Obituary Notices 2015

BALDWIN Peter – Died 21-10-2015 – Aged 82 – Chi High years 1944-49 – Born   Chidham 1933 – National Service in Army –   Trained at Bristol Old Vic –Joined West End Theatre Company – Jobbing actor best known for his role as Derek Wilton in TV’s Coronation Street which lasted 21 years.  Later purveyor of Pollacks Toy Shop in Covent …

Sir Dudley Smith

Reprinted from The Times of London 27 December, 2016 Dudley Smith was an enthusiastic Thatcherite until in May 1990 he dared to express dissatisfaction by using a football analogy: “Do you sack the manager or don’t you? You may have a good manager but what if the team isn’t scoring goals?” Six months later Margaret Thatcher was out of office. …

S Barry Cooper 1955-1962

Sad early death of one of our most prestigious Old Boys; a mathematician who championed the cause of Alan Turing, the disgraced wartime codebreaker who has since been acclaimed as a hero. Without the tireless efforts of the mathematician S Barry Cooper, the story of Alan Turing, the brilliant but ill-starred computer pioneer and wartime codebreaker, might never have re-emerged, …

Bernard Price

Bernard Price by Doug Murgatroyd       Bernard Price Broadcaster, Writer and Journalist     Bernard Price achieved fame initially as a presenter on “Going for a Song”, “Collectors’ World”,    ” and Country Game” and, later on, the “Antiques Road Show”. He was a pupil at the Lancastrian School and left around 1950, did his National Service in the …

Brian Davies AFC RN

Brian Davies attended Chichester High School in the mid-1940s and after reaching sixth form prefect status in the 50s left to join the Royal Navy in 1952.   I knew him   well as out of school we were both members of the Bognor Regis Athletic Club.   He was an excellent quarter miler and became a member of the Club’s Sussex record …

Robin Wainwright 1943-2006

Robin died earlier this year aged 62 after a painful six-month struggle with stomach cancer. Robin’s roots were in Leeds and I first met him when he arrived at the Central Junior Boys’ school in Chichester. Robin was very tall for his age, very thin and with broad Yorkshire accent. It was obviously quite a traumatic time for him. It …

Alastair Grierson-Rickford 1964-1967

From Stuart Ritchie Chairman of the Sussex Martlets: I am sorry to have to let you know that Alastair Grierson-Rickford has died. At Chichester High School for Boys, Alastair was Head Boy and played first team rugby and cricket. It was at cricket that he excelled and played Sussex Schools XI (1965 and 1966) and Sussex County Cricket Club Young …

Brian D Cudmore 1954-1962

Brian died in 2006 aged only sixty-four. I first met him in 1954, when we both attended Chichester High School for Boys and caught the train together at Littlehampton. We really became friends when we both ended up in class VB together and also through many sporting contests involving Lake House. On one occasion I ended up playing in goal …

Barry Ursell 1934-2011

It is with great sadness that the passing of Barry Ursell (1934-2011) has been announced following a long and mentally debilitating illness. He died during the morning of Friday 14th January at a care home in Rustington with his wife Audrey and son Sean at his bedside. Barry was the eldest of one of four brothers – Bill, who also …