William Price

300th Anniversary Commemoration

Sunday 30th May, 2021

 

 

Newsletter 2

 

February 2020

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The word “Spartan” comes to mind when looking at this view of the inside of the Hall. Nothing comfortable or easy-on-the-eye about this place. The far end of the Hall was also a part of the corridor from the south to the north of the building. Probably only 5 radiators and no insulation almost certainly made this a less than comfortable place to be in for any time. Note the meanness of the bench and chair seating.

And what a contrast after the Hall’s conversion to a Library. It looks purposeful, colourful and was no doubt greatly needed at the time of its change of use. In more recent years, traditional patterns of Library use have changed, with their evolution into multi-media study / learning centres with computers in great use, alongside a reduced level of book readership.   

 

The right hand photo and that of the School badge is from a collection compiled by former Biology Technician Mrs. Betty Haughey, and offered to the SOP by Robert Jempson, via her son, Mark (not an O.P.)

 

Make a note of the date in 2021 – Sunday, 30th May, for the Celebration Day to mark the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Price’s School, Fareham.

 

We want to know of former pupils who left at “O” level time and who “made good” in later years.

Were you successful in Business, Sport of the Performing Arts, a Military career or prominent in Charity or Community? Tell us your story. Send us a photo of your Schooldays.

 

 

In researching the names of past pupils, thus far we have unearthed:

 

1 Chief Executive of a World Wide Travel Company

2 Church of England Bishops

3 Professors

4 Authors

5 State Scholarship holders

6 House Captains

7 Footballers

8 Teachers

9 Duke of Edinburgh Silver Awards in this year!

10 County Major Scholarships earned in this one!

 

But, why haven’t we heard of you?

 

Get in touch: thegoldrings@hotmail.com. Mark email: Project 2021

 

Next Newsletter(3), in March will deal with:

Extension to the FEC Gregory “History of Price’s School”

 

        

 

WHO WE ARE

The Society of Old Priceans for staff and pupils of the former Prices Grammar School, Park Lane, Fareham, Hampshire founded 1721 demolished 1989.

Society of Old Priceans

Secretary and Membership Secretary
michael.peagram@gmail.com

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