Colin Snook – outgoing Chairman 2014-2017

From Richard D Wood-Kneller: I would like to place on record my appreciation to Colin Snook, our outgoing Chairman, for all the hard work he has put in to our Association during his tenure of office. When he took over things were difficult and delicate. He accepted the charge when others shied away from it. There are now new faces …

School Song? What School Song

Mike Hancock posted a question on Facebook recently which was seen and commented upon by thirty-five OCs to date: Mike Hancock               Anyone remember the school song – I Vow to Thee My Country? Marcus Rumpus           In a word NO. When was it sung; what were the words!? Mick Reed                   I know the song but have no recollection of it being …

The School in 2017 taken by Chris Dynes

The overgrown area was part of the outfield with the cricket field extending to the right of the photograph where I assume houses have now been built and towards the front right of the picture over what appears to be an all-weather pitch. The cricket area was full size.We also had another cricket area to the left foreground. Please click …

Bognor’s V1 or Doodlebug 27th August 1944

Please Google ‘The Toll Bognor took in the war’ then keep scrolling down until you reach ‘the last raid on Bognor…….’ and read on. I am sure ‘The section of ground …’ mentioned was an orchard. This kept down the casualties. One person died from shock and heart failure and if I remember a score (for younger members who have not read …

St. Andrew’s House 1961

Good one Keith. I’d left a bit before then but recognise Henry Hall of course. Lots of familiar faces. Keith Sheather I think (fourth from right in the second row back. Bloke third from the left in the same row. I can never remember his name. The bloke behind Henry’s right shoulder looks familiar. Is that Howard Brenton in the …

The School Punisment System (suite) by Glynn Downton (1956 -1963) et al

Another fascinating piece about our disciplinary system at School.When compared to today the words “Sublime” and “Ridiculous” spring to mind, n’est ce pas? From: Glynn Downton (1956-1963) (glynn.downton@hotmail.co.uk) Subject: Punishment system I was a rebellious boy at school and was caned on five occasions. In my first year, I made the first of my three appearances at Prefects’ Court. These …

Vic Harris 1954 -1961

Hi Richard, A brief update on my health situation. I am currently in respite care at a local hospice. I’ve been here for nearly two weeks but am expecting to be back home on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. Generally much improved since coming here. Care is absolutely first class. The longer term scenario remains unaltered but the next few weeks …