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!

Andrew Cook (Lancastrian School 1961-1967)

I joined the Lancastrian junior (1st year) school) in Orchard Street in 1961 from Singleton Primary School and was placed in the Ac stream as I had passed the 11 Plus but chose not to go on to Chi High or Midhurst Grammar. From the second year onwards I was based in the Kingsham Road campus with, I think, Mr …

Martin Everard (School 1954-1959) bis

Whilst continuing to be a Beanstalk Volunteer Reading Helper for a fifth year, I am also managing vacation and business short rental of some apartments in Kensington. Other less recent activities as an experienced broadcast radio and television professional include: Granted an Ofcom UK Television broadcast licence and launched The Business Channel in November 2006. Having negotiated the sale of …

Martin Everard (School 1954-1959)

Without any clear future career ambition, I left School in 1959. With a desire to fly, I applied to BEA and BOAC for a job. Because I had won the School English Reading Prize and, at my mother’s insistence, I also wrote to the BBC. My mother firmly believed that I would make an excellent radio announcer. The latter came …

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 …