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.
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.
John Hopkin (1943-49) died in November 2020, aged 90 years.
He became a member of OCC on leaving school and made 346 appearances for the OCRFC.
After Oxford he joined the Inland Revenue.
This year, the Founders’ Day service will be live streamed on the Crypt School YouTube channel on
Tuesday 22 June at 7.00pm
Headmaster, Nick Dyer would like to invite Old Cryptians and friends to watch the Founders’ Day service in the comfort of your own home this year.
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Adam Ashby (1973 – 1978)
The School would like to warmly invite Old Cryptians to the
Annual Remembrance Service on Monday, 11 November at 10.30am
If anyone is interested in attending, please could they email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrive at the school for 10.15am
London Old Cryptians’ Club Annual Dinner
The 2019 London Old Cryptians’ Club Annual Dinner
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet Street, LONDON, EC4A 2BU
Saturday 16 November from 6.00pm
Please click here for further details and booking form
A message from your Membership Secretary…….final few email addresses
This is a plea, supported by our President, from the Membership Secretary, to those remaining 12% of Old Cryptians who do not have an email address.
We really must stop posting to members (even 2nd class letter costs 61p) in favour of 100% email. However the Cryptian will continue to be posted to those members who still like to receive a printed copy as one of their subscription benefits.
If you know of any fellow Old Cryptians who do not use email please would you kindly have a word with them to encourage them to provide an email address, it need not be their own. Perhaps they have a tech savvy relative who is prepared to pass on messages, invitations and our eNews newsletter in printed form.
In doing this you would be helping to significantly lower our administration costs.
Richard Briggs (1955-63)
The Cryptian has returned!
The Cryptian was distributed to members at the annual school prizegiving in September. The Head, Nick Dyer commented “I am delighted that the Cryptian magazine, after a short absence, is now back and, I have to say, looking very good indeed”.
If you haven’t received your copy via post or personal delivery
it should be with you very soon.
Membership information: https://oldcryptians.org/membership/
Membership Direct Debit: https://oldcryptians.org/membership/direct-debit/
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