Thursday, 28 June 2007

message from Steve Hankin, new member

Hi Jim

I was at school from 1961 to 1966 and I was one of those folk who met the Duke, I was doing a D of E First Aid demo outside the Outer field pavilion. Somewhere, my mother has a photo of the event that I will try and retrieve.


Regards,

Steve

message from Steve Hankin, new member

Hi Jim

I was at school from 1961 to 1966 and I was one of those folk who met the Duke, I was doing a D of E First Aid demo outside the Outer field pavilion. Somewhere, my mother has a photo of the event that I will try and retrieve.


Regards,

Steve

Thursday, 21 June 2007

More Latin translation please

I have been asked to get a translation for the following. If you can help please let me know
 
With regard to Latin translation, I recall that about the time I started at Peter Symonds in 1945 a letter was published in the Hampshire Chronicle which, rumour had it, originated from a PSSW schoolboy. The writer said that he had discovered in his garden a metal vessel with an inscription, which he thought was in Latin and he was asking if anyone could translate it. The inscription read "ITI SAPIS SPOTAN DATI NONE". I do not think it got a response!
 
regards,
 
jim 

More Latin translation please

I have been asked to get a translation for the following. If you can help please let me know
 
With regard to Latin translation, I recall that about the time I started at Peter Symonds in 1945 a letter was published in the Hampshire Chronicle which, rumour had it, originated from a PSSW schoolboy. The writer said that he had discovered in his garden a metal vessel with an inscription, which he thought was in Latin and he was asking if anyone could translate it. The inscription read "ITI SAPIS SPOTAN DATI NONE". I do not think it got a response!
 
regards,
 
jim 

Friends, Romans, Old Symondians...

Hi Everyone. I subscribe to this Nostalgia Corner, but so far - to my shame - haven't contributed. I have lots to say about my time at Symonds between 70 and 77, though this will have to wait until I can find a few spare hours....

In the meantime, I need to have a few words translated into Latin for a job I'm doing ... I was one of those lucky/unlucky lads who were sidelined into 3C, and therefore didn't persue Latin (with Noggin - hoorah!) after the second year. Noggin christened me 'Scriba' - the scribe, as my surname is Knibbs, and it remained my nickname for the rest of my time at school.

I digress... the phrases I need translating into Latin are 'my country home' and 'country living', to appear on a property brochure I'm producing for a client. (My brother and I work together as graphic designers in the West Country).

I'd be really grateful if one of you who ended up in 3A or 3B could help me with this, which hopefully shouldn't be too testing for an Old Symondian...

Thanks very much; lots of stories later, I promise...
Cheers,
Jeremy Knibbs

Friends, Romans, Old Symondians...

Hi Everyone. I subscribe to this Nostalgia Corner, but so far - to my shame - haven't contributed. I have lots to say about my time at Symonds between 70 and 77, though this will have to wait until I can find a few spare hours....

In the meantime, I need to have a few words translated into Latin for a job I'm doing ... I was one of those lucky/unlucky lads who were sidelined into 3C, and therefore didn't persue Latin (with Noggin - hoorah!) after the second year. Noggin christened me 'Scriba' - the scribe, as my surname is Knibbs, and it remained my nickname for the rest of my time at school.

I digress... the phrases I need translating into Latin are 'my country home' and 'country living', to appear on a property brochure I'm producing for a client. (My brother and I work together as graphic designers in the West Country).

I'd be really grateful if one of you who ended up in 3A or 3B could help me with this, which hopefully shouldn't be too testing for an Old Symondian...

Thanks very much; lots of stories later, I promise...
Cheers,
Jeremy Knibbs

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Tony Brenton

Hi All,
Since no-one else has noted it in these pages,  may I mention that Anthony Brenton, who left PSSW and Wyke Lodge in 1968, was knighted (KCMG) in the Queen's birthday honours list. Congratulations to him. It must be a challenging post at any time, but right now who would want to be HM ambassador in Moscow?
 
Tony Ottridge

Tony Brenton

Hi All,
Since no-one else has noted it in these pages,  may I mention that Anthony Brenton, who left PSSW and Wyke Lodge in 1968, was knighted (KCMG) in the Queen's birthday honours list. Congratulations to him. It must be a challenging post at any time, but right now who would want to be HM ambassador in Moscow?
 
Tony Ottridge