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 …

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John Davidson (CHSB 1958-1964)

Miss Lewis did not teach me much English! Anyway here goes. I passed my 11+ in 1958 and started at School in September. I was never a high flyer educationally but the school taught me enough to give me good long-term employment with West Sussex County Council from when I left to retirement in 2005. I have many good memories …

Chris Moorey (CHSB 1960-1967)

How do you set about summarising fifty-odd years of life? I have had a bit of practice, starting with the notorious 6th form magazine which included attempts to write one-line plot descriptions of several great works of literature. Then, in one of my books I attempted to sum up 1,700 years of theological dispute in a paragraph, so what the …

Michael Gallafent (CHSB 1943-1951)

Mike Gallafent entered the Royal Air Force on leaving the School and trained as a pilot, joining No.16 Squadron in June 1953, flying De Havilland Vampire and Venom fighters based at Celle in Germany.  On completion of that tour, he was posted to Pembrey in South Wales as an instructor for fighter conversion. This was followed by a ground tour …

Ralph Lane ( CHSB 1959-1967)

Not having been in tune with the sporty ethos of the school, and not having had a “career” worthy of such a grand title, I wonder if I have had a life at all in the CHSB sense. Life is a philosophical journey. Some guys seem to manage theirs side-by-side with career and family, but for me, the philosophical journey …

Jim Tomkins (CHSB 1957-1964)

Called by Mr Murch ‘Canada” throughout the first and second form it is not surprising that I returned here. After completing my degree at the University of Sussex as the first Cicestrian to gain entry there I returned to Ontario for graduate work and began my career in education. My 43 years in the classroom were spent mostly in and …

Michael James Bootle (CHSB 1958-1964)

After several years globe-trotting (working for The British Council in Kuwait, Amsterdam, Athens, Madras and Mauritius), I now spend my time mostly between Bognor Regis and Flic en Flac (Mauritius).  My three sons and their families are variously based in London, Hove and Nyon – although all their jobs also involve extensive travelling. I am vaguely retired but still write …

Richard John Netherclift (CHSB 1960-1968)

At School from 1960 – 1968 (I enjoyed it so much I stayed for a 3rd year 6th). I enjoyed my time – good mates (in touch with some still) – but not necessarily getting six of the best from KD for smoking in the bogs.   No university but retired at 55!