Financial Report and Accounts 2020

Treasurer’s Report on the Accounts for the year ended 31 October 2020 Despite Covid, we managed to increase our membership from 140 to 148 thanks largely to the hard work of Jonathan Harry, our Membership Secretary, and to the successful CHSB90 event in 2018. Our income from subscriptions and events once again covered our expenses and our bank balance remained …

Peter Thompson (died 20 December 2020)

Extract of a letter from Tony Keating: Sadly, Peter Thompson died on 20th December,2020. So sad to see yet another of the old stalwarts go. I am sure you will all have many happy memories of our old School Captain!   Peter James Thompson – The Eulogy Peter was born on the 29th July 1938 in Chichester, the only child …

Chairman’s Report for the year 2020

I am pleased to submit my third report on the activities of The Old Cicestrians’ and the Committee for the past year.  2020 was a challenging and difficult year for us all. Covid-19 has transformed society and all normal arrangements. As I write news of a successful vaccine may mean 2021 will mark a return to a new “Normal”. Finance …

The Old School Buildings

I have made a study of the school for my own interest, looking at the architecture, planning, the architects and other aspects of the site. I was wondering if you could tell me please, what happened to the 1933 plaque commemorating the opening of the extensions at that time and where was it originally located? Was there ever a similar …

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 …

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, …

“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 …

Summer Outing (Revised) – 5 September 2019 – Isle of Wight Steam Railway

On Thursday 5th September 2019 we are continuing our transport theme for our summer events i.e.2017 Canal, 2018 Sea/Harbour and now, in 2019, a Steam Railway!     This year’s Old Cicestrians summer outing has an overseas feel to it as we will be visiting the Isle of Wight Steam Railway which runs from Smallbrook Junction, where it connects with …

George Ayling’s Memorial Service

I learned today that George Ayling’s memorial service will take place on Friday 18 January at 3 pm at St Paul’s Church, Chichester.   George (Adolf) joined the staff of CHSB in 1950 and served for 35 years until retiring in 1985. At the grammar school, he was the music department and had to teach in the hall as there …