Andrew Cook (Lancastrian School 1961-1967)

I joined the Lancastrian junior (1st year) school) in Orchard Street in 1961 from Singleton Primary School and was placed in the Ac stream as I had passed the 11 Plus but chose not to go on to Chi High or Midhurst Grammar. From the second year onwards I was based in the Kingsham Road campus with, I think, Mr …

Annual General Meeting and Christmas Dinner 2017

Dear Member We are very pleased to invite you to The Old Cicestrians 2017 Christmas Lunch, which will be taking place at the Chichester Park Hotel on Saturday 2 December 2017.  This year’s after-dinner speech is entitled ‘A Life – or how not to get down in the mouth!’ by Dr Bill Allen OBE. Bill attended CHSB 1954 -61, Royal …

Martin Everard (School 1954-1959) bis

Whilst continuing to be a Beanstalk Volunteer Reading Helper for a fifth year, I am also managing vacation and business short rental of some apartments in Kensington. Other less recent activities as an experienced broadcast radio and television professional include: Granted an Ofcom UK Television broadcast licence and launched The Business Channel in November 2006. Having negotiated the sale of …

Memorial to the fallen – an Old Boy remembers

I visited Nigel Tomsett and his wife Ann at Ford yesterday. They were away when my letter hit the Chichester Observer. Fortunately, his brother noticed it.  Nigel is a spritely ninety-four and has now lost his full sight. Whilst at school he lived with his parents in Level Mere Lane at Fontwell catching a bus each day to school and …

Martin Everard (School 1954-1959)

Without any clear future career ambition, I left School in 1959. With a desire to fly, I applied to BEA and BOAC for a job. Because I had won the School English Reading Prize and, at my mother’s insistence, I also wrote to the BBC. My mother firmly believed that I would make an excellent radio announcer. The latter came …