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 …

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, …

Jack Reynolds (1922-2019) CHSB 1933-1939

A British soldier photographed sticking two fingers up in defiance to his World War Two German captors has died at the age of 97. Lt Jack Reynolds – who served in the 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment – died last week. He gave the two-fingered salute to a German cameraman shortly after he was captured during the Battle of Arnhem …

The Summer Trip to the Isle of Wight

An enthusiastic party boarded the Fast Cat Ferry for our trip to the Isle of Wight. Please click on the bottom inside the box below to scroll down page by page.

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 …