The twenty-seventh of January, 2011: he’s a poor lad

Two things I have learned recently about my old home town.

One: its rugby league side, Wakefield Trinity (and you can call it Wakefield Trinity Wildcats as much as you like, I’m not buying it), might shortly be going down the tubes. I’m not much of a rugby league fan, but I know heritage when I see it, and it looks a lot like this (see also this), and this, and this. It would be a shame, that’s all, if there were no Trinity in the top flight.

Two: my Dad’s old school, QEGS (Queen Elizabeth Grammar School) in Wakefield, has a great motto: turpe nescire. Which means ‘it is a disgrace to be ignorant’, or something along those lines. I might have it engraved on a pediment, or similar.

And to finish, an appropriate and lovely bit of music. Here’s the original. And here‘s a gratuitous bit of soppiness off of the telly.

Advertisements

One response to “The twenty-seventh of January, 2011: he’s a poor lad

  1. I did not know that. That is a cool motto. Good old QEGS.
    Speaking of cool mottos, the Royal Society has ‘Nullius in Verba’, usually translated as ‘on the word of no one’.
    That is also cool.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s