Tuesday, 12 August 2003

Peter Symonds 1962-69 @ Kelso House

There seems to be a 'black hole' in the nostalgia during the time that we "baby boomers" were at Peter Symonds, except in the Obituary Column, where we can read that those Masters we used to look up to (and despise whilst we were doing their Detentions!) are no longer around.  Does anyone else remember the day the plugs were stolen from the basins in the downstairs toilets at Varley Hall, and Headmaster John Ashurst collected a penny (1d) from every boy in the school to pay for their replacement?  Or when one boy, as a punishment for misbehaving in the Gym, was made (by 'Neddy' Bray) to run naked around the quad in the snow for 30 minutes whilst the rest of Class lower 5P finished their lesson?!  I did  not knick the plugs, but it was me streaking in the snow!  Was anyone else there? (No photographs exist of this event - I hope!)
Joe Brown (now a mostly reformed character, known as Andy Brown)

Peter Symonds 1962-69 @ Kelso House

There seems to be a 'black hole' in the nostalgia during the time that we "baby boomers" were at Peter Symonds, except in the Obituary Column, where we can read that those Masters we used to look up to (and despise whilst we were doing their Detentions!) are no longer around.  Does anyone else remember the day the plugs were stolen from the basins in the downstairs toilets at Varley Hall, and Headmaster John Ashurst collected a penny (1d) from every boy in the school to pay for their replacement?  Or when one boy, as a punishment for misbehaving in the Gym, was made (by 'Neddy' Bray) to run naked around the quad in the snow for 30 minutes whilst the rest of Class lower 5P finished their lesson?!  I did  not knick the plugs, but it was me streaking in the snow!  Was anyone else there? (No photographs exist of this event - I hope!)
Joe Brown (now a mostly reformed character, known as Andy Brown)

Wednesday, 6 August 2003

Recent Awards

Cogratulations to Charles ("Chas") Taylor and Phil Lovegrove on their recent awards !!!
 
I have photos of both Chas and Phil in their younger years, but I would not like to "publish" them on here without their approval ...
 
Charles, yours is with your Dad and a group of BRCS Cadets, (3 ex PSSW including yourself) and Phil, yours is at a Tramps Supper in the Ritchie Hall in Chandler's Ford back in the days of the "Odd Bods"
 
If you are happy, then please let me know and I will "release" them !!!
 
Cheers to the two of you and well done !!!
 
Doug Clews ... Perth Western Australia 

Recent Awards

Cogratulations to Charles ("Chas") Taylor and Phil Lovegrove on their recent awards !!!
 
I have photos of both Chas and Phil in their younger years, but I would not like to "publish" them on here without their approval ...
 
Charles, yours is with your Dad and a group of BRCS Cadets, (3 ex PSSW including yourself) and Phil, yours is at a Tramps Supper in the Ritchie Hall in Chandler's Ford back in the days of the "Odd Bods"
 
If you are happy, then please let me know and I will "release" them !!!
 
Cheers to the two of you and well done !!!
 
Doug Clews ... Perth Western Australia 

Saturday, 2 August 2003

trouble accessing the site

hello,
I am having trouble accessing the site. I am not recognised by MSN on my own computer and I don't seem to be able to join any site with a new name. I have switched off my firewall program and done a virus check without any improvement. I am using my son's computer at his home which seems to overcome the problem but that is not a permanent solution. If anyone has any ideas I'd be pleased,
regards,
jim 
 
   

trouble accessing the site

hello,
I am having trouble accessing the site. I am not recognised by MSN on my own computer and I don't seem to be able to join any site with a new name. I have switched off my firewall program and done a virus check without any improvement. I am using my son's computer at his home which seems to overcome the problem but that is not a permanent solution. If anyone has any ideas I'd be pleased,
regards,
jim