Professor James Yeoman Muckle 1937-2020

  James was born in Oldham in 1937, although his family roots lie in Newcastle upon Tyne where one of his relatives, William Yeoman, had been a Professor of Naval Architecture. He retained a strong and knowledgeable affection for the North East throughout his life. His father was a Methodist Minister and James’s upbringing gave him a rich grounding in …

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 …

The Fallen – suite

From Colin Snook who researched and wrote “The Fallen” I hope you will find this of interest. Recently I received an email from Barbara Coombes at Aldingbourne. My details were passed to her by Tony Wheatley. She explained that whilst researching Arthur HAYMAN (‘The Fallen’) she came across Harold Lewis SEWARD (‘The Fallen’) from a Roll of Honour board, who …

Colin Hayward (CHSB 1944 -1949)

I have the sad duty of reporting the death of our friend Colin Hayward, a “Chi High” pupil from 1944 to 1949. Colin was a native of Littlehampton, and worked for the greater part of his life as a Public Health Inspector – first for Worthing Borough Council and later for Adur District Council. Colin passed away very, very peacefully …

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 …

Colin St. John Walters (CHSB 1954-1961) Died 22 October 2019

First Piccadilly Radio programmer Colin Walters has died Colin started his radio as a Producer Presenter in the late 60s on the newly launched BBC Radio Nottingham. In 1970 he became Deputy Manager and by 1972 was Manager. When commercial radio started in 1973, he famously wrote to all his staff warning of the dire consequences should anyone be as …

Jack Reynolds (1922-2019) CHSB 1933-1939

                                                 From the BBC:   A British soldier photographed sticking two fingers up in defiance to his World War Two German captors has died at the age of 97. Lt Jack Reynolds – who served in the 2nd …

Martin Lake and Alan Baker (CHSB 1956-1963) Revised

From Michael Whittaker May 2019 on the OC Facebook wall Coming recently to the Old Cicestrians web site, I read with interest and painful memory of the sad case of Martin Lake and Alan Baker. Moving to North Bersted in summer 1955 I went to the local primary school for one year. A school with only some 125 pupils and …

Rodney Bowen (CHSB 1943-1951)

My father, Rodney Bowen, who attended Chichester High School for Boys between 1943 and 1951, sadly passed away on April 21st 2019. He was School Captain in 1950, a Prefect and member of the school’s 1st XV. I have a copy of Roger Wardale’s book, ‘Chi High 1928 – 1958’, which has a few photographs and references to my dad. …