Alastair Grierson-Rickford 1964-1967

From Stuart Ritchie Chairman of the Sussex Martlets: I am sorry to have to let you know that Alastair Grierson-Rickford has died. At Chichester High School for Boys, Alastair was Head Boy and played first team rugby and cricket. It was at cricket that he excelled and played Sussex Schools XI (1965 and 1966) and Sussex County Cricket Club Young …

Brian D Cudmore 1954-1962

Brian died in 2006 aged only sixty-four. I first met him in 1954, when we both attended Chichester High School for Boys and caught the train together at Littlehampton. We really became friends when we both ended up in class VB together and also through many sporting contests involving Lake House. On one occasion I ended up playing in goal …

Barry Ursell 1934-2011

It is with great sadness that the passing of Barry Ursell (1934-2011) has been announced following a long and mentally debilitating illness. He died during the morning of Friday 14th January at a care home in Rustington with his wife Audrey and son Sean at his bedside. Barry was the eldest of one of four brothers – Bill, who also …

Douglas Bunn

Douglas Bunn February 29, 1928 – June 16, 2009    (Résumé of his Times Obituary)   Douglas Bunn was the youngest of three boys born to George and Alice Bunn and spent his formative years at Selsey where the huge caravan park, Bunn Leisure, is still the main family business and provider of most of the financial resources required to …

Geoffrey Leonard Barnard MA PhD

Geoff at Christmas Dinner 2010   Geoffrey Leonard Barnard 1923-2013   Geoff went to the School in 1934 and left as School Captain in 1940. He was called up into the Indian Army in 1943. After the war studied at London University where he obtained an MA and a PhD. He taught at Stockholm University and then at The Stationers …

Peter Simmonds

Peter Simmonds 1931-2010 It was a sad moment at the end of 2009 when the Old Cicestrians Committee received Peter’s resignation and the members were devastated to learn, within a few months, of his death. He had been suffering from the very debilitating Motor Neurone Disease which he bore with remarkable stoicism and not a little humour which would not come as …

Maurice Evans 1933-1939

Maurice Lionel Evans 1933-1939 Childhood: Maurice was born 1 Sep 1922 at 79 Bognor Road Chichester, to parents Lionel and Josie Evans who had met during the 1st War in France.  He had 2 younger sisters, Audrey & Mary and the family was brought up in Chichester on a nursery known as “The Peacheries”, specialising in the production of fine peaches …

Patrick Hastings 1955-1963

The photograph I attach shows Tom Jeffers, David Wood and me at a recent luncheon at the now absurdly renamed “Chichester Harbour Hotel”, formerly, for years known as “The Ship”. I now live in happy retirement, still in Bognor Regis.  I keep in touch and meet quite often with Old Cicestrian friends, Tom Jeffers and David Wood, also with Paul Taylor …

Philip Collins 1955-1961

I quit VI Arts Lower around May 1961 under a somewhat hazy cloud; something to do with being reported to KD by a new young German master who had yet to shave, but had a good eye and ear for disdain. I left as a rebellious schoolboy, and happily, the rebellious schoolboy never left me. Becoming a young Head of …

Des Hoare 1952-1958

When I left school I had only completed two terms in the Lower Sixth. I had met my wife to be and decided to seek a ‘quick fortune’ in order to get married. It did not quite work out like that, of course. Anyway, after a selection of jobs in Accountancy, HM Inland Revenue and self-employed in my Dad’s Landscaping …