A place for ex students, or their families, to meet up with other ex students from Peter Symonds' School, Winchester, to share memories, stories and photos
from Brian Ward Does Founders day still take place,what form does it take & when is it? I can remember the whole school marching into Winchester Cathedral,every boy wearing a red & white flower button hole,a bit of a challenge for some parents.I think we all felt a sense of pride on that day,although what actually happened once inside the Cathedral is a complete blank. I do have a photo somewhere of us boys marching into the Cathedral,if I can locate it will post. Brian Ward.
Hi Jim I remember Founder's Day well. It was always on a Saturday afternoon in the summer term, and attendance was compulsory. Prefects and masters took note of who was present, and absentees were punished by Doc with a subsequent Saturday afternoon detention. I don't remember too well the proceedings inside the Cathedral, but the march from Symonds' Street to the Cathedral by the school en masse was quite impressive. There always seemed to be a funfair at Bar End on the same day, and that was something to look forward to after the service. I don't know whether a Founder's Day Service is still held regularly, but I went to the Centenary Commemoration Evensong at the Cathedral on 3 May 1997. It brought back many memories. Regards Peter Smith
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