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 …

Norman Dalleywater (CHSB 1945 -1950)

Dear All, I am writing in response to a reunion meeting I had recently with Geoff Wills and his brother Robin. The background to this meeting was that coincidentally both me and the Wills brothers were returning to our roots in the village of Amberley – to the churchyard – and after a period of approximately sixty-five years have met …

“Do you play golf?”

“Do you play golf?” The Old Cicestrians has in recent times had an Invitation Golf Day at Bognor Regis Golf Club. Thanks to a member there, John Woodhead, we have had some pleasant rounds with a trophy for the winner. Our previous organiser Martin McGranahan has stood down and for the event to continue we need an Old Cicestrian to …

John Lloyd (CHSB 1946-1954)

I attended Chi High from 1946-1954 and then studied Geology at Bristol University, qualifying in 1957.  I joined the British Overseas Geological Survey and worked in the South American bush in British Guiana (Guyana) from 1958-1961, carrying out geological mapping.  I married my wife Pat, a Guianese girl, in 1961.  We moved to London where I studied for a degree …

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. …