Chris Parr

Chris Parr attended Chichester High School for Boys from 1953 through 1961. He won a State Scholarship and an Open Scholarship in Classics to Queen’s College Oxford. Chris had few peers at school in the cerebral department, usually winning the “Form Prize” in the lower school. He had also taken an interest in Drama, taking parts in the annual school …

Squadron leader Michael Child

Michael Child BSc (Sqn Leader Royal Air Force)  Mike is the son of John Child, retired Deputy Head of Chichester High School for Boys.He is currently the lead wingman for ‘The Red Arrows’. This is a fascinating interview with “Sussex “magazine about him.  What did you like about growing up in Chichester? I liked living close to the sea; it gave …

Alick Dick Chairman of Standard Motors

Alick Dick Managing Director 1955-1960 and Chairman 1960-1961 of Standard Motors   Alick Dick was at Chichester High school for Boys from 1928 to 1933. He was in the same year as my uncle, Harry Murgatroyd, and a close friend of his. The Martlet of December 1933 records that A.S Dick passed his Oxford University Matriculation Certificate with credits in …

Malcolm Stoddard

Malcolm Stoddard is a talented actor who has worked in the theatre, film, radio and television. He is actually British, though often mistaken for a Canadian actor because of his high profile there. He has appeared in several Canadian productions and is probably best known from the two successful series The Campbells and Road to Avonlea. As a youth, he …

Tom Chadbon

Tom Chadbon   Tom Chadbon (born 27 February 1946 in Luton) is an English actor, who has spent the larger part of his career appearing on British television. While principally a character actor, he has occasionally had leading or recurring roles. Among his more regular work, he helmed all ten episodes of 1995’s Crown Prosecutor, playing the almost-titular Lenny Monk. …

Dr Robert Bearman MBE BA Oxon Ph D FRHS

Dr Robert Bearman MBE B.A. (Oxon) Ph.D.  FRHS A Tribute by Jane Howells of the British Association of Local History: In one of those unplanned, but welcome coincidences, Warwickshire featured prominently in the awards of 2012, demonstrating again the well-known strength of local history in that county. The personal achievement recipients profiled in this issue have another connection that has …

Howard Brenton

Howard Brenton (1954-1961) by Doug Murgatroyd Of all of Chichester High School’s illustrious alumni, Howard is probably the one whom I am most proud of,  if only for the fact that throughout our school careers we were in the same class and, at least from my point of view, were good friends throughout our time at the school. Howard had …

John Bartlett

John Bartlett (1928 – 2014) Oxford University and Sussex Cricketer   Past Sussex Martlets: Back row:  Nigel Russell, Chris Snell, Dale Vargas, David Gibbs, Norman Philpott, Brian O’Gorman, Keith Manning, Adrian Ford, Derek Semmence, Desmond Devitt. Front row:  Geoff Seaton, Chris Saunders,   Hubert Doggart, Geoff Wills (President), Keith Jenkin, John Bartlett, Ham Whitty. John’s finest seasons were at Oxford University …

Jamie Hall Sussex County Cricketer 1990-1996

James William Hall (born 30 March 1968) is a former English County cricketer and the son of Maurice Hall a long serving schoolmaster at the School. James Hall was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Chichester Hall made his first-class debut for Sussex against Glamorgan in the 1990 County Championship. He made 96 further …

John Snow

John Augustine Snow (born 13 October, 1941) played cricket for Sussex and England in the 1960s and 1970s. Despite being the son of a country vicar and publishing two volumes of poetry Snow was England’s most formidable fast bowler between Fred Trueman and Bob Willis and played Test Matches with both of them at either end of his career. He …