|Letters from Visitors to the
One of the great things about having a web site is that all sorts of nice people get in touch to talk to you about it. Sometimes it's an old friend getting back in touch, sometimes it's a complete stranger! Here are just a few examples of letters I've received because of this web site....
(You can also check out some of the strangest sites that mention me or this site)
Dear Mr. Knight,
I thought this might interest you. I teach 4th grade at a school in
So this week 41 fourth graders in California will be learning your
From Tiffany, NY.
From Lattana Sourivong
I make and trade ATC with fellow artists. These are one of a kind works
Came across your website while hunting for the lyrics of the boys school song. I was at KEHS 1970-77 - we didn't have such a rousing school song in fact we didn't have one at all - I wish we had. Anyway thanks for putting on the site - lyrics even more OTT than I remembered..
This is (Hugh G) of Bracknell, former KES pupil too ( but left in 1957 - so a shade senior). You can see me at www.ahaa.org.uk
I've been looking for the full words of the school song - and thanks for providing them via Google. I do a lot of public speaking about the work of humanitarian agencies and other things, and always get a great smiling response and head-nodding when I say I learnt at school that we should aim to die of service, not of rust.
(And you then whack them with two others: Brian Rix's Do good works while you can, because old age will get you soon enough; and Martin Luther King's You start to die the day you not care about the things that matter.)
Hello, my name is (....) and I'm an editor on the Associated
Press Latin America desk. I am hoping to speak with you for a story we
are working on related to glaciers in Chile. The story is for as soon as
possible. I would be happy to call you if you provide with a number
where you can be reached.
I have come across one of your images that I would like to use on our County Council RIGS website which we are setting up. It ... seems to me ideal to show glacial gravel s being deposited - I want to show the general environment when our Leicestershire gravels were created.
Would you allow us to use it on our website and if so what fee would you require?
I am a Geography Teacher at (...) School, St Ives, Cambridgeshire. I
am currently doing some re-planning of my Glaciation unit for my Year 13
students (feel I need a fresh approach) and I have been reading your fantastic
book - Glaciers and Glacial Landscapes which I bought at the GA conference
this year. From the references at the back I found my way to your website
which has some excellent images on. With the advent of the interactive
whiteboard - I have no excuse not to be able to bring Glaciation to life
for my students and hopefully to enthuse them on the subject! - although
it helps when you have some good photos!! I noticed that you say on your
website that you have more photographs available on CD. I am writing to
enquire as to how much a CD would be?
Good Afternoon Sir,
I am an amateur Graphic Designer and have been requested to assemble a custom webpage, (non-profit) for a fellow friend. The theme is "St. George's Day", and I found your site on the Internet while searching for poems to use. I would like to include your poem into the page to give it a more earthy feel and would like to ask your permission to do so. Again, my webpages are for personal enjoyment only. Non-Profit and I will add all appropriate copyrights to my page.
Dear Mr. Knight,
Hi Mr Knight,
I am a new graduate student and your website is one of the links in my class for soil classification and survey......Long story short.......I found what we briefly learned in class about glaciers absolutely fascinating so I have decided to order your book for beginners.....I come to grad school with a background in mathematics and have worked for a soil scientist for 10 years so a large portion of school right now is extremely new to me.......I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that I have enjoyed looking at your website and am excited to read your book.......Best wishes and THANKS!
V... (Indianapolis, USA)
Mr. Peter G. Knight,
I was recently on your web site and discovered your terrific portrait of
the late Steve McQueen. Sir, what do you think the original drawing is
worth as I'am interested in it. Please E mail me at ......@hotmail.com
This is the portrait you drew of the photo from the Paris Match Magazine
taken shortly before Steve's passing.
I happened to find your site by chance, while
Anyway, if you think this sounds interesting then
Dear Mr. Knight,
I am a fourth grade science teacher in Glen Rose, Texas, USA.
I just tripped over your site while I was looking for some stuff about Pete Atkin. I scooted through a few bits of it, and I thought I'd say that I enjoyed what I saw, and appreciate the effort you've put in to it. We seem to have a bit in common: some of the films, music, books, poems, are on my list of greats as well. Looking at your "reasons to put stuff on the web" number 6, have you read "memoirs of ant proof case" by Mark Helprin? I really enjoyed it, (and some other Mark Helprin, particularly "Winter's Tale").
I also enjoyed your stuff (can't think of a better word) about Stoke... And I do know someone (once-removed, so to speak) who's been to Ulaan Bator... He went there as a side trip on the way to NZ by train (the long way, I know). I met him in NZ, where I'll be returning in a few weeks -- good glaciers, volcanoes, mud pools, etc, etc. Have you been there?
I'm a pom by birth and education but New Zealander by inclination. I was at University across the road from your secondary school, and, if my recolection serves me, we used the King Edwards indoor shooting range in the small bore rifle club. If it wasn't the King Edwards range, then it was next door. But I'd have missed you, becuase I went to B'ham in 79.
Anyway, as I said: thanks for the work you've put in, and at least one stranger appreciates it.
I stumbled across your website whilst looking for photo's of glaciers and for some reason i was drawn to keep browsing through your site!!
I'm writing to say "well done on the site!" and "hello" i suppose!
...Thanks a lot,
Thank you for some excellent glacial photographs on your homepage. If I may, could I print some out and use them in my A Level geography teaching. Despite being an economic geographer at University, I am passionate about teaching glaciers. I would be most grateful if you were able to send me a copy of the CD that you mention on the website. I should be able to send some passionate geographers in the direction of Keele!
Dear Dr. Knight,
I am geology professor at State University of New York.... I started making movies for my geology classes. The first one I did this year on Santorini volcano. My faculty is pleased with it and apparently I can get funds to do another film. Since I started doing some work with glacial deposits on Hudson River I decided to make a film about glaciers, their movements and impact on our past and contemporary life. Definitely my choice of filming ice margin and glacier movement was Greenland. I found your wonderful web site and would like to ask your advice about camping near the ice margin. ...... I understand that it is busy time and apologize if my request create problems for you. Nevertheless I decided to write because your web site is so good!
Chris ... Old Ed - 1973-1980.
PS "I recall one occasion when a new Head Master, perhaps concerned that the extraordinary enthusiasm shown by the boys for the singing of this song might alarm the VIP guests at some such event, declined at the traditional moment to call for it to be sung, but instead skipped straight to the next section of the programme, which was the formal procession of the masters off the stage and out of the hall. Having none of this, the entire hall of about seven hundred lads aged 11-18 erupted into a thundering fortissimo rendition that was, and in the memory remains, truly magnificent."
I still tell that story too.
Don't suppose you remember me at all!?! I was actually one of your students
Anyway I was just having that friday afternoon feeling where the mind
Anyway its great to see that I may have formulated a totally wrong opinion
Dear Dr. Knight:
Hello Mr. Knight,
(I think he got the wrong "Mr Knight"!)