Peter Thompson

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!     Editor’s note: I remember Peter well as he chaired the Prefects’ Court at which I was sentenced to …

Harry Clark (CHSB 1928-1935)

Harry Clark, one of our oldest old boys! All I have phoned the three people who were not on e-mail to confirm the cancellation of the Christmas Lunch – all had expected the call. And all were were Supportive of the idea of a Spring Lunch. Jonathan – Andrew Howard gave me his e-mail address to add to our list. …

Douglas Murgatroyd 1943 – 2020

  To begin this appreciation of the life of Doug Murgatroyd, John Child introduces him by saying – “Doug was a very industrious producer of informative articles for the OC’s newsletters in the past. All of the documents produced by Doug were logged in the O.C’s records some years ago and will be held at the Record Office and found …

1988 60th Anniversary Reunion

The 60th Anniversary Reunion Recently discovered photographs of this event: the quadrangles, the main hall and cricket match players. Please note that if you wish to enlarge a photograph, simply left click it with your mouse. Doug Murgatroyd looking happy Martin “Mac” McGranahan on the left Doug on the left The Assembly Hall for morning prayers and notices One of …

Frank Greenaway (CHSB 1929-1934)

Dear Mr Green, Having read the article in this week’s paper, I have some information that may be of interest to you for the forthcoming reunion. My father was at “Chi High” from 1929-1934 and before he died, he typed his memoirs. There are a few sheets with some interesting, if not always polite, comments on life at the High …

David Horlock

David Horlock 1942-1990 Theatre Director David Horlock attended the School from 1953 through 1961. He was a stalwart supporter of school drama and starred in several of the annual productions put on by Messrs Wake and Marwood. He left on a State Scholarship to study Greek at Hertford College, Oxford where, we might assume, he honed his acting and directing …

Neil Odin b.1972 (Possibly Danny Odin’s nephew)

  Neil Ian Odin, born 1972, son of Ian Jean Odin and Hilda May Gattrell (deceased). The father lives/lived in Foresters Cottage, West Dean and is/was forestry manager for West Dean Estate. Information on Neil’s brother, Marc John Odin, who is also an OC, here  http://www.mjoforestry.com/about-us.html No more data on the father (born Sept 1946)is available so I was unable to …

Air Chief Marshal Sir Brendan Jackson (CHSB 1947-1954)

Former Air Member for Supply and Organisation, died from motor neurone disease on November 19, 1998 aged 63. He was born on August 23, 1935. As one of the most senior members of the Air Board between 1988 and 1993, Benny Jackson was a central figure in the debate over privatisation within the RAF. Widely regarded as one of the cleverest of his Service generation, he …

Michael Gallafent (CHSB 1943-1951)

Mike Gallafent entered the Royal Air Force on leaving the School and trained as a pilot, joining No.16 Squadron in June 1953, flying De Havilland Vampire and Venom fighters based at Celle in Germany.  On completion of that tour, he was posted to Pembrey in South Wales as an instructor for fighter conversion. This was followed by a ground tour …

George Stedman Inside Right 2nd XI 1957-1958

George was considerably younger than his team mates and his inclusion was due to his fleetness of foot. He was also famously one of only two boys known to have been included in a School photograph on the extreme left and right. He is a sportsman par excellence and still watches his beloved Arundel FC for whom he played many …