Martin Lake and Alan Baker (CHSB 1956-1963) Revised

From Michael Whittaker May 2019 on the OC Facebook wall Coming recently to the Old Cicestrians web site, I read with interest and painful memory of the sad case of Martin Lake and Alan Baker. Moving to North Bersted in summer 1955 I went to the local primary school for one year. A school with only some 125 pupils and …

Frank Greenaway (CHSB 1929-1934)

Dear Mr Green, Having read the article in this week’s paper, I have some information that may be of interest to you for the forthcoming reunion. My father was at “Chi High” from 1929-1934 and before he died, he typed his memoirs. There are a few sheets with some interesting, if not always polite, comments on life at the High …

Laurie Lillywhite 1933-2019 (CHSB 1943-1952)

Laurie was humble and modest and would often say he had not really achieved anything. He was born on 11th October 1933 at Tyrone House, Norton, Nr Chichester where he lived until he died on 22nd January 2019 in hospital. He attended Chichester High School for Boys before he was 11 from 1943 until 1952. His National Service was from …

Summer Outing (Revised) – 5 September 2019 – Isle of Wight Steam Railway

On Thursday 5th September 2019 we are continuing our transport theme for our summer events i.e.2017 Canal, 2018 Sea/Harbour and now, in 2019, a Steam Railway!     This year’s Old Cicestrians summer outing has an overseas feel to it as we will be visiting the Isle of Wight Steam Railway which runs from Smallbrook Junction, where it connects with …

Rodney Bowen (CHSB 1943-1951)

My father, Rodney Bowen, who attended Chichester High School for Boys between 1943 and 1951, sadly passed away on April 21st 2019. He was School Captain in 1950, a Prefect and member of the school’s 1st XV. I have a copy of Roger Wardale’s book, ‘Chi High 1928 – 1958’, which has a few photographs and references to my dad. …

“The Fallen” – The Stories of Old Boys who died for King and Country

The Old Cicestrians’ Association hopes you will support this self-financing venture by purchasing a copy of this book. You will be aware that during the past year a series of files about the boys and the master who died for King and Country has appeared on our website under the heading of The Fallen. This original idea to commemorate their …

Michael Whittaker (CHSB 1956-1963)

Thanks for the welcome to the group! My eight years at the School left many memories so I will trickle feed as they come back to me. My joining was prompted by a recent stroll through the School grounds and the feeling of sadness as the state of the building. The gym, which was undoubtedly my favourite room, where first …

Philip Evelyn Allman dec’d 1925-1948 (CHSB 1935-1943)

Philip Evelyn Allman was the older brother of Hugh Allman. https://www.oldcicestrians.co.uk/hugh-allman-chsb-1937-1945/ He was a Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force and he died when he crashed in his Spitfire (Hugh thought it was a Hawker Hurricane) on 3 December 1948, shortly after World War Two. The accident occurred near Oxted in Surrey and he is buried, like his brothers …

Hugh Allman dec’d 1927-2019 (CHSB 1937-1945)

Wednesday 3 April 2019 I am sure Uncle Hugh would want me to tell the Old Cicestrians that he went to his heavenly home this morning at 9 am. He had a stroke on 20th December 2018. As you know he had been blind for about eight years, if I judge time correctly. He then became unable to walk and …

David Horlock

David Horlock 1942-1990 Theatre Director David Horlock attended the School from 1953 through 1961. He was a stalwart supporter of school drama and starred in several of the annual productions put on by Messrs Wake and Marwood. He left on a State Scholarship to study Greek at Hertford College, Oxford where, we might assume, he honed his acting and directing …