Early contender for the Booker prize
The book gives a fascinating insight into the daily life of our ambitious and intrepid Old Cryptian as he negotiates the daily grind of lockdown living and disappearing children.
Unfortunately he has already started posting Lockdown #2 updates which may portend a second volume.
Proceeds from the sale of the book (should there be any) will be donated to NHS charities.
*No money changed hands in return for this description.
Brian Jones – (1946-53)
Howard Allen writes with sad news.
“I much regret to inform you that my very dear friend B.A. ‘Brian’ Jones passed away on Thursday in hospital of CV 19. He was aged 86.
Brian was President of OCC, a member of OCRFC and played for GRFC in early 1960s. A tremendous back row forward and popular for his dash with the Shed.
He was commissioned in Royal Artillery in mid 1950s-short service commission with his National Service.
He was for many years an outstanding presenter and commentator in motor racing at Brands hatch and other circuits. He possessed a wonderful command of the spoken word and a memorable voice.
He is the only brother of Gordon Jones – former president OCC- now approaching his 90th birthday.
We grew up in The Oval in the war and post war years – Brian at 33 – me at 23-such happy times-from cowboys to sport!”
The Club extends its condolences to Gordon and Brian’s family.
A number of online obituaries have been published:
For an overview of his many broadcasts, please see his website.
Robert Ireland (1949-57)
We are saddened to learn of the passing in October 2020 of Bob Ireland who was at the Crypt School 1949-57 and who had spoken at the 475th anniversary dinner.
Bob was a pioneer of air travel magazine publishing and we will have an obituary in the next Cryptian.
The Cryptian 2019/20
The latest edition of The Cryptian magazine has been published as an online only magazine and is available to all members and non-members.
This edition is available for download as well as the online presentation but we felt that the logistical and administration burden of sending physical copies to members was too much given the huge additional workload that school office is under during this pandemic period.
We hope you enjoy reading as much as we have enjoyed collating and creating.
The Cryptian 2019/20
We welcome your thoughts about the magazine content and are already collecting articles for next years, hopefully Covid-free edition – please comment here or by email to the President.
Set up Direct Debit membership payments
For many years, the Old Cryptians’ Club has collected membership fees paid by cheque or Standing Order. Whilst this has mostly worked well in the past, the administrative burden is proving difficult to justify.
To that end, we would like all members to set up a Direct Debit on line. We have chosen an online direct debit system from GoCardless to provide best value for the club. The system is fully compliant with the banking direct debit system and offers full protection under the Direct Debit Guarantee.
Signing up now (and remembering to cancel your standing order) will help us, although there is no requirement to just yet. No money will be taken from your account until 7th January.
Over the next few months, information will be sent out to all members, so please look out for the emails – we’ll not flood your inbox!
The link to sign up is https://pay.gocardless.com/AL00027584CFQ3
We’d be happy to receive any feedback – please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A History of the Crypt School