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!

George Stedman (CHSFB 1953-1961)

On Monday, after the OCs Management Committee Meeting in Chichester, I visited my old pal George Stedman in Arundel where he has lived most, if not all, of his life. I last saw him when he lived near the railway station and that would have been in 1961 when we left the School. He has been married to Jenny for …

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 …