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 …

The school prefects, with Dr Bishop, probably Summer of 1951

I found this photo when attempting to sort out family photographs.   I was at the School from 1950 through 1957 and my late brother Patrick was in the 5th year when I started, so his time at the School would have been from 1946 through 1954. (he was not a prefect at the time of the photograph). Briefly, my brother …

Derrick Gordon Cole

Hi, my late Father Mr Derrick Gordon Cole attended this school from 1939 & stayed at 2 Wenbans cottage in Wenbans lane Wadhurst. I’m researching his childhood & would love to see any old photos of his school days. Any information would be greatly received.   Kind regards, Sue Gadsdon ( Daughter)   If anyone has any information please send …

“The Fallen” – The Stories of Old Boys who died for King and Country

The Old Cicestrians’ Association hopes you will support this self-financing venture by purchasing a copy of this book. You will be aware that during the past year a series of files about the boys and the master who died for King and Country has appeared on our website under the heading of The Fallen. This original idea to commemorate their …

The Irwin Gallery – a preview

Summer 1960 Athletics Team Tony Cook Is bottom row third from left (Brian?) Eldridge? I knew him in the 6th form and did not associate him with athletics. If you get better offers, believe them.

George Stedman (CHSFB 1953-1961)

On Monday, after the OCs Management Committee Meeting in Chichester, I visited my old pal George Stedman in Arundel where he has lived most, if not all, of his life. I last saw him when he lived near the railway station and that would have been in 1961 when we left the School. He has been married to Jenny for …

Robin Wainwright 1943-2006

Robin died earlier this year aged 62 after a painful six-month struggle with stomach cancer. Robin’s roots were in Leeds and I first met him when he arrived at the Central Junior Boys’ school in Chichester. Robin was very tall for his age, very thin and with broad Yorkshire accent. It was obviously quite a traumatic time for him. It …

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 …