Oldest photos on the forum?

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Oldest photos on the forum?

Post by DavebytheSea » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:45 pm

Are these the oldest photos on the forum?

They were given to me by Bill Spenceley (Mid B 1924-29) at lunch the other day. He has not yet directly participated in the forum 'though he has a lively and enduring interest in his old school.

The first is of Bill in his Squits (1924) and the second a picture of the band in 1927.

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Bill said he was given the book to hold to make him look more academic.

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Bill is the euphonium player directly on the jeft of the boy with the RMS plate. of the three seated staff, in the centre is William (later Sir William) Hamilton-Fyfe (headmaster) and on his left Mr R Wilkinson (Director of Music, 1902-1929) and on the other side the bandmaster with an extra-ordinary name which I have temporarily forgotten - anyone care to refresh my memory?
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Post by sejintenej » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:23 am

DavebytheSea wrote:Are these the oldest photos on the forum?

The first is of Bill in his Squits (1924) and the second a picture of the band in 1927.
Posted March 27th, ("All you could ever want") was a reference to a link to the St Matthews Day Parade 1924 photo

http://www.myers.orcon.net.nz/mphotos.html

This also includes 1920 pictures of the 3 Maurice brothers in uniform.
OK so yours was the oldest when you put it up - I think

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Post by DavebytheSea » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:43 am

Wonderful, wonderful pics! You are cheating slightly, however, as they are not actually posted on the forum. I fear there are links to sites with even older pics and I don't think links count - but well done, all the same!

Why not try and post them here - we could perhaps build up an important archive on this thread.
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Post by sejintenej » Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:19 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:Wonderful, wonderful pics! You are cheating slightly, however, as they are not actually posted on the forum. I fear there are links to sites with even older pics and I don't think links count - but well done, all the same!

Why not try and post them here - we could perhaps build up an important archive on this thread.

Cheating? yes, perhaps - that is how you get things done in this world as Housie should have taught you.

I didn't because of:
a) possible copyright infringements
b) how much space has this forum been allocated by its ISP? - there are thousands of photos out there
c) I don't know how. On one occasion I put in a URL: (like this case) and the photo appeared. this time it didn't
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Post by englishangel » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:19 am

sejintenej wrote:Cheating? yes, perhaps - that is how you get things done in this world as Housie should have taught you.
Ah yes, the 12th Commandment

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AN EVEN OLDER PICTIRE

Post by UserRemovedAccount » Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:58 pm

DavebytheSea wrote:Are these the oldest photos on the forum?
See "The Band 110 years ago" just posted.
(link added by JT:- viewtopic.php?t=998)

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Post by postwarblue » Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:02 pm

I've only just caught up with this. Immediately on the left of the euphonium player mentioned, the next euphonium player is my father Robin Griffiths (Prep B & Col B 1924-32). He graduated to the other sort of euphonium that winds around the body (I used to have a band photo - long lost - showing this). He brought it home one hols & played Bonnie Annie Laurie on it, by ear, extensively and without alternative.
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Post by jhopgood » Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:10 pm

postwarblue wrote:I've only just caught up with this. Immediately on the left of the euphonium player mentioned, the next euphonium player is my father Robin Griffiths (Prep B & Col B 1924-32). He graduated to the other sort of euphonium that winds around the body (I used to have a band photo - long lost - showing this). He brought it home one hols & played Bonnie Annie Laurie on it, by ear, extensively and without alternative.
I think you are talking about the sousaphone, which a friend from Barnes B, Miles Pinniger, played. He would put a large piece of foam on his shoulder, under his coat, because of the weight of the instrument.
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