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Origins: Floreat Totnesia (Charles Rea)

Georgiansilver 07 Nov 04 - 11:42 AM
Dead Horse 08 Nov 04 - 04:04 AM
GUEST,Ex TGS 08 Nov 04 - 04:29 AM
GUEST,Chris Randall 19 Sep 06 - 12:20 AM
Big Al Whittle 19 Sep 06 - 12:45 AM
GUEST 25 Oct 08 - 12:40 PM
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Subject: Origins: Vivat Floreat Totnesia. anybody know it
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 07 Nov 04 - 11:42 AM

Anybody recognise the song?
Best wishes.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vivat Floreat Totnesia. anybody know
From: Dead Horse
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 04:04 AM

Is it the Devonian National Anthem?


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vivat Floreat Totnesia. anybody know it
From: GUEST,Ex TGS
Date: 08 Nov 04 - 04:29 AM

In Totnes town in days of old
there lived a Norman Baron bold
A doughty knight yet good with all
Who built our priorys' hallowed hall
And so it was
by monks good deed
the Totnes boys learnt how to read.
VIVAT FLOREAT TOTNESIA
Crescat floreat Totnesia
In secula
permulta
Floreat Totnesia.

There is more-----

Totnes Grammar School school song.
The school closed as a grammar school in the late 1960s.
Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vivat Floreat Totnesia. anybody know
From: GUEST,Chris Randall
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 12:20 AM

When bluff King Hal had reigned awhile,
The monks were forced to quit our isle,
His son, King Edward, on the throne,
The prioy hall became our own.
And 'neath the mayor and council's sway,
Our school was kept for many-a-day.

Vivat &c

................
Someone else can enter the last verse.


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Subject: RE: Origins: Vivat Floreat Totnesia. anybody know it
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 19 Sep 06 - 12:45 AM

positively catchy, compared to Floreat Bostona!

with such samples of creativity to aspire to, its a wonder we didn't all end up as Homepride flour graders.


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Subject: Lyr Add: FLOREAT TOTNESIA (Charles Rea)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 12:40 PM

The School song of King Edward VI Grammar School in Totnes, Devon, UK.
Now the KEVI Community College.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------



Charles Rea wrote the school song, first sung at Speech Day 1896

Floreat Totnesia

In Totnes town in days of old
There lived a Norman baron bold,
A doughty knight, yet good withal,
Who built our Priory's hallow'd hall,
And here it was by monks' good deed,
The Totnes boys learnt how to read.

When Bluff King Hal had reigned awhile,
The monks were forced to quit our isle,
His son, King Edward, on the throne,
The Priory Hall became our own:
Here 'neath the Mayor and Council's sway
Our School was kept for many a day.

Then let us sing a verse to-day,
In praise of those who've passed away,
The mayors, the masters, and the boys,
Who've known our sorrows and our joys,
Let's think of each whose worthy name
Is graven on the roll of fame.

*As man was questing into space
A merger of three schools took place;
Thus Totnes High and Redworth too
Help raise King Edward's banner blue;
Now boys and girls from far and wide
Pursue their learning side by side.

And whereso'er this song is sung,
By past or present, old or young,
In Totnes town or far away,
Where snow or sunshine holds its sway,
Be this our boast where'er we meet,
We'll greet as brothers brothers greet.

Vivat floreat Totnesia!
Crescat, floreat Totnesia!
In saecula - permulta
Floreat Totnesia!

*Verse by Clifford Stimpson added following creation of the King Edward VI College


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