Chichester Canal Trip – 6 October 2017

Please make your reservations now for this wonderful outing. Below you will find that others have enormously enjoyed a trip such as ours but we have the added attraction of a commentary by Alan Green, the Old Cicestrians Archivist. He will be explaining the rich history of the canal. It will start from the Canal Basin at 12.30 and last for …

The Canals by Marcus Rumpus (CHSB 1954-1962)

I got seriously into canal restoration during my time as post graduate/lecturer at Oxford, specifically the Kennet and Avon. I ended up going to Australia before having fully completed it as a through route. However, I borrowed a friend’s boat and “did” the K&A a few years later but was most disappointed when I got to a lock where I …

Bruce Morton, CHSB 1959-1965

I was born in London but all my forebears came from Scotland, something of which I am fiercely proud. My family moved to Felpham and I went to Northcliffe Preparatory School. Following my 11+ I arrived at Chi High at 10½ in 1C. I had already studied individual subjects, including Latin and French, for three years and advanced to 2A …

Benjamin James (Jim) Crees b 1915 d 1943

He was a dairyman’s son born on 10 July 1915. He was called up for the war and attached to 118 Field Regiment – Royal Artillery. He was taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore in 1942 and subsequently transferred by ship to mainland Japan and sent to the AOMI POW Camp Camp information This camp had been established on …