Thursday, 28 February 2002

School Holidays

Does anyone remember going on any holidays from PS? I went on 2, one to the Norfolk Broads and another to the Rhine Valley. Both in the late 60's. We had the inevitable falling overboard in Norfolk, which also saw one of the rowing boats, which were towed behind the cruisers, crushed between cruiser and riverbank. I also seem to remember an exploding tinned pudding - very spectacular in a small galley. Travel to the Broads was by the old army 3 tonner, the floor of which was covered in mattresses. More than one passenger could be seen hanging out the tail gate suffering the effects of travel sickness!
On the German trip we managed one drink in the hotel bar, before being caught and forced to find another establishment. The trip back was on what must have been the oldest boat available and the deck was a patchwork of colours made by the different school uniforms - it must have been a school special. There was also a large amount of sea sickness as it was a pretty rough crossing.

School Holidays

Does anyone remember going on any holidays from PS? I went on 2, one to the Norfolk Broads and another to the Rhine Valley. Both in the late 60's. We had the inevitable falling overboard in Norfolk, which also saw one of the rowing boats, which were towed behind the cruisers, crushed between cruiser and riverbank. I also seem to remember an exploding tinned pudding - very spectacular in a small galley. Travel to the Broads was by the old army 3 tonner, the floor of which was covered in mattresses. More than one passenger could be seen hanging out the tail gate suffering the effects of travel sickness!
On the German trip we managed one drink in the hotel bar, before being caught and forced to find another establishment. The trip back was on what must have been the oldest boat available and the deck was a patchwork of colours made by the different school uniforms - it must have been a school special. There was also a large amount of sea sickness as it was a pretty rough crossing.

Wednesday, 27 February 2002

search engine for the site

people are having difficulty finding things on the site, I'll have to see if I can paste in the search engine that I have found.  Just hope that it doesn't wreck the joint.
jim

search engine for the site

people are having difficulty finding things on the site, I'll have to see if I can paste in the search engine that I have found.  Just hope that it doesn't wreck the joint.
jim

Monday, 25 February 2002

School Musical Production

Does anybody else remember the musical we did in about '52 or 53?  It was about a court case and involved a policeman called, would you believe? Bloggs, plus members of the Jury and other policemen. I think Mr Watts produced it.  I was a policeman and I think we went to the prison to collect our uniforms, truncheons etc.  The show contained such musical gems as "Turn your face to the West Bloggs" and "When you're feeling cross or spiteful"  I could sing them for you - if only we had sound. On second thoughts perhaps it's as well that we don't!
 
John Rowe 

School Musical Production

Does anybody else remember the musical we did in about '52 or 53?  It was about a court case and involved a policeman called, would you believe? Bloggs, plus members of the Jury and other policemen. I think Mr Watts produced it.  I was a policeman and I think we went to the prison to collect our uniforms, truncheons etc.  The show contained such musical gems as "Turn your face to the West Bloggs" and "When you're feeling cross or spiteful"  I could sing them for you - if only we had sound. On second thoughts perhaps it's as well that we don't!
 
John Rowe 

nicknames

Hello,
One of our members has suggested that it is quite difficult to search for old school friends on our site because we use nicknames which may not be known by the searcher.  I think that the problem comes about because of the way that Microsoft set out the join-up page.  American practice is different to English in that their 'nickname' means the name that you are normally known by [I think] whereas in the UK it means a very informal or made up name.
I don't know what you all think but if you like you can alter your 'nickname' quite easily by visiting 'members tools' and amending it.
I think it is a good idea but there is no problem if you don't want to change.
regards,
jim wishart, list manager 

nicknames

Hello,
One of our members has suggested that it is quite difficult to search for old school friends on our site because we use nicknames which may not be known by the searcher.  I think that the problem comes about because of the way that Microsoft set out the join-up page.  American practice is different to English in that their 'nickname' means the name that you are normally known by [I think] whereas in the UK it means a very informal or made up name.
I don't know what you all think but if you like you can alter your 'nickname' quite easily by visiting 'members tools' and amending it.
I think it is a good idea but there is no problem if you don't want to change.
regards,
jim wishart, list manager 

Wednesday, 20 February 2002

the old City Museum,

hello,
this is slightly off topic I know but,
does anyone remember the old Museum in Market Street, next to the Cathedral Grounds before it was 'improved'.
We used to pop in on the way back from Saturday morning pictures to wonder at the stuffed animals, birds fish and, and,.........
I remember the puffer fish and an alligator.
There was always a crowd in there, mostly children.
And then it changed.................
and not for the better in my estimation,
regards,
jim wishart  

the old City Museum,

hello,
this is slightly off topic I know but,
does anyone remember the old Museum in Market Street, next to the Cathedral Grounds before it was 'improved'.
We used to pop in on the way back from Saturday morning pictures to wonder at the stuffed animals, birds fish and, and,.........
I remember the puffer fish and an alligator.
There was always a crowd in there, mostly children.
And then it changed.................
and not for the better in my estimation,
regards,
jim wishart  

Thursday, 14 February 2002

I'm off for a while

Hello all,
I am going to take a few days off, travelling to see family on the south coast.  Now behave yourselves and be kind to each other!!
jim wishart,
list manager 

I'm off for a while

Hello all,
I am going to take a few days off, travelling to see family on the south coast.  Now behave yourselves and be kind to each other!!
jim wishart,
list manager 

Re school photo posted by Bubble on 11/02/2002

Hi Bubble
 
The year of your photo is probably 1952 right?
 
I have identified the following, numbering from the left:-
 
Back Row
 
1.? 2.Hardy 3.? 4.? 5.Metcalfe? 6.? 7.? 8.? 9.Korvin 10.Hazell 11.Greaves
 
Middle Row
 
1.Maddrell 2.? 3.? 4.? 5.CANY 6.DOC 7.TOM 8.? 9.? 10.? 11.Harper
 
Front Row
 
1.? 2.Collins 3.? 4.? 5.Wride 6.Moody 7.Stoneham 8.Hatcher 9.?
 
I wonder where Warder was that day?
 
Is there anyone out there who can fill in the gaps
 
Peter Churchill

Re school photo posted by Bubble on 11/02/2002

Hi Bubble
 
The year of your photo is probably 1952 right?
 
I have identified the following, numbering from the left:-
 
Back Row
 
1.? 2.Hardy 3.? 4.? 5.Metcalfe? 6.? 7.? 8.? 9.Korvin 10.Hazell 11.Greaves
 
Middle Row
 
1.Maddrell 2.? 3.? 4.? 5.CANY 6.DOC 7.TOM 8.? 9.? 10.? 11.Harper
 
Front Row
 
1.? 2.Collins 3.? 4.? 5.Wride 6.Moody 7.Stoneham 8.Hatcher 9.?
 
I wonder where Warder was that day?
 
Is there anyone out there who can fill in the gaps
 
Peter Churchill

76 Leavers Reunion, Spring 2002

Following a recent fascinating and often hilarious e-mail exchange between Wayne Evans and David Singer, the idea of getting together one evening in Spring in Winchester has been suggested. Martin Leigh and Steve 'Chocky Hen' Collins are up for a beer too.
 
Anyone else interested?  Go on, face your past! It could be fun!
 
Please confirm interest and we will take the next step.

76 Leavers Reunion, Spring 2002

Following a recent fascinating and often hilarious e-mail exchange between Wayne Evans and David Singer, the idea of getting together one evening in Spring in Winchester has been suggested. Martin Leigh and Steve 'Chocky Hen' Collins are up for a beer too.
 
Anyone else interested?  Go on, face your past! It could be fun!
 
Please confirm interest and we will take the next step.