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 …

Nigel Smith 1963 -1967

We moved to Pagham from Southampton in 1963 and I joined the School in the 4th year. Friends included John Wood, Keith Jackson, Mike Noble, Colin Tupper, Alan Baker, Glyn Rhys-Parry and Peter Makeham. For a couple of years, I ran the tuck shop – Pinks Drinks None Nicer – and was rewarded by KD for the money I raised …

Barry James Capon 1947-1955

I came to the School from the Chichester Central Boys School which was next to the City Walls in the St. Pancras area.  Most of the boys in my form also came to the School. Uniform including school caps had to be worn. I think it was the prefects who checked for compliance as you arrived each day. Dr. Bishop was …

Mick Reed 1953-1959

Those who remember me from school, will not be surprised to know that my pursuit of my career options after leaving the School was as desultory as my pursuit of academic excellence whilst there.     So, after my last day in 6AL in 1959 and heading off to the Nursery Arms with Len Norman and others, I became a …

Jim Snelgrove 1957-1964

 The Young Jim Snelgrove On leaving school I was a cub reporter for the Chichester Observer. Quite soon I was asked to write a weekly pop column “Flatspin”, under the name Jim Andrews – very first ‘tip for the top’ – Tom Jones ‘It’s not unusual’. This led indirectly, and through a girlfriend, to regular visits to RSG in London where …

Patrick Hastings 1955-1963

The photograph I attach shows Tom Jeffers, David Wood and me at a recent luncheon at the now absurdly renamed “Chichester Harbour Hotel”, formerly, for years known as “The Ship”. I now live in happy retirement, still in Bognor Regis.  I keep in touch and meet quite often with Old Cicestrian friends, Tom Jeffers and David Wood, also with Paul Taylor …

Philip Collins 1955-1961

I quit VI Arts Lower around May 1961 under a somewhat hazy cloud; something to do with being reported to KD by a new young German master who had yet to shave, but had a good eye and ear for disdain. I left as a rebellious schoolboy, and happily, the rebellious schoolboy never left me. Becoming a young Head of …

Des Hoare 1952-1958

When I left school I had only completed two terms in the Lower Sixth. I had met my wife to be and decided to seek a ‘quick fortune’ in order to get married. It did not quite work out like that, of course. Anyway, after a selection of jobs in Accountancy, HM Inland Revenue and self-employed in my Dad’s Landscaping …

Jim Snelgrove – suite

I have selected a couple of stories involving cricket and our early time in hospitality when we were very much ‘hands-on’. Also some non-commercial memories from my export days. A cricketing memory from about 1964 – this was a Priory Park 2nd X1 away game at Wisborough Green. I had gone in at No3 joining the surviving opener Vic and …

Jeff Collier 1959-1966

I left the School in 1966 having achieved 8 O levels, 3 A levels and an S level. I thoroughly enjoyed my schooldays and have fond memories of the school. I joined the CCF and rapidly became the store-man so I could have a smoke in peace at break times in the air raid shelter used as a store. I spent the first …