Jump to content

Firth Park Grammar School...


Guest kubernaut

Recommended Posts

lysandernovo

In my time the second year forms were identified by which Language they were studying...Russian, German, Spanish...or in the case of those with minimal language skills...Mechanical Science., Afterwards ,it seemed the forms were known by the abilities of its pupils. 3LA, etc ( in my case 3LC... apart from 3MS...the bottome lot...stuck up in the Tower next but one to the Prefects' Common Room and handy to our form master's (Mr Barnes ....better known as BODMAS) stock room. When deliveries of stock were being made our form , somehow,had the dubious pleasure of being impressed to carry them all the way up into the tower and the stock room... during which .a few  exercise books would, somehow, be "lost" on the way...as there was a"healthy" trade in them from pupils whose books were such a mess they hadn't been signed off  by a Master and were therefore expected to buy a replacement.....ours were always cheaper!

Ludus est Nobis!

Link to post
Share on other sites
gilpin man

Bonus o sodales

Quem decet semper

Colere atque amare

Hunc labos noster

Studiumque nostrum

Semper honestent
 

God. Those were the days. Anybody else still alive out there? 😁

Link to post
Share on other sites
lysandernovo

There was also a second verse but age and alcohol have extinguished it from my memory!😌

Link to post
Share on other sites

That second verse appeared in an article in the booklet produced in 1996 to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Firth Park School .

Derick Mirfin provided both verses (the tune is believed to originate in that for a Scottish metrical psalm) the second being as follows:-

Sit tibi bene semper, lude noster;                                                                                                                                                                                   

Et tibi, Sheffield, bene sit per omne

Tempus, et vobis qui homines amare

Sit bene semper

2021 would have been the Centenary Year for the Brushes site.

Link to post
Share on other sites
lysandernovo

I  really don't recall anything like that!....In the early/mid 50s it went something like:-

Quisque pro cunctus.( sung with a descant)

Facit ac laborat

Auxiliumque

( forgive the spelling...I only did Spanish ( badly)... with "Icky" Bown the "flying friar" as our Master)😉

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Richard D

My late uncle attended Firth Park Grammar from around 1948.  I have just discovered 4 "Firparnian" school magazines of his dated from 1948 to 1954.  If any one would like to have these for their memorabilia collection please let me know.  Free to a good home!

Link to post
Share on other sites
lysandernovo

Sheffield Local Studies Library would probably welcome them....They already have a small number of copies of the "Firparnian".

Link to post
Share on other sites

My understanding was that all the memorabilia relating to the Brushes School was passed to the Firth Park Academy at Fircroft Avenue for safekeeping, but that was back in the 90's when the two premises operated in tandem. It would be reassuring to know that all the historical records are safe and secure in a central place; can someone confirm or update the current status?

Link to post
Share on other sites
lysandernovo

I helped arrange a 50th reunion back in 2009 and I visited the library  where I examined their collection of the Firparnian.... I was trying to complete a list of names of members of our year as a set of registers seemed not to exist!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Richard D

My uncle was Gordon William Foster and as near as I can estimate he passed his 11+ to Firth Park Grammar in 1947 or 48. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Brian S

I was at FPGS from 1961 to 1968 . Did anyone manage to copy the great photos on the now defunct website ? I was in Boris Haywoods form and can still read russian phonetically, it provides a great code for passwords! 
So many memories of great teachers, Spike, Mr Mayhew, Mr Clarke, Chas Holmes, Dr Eker ,Das Smith ,FT Wood, Mr Pallister, Jock Mackay and a few more notorious ones, Trevor Higginbottom, Mr Snook , Mr Wilson,  and an evil geography teacher I cant remember the name . phillips ?
amazing times.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
lysandernovo

We knew Dr Eker as " Joe Plug"....no idea how he achieved that nickname!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Voldy
On 21/01/2021 at 13:01, Richard D said:

My uncle was Gordon William Foster and as near as I can estimate he passed his 11+ to Firth Park Grammar in 1947 or 48. 

I knew a 'Bill' Forster from that era, could that have been your late uncle? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...