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!

Index to our archives – November 2018

From the Archivist…   The response to the appeal for memorabilia in the run-up to CHSB90 was excellent and this not only enabled me to put together the exhibition at the event it also bolstered our archive as much of the material was donated to the Old Cicestrians. It has all been added to the catalogue which can be accessed …

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)


We have recently obtained a selection of various items associated with the school, some of which are giving rise to a great deal of speculation as none of the current membership is aware of their significance or origin. Of particular interest is the blazer that is extremely ornate and sports a wire embroidered badge with the school motto. There has …