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. …

Philip Evelyn Allman dec’d 1925-1948 (CHSB 1935-1943)

Philip Evelyn Allman was the older brother of Hugh Allman. https://www.oldcicestrians.co.uk/hugh-allman-chsb-1937-1945/ He was a Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force and he died when he crashed in his Spitfire (Hugh thought it was a Hawker Hurricane) on 3 December 1948, shortly after World War Two. The accident occurred near Oxted in Surrey and he is buried, like his brothers …

Hugh Allman dec’d 1927-2019 (CHSB 1937-1945)

Wednesday 3 April 2019 I am sure Uncle Hugh would want me to tell the Old Cicestrians that he went to his heavenly home this morning at 9 am. He had a stroke on 20th December 2018. As you know he had been blind for about eight years, if I judge time correctly. He then became unable to walk and …

George Ayling’s Memorial Service

I learned today that George Ayling’s memorial service will take place on Friday 18 January at 3 pm at St Paul’s Church, Chichester.   George (Adolf) joined the staff of CHSB in 1950 and served for 35 years until retiring in 1985. At the grammar school, he was the music department and had to teach in the hall as there …