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 …

Paul Baker, Richard Spiridion and Laurence Whiting

l am trying to find out what became of these old boys. l know that they were certainly attending the school in 1970. All l know is that l think Laurence Whiting died at quite a young age. Richard Spiridion was in London for a short while. As for Paul Baker, l think he was rather cruelly teased because he …

Colin Hayward (CHSB 1944 -1949)

I have the sad duty of reporting the death of our friend Colin Hayward, a “Chi High” pupil from 1944 to 1949. Colin was a native of Littlehampton, and worked for the greater part of his life as a Public Health Inspector – first for Worthing Borough Council and later for Adur District Council. Colin passed away very, very peacefully …

Douglas Murgatroyd 1943 – 2020

  To begin this appreciation of the life of Doug Murgatroyd, John Child introduces him by saying – “Doug was a very industrious producer of informative articles for the OC’s newsletters in the past. All of the documents produced by Doug were logged in the O.C’s records some years ago and will be held at the Record Office and found …

Message from the Chairman

Dear Member, In these difficult times, memories of “days in the sun” at Chi-High no doubt come flooding back. Cricket, Athletics and, inevitably, exams filled our days. Not so easy for the children today with no sport and home learning. I discovered some photographs I took at the 1988 60th Anniversary re-union which are now on the website. There are …

Recent News from the Old Cicestrian’s Committee

At a recent Committee meeting, a number of items of interest to members were discussed. These included: The Christmas Lunch 2019 and next year’s lunch in 2020, the summer event, relationships with CHS and the future of the old buildings

Christmas Lunch 2020

A note for your diaries: The Annual Lunch will be on 5 December 2020 Further details to follow.

Annual Report and Accounts 2019

Chairman’s Report for the year 2019 It gives me great pleasure, once again, to submit my second report on the activities of The Old Cicestrians and the Committee for the past year. I must first thank an active and supportive committee who worked hard for the Association during the year. The year 2019 was a quieter and more normal one …

Ken ‘Bogey’ Murch – Teacher and Spitfire Engineer

“Taking The Rough With The Smooth” with an Introduction by Doug Murgatroyd Ken (Bogey) Murch will be remembered as the enthusiastic, knowledgeable teacher of biology at school. Homework consisted of collecting wild mushrooms and toadstools, the largest leaves, jam jars dipped in water from woodland ponds full of water boatmen, amoebae and frog spawn which we all viewed through a microscope. …

Colin St. John Walters (CHSB 1954-1961) Died 22 October 2019

First Piccadilly Radio programmer Colin Walters has died Colin started his radio as a Producer Presenter in the late 60s on the newly launched BBC Radio Nottingham. In 1970 he became Deputy Manager and by 1972 was Manager. When commercial radio started in 1973, he famously wrote to all his staff warning of the dire consequences should anyone be as …

AGM and Christmas Luncheon 2019

Christmas Lunch 2019 Dear Member We are very pleased to invite you to The Old Cicestrians 2019 Christmas Lunch, taking place at Chichester Park Hotel on Saturday 7 December 2019. The after-dinner speech will be “A Marine Biologist?  I don’t think that’s a good idea!” by Inigo Everson OBE.   Inigo was at Chi-Hi from 1954 to 1961 followed by UCNW, …