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Bryan Cooper | bryglen~AT~bryancooper~DOT~wanadoo~DOT~co~DOT~uk
Interested to read message re. photos. I was in school 1956 - 63 and there are almost complete sets of form pictures, but some people are not named. Who were they? I remember their faces, (I think) but names, no.
Equally, in other years, there are people I remember some who do not appear. Did they hide in the toilets? Can we have a concerted effort to name these people, please. For example, 5O(Five Oh), 1960/61, middle front row, between Sinclair and Cousins. Who is he, he appears in several photos down the years inc. rugby teams.
I wait with bated breath.
Tue 13-Mar-2012 22:52 - Old Colwyn, North Wales
Ed. Forster | r2edforster~AT~live~DOT~ca
Re photos, I can only recall getting one photo taken, I missed a lot of the sessions due to loosing time from school. My young brother caught numorous infection deseases so I was quarantined umpteen times. I've often wondered why the school did not send items to study to keep up with the rest. I realize I should have had the sense to ask.
Over the years I've taken eight separate courses at night school to catch up, ranging from math. naval arch. stress eng. in aircraft. It's obvious I missed taking English.
From a beautiful sunny day on the island.
Sun 11-Mar-2012 14:00 - PEI
Bruce Graham | bsgraham~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Re Ed's recent remarks.

Having looked at the school photos for 1938/9 I guess that you must be in that Junior group somewhere, Ed?

Harking back to much earlier correspondence, that photograph confirms that even in those pre-war days there wasn't a consistently applied school uniform policy.
Sun 11-Mar-2012 10:51 - Ruskington , Liconshire
Neale | nealebackh~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Nevertheless Ed, it might still be argued that the potency of potatoes portends progenitive proliferation
Tue 28-Feb-2012 02:24 - Victoria BC, Canada
Ed. Forster | r2edforster~AT~live~DOT~ca
Re. Neale & class of '39 I can't find my name or my younger brothers in any list . Brother William started the school in 1943. I found his photo but his name was missing. I must have started in 1937 11 yrs. after I was born 1926. Also I can't find the names of any of my classmates. By the way I only fathered three kids. The blame for all the rest of the clan lies wth them. I had to look up progenitive I was never any good at English.
I only have 11 great grands on the island, the rest are scattered all over.
Fri 24-Feb-2012 20:01 - PEI Canada
Alan Whittaker(53-59)
I was in the class of 53!! and I have a daughter who was 19 two weeks ago.I don't know whether potatoes (or lack of them) have anything to do with this.

Thinking back I seem to remember a "potatoe famine" in 1949? when we had to queue up in Gibson's Farm field near the White Horse Hills to buy a half stone of potatoes.Maybe this had a negative effect on the progenitive capability!!
Thu 23-Feb-2012 13:26 - Langford Budville Somerset
Neale Backhouse '46- '51. | nealebackh~AT~gmail~DOT~com
Hi Mike,
Our elder statesman, Ed Forster, is to be congratulated on the arrival of his 17th great grandchild. I knew you grew masses of potatoes on PEI, Ed, but I didn't realise that they had such a progenitive effect. You mention that you are of the entry of 1937. Two years later saw the evacuation of 147 boys from the school to Appleby (as noted in Mike's excellent historical account of those days). Were you one of them Ed? I see there is a Forster on the list of 3rd form (first year) pupils but I would have thought that 1939 would find you in the lower 4th.
Tue 21-Feb-2012 22:40 - Victoria BC, Canada
Ed. Forster | ed~DOT~forster~AT~live~DOT~com
Re. Alex & the entry class of '46.
I'm of the entry class '37, My son has his first grandson, making me now a great grand dad of 17.
Mon 13-Feb-2012 13:25 - A caad PEI Canada
Bruce Graham | bsgraham~AT~btinternet~DOT~com
Further to the information I passed on in my message of 3rd December concerning Professor David Phillips, readers may wish to know that in the New Year's Honours list David was awarded a CBE. This was an "upgrade" from the OBE he earned about 10 years ago while at Imperial College.
Sat 4-Feb-2012 14:33 - Ruskington, Lincolnshire
Alex Patterson | alexpatterson~AT~videotron~DOT~ca
Hello Mike,
"Another year older and deeper in debt'...well, half of that is true and the other half seems that way. We're in Toronto babysitting last year's surprise baby, while this year's surprise baby is coming home any day now. My daughter's company have never had anyone having two babies on one maternity leave! I was wondering how many grandchildren the entry class of '46 has and how many are closely related. The genealogical paradox comes to mind.
Anyhow enough rambling and I hope that all enjoy their Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza festivities and that you Mike and all the contributors have a Happy and Healthy New Year,
Regards from a balmy (+4 C) and dry Toronto,

Alex Patterson
Sun 25-Dec-2011 01:54 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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