Sunday, 29 April 2001

so many clubs!

Hi listers,
I have done a survey of Peter Symonds reunion clubs and found the following. I think that what it shows is that the Search Engines of the service providers are very inefficient.
 

MSN clubs

"Peter Symonds former students"

http://communities.msn.co.uk/PeterSymondsFormerStudents

an MSN community

with two members, founded 22nd february 2001

"Peter Symonds nostalgia corner" [this club]

http://communities.msn.co.uk/petersymondswinchesterunofficialnostalgiacorner

an MSN community

with fifteen members, founded 26th november 2000

Friends Reunited clubs

It costs a subscription of 짙5 a year to use Friends Reunited

There are two clubs with exactly the same name but with different ‘key’ numbers within the Friends Reunited system:-

"Peter Symond's, Winchester"

a Friends Reunited Club with 23 members

http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/FriendsReunited.asp?wci=memberlist&school_key=3298

"Peter Symond's, Winchester"

a Friends Reunited Club with 9 members

http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/FriendsReunited.asp?wci=memberlist&school_key=6162

Yahoo clubs

"Peter Symonds school and college"

a Yahoo club with 123 members founded 20th April 2001

http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/petersymondsschoolandcollege

"Ex Symonds contact"

a Yahoo club with 34 members, founded June 13 1999

http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/exsymondscontact

 

list compiled by jim wishart, james@wishart100.freeserve.co.uk

list manager,

29th April 2001

so many clubs!

Hi listers,
I have done a survey of Peter Symonds reunion clubs and found the following. I think that what it shows is that the Search Engines of the service providers are very inefficient.
 

MSN clubs

"Peter Symonds former students"

http://communities.msn.co.uk/PeterSymondsFormerStudents

an MSN community

with two members, founded 22nd february 2001

"Peter Symonds nostalgia corner" [this club]

http://communities.msn.co.uk/petersymondswinchesterunofficialnostalgiacorner

an MSN community

with fifteen members, founded 26th november 2000

Friends Reunited clubs

It costs a subscription of 짙5 a year to use Friends Reunited

There are two clubs with exactly the same name but with different ‘key’ numbers within the Friends Reunited system:-

"Peter Symond's, Winchester"

a Friends Reunited Club with 23 members

http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/FriendsReunited.asp?wci=memberlist&school_key=3298

"Peter Symond's, Winchester"

a Friends Reunited Club with 9 members

http://www.friendsreunited.co.uk/FriendsReunited.asp?wci=memberlist&school_key=6162

Yahoo clubs

"Peter Symonds school and college"

a Yahoo club with 123 members founded 20th April 2001

http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/petersymondsschoolandcollege

"Ex Symonds contact"

a Yahoo club with 34 members, founded June 13 1999

http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/exsymondscontact

 

list compiled by jim wishart, james@wishart100.freeserve.co.uk

list manager,

29th April 2001

remembering Mr Robinson

Nobody has mentioned Robbo so far,
so here are two small anecdotes,
 
I don't remember anything specific that he taught me about geography but I do remember he advised us that if we wanted to invest in the stock market we should buy when the market falls and sell when it rose. It sounded silly at the time but I suppose he was right.
 
I remember catching him just after a class had finished and observing that I thought that it was odd that the west coast of Africa seemed to be the same shape as the east coast of South America. Was it significant? No he said, it was just a coincidence. This was admittedly in about 1950 before continental drift had achieved much credibility
 
regards,
jim wishart, list manager, .
 

remembering Mr Robinson

Nobody has mentioned Robbo so far,
so here are two small anecdotes,
 
I don't remember anything specific that he taught me about geography but I do remember he advised us that if we wanted to invest in the stock market we should buy when the market falls and sell when it rose. It sounded silly at the time but I suppose he was right.
 
I remember catching him just after a class had finished and observing that I thought that it was odd that the west coast of Africa seemed to be the same shape as the east coast of South America. Was it significant? No he said, it was just a coincidence. This was admittedly in about 1950 before continental drift had achieved much credibility
 
regards,
jim wishart, list manager, .
 

Saturday, 28 April 2001

Pleased to find this site!

I was at Peter Symonds for a fairly short time (1968-71) for my O and A levels only, but I have very pleasant memories of (most of!) my time there. Names I remember from that time - Keith Kirby, Richard Trussler, Colin(?) Bath; Simon Barrow; Matt Corker to name but a few. Amongst the masters - Mr Ashurst (of course!) that person Cooksey; Mr Taverner; Pa Watts and loads more.

I'd moved to PSS from Rutlish School when my family moved from Surrey to Hampshire (we lived in Cheriton) and you lot seemed rather an intelligent bunch ! So I've always been very grateful to the school for making me pull my socks up and get some O and A levels and eventually a degree.

I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me or the names I've mentioned.

Regards to all
Rob Compton

Pleased to find this site!

I was at Peter Symonds for a fairly short time (1968-71) for my O and A levels only, but I have very pleasant memories of (most of!) my time there. Names I remember from that time - Keith Kirby, Richard Trussler, Colin(?) Bath; Simon Barrow; Matt Corker to name but a few. Amongst the masters - Mr Ashurst (of course!) that person Cooksey; Mr Taverner; Pa Watts and loads more.

I'd moved to PSS from Rutlish School when my family moved from Surrey to Hampshire (we lived in Cheriton) and you lot seemed rather an intelligent bunch ! So I've always been very grateful to the school for making me pull my socks up and get some O and A levels and eventually a degree.

I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me or the names I've mentioned.

Regards to all
Rob Compton

Thursday, 26 April 2001

two more photos

hi listers,
I have posted two more photos, one of a 'mystery' master and another of an aerial view of the school in about 1946, both courtesy of Neil Jenkinson,
regards,
jim wishart, list manager,

Saturday, 21 April 2001

New Member

Jim

I'm delighted to have joined your nostalgia corner and to also have you as a new member of the Peter Symonds School and College Club at Yahoo.

Kind Regards

 

Dave Stuart

(1966 - 1973)

 

New Member

Jim

I'm delighted to have joined your nostalgia corner and to also have you as a new member of the Peter Symonds School and College Club at Yahoo.

Kind Regards

 

Dave Stuart

(1966 - 1973)

 

Friday, 13 April 2001

photo of Mr Hawkins

Hi jim, it's "Harry Hawkins" who as well as being a maths teacher, ran the twice weekly "Harry's Army" - the pre-CCF square bashers.   Not as brilliant as "Cozy" for maths but he got people to A-level in the end.   Aka  "Harra" because of his accent!
 
peter smith

photo of Mr Hawkins

Hi jim, it's "Harry Hawkins" who as well as being a maths teacher, ran the twice weekly "Harry's Army" - the pre-CCF square bashers.   Not as brilliant as "Cozy" for maths but he got people to A-level in the end.   Aka  "Harra" because of his accent!
 
peter smith

Memory test for the 1964-1971 generation

Which teacher professed to have 'coom from Scoonthorpe'? Which teacher lost his cool and announced that he was 'fed and sick up with you all'? Which language teacher,on hearing a place name in the country concerned, had usually 'bin there'and went on to say when, why, etc etc....ad nauseam?

Memory test for the 1964-1971 generation

Which teacher professed to have 'coom from Scoonthorpe'? Which teacher lost his cool and announced that he was 'fed and sick up with you all'? Which language teacher,on hearing a place name in the country concerned, had usually 'bin there'and went on to say when, why, etc etc....ad nauseam?

Monday, 9 April 2001

'The History of Peter Symonds'

This week I  received my copy of this book through the post and it made a fascinating read. It is a slim hard backed volume of 140 pages. Very comprehensive in that it does cover the whole history back to the Will of Peter Symonds in 1586. Although the parts that covered my own time at school were naturally of the most immediate interest to me there is much to enjoy from other eras. I like the photos and I hope to be able to get authority to post some of them on the site. There are good ones of Cozey and Mr Hawkins and Doc Freeman, together with aerial photos of the school and two good maps.
It cost 짙12 [including postage] from
Stuart Mariner c/o Martin & Company, 
25 St. Thomas Street, Winchester, SO23 9DD     
payable to   the Old Symondians Society
 
regards,
Jim Wishart, site manager 

'The History of Peter Symonds'

This week I  received my copy of this book through the post and it made a fascinating read. It is a slim hard backed volume of 140 pages. Very comprehensive in that it does cover the whole history back to the Will of Peter Symonds in 1586. Although the parts that covered my own time at school were naturally of the most immediate interest to me there is much to enjoy from other eras. I like the photos and I hope to be able to get authority to post some of them on the site. There are good ones of Cozey and Mr Hawkins and Doc Freeman, together with aerial photos of the school and two good maps.
It cost 짙12 [including postage] from
Stuart Mariner c/o Martin & Company, 
25 St. Thomas Street, Winchester, SO23 9DD     
payable to   the Old Symondians Society
 
regards,
Jim Wishart, site manager 

Tuesday, 3 April 2001

Let's get more participants in here!

May I make a suggestion to the moderator? Send a message to every e-mail address in the members list, telling them that this message board exists and inviting them all to drop in and take part. There are potentially thousands of Old Symondians who should be joining in with these discussions! Thanks!

Let's get more participants in here!

May I make a suggestion to the moderator? Send a message to every e-mail address in the members list, telling them that this message board exists and inviting them all to drop in and take part. There are potentially thousands of Old Symondians who should be joining in with these discussions! Thanks!

Monday, 2 April 2001

photo of masters

Hi,
That is a great photo you have just posted Bernard!
I recognize Messrs Laing and Watts but although I knew Mr Perkins, I must confess his photo doesn't 'bring him back'.
Anyone else got similar photos?
 
regards,
jim, list manager

photo of masters

Hi,
That is a great photo you have just posted Bernard!
I recognize Messrs Laing and Watts but although I knew Mr Perkins, I must confess his photo doesn't 'bring him back'.
Anyone else got similar photos?
 
regards,
jim, list manager