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 …

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 …