th February and to be printed [Bill 16].

Following PIE’s June 1978 AGM, on 13 June PIE had sent out an emergency bulletin to its members informing them PIE had been  infiltrated by the News of the World and that police raids had taken place at Executive Committee Member’s houses. All of the material for the July issue of Magpie had been seized.

The emergency bulletin of 13 June is most likely the document below (although undated). Reportedly the police had seized a large number of PIE’s files “and we feel that they are determined and that it will only be a matter of time before they obtain a list.”

“It may be that people in positions of power and influence are using the possibility of a charge under the Obscenity Laws as a excuse for a witch-hunt against PIE and its members.”

If the above were true surely it would have been much more advisable for the police to hold tight to wait and raid during August 1978 once the Child Protection Act had come into force? Using the antiquated Obscenity Laws, ripe for reform and much criticised already, when the Act had been specifically drafted to create offences for which PIE members could have been charged with was, with hindsight, a strange decision and led to articles like Alan Rusbridger’s on ‘Why the DPP resurrected an ancient law to deal with pedophiles’ [Guardian, 14 March 1981]

Despite PIE and NCCL’s combined and best lobbying efforts to dilute or better still, derail the Bill’s passage through parliament, (one tactic being to publish to each MP the booklet drafted by the Albany Trust under Sir Harold Haywood’s chairmanship in April 1978) on 20th July 1978 the Child Protection Bill received royal assent, coming into force a month later.

 

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The June bulletin signed off with the the first stanza of A Little Girl Lost by Blake.

In August PIE circulated the news bulletin below to advise members the act was in force and which kind of photos of children might be deemed ‘indecent’. The bulletin suggests a potential legitimate reason under the act for showing, possessing or distributing indecent photos of children would be psychiatrists showing patients images of child abuse as a form of aversion therapy.

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And what of the significance of the Blake quote?

Blake had long been a friend and pupil of Richard ‘Dicky’ Cosway, who had been appointed Painter to the Prince Regent in 1785 – the only time this royal appointment was ever made. Cosway had created a craze for secret lovers to give presents to one another – borne of the Prince Regent’s secret marriage to Maria Fitzherbert [read more here] – miniature eye portraits.Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 13.55.07

“Cosway was not only a famous and fashionable painter; he was also a mesmerist and magician who practised arcana related to alchemical and cabbalistic teaching. There are reports of erotic ceremonies, the imbibing of drugs or ‘elixirs’, and ritual nudity. Blake was no stranger to the symbols or beliefs of a man such as Cosway – the manuscript of the poem he was now writing contains many drawings of bizarre sexual imagery, including women sporting giant phalli and children engaged in erotic practices with adults.” [Blake, Peter Ackroyd, p.210]

“When William Blake died in 1827, his widow Catherine appointed Frederick Tatham his literary and artistic executor. No sooner had Tatham accepted the position than he was, in the words of William Michael Rossetti, brother of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, “beset” by “Swedenborgians, Irvingites, or other extreme sectaries”, and compelled to thrust “a gag into the piteous mouth of Blake’s corpse”. What these timid souls feared was that Blake’s remains would disclose his intense, frequently obsessive and occasionally pornographic interest in sex. Tatham’s job amounted to a full-scale expurgation of what Blake’s less unbuttoned followers considered obscene. Blake had left many drawings and manuscripts containing his most explicit sexual, religious and political expressions – all three were linked for him – and Tatham felt obliged to destroy these. The loss was irreparable, but some of the cover-up – literally – was less extreme. Joined by Blake’s friend John Linnell, on some works Tatham only erased the offending words or images. When this proved impracticable they resorted to a fig leaf. Blake’s original nude self-portrait for his Milton exhibited an erect and oddly blackened penis. One of Blake’s prudish descendants mitigated the shock caused by the poet’s proud member by drawing knickers over it. Thankfully, modern technology has restored much of this censored material, and what emerges is a vivid recognition that for Blake, sex was at the centre of his spiritual and domestic life.” [Why Mrs Blake cried by Marsha Keith Schuchard, Gary Lachman, The Independent, 12 March 2006]

What is little mentioned in connection with Blake is that he and Richard Cosway, along with others such as the landscape painter Loutherbourg (set designer at Drury Lane Theatre) were together conducting ‘magick’ rituals involving sex with children and much of what Tatham and Linell were trying to delete or obscure were Blake’s depictions of children engaged in sexual acts with adults.

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William Blake and the Cultures of Radical Christianity By Robert Rix, published 2007

 

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Why Mrs Blake Cried: William Blake and the Erotic Imagination By Marsha Keith Schuchard, published May 2013

In 1770 the child who Lord Byron called “England’s wealthiest son”, William Beckford, aged 10, inherited Fonthill on the death of his father Alderman William Beckford, Lord Mayor of London. In 1881 to celebrate his 21st birthday William threw a 3 day ‘ritualistic and magical celebration’ at Fonthill which sounds not dissimilar to a son et lumiere show combined with the sexual abuse of children, noted as he was for his pederasty as much as his aesthetic appreciation of art and his collections.

“In the autumn of 1781, shortly after being elected to the British Academy of Art as a landscape painter, Alsatian-born artist Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourg was hired by the wealthy young aesthete William Beckford to prepare a private birthday spectacle at his mansion in Wiltshire. De Loutherbourg, who was also chief scenographer at Drury Lane theatre and the inventor of a recent commercial “moving picture” entertainment called theEidophusikon, promised to produce “a mysterious something that the eye has not seen nor the heart conceived.” Beckford wanted an Oriental spectacle that would completely ravish the senses of his guests, not least so that he could enjoy a sexual tryst with a thirteen year old boy, William Courtenay, and Louisa Beckford, his own cousin’s wife.

The resulting three day party and spectacle staged over Christmas 1781 became one of the scandals of the day, and ultimately forced William Beckford into decades of exile in Europe to escape accusations of sodomy. However, this Oriental spectacle also had a special significance for the history of Romantic aesthetics and modern-day cinema. Loutherbourg and Beckford’s collaboration provided the inspiration for William to write his scintillating Gothic novel, Vathek, and impelled Philippe himself into revising his moving-picture program in dramatically new ways. Ultimately this saturnalian party of Christmas 1781 constituted a pioneering experiment in applying the aesthetic of the sublime to virtual reality technology. It also led Loutherbourg to anticipate the famous nineteenth-century “Phantasmagoria” of French showman, Gaspard Robertson, by producing in 1782 a miniature Gothic movie scene based on the Pandemonium episode in Milton’s Paradise Lost.” [The Virtual Infernal: Philippe de Loutherbourg, William Beckford and the Spectacle of the Sublime, Ian McMalman, Romanticism on the net, 2007]

While at Trinity College Cambridge, (according to Robin Bryans in the The Dust has never settled (1992)) a 22 year old Antony Blunt had started the ‘vogue for the work and life-style of William Beckford’ [p.576] forming a ‘Beckford cult.’ In the February 1929 edition of The Venture (published at Cambridge for 6 issues until June 1930) Blunt heaped praise on ‘the dazzling architectural ensemble’ of Beckford’s Fonthill estate, calling it ‘artistically the best production of the Gothic revival’ while Bryans refers to it as ‘a vast neo-Gothic country house with a megalomaniac tower”. In 1934 Blunt started lecturing on art history at the Courtauld Institute, 20 Portman Square, where Queen Mary of Teck (the current Queen’s paternal grandmother) would attend to listen. Robin Bryans had this to say on Queen Mary and Blunt’s relationship:

“It was almost as if a conspiracy existed between the Russian spy and the dowager Queen, because they both knew perfectly well the homosexual history of newcastle men going up the white marble staircase at Clumber. Silently, they were aware of William Beckford’s escape to the Continent after buggering his schoolboy cousin, and the resemblance that incident bore to Queen Mary’s own husband who died with the famous words ‘Bugger Bognor’ for he, as the King of England, had been obliged to flaunt the authority of his own Attorney General by getting another bugger out of the country.” [p.199]

Clumber Park was the home of the Pelham-Clintons, Dukes of Newcastle (bearing in mind Peter Righton also had the name Pelham). Who had King George V broken the law for and assisted to flee the country to avoid prosecution by “his own” Attorney-General?

 

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Inspired by his birthday celebrations the following year he wrote “Vathek” and built Fonthill Abbey on the grounds of the estate, creating an ‘Arcadian idyll’ according to the sale particulars of 1829.

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Fonthill History website http://www.fonthill.co.uk

James Morrison, MP for Ipswich Suffolk and a Victorian haberdasher called the ‘Napoleon of Shopkeepers’ (ever since he’d made a fortune stockpiling black crepe in time for William IV’s death),  eventually bought the Fonthill estate in 1830 despite the decayed state of the Abbey. He restored and extended the grounds and passed the estate down the Morrison family until it reached Lord Margadale, the father of Sir Peter Morrison MP (Con: Chester 1974 – 1992).

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A man who grew up in Hindon Wiltshire living near the Fonthill estate gives an account of seeing Lord Johnnie Morrison at the hunt one New Year’s Day in 1952-1953 and also has this to say about his son Peter:

“Morrison was father to Charles Morrison  tory mp for Devizes and Peter Morrison tory mp for Chester. Johnnie himself was given the hereditary peerage of Margadale now passed to his grandson. Peter Morrison – who had no experience of life outside of the Fonthill estate, Eton and Tory party somehow managed to develop extreme right wing views on morality while flouting them in his personal life. Is it any wonder that a man from such a background would see his ‘droit de seigneur’ as young working class boys in care homes as an alternative to scullery maids?” [Sir Peter Morrison of Fonthill – I knew your family, Ian Bone, 8 November 2012 – with thanks to @LordBonkers for signposting]

Despite Barry Strevens, Thatcher’s former bodyguard informing her Morrison was holding ‘sex parties’ with under-age boys (presumably not at Fonthill with accompanying theatrical displays as tradition might have dictated), she decided to promoted him to Deputy Chairman of the Conservatives.

Sir Peter Morrison has also been implicated in the North Wales child abuse scandal by Rod Richards (former MP and ex-leader of the Welsh Conservatives) and in January 2015 allegations surfaced that he had raped a boy at Elm Guest House

Murder link to Thatcher aide accused of raping teenage boy [Telegraph 5 June 2015]

Former Minister says Thatcher aide pedophile preyed on boys’ home  – and Hague should have known [Daily Mail 27 October 2012]

Thatcher’s bodyguard says he warned her about underage sex rumours about close aide amid claims senior ministers were named in dossier [Daily Mail 27 July 2014] which also named Rhodes Boyson and Sir Keith Joseph [more to post on Albany Trust’s financial requests to Neville Vincent in 1973/4 – Joseph’s cousin and from the family that Bovis was co-owned with]

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Keith Joseph By Andrew Denham, Mark Garnett, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Mark Garnett p.234

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1976: Did NCCL’s trawl of List 99 radicalise PIE’s Tom O’Carroll?

 

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In October 1976 Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL) published its 6th edition of its newsletter Palaver. It included an article reprinted from Time Out concerning List 99 – the Department of Employment’s method of blacklisting teachers from continuing to work.

Transparency, accountability and right of appeal were Patricia Hewitt’s reasonable concerns: “If people are given the chance to make representations, they should be represented by an adviser. But the real point is that for practical reasons and pure fairness anybody who’s going on the list should be told.”

The Time Out article reports that during  a recent student teacher occupation, (where is not known), a copy of List 99 had been stolen revealing 1,200 names on a ‘consolidated list’ with quarterly updates with new names added being circulated to teacher training colleges and local education authorities.

The covering letter taken with the List 99 documents warned ‘if the List is seen by unauthorised eyes, it may be transformed from a document of protection into exactly the opposite.’ Or with a more positive spin, a great direct marketing mailing list for recruiting new members to a burgeoning civil liberties campaign for pedophiles?

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Palaver No 6, p.15

 

NCCL obtained a copy of the list and started to approach blacklisted teachers. By the time of publication, they had located seven.

“One former teacher contacted by the NCCL says he was completely unaware that he was on the list. He had been in trouble with school authorities six years ago when he admitted to one of his pupils that he was in love with him and later wrote a long letter to the boy explaining his feelings. He was suspended by his head teacher, a decision which was ratified by the local education department.”

As it happens, in 1970, also six years prior to the Time Out article being published, Tom O’Carroll had been busy writing a long letter to a 13 year old boy, a pupil at Caluden Castle School, Axeholme Road, Coventry where he taught history and ran the school chess club. The train of events leading to O’Carroll’s suspension sound remarkably similar to the teacher above whom the NCCL had contacted to see if he was aware he was on List 99. Did O’Carroll’s promotion into PIE as Chairman all begin with NCCL trawling List 99 for pedophiles to complain on behalf of?

“The boy’s mother came and complained about O’Carroll pestering her son outside the family home and repeatedly trying to get access to the house at night.

After he had been sacked, she turned up at the school one day with a six-page love letter he had written to her son. It was all quite sickening.”

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“In the love letter that the mother later brought to school, O’Carroll emphasised the difference between boys and women and stressed that women had to use perfume to disguise the smell they exuded.

Boys weren’t like that so they were better, the letter suggested.”

“[Tom O’Carroll] denied trying to gain access to the boy’s house but said: “I did go there to try to see the parents. I wanted to talk it over with them my feelings for the boy and his feelings for me.

Their reaction was to listen quietly and politely. But as soon as I left they told the headmaster all about it and this led to my suspension.

I couldn’t understand why, in effect they were saying my feelings for this boy were sick.”

From O’Carroll’s perspective he had been prevented from continuing as a teacher by the parents’ failure to understand his love for their son.

The headmaster received a call from the Chairman of the school governors about the parents’ complaint. Despite warnings to back off O’Carroll remained adamant his ‘relationship’ with his 13 year old pupil was unstoppable and none of the headmaster’s business, who immediately asked for O’Carroll’s resignation. When it was refused the Head sent O’Carroll to the Education Department in Coventry saying: “I’m sending O’Carroll to you and he is forbidden to be on these premises.”

An inquiry into O’Carroll’s suspension was held which he attended with a friend, although neither spoke much. The suspension was upheld and a few months later he was sacked. So as with the teacher NCCL contacted above: O’Carroll was suspended by his head teacher, a decision which was ratified by the local education department.

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‘Why a school sacked the nastiest man in Britain’ News of the World 25 June 1978

 

 

 

June 1975: Who was PIE’s ‘Man in New Zealand?’

In May/June 1975 Keith Hose took over as Chairman of PIE. Two of PIE’s co-founders from the Scottish Minorities Group, Ian Campbell Dunn and Michael Hanson, ostensibly handed the reins over to Hose, a recent graduate.

The third co-founder is as yet unknown. [For further info, or just more questions: Who was the 3rd SMG co-founder of PIE? ]

 

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“PIE’s Man in New Zealand has sent us some information regarding the Crime Amendment Bill which seeks to allow homosexual acts between consenting adults from the age of 20. A proposed amendment to the Bill is to be made by Dr C A Wall, MP for Porirua. He seeks to introduce a punishment of up to 2 years in jail for anyone who claims to a person under the age of 20 that homosexual behaviour is normal. Yes, you have read that last sentence correctly. It is to be hoped that reason will prevail in the NZ parliament and the amendment which would have the 1984-type effect of muzzling not only individuals, but libraries, newspapers, social scientists etc etc will be defeated by any number of votes to one.”

The Dorian Society became established in New Zealand the year Antony Grey took over as Secretary to Albany Trust and through contact with Grey was transformed from a social club into a politically active organisation campaigning for law reform

“The Dorian Society (1962–88) was the first New Zealand organisation for homosexual men. It was primarily a social club and avoided political action. In 1963 it took the first steps towards law reform by forming a legal subcommittee that collected books and other resources. It also provided legal advice to its members. By 1967 it sought advice from the English Homosexual Law Reform Society and Albany Trust on the legislative changes occurring there. This led to a New Zealand society dedicated to law reform. Its first project was a petition, signed by 75 prominent citizens, presented to (and rejected by) Parliament in 1968.” [http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/culture/homosexual-law-reform/setting-the-scene ]

While the Albany Trust had support from the Anglican Bishops of Woolwich (Dr John Robinson) and  Stepney (Father Trevor Huddleston) as well as Canon Eric James (later HM Chaplain to the Queen), Jack Goodwin the secretary of NZ HLRS was successful in securing the support of Eric Gowing, the Anglican Bishop of Auckland. [http://benloveshomosexualreform.weebly.com/key-groups-and-individuals.html ]

PIE Newsletter No 8 (late 1975) – Save the Children advert?

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Children as Young as 8 were abused at school linked to pedophile MP Cyril Smith [Mirror, April 2014]

And in late 1975, PIE Newsletter No. 8 carried what appears to be a genuine advert at the bottom of page 5 requesting donations for the Save the Children Fund at offices on 157 Clapham Road.  If Save the Children were advertising with Paedophile Information Exchange at this time it will be important to find who the advertising contact was made through. Both Sir Peter Hayman and Sir John Henniker-Major had connections to Save the Children.

Sir Peter Hayman’s connections to Save the Children and the International Students House were forged through his wife (not mother) Rosemary Blomefield. Sir John Henniker-Major’s wife Lady Henniker-Major was also ‘very active in the overseas relief and fundraising work of the Save the Children Fund and its Danish sister organisation Red Barnet.” Lord Gore-Booth (of Malty, West Ridings of York), a noted British diplomat and Chairman of The Save the Children Fund 1970 – 1976 wrote Lady Henniker-Major’s obituary.

'Security Issue' Knight named in pedophile case in Britain, 19 March 1981, Canberra Times

‘Security Issue’ Knight named in pedophile case in Britain, 19 March 1981, Canberra Times, CLICK ABOVE for link to full article

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Apparently PIE had already moved to Home Office funded Release on Elgin Avenue, Maida Vale (near the BBC Maida Vale Studios on Delamere Road) within about a year of forming, before Christian Wolmar arrived at the office in 1976:

“Under O’Carroll’s astute leadership, PIE developed a strategy to infiltrate the wider libertarian movement. I had personal experience of this. I worked for Release, an agency that helped people with legal and drug problems. When I started there in 1976, PIE was using its address, the respectable sounding 1 Elgin Avenue, London W9. There were plenty of offices available, but allying itself with the Home Office-funded Release and an auspicious address gave PIE respectability. When I asked other members of the collective about it, they were very vague, and so we invited a speaker from PIE to a meeting. He gave us the benefit of his views, which were not only that there should be no age of consent, but that by banning underage sex adults were actually being cruel to children by denying them their sexuality and excluding them from an enjoyable experience. The poste restante arrangement was ended forthwith.” [Christian Wolmar, Looking back to the Great British Paedophile Infiltration campaign of the 1970s, 27 February 2014, Independent]

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Also note that PIE’s announcement of Paedophile Action for Liberation (PAL’s) ‘official’ affiliation with the National Council of Civil Liberties coincides with the announcement of PAL’s leaders, Tony Hughes and Keith Newton, receiving non-custodial sentences for their sexual assault of a 9 year old boy. The process of arrest and trial would have been underway prior to NCCL’s generous offer to affiliate and certainly didn’t dissuade NCCL that affiliation was a good idea. And if this was ‘official’ affiliation did a period of non-official affiliation exist beforehand?

Palaver No.3 June/July 1975

Palaver No.3 June/July 1975

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Palaver No.3 (June/July 1975) below reports that the NCCL’s affiliation was indeed ‘prompted very largely by recent events’ – police investigations following the Sunday People’s headline on 1 June 1975.

“In effect this means that we will be in a position to seek support from NCCL in the event of any future ‘troubles’.”

As the move towards the unionisation of pedophiles gathered momentum bolstered with the promise of NCCL’s legal clout behind them, Charles Napier and Roger Moody engaged in a spot of public debating in pedophile newsletters over what would be gained by going on strike, asking whether withdrawing pedophile labour from youth services and schools could effectively force the abolition of the age of consent and override parental control of children:

What is required is:
1) a very careful analysis of the role we paedophiles play in bulwarking repression (if all boy lovers in approved schools and private boarding schools were to strike, how many would be forced to close?)
2) a building of solidarity in struggle — which is woefully lacking at present (has any paedophile in this country really fought on behalf of an imprisoned fellow paedophile?) and
3) a revolutionary, perspective on social change and minority sexual rights. (Specifically, this would mean refusing to work for a mere lowering of the age of consent, or a mere handing-over of control of the young, from the courts to parents.)
May I invite anyone who is concerned in tackling these issues to contact me as soon as possible.

Roger Moody, 123 Dartmouth Park Hill, London N19. [Spotlightonabuse: Paedophile Politics, Gay Left, Issue 2, Spring 1976]

1979: Parker Rossman & Antony Grey meet & correspond

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 10.30.11 In July 1979 Parker Rossman had returned home from a recent trip to London having met Grey while there and was full of news on his publishing successes and future plans in his evangelical fervour for preaching the benefits of paedophilia to society.

 

8 years previously George Parker Rossman had been indicted with Dr Morris Fraser for his involvement in the Long Island network of abusers uncovered in 1971.

Ian Pace’s blog : Paul Foot on Kincora – Appendix with Colin Wallace documents, and mention of Morris Fraser also see further Tom Griffin’s article for Spinwatch

 

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In 1969 Parker Rossman (writing as Jonathan Drake) with Dennis Drew had published Boys for Sale: A Sociological Study of Boy Prostitution (New York,1969)

In the same year Parker Rossman published his study of boy prostitution in New York, Mervyn Harris, a South African journalist is in the UK studying boy prostitution in London, Piccadilly Circus and writes his book ‘The Dilly Boys’ – blog post on the background to this book here

During that year Dr Morris had received his Diploma in Engineering and in the summer starts treating children amongst The Troubles in Northern Ireland according to 20 September 1974: For Ulster’s Children: A World of Violence, hate [The Dispatch, Lexington, NC]

Christianity Today, America’s fundamentalist magazine recommended Parker Rossman’s book along with Robin Lloyd’s Playland [see further info from this book in blog post: Charles Napier and Sir Harold Haywood working together at Earl’s Court]

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Parker Rossman hopes to meet Grey again if he returns to London and proposes a:

‘circle of correspondents who might like to exchange some serious views — perhaps even small papers — on this topic. You might let me know if you find some people who might be interested.’

He hopes the group might correspond on sex education and appreciated seeing the film strip in London.

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Grey had departed from Albany Trust mid-1977 and in 1978 had accepted Nettie Pollard’s invitation to join the NCCL following his statements at a recent NCCL conference

“At this moment, we have some very involved and interesting work being done on the Child Protection Bill. What will come of that remains to be seen.”

Within a month (either before or after) of this letter PIE published Paedophilia: Some Questions and Answers which had been co-drafted by PIE and the Albany Trust under Sir Harold Haywood’s chairmanship 1975-1977. For further info see https://bitsofbooksblog.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/sirharoldhaywood/ 

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April 1977: Penthouse funding to NCCL for PIE’s Nettie Pollard falters

*again with thanks to A.N.Other

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Penthouse owner Bob Guccione

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A 1977 new model telephone

 

 

In April 1977, PIE member and NCCL Gay Rights worker Nettie Pollard almost lost her job. While she was busy writing to the Lord Chancellor’s office to request that Judge Alan King-Hamilton be disciplined for his comments on the Paedophile Information Exchange (looking like one big blackmail set-up)* during the case of R v Andre Thorne, the Penthouse grant from Bob Guccione which funded her role at NCCL was due for renewal in June or October that year. As ever, Lord Beaumont was Nettie’s first port of call in the House of Lords (despite no longer being Albany Trust chairman) when her plea for admonishment fell on deaf ears at the LC’s office.

Geoffrey Robertson, then a barrister of 4 years call, considered it a ‘moot point’ as to whether it would be renewed and was having discussions with Guccione as to conditions being attached to renewal. Robertson stated that the current grant had been given to support gay rights work but that Patricia [Hewitt’s] subsequent conversations with Penthouse meant that may have been altered.

The fact that Penthouse was acceptable funding for NCCL Gay Rights Committee staff and came with conditions shouldn’t perhaps be surprising in the context of Peter Righton’s fellow ACCESS trustee Dr Robert Chartham/Ronald Seth also being Penthouse Forum’s agony uncle, providing free 1 hour sessions on Wednesdays at a ‘clinic’, or Dr Charlotte Wolff or Michael De La Noy publishing articles there.

[*N.B. Judge Alan King-Hamilton presided at Playland Trial No. 2, Charles Hornby in July – September 1975 – David Archer’s dossier of ‘millionaires, influential and titled people’ escaping prosecution for abuse of boys at the Piccadilly amusement arcade]

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Jan 1976: A 3rd co-founder of PIE? Keith Hose writes to Mary McIntosh

*with thanks to researcher wishing to remain anon for now for finding these documents

Mary McIntosh (1936 – 2013), turning forty, was working at the Home Office Policy Advisory Committee on Sexual Offences in 1976. She would later become Head of Sociology at University of Essex working with Ken Plummer [“Paedophilic interest is natural and normal for human males,”The Telegraph 5 July 2014], a visitor to the Albany Trust’s offices on Shaftesbury Avenue from 1967/1968 working with Michael Schofield, sociologist and Albany Trustee.

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“She joined Essex after working at the Home Office Research Unit, the University of Leicester; Borough Polytechnic (now South Bank University) and Nuffield College, Oxford University.” [University of Essex obituary]

 

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Keith was keen to emphasise that he was contacting McIntosh on the basis of them sharing two mutual friends – Nettie Pollard, fellow PIE member and NCCL Gay Rights worker, and Jeffrey Weeks – and their suggestion that he contact her to enquire whether she would like to receive an early copy of the PIE ‘evidence on the law relating for certain sexual offences involving children for the Criminal Law Revision Committee’.

For more on Jeffrey Weeks’ writings please see https://ianpace.wordpress.com/tag/jeffrey-weeks/

 

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But what is even more interesting than discovering Mary McIntosh as yet another friendly face for PIE residing in the Home Office (from Advisory Policy to Research Unit) is the suggestion that in January 1976 it was stated there was a third co-founder of PIE from the Scottish Minorities Group. So far, it appears only Ian Campbell Dunn and Michael Hanson have ever been named as co-founders in the press.

In the literature Keith Hose encloses for McIntosh the first line states:

“PIE was founded in October 1974 by 3 members of the Scottish Minorities Group, who felt that there was a need in britain for a group of those men and women who are sexually and otherwise attracted to young people below the age of 17. The inaugural meeting of its members took place in March 1975.”

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Were the results of the questionnaire/survey collated by PIE taken from their membership form as set out below? This may be the same survey Mary Manning later reports on for Community Care.

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Spring 1969: Grey reviews Greek Love & receives a firm offer to co-write a book from Dr David Kerr MP

EZ Eglington, the author of the book Greek Love published in the US in 1964, was Walter Breen, a career abuser of young boys and celebrated pedophile author whose wife, science fiction write Marion Zimmer Bradley also abused boys and girls sexually, physically and emotionally. See further here

In 1969 the publishers Neville Spearman Ltd, and specifically Neville Armstrong publishes EZ Eglington’s Greek Love for the UK market – as task which Grey assists with, commenting on the draft and reflecting that Eglington’s view of human sexuality had made him re-think some of his own views in theory and counselling.

Dear Antony

Greek Love

As they say: “Faint heart never won fair boy”, and so I am going ahead with this books and to hell with all puritans. I think it is a really fine piece of scholarship.

We are definitely dropping the Albert Ellis portion and the rebuttal, and in place the author is going to write a fresh Introduction. On your advice given in your letter of 19 February I may cut a few of the poems.

In that letter you write a very telling last para:

“The author of this book is one of the most interesting and erudite writers on homosexuality that I have encountered and Greek Love has caused me to re-think some of my own basic attitudes to human sexuality, both in theory and in the practice of counselling.” Could I use this or something like it – should you wish to re-phrase it – on the dust jacket?”

 

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Five years earlier Neville’s mother had tragically committed suicide and he had become involved with Chad Varah’s Samaritans at St Stephen’s Walbrooks of London. Neville would possibly have known Rev. Michael Butler, Chad’s Deputy Director, who worked as a counsellor with the Albany Trust, another associate of Grey. Since 1955 Neville had been publishing as Neville Spearman, based in London and moving to Suffolk in the late 1970s.[ Guardian Obituary 26 September 2008]

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Antony Grey wanted to meet with Neville Armstrong fairly soon to discuss jointly writing a book with a Labour MP,

“As I think I mentioned to you, I have had a very definite offer of collaboration from Dr David Kerr MP who is very much on the ‘inside’ of the parliamentary manoeuvres.”

Dr David Kerr was then MP for Wandsworth Central from 1964-1970. In 1969 his marriage to his wife was dissolved although he had quickly remarried in 1970. It’s not clear what topic Antony Grey and David Kerr were contemplating but knowledge of inside parliament appears helpful. Kerr had been helping with the passage of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 through Parliament but that was now two years past and Grey was soon to be focused on the Albany Trust Project Study Group along with Peter Righton and Ian Greer. Kerr had spent his time in parliament as PPS to Joan Lestor at the Commonwealth Office [Tom Watson MP précis obituary for Dr David Kerr]

Independent Obituary 

Guardian Obituary