David Dickens 1947-1953

  From: Dickins, David <D.W.Dickins@liverpool.ac.uk>  Sent: 04 July 2018 10:00 To: CHSB90@oldcicestrians.co.uk Subject: Old Boy emergence Dear Chi Hi, Having just sent an email of congratulation to an American friend, prompted by today’s news announcement about the copy of the Declaration which has turned up in CHICHESTER I looked on the web to confirm the authenticity of “Cicesstrian” and found your/our website. I was …

James Muckle

From James Muckle Dear All, I have heard from Mark Evans (Editor’s note: his son is a nearby neighbour of RDWK and I met his father there), my successor at CHSB, of the reunion on 20 October 2018.  Although I am now over eighty and not in the best of health I should like very much to make the journey from …

Oxbridge Scholars 1967

Chichester High School for Boys had remarkable success in the 1967 university entrance examinations and this group of a dozen boys all won places at Oxford or Cambridge.   Please click on the photograph to enlarge it.   They are (left to right): Seated: N. A. Allen, of Earnley, exhibition at Brasenose, Oxford, to read medicine; J. M. Stant, of Earnley, exhibition …

The Scarlett Pimpernel November-December 1955

This is the cast list with just one query: Left to right Back Row: Dave Roberts, Tony Keating, Anthony Thompson, Jean Siviter, Gregory Sage, Hazel Turner, Peter Ansell, Frances Aistrop, Piers Stephens, Pamela Rowlands, Robert Rodney-Hudson, Dorothy Edwards, Geoffrey Plant, Norah Dyer, Colin White, David Storey Front Row: Anthony Geary, Robin Wills, James Joyce, Unknown, Terence Blanks, Keith Smith, Derek …

The Canals by Marcus Rumpus (CHSB 1954-1962)

I got seriously into canal restoration during my time as post graduate/lecturer at Oxford, specifically the Kennet and Avon. I ended up going to Australia before having fully completed it as a through route. However, I borrowed a friend’s boat and “did” the K&A a few years later but was most disappointed when I got to a lock where I …

Bruce Morton, CHSB 1959-1965

I was born in London but all my forebears came from Scotland, something of which I am fiercely proud. My family moved to Felpham and I went to Northcliffe Preparatory School. Following my 11+ I arrived at Chi High at 10½ in 1C. I had already studied individual subjects, including Latin and French, for three years and advanced to 2A …

Geoff Wills (1943-1952) on Cricket, his life at School and after

English Schools Cricket Association (ESCA) 1951-1952 I was both honoured and elated to be selected for the ESCA senior XI in the years 1951 and 1952, especially as in the latter year I was appointed captain. I understand that ESCA was formed in 1948 and in those days only two matches were played each season – one each against the …

Random thoughts and recollections – Barry Capon 1947-1955

School caps  They had to be worn at the time of entering the school gates. If not worn then there were consequences – detention or lines I think. If in later years you were elevated to being a prefect you wore a yellow hooped cap and if you were school captain or deputy school captain the cap had a yellow or …

More memories of a Chichester evacuee by Monty Clarkson Old Thorntonian (1935 -1942)

I believe the following were evacuated with the school:  Messrs Evans, John, Jeremy, Gribble, Lambert, Haill, Bacon, Cossins, Collins, Collings, Cooper, Dix, Cundall, Read, Summerton, Wigley and Bramble. Mr Morgan was seriously injured in a car accident near Oxford when driving back from holiday in Wales to rejoin the school for the evacuation. He never came back to teach but …