Sunday, 27 May 2007

400th anniversary dinner 13 October 2007

I'm forwarding the message below from Chris Haines. He addressed it specifically to the "1955-62 cohort" (it's a broad church - I'm '55-'63 personally ) - but I think it might be of interest to everyone out there who's thinking of attending 400th annivesary events.
 
Chris attached a booking form from the Old Symondians' Society (Mike Conlan), not reproduced here.
 
* If you're a 55-62 person, contact Chris Haines (details below) - he (and the rest of us) would like to hear about you anyway.
 
* If you're anyone at all who's intererested in 400th anniversary events and doesn't belong to OSS, contact Mike Conlan, email:  casamelara  "att"  aol.com
 
Best,
 
Chris (Cooper)
 
>>>
[From Chris Haines]
 
PSS 1955-62 cohort: 400th anniversary dinner 13 October 2007
 
Dear Friends,
 
You had advance notice of the 400th Anniversary Dinner, organised by the Old Symondians Society, to be held on 13 October 2007 in the Guildhall in Winchester. I do hope that you will make arrangements to attend this special occasion at which we hope to have 20-40 of the 1955-1962 cohort present.
 
If you are a member of OSS, then you will already have a copy of the attached form to book your place. Do send in the 짙10 deposit necessary to Mike Conlan and make sure that you note 1955-1962 cohort in the 'would like to sit by' space on the form.
 
If you are not a member of OSS, do not worry...Mike Conlan assures me that all are welcome, but just to make sure I have already sent in a deposits for 10 spaces...if, as a non-member of OSS, you would like to be included in these 10, then let me know as soon as possible ... the first 9 responses get the places...we can sort out payment details later.
 
Our two previous reunions at the farmers Club were most enjoyable affairs and I am sure that the October Dinner will another memorable occasion, especially if we can get a good turnout from our own cohort.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Very best wishes
 
Chris
 
Chris Haines
15 The Glade
West Wickham BR4 9LH
020 8777 6498

 

400th anniversary dinner 13 October 2007

I'm forwarding the message below from Chris Haines. He addressed it specifically to the "1955-62 cohort" (it's a broad church - I'm '55-'63 personally ) - but I think it might be of interest to everyone out there who's thinking of attending 400th annivesary events.
 
Chris attached a booking form from the Old Symondians' Society (Mike Conlan), not reproduced here.
 
* If you're a 55-62 person, contact Chris Haines (details below) - he (and the rest of us) would like to hear about you anyway.
 
* If you're anyone at all who's intererested in 400th anniversary events and doesn't belong to OSS, contact Mike Conlan, email:  casamelara  "att"  aol.com
 
Best,
 
Chris (Cooper)
 
>>>
[From Chris Haines]
 
PSS 1955-62 cohort: 400th anniversary dinner 13 October 2007
 
Dear Friends,
 
You had advance notice of the 400th Anniversary Dinner, organised by the Old Symondians Society, to be held on 13 October 2007 in the Guildhall in Winchester. I do hope that you will make arrangements to attend this special occasion at which we hope to have 20-40 of the 1955-1962 cohort present.
 
If you are a member of OSS, then you will already have a copy of the attached form to book your place. Do send in the 짙10 deposit necessary to Mike Conlan and make sure that you note 1955-1962 cohort in the 'would like to sit by' space on the form.
 
If you are not a member of OSS, do not worry...Mike Conlan assures me that all are welcome, but just to make sure I have already sent in a deposits for 10 spaces...if, as a non-member of OSS, you would like to be included in these 10, then let me know as soon as possible ... the first 9 responses get the places...we can sort out payment details later.
 
Our two previous reunions at the farmers Club were most enjoyable affairs and I am sure that the October Dinner will another memorable occasion, especially if we can get a good turnout from our own cohort.
 
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Very best wishes
 
Chris
 
Chris Haines
15 The Glade
West Wickham BR4 9LH
020 8777 6498

 

Saturday, 26 May 2007

Welcome to kew760

I thought I had posted a 'Welcome' message to kew760, but obviously I did something wrong ... put it down to 'Having a Senior's Moment' !!!
 
Anyway, the message was received by kew760 and I guess that is the main thing ...
 
kew760 turns out to be a Karen Stafford, joining on behalf of her Father who is Les Waterman ...
Les was at School from 1943 - 1947 and was an evacuee from Portsmouth ...
He was a member of the Cricket Team and remembers Captain Cox, Day, 'Sly' and Ralph Fielder ... he also remembers matches against Churchers College Petersfield, King Edwards and Taunton ... he was awarded his White Cap ...
Les was in the Air Corps and although like a lot of us from that era, his memory is not as good as it was, but he does have memories of various boys, Masters and of course, 'Doc' ...
 
Les is not, unfortunately on the internet, but his Daughter is attempting to gather memories etc., on his behalf and she would be very grateful to hear from anyone who has anything they are able contribute ...
 
Doug Clews

Welcome to kew760

I thought I had posted a 'Welcome' message to kew760, but obviously I did something wrong ... put it down to 'Having a Senior's Moment' !!!
 
Anyway, the message was received by kew760 and I guess that is the main thing ...
 
kew760 turns out to be a Karen Stafford, joining on behalf of her Father who is Les Waterman ...
Les was at School from 1943 - 1947 and was an evacuee from Portsmouth ...
He was a member of the Cricket Team and remembers Captain Cox, Day, 'Sly' and Ralph Fielder ... he also remembers matches against Churchers College Petersfield, King Edwards and Taunton ... he was awarded his White Cap ...
Les was in the Air Corps and although like a lot of us from that era, his memory is not as good as it was, but he does have memories of various boys, Masters and of course, 'Doc' ...
 
Les is not, unfortunately on the internet, but his Daughter is attempting to gather memories etc., on his behalf and she would be very grateful to hear from anyone who has anything they are able contribute ...
 
Doug Clews

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

How's sixth form at Peter Symonds?

 Dear all symonians,
 
I am a prospective student and would like to know much much more about Sixth Form, both Lower and Upper Sixth at Peter Symonds.
-how do you find extra-cirricular activities at school?
-how's the facility, food, teaching?
-are teachers willing to help and caring?
-do students get a good prospect after graduation?
-is it very hard to get accepted at Peter Symonds?
-how's boarding at Peter Symonds?
-will it be hard to find accommodation that is not too expensive close to the school? or is boarding more preferable?
sorry to bombard you all with so many questions...
 
love,
phyLLis* =)

How's sixth form at Peter Symonds?

 Dear all symonians,
 
I am a prospective student and would like to know much much more about Sixth Form, both Lower and Upper Sixth at Peter Symonds.
-how do you find extra-cirricular activities at school?
-how's the facility, food, teaching?
-are teachers willing to help and caring?
-do students get a good prospect after graduation?
-is it very hard to get accepted at Peter Symonds?
-how's boarding at Peter Symonds?
-will it be hard to find accommodation that is not too expensive close to the school? or is boarding more preferable?
sorry to bombard you all with so many questions...
 
love,
phyLLis* =)

Sunday, 6 May 2007

Hello everyone

I left Peter Symonds' (sorry about the apostrophe!!)...in 1947.  I was in the Lower Sixth Form at that time.  In 1950 I emigrated to Australia, and  I have been here since. I remember Doctor Freeman and of course Mr Jones very well,,,,,and also the Greek master at the time.    I have  made desultory enquiries over the years as to any one who was at school with me, but to no avail as yet.   I was in the Air Cadets at school.     If anyone recalls anything, I would be very pleased to hear from them.     Roy C.S. Crosswell

Hello everyone

I left Peter Symonds' (sorry about the apostrophe!!)...in 1947.  I was in the Lower Sixth Form at that time.  In 1950 I emigrated to Australia, and  I have been here since. I remember Doctor Freeman and of course Mr Jones very well,,,,,and also the Greek master at the time.    I have  made desultory enquiries over the years as to any one who was at school with me, but to no avail as yet.   I was in the Air Cadets at school.     If anyone recalls anything, I would be very pleased to hear from them.     Roy C.S. Crosswell

Tuesday, 1 May 2007

About John Freeman

Yes, it seems we can still post. So we have no excuse for not continuing to natter away.
 
So I'd like to put out an appeal for any information that anyone might have regarding a grandson of Doc Freeman's: this is John Freeman, son of Doc's son Bill. (Bill is still alive, but not very open to being approached, apparently). John was born about 1949. I know nothing of his present whereabouts.
 
I got this scanty information from Tim  Renton, son of Doc's daughter Joyce. I'd appreciate any leads that might help me to contact John - or indeed, any other surviving descendant of Doc.
 
Thanks
 
Chris

About John Freeman

Yes, it seems we can still post. So we have no excuse for not continuing to natter away.
 
So I'd like to put out an appeal for any information that anyone might have regarding a grandson of Doc Freeman's: this is John Freeman, son of Doc's son Bill. (Bill is still alive, but not very open to being approached, apparently). John was born about 1949. I know nothing of his present whereabouts.
 
I got this scanty information from Tim  Renton, son of Doc's daughter Joyce. I'd appreciate any leads that might help me to contact John - or indeed, any other surviving descendant of Doc.
 
Thanks
 
Chris

Just testing ...

... to see if we can post at the moment.

Just testing ...

... to see if we can post at the moment.