Sunday, 21 December 2003

War Chant 2

Sorry for a geriatric omission !!!!!!
The War Chant was :-
 
EE  Nicka DEEna  DEEna DEEna
EE  Nicka DEEna  DINEa DOE
OH   OH   HOPPity  OH
PULL UP YOUR SOCKS THE PETERS

War Chant 2

Sorry for a geriatric omission !!!!!!
The War Chant was :-
 
EE  Nicka DEEna  DEEna DEEna
EE  Nicka DEEna  DINEa DOE
OH   OH   HOPPity  OH
PULL UP YOUR SOCKS THE PETERS

War Chant

Season's Greetings to all.
When I arrived in 1934, we had a war chant which was shouted enthusiastically in support of PSS entrants in competitions.
Emphasis was on the parts in bold type and it went :-
EE  Nicka DEEna  DEEna DEEna
EE  Nicka DEEna  DINEa DOE
EE  Nicka DEEna DEEna DEEna
PULL UP YOUR SOCKS THE PETERS.
 
But during my time, Doc Freeman banned it, claming that it was based on an Australian chant and totally unsuited to the status of the school !!!!

War Chant

Season's Greetings to all.
When I arrived in 1934, we had a war chant which was shouted enthusiastically in support of PSS entrants in competitions.
Emphasis was on the parts in bold type and it went :-
EE  Nicka DEEna  DEEna DEEna
EE  Nicka DEEna  DINEa DOE
EE  Nicka DEEna DEEna DEEna
PULL UP YOUR SOCKS THE PETERS.
 
But during my time, Doc Freeman banned it, claming that it was based on an Australian chant and totally unsuited to the status of the school !!!!

Thursday, 18 December 2003

wyke lodge boarding

Hi my name is Anna and I came across this website by chance! I have recently boarded at Wyke Lodge (2001-2003) and was so surprised to see all the old photos of the house - it was difficult when we were there to find out exactly what the house used to be like!
I dont know if many people are aware but the house is actually closing down this year and Symonds is just going to use the other two boarding houses instead. I would love to hear stories of what was life was like in the house in the past!
If anyone has boarded there then pls get in touch!

wyke lodge boarding

Hi my name is Anna and I came across this website by chance! I have recently boarded at Wyke Lodge (2001-2003) and was so surprised to see all the old photos of the house - it was difficult when we were there to find out exactly what the house used to be like!
I dont know if many people are aware but the house is actually closing down this year and Symonds is just going to use the other two boarding houses instead. I would love to hear stories of what was life was like in the house in the past!
If anyone has boarded there then pls get in touch!

Sunday, 7 December 2003

Alison Burns?

Does anyone know any contact details / information on Alison Burns at Symonds from 83-85. Lived at Compton Down...
Many thanks
Simon Burdett
Also at Symonds 83-84 (cut short!)

Alison Burns?

Does anyone know any contact details / information on Alison Burns at Symonds from 83-85. Lived at Compton Down...
Many thanks
Simon Burdett
Also at Symonds 83-84 (cut short!)

Wednesday, 3 December 2003

Reply

Hi Jim
A potted history- as memory allows.
Western Primary---48-54.
Peter Symonds---54-59
Ordnance Survey Soton---59-65.
Married Jan Merriman---64
To Oz---65.
Final year class master—Tom Pearce.
With Frank Stillwell—Roger Williams—
John Merriman (brother in law)
Others---Lancaster—Grove twins—Shea—Marston—
Jarvis—Critchell mike—Barron enough!
Also on Mintys mailing list
Regards Tony.

Reply

Hi Jim
A potted history- as memory allows.
Western Primary---48-54.
Peter Symonds---54-59
Ordnance Survey Soton---59-65.
Married Jan Merriman---64
To Oz---65.
Final year class master—Tom Pearce.
With Frank Stillwell—Roger Williams—
John Merriman (brother in law)
Others---Lancaster—Grove twins—Shea—Marston—
Jarvis—Critchell mike—Barron enough!
Also on Mintys mailing list
Regards Tony.