Friday, 29 December 2000

new photo of school sign

great photo Mike,
that is you in the piccy?
I am intrigued by your trip from 'oz to brazil', what do you do?
and i am also intrigued by the photo albums that you have, any chance of posting more?
 
regards,
jim, left 1952

new photo of school sign

great photo Mike,
that is you in the piccy?
I am intrigued by your trip from 'oz to brazil', what do you do?
and i am also intrigued by the photo albums that you have, any chance of posting more?
 
regards,
jim, left 1952

Wednesday, 20 December 2000

'football' photo

hi Peter,
I like the photo in the football gear, it's just what we want. I'll have to have another scrabble round in my photo box to see if I can find another one!
 
jim, list manager, left 1952

'football' photo

hi Peter,
I like the photo in the football gear, it's just what we want. I'll have to have another scrabble round in my photo box to see if I can find another one!
 
jim, list manager, left 1952

Tuesday, 19 December 2000

what was eo's.................?

His Alsatian, I think.
 
I don't remember ever getting the benefit of that, but I once got a slice across the back of the knuckles with a steel ruler from EO. I bore the welt for weeks. Unfortunately, it didn't interfere with my writing ability, so I couldn't get off work.
 
No stress counselling, no child protection officers, no outcry, ... but no, I can't look back with nostalgia on that particular incident. Perhaps it went towards making me the man I am today - in which case, EO has a lot to answer for ....
 
Cheers,
 
Chris

what was eo's.................?

His Alsatian, I think.
 
I don't remember ever getting the benefit of that, but I once got a slice across the back of the knuckles with a steel ruler from EO. I bore the welt for weeks. Unfortunately, it didn't interfere with my writing ability, so I couldn't get off work.
 
No stress counselling, no child protection officers, no outcry, ... but no, I can't look back with nostalgia on that particular incident. Perhaps it went towards making me the man I am today - in which case, EO has a lot to answer for ....
 
Cheers,
 
Chris

Model Aircraft

I was at PS from 1959 - 62 if I remember correctly! We use to fly control line model aircraft on the playing field until the neighbours complained (we then flew with Winchester Model Aircraft Society on the Arbour until those neighbours complained!!). The only person I can remember was Peter Evans aka "Wong" (apparently because he once stowed away on an aircraft in an attempt to escape the rigours of School House and join his parents in Hong Kong) but there were others who used to build and run up engines in "the boot shed". I was a day boy living in Old Kennels Lane, I seem to remember a "very old" boy lived up at Olivers Battery who flew at school but it's all a bit vague - anyone else remember?
Mike Minty

Model Aircraft

I was at PS from 1959 - 62 if I remember correctly! We use to fly control line model aircraft on the playing field until the neighbours complained (we then flew with Winchester Model Aircraft Society on the Arbour until those neighbours complained!!). The only person I can remember was Peter Evans aka "Wong" (apparently because he once stowed away on an aircraft in an attempt to escape the rigours of School House and join his parents in Hong Kong) but there were others who used to build and run up engines in "the boot shed". I was a day boy living in Old Kennels Lane, I seem to remember a "very old" boy lived up at Olivers Battery who flew at school but it's all a bit vague - anyone else remember?
Mike Minty

Monday, 18 December 2000

what was doc freeman's.................?

dor 10? ( a small black Wolesley?)
 
peter smith

what was doc freeman's.................?

dor 10? ( a small black Wolesley?)
 
peter smith

Friday, 15 December 2000

Some Symondian links

Hi, everyone
 
Thanks for starting this, Jim - it's just what's needed for nostalgia addicts like me.
 
If you don't know about it already, visit the PSC home page at http://www.psc.ac.uk/
 
- and, especially, check out the former students listing at http://sol.psc.ac.uk/list/
 
Cheers,
 
Chris