A place for ex students, or their families, to meet up with other ex students from Peter Symonds' School, Winchester, to share memories, stories and photos
I think it is the same caretaker as in 1950 in which case it was George (definitely) Yaldren (I think) (possibly Yaldron) Doug from WOZ
Spent many happy hours in the old armoury on these on the 'Public Schools Net' ... it even looks as though the same dust is on them !!!Doug from WOZ
You are quite right it was definitely George Yaldren or possibly Yaldron.- but I think the former is more likely.How do I move photographs to more appropriate albums?
Any chance that anyone has a photo of George Yaldren's Austin 7 (about 1927/28 black saloon model from memory)
He was there all the time I was at school (64 to 71)
Did he have a name? If he did, I doubt anyone heard or had occasion to use it. He was a pretty surly type, not very approachable. But I do remember he had an ugly yellowish mongrel, which he walked around on a long piece of ordinary string. This was when I was there in 1963-69 - Richard Bialy
Hi there RichardHe did indeed have a name ... it was George Yaldren (see postings 27th. May)He was actually quite a nice guy with a sense of humour (in my time at least), however he wasn't too happy when the boarders raised the back end of his Austin 7 and lowered it on to blocks, so that the rear wheels appeared to be touching the ground ... surprise surprise, when George got in to drive away, he went nowhere, much to the joy and amusement amidst clapping from half the school who had gathered to watch ... it's a wonder George didn't twig there was something up, in view of the number of boys in the area, but then maybe he did and just played along ... we will never know !!!Keep smiling Doug from WOZ
I always got on well with George and can not remember him being at all surly. On the other hand, I may have known him better than some. I was the senior prefect in Kelso House and we often helped him out by providing a contingent of up to 30 boarders to set out furniture in the hall for school plays etc.
This was taken on a CCF trip to the Lake District in the Easter Holiday of, I believe, 1959 (or possibly 1958) - 50 years ago. On the left is "Tom" Pearce and on the right is "Hettie" Hammond but I can not remember the names of the two masters in the centre.
This was also taken 50 years ago on the CCF trip to the Lake District. Bob Seeley is on the left and I am on the right but I can not work out who is in the middle.
always got on well with George and can not remember him being at all surly. On the other hand, I may have known him better than some. I was the senior prefect in Kelso House and we often helped him out by providing a contingent of up to 30 boarders to set out furniture in the hall for school plays etc
George Waldron, lived in the house between Varleys and Wyke Lodge with Mrs. Waldron who was a cook at Varleys, (fantastic roast potatoes).Tim Renton, lived in Varleys from 1947-1956 then Wyke Lodge from 56-66 when I left PSSW
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