Geoff Wills aceptance letter July 1943

Please click to enlarge A real gem from our archives. Geoff went on to have a successful business career, a wonderful sporting and family life and refounded the Old Cicestrians to boot!

The Archives Story to date – February 2019

Reaction to Alan Green’s excellent work as our archivist and in particular for his history of how we managed to acquire and maintain such a magnificent collection at the West Sussex Record Office. From Geoff Wills: Words and thoughts fail me in expressing my appreciation of your input in the production of not only the catalogue itself but also in …

School caps

The picture shews four caps and I am pleased to have had the following input from old boys: Edward Cooper: As I remember it, the ordinary school cap was plain green; the prefect’s cap had the yellow circles (as in photograph lower left) but still retained the central green button.  The school captain had a yellow tassel and a central …

The Black Dog & Duck

Many from my years at School will have visited the Black Dog & Duck at Bury. Sadly, the pub is no more as it has been converted into two luxury residences. On the other hand, the main property still proudly bears the name “The Black Dog & Duck”. Richard D Wood-Kneller (1954-1961)