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October 30, 2018

Normal service resumes after the glorious CHSB90 Event which so many Old and Current Cicestrians helped to make such a success. Special thanks have to go to Our Chairman, Bill Allen and his subcommittee members who worked so hard for so long on this celebration of a school with a wonderful past and an exciting future.

In this regard, we Old Cicestians have to thank: 

  • Yasmin Maskatiya, Executive Principal, Chichester High School
  • Past and present staff and pupils who provided the logistics without which an event of this magnitude could not have been held
  • Our sponsors who provided much need finance
  • Wendy Walker, County Archivist, and her staff at the West Sussex Record Office for allowing archive material to be used in our presentations, booklet and displays 
  • Dr John Mason, an old boy, now Director of the Planetarium for his enlightening presentation of Tim Peake’s extraordinary voyage into space
  • Darryl Wulff for the superb gymnastics display
  • Tim Peake for taking the time and trouble to send a heartfelt tribute to his old school for helping him on his way
  • and lastly, the catering staff who made sure us oldies were fed and watered in such excellent fashion!

October 1, 2018

The Summer Cruise – Chichester Harbour

A party of twenty-nine members and partners joined our annual summer outing on Thursday 27th September 2018.   The dictum ‘thorough organisation’ soon took a knock when travellers found long hold-ups on the A286 Birdham Straight.  Yes, you guessed it, two men digging a hole in the middle of the road.   This meant that we eventually slipped away from the Itchenor Jetty half an hour late.

                       Summer Cruise 2018

In perfect late September sunshine and on calm waters the ‘Wingate III of Chichester’ chugged its way down Chichester Harbour. The geography of it can be explained by stretching the fingers of one hand out.  With so many inlets and channels, it is difficult to know where you are.  However, due to an excellent commentary from our skipper-of-the-day, we were able to absorb the history of this beautiful stretch of water.  

On time we disembarked and sauntered up the road to the nearby Ship Inn for luncheon.  There followed the standard kerfuffle by some trying to remember their menu choice followed by harassed waitresses frantically trying to deliver.  It was all good natured and everyone settled down to chat over an excellent meal.

To the lady who undertook a last-minute sprint down the jetty to catch her ‘cruise liner’ and all those who stoically negotiated the roadworks, I offer my thanks.  All in all, it was a great day out.

September 24, 2018

Please see Jack Tupper’s “Where are they now?” piece published today.

September 6, 2018

Please see the latest stop-press news by clicking on the navigation bar on the left. Dave Smith and other former staff members will be fully involved in the CHSB90 day and boys will be there from the War years up to the modern era!