David Goodwin Lane QC (1957-65)

The Club is grateful to Graham Russell for bringing to our attention the sad passing of David Lane on October 6th.

David was a Queens Counsel and Recorder of Crown Court (Rtd.) who after Crypt had studied law at Kings College London & was awarded its Gold Medal.

Dearest husband of Jacky, Father to Antonia and Julian, Beloved Grandpa of Joel.

His service was held at Cheltenham Crematorium (Oak Chapel), on Monday, 25th October 2021 at 2.00 p.m.

We send our condolences to his family and friends.


Richard Evans (1948-1954)

Howard Allen writes to inform us of the sad news that Richard Evans (1948-1954) has died on 10th September 2021.

I regret to inform you of the death of a very dear friend – Richard Evans. We came together in 1947 when Richard arrived in The Oval from Anglo Egyptian Sudan where his father was a railway engineer.

Richard was a member of 1st XV and 1st XI (1954) also a superb swimmer for Whitefield House. He played for many years for OCRFC prior to his move to Chelmsford in mid 1970s.

He served for 4 years in RAF-technical branch. (1954-1958) before embarking on a career in electronic marketing.

I have conveyed to Sandra and family condolences of OCC. Richard was a stalwart member for many years, but had been resident in a care home in the latter part of his life.



Sponsorship opportunities

The club is always looking for ways to better support the school – this usually means financial support.  A great way to do this is for businesses or individuals to come forward to offer support for specific opportunities.

1) The club are looking for a business to sponsor the £500 cost for the 2022 Leavers’ Ties.  Ties were given to the 2021 leavers and were very well received.

2) The club are seeking one of more sponsors to cover the annual cost of the Cryptian magazine.  Rising print and postage costs mean that we are now only printing and delivering a small number of magazines and relying on pdf fr the majority of members.  We would be very interested in investigating an advertising package to help cover the costs.

3) The school are looking for local companies to sponsor new site-screens for the main cricket pitch. Cost is around £2.5k but some money has already been raised.

If you feel you can help or would like more information please email president@oldcryptians.org


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 webmaster@oldcryptians.org with any questions.



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