....although very few of them mine!
I'm actually a very recent "old symondian" - I attended Symonds' as a sixth former from 1990-1992. However, I have a fair history with the place and have heard talk of Symonds' throughout my life.
My grandfather (Raymond Cox) taught there for a long time (will have to ask my father about dates, but I think he retired in 1967 or 1968), both my father and uncle went to Symonds' as boys - Tim Cox is my dad (he would have been there in the early 60s) and Mike Cox my uncle (he would have been there earlier - in the late 50s I guess). And my mother currently teaches A level chemisty at Symonds', and has done for the last 20+ years but is due to retire next year.
I think the thing I found most amazing is that Colin Harris taught me A level maths (Although he retired at the end of my lower 6th - apparently not due to me!!) and he had also taught both my father and uncle!
I would love to hear stories about my grandfather and what he was like as a teacher (I loved the story in another thread about him being a crackshot with a blackboard eraser!!) He died when I was quite young and I only have quite dim and distant memories of him.