Sunday, 30 May 2010

Nick Sorensen - left Purley in 1973

Here is a snippet from the Nick Sorensen Facebook group.You can join his group at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=120689804635297

"Nick Sorensen (alto and soprano saxophone) is an accomplished jazz musician who is active as a concert performer and workshop leader. His unique sound is characterised by a lyrical approach that combines the meditative quality of long fluid lines, with the raw earthiness of the blues. On alto obvious influences are Johnny Hodges, Charlie Parker, Art Pepper and Lee Konitz. On soprano his favourites include Lol Coxhill, Wayne Shorter, Joe Farrell and Steve Lacy."

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Rugger XV 1955

Geoffrey Tyers has sent in some great scans from his home in the USA. Fabbo !

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Monday, 24 May 2010

Careers Evening 1973

Careers Evening 1973

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Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Terry Smith pics now in bigger sizes - as promised.

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You can almost smell the old socks and boots..........

Alan Girling - comments......
 
Great picture from Terry – I remember most of the motley crew, although I think ‘Bill Underwood’ is actually Bill Mathie, who was head boy at some stage (presumably his last year!), and I think Alan Harper is Tim Harper (unless there were two of them).  I think Bill played full back and I remember seeing him in one game (also possibly his last) when he dived bravely (or suicidally, depending on your view) at the feet of two onrushing opposing forwards (or gorillas, depending on your view – I swear their knuckles scraped along the ground as they ran) and was carted off in an ambulance with broken ribs and suspected traces of banana about his body.

Any idea when this was taken – my guess would be 1967

Cheers, and all the best to Terry

Alan





I came across these two photographs and wondered if the quality is good enough for the site and archives.
They were taken at the end of the 1966-67 season. They are of the 1stXV at the match with Cray Valley.
As far as I can remember the team was from left to right (with sincere apologies for any errors): Rick Whittaker, Chris Mitchelmore, Alan Harper, Geoff Charman (capt.) Rob Walker, Pete van der Mey, Roger Massey, Mick Girardot, Steve taylor, Stewart Bevis, Terry Smith, Bill Underwood, Mick Pye, Steve Dawe, Larry Crook.
It was the end of season match ans as usual Cray Valley were the opponents. I think it was a great contest and we hammered them 8-6 or 8-5. We were lucky in that Geoff Charman had persuaded Huw Thomas to train us for the match. We scored a try from a move straight from his training. Much else I cannot recall, except the try, which I had a part in. Geoff was a great captain and it was possibly his last match for the school.

Monday, 17 May 2010

1973 Parents Letter - warnings of Flared trousers and long hair......

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Friday, 14 May 2010

John Hanson delivers

A rare photo of John Hanson ( a 1948 leaver ) delivering a ball from the stumps rather than from the crease, as is the norm. Colleagues referred to his action as more akin to swimming than bowling.Photo taken in the late 1970's.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Terry Smith writes


Terry Smith has sent this in 

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"Firstly many thanks for all your efforts with the Fas et Patria site. It is one of the best that I have come across of its type.In a recent clear out I came across these two photographs and wondered if the quality is good enough for the site and archives.
They were taken at the end of the 1966-67 season. They are of the 1stXV at the match with Cray Valley.
As far as I can remember the team was from left to right (with sincere apologies for any errors): Rick Whittaker, Chris Mitchelmore, Alan Harper, Geoff Charman (capt.) Rob Walker, Pete van der Mey, Roger Massey, Mick Girardot, Steve taylor, Stewart Bevis, Terry Smith, Bill Underwood, Mick Pye, Steve Dawe, Larry Crook.
It was the end of season match ans as usual Cray Valley were the opponents. I think it was a great contest and we hammered them 8-6 or 8-5. We were lucky in that Geoff Charman had persuaded Huw Thomas to train us for the match. We scored a try from a move straight from his training. Much else I cannot recall, except the try, which I had a part in. Geoff was a great captain and it was possibly his last match for the school.
I have also come across some other photos, but on a recent visit to the site most are already there tahnks to Martin Jones.
All the best
Terry Smith"

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