Air Vice-Marshal John Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC
We are sad to learn that Air Vice-Marshal John Thornett Lawrence CB, CBE, AFC, who was educated at the school, died on 18 December.
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The now annual Gloucester Santa Fun Run will be held on Saturday 7th December.
Old Cryptian stalwart and committee member Matt Cass is behind the fun run which raises money for local charities.
See their website for all the details and to register for the event.
If anyone is interested in attending, please could they email firstname.lastname@example.org and arrive at the school for 10.15am
After last year’s Cheltenham Half I said never again. So here I am again, prepared to say never again again. I’ll be setting off on Sunday at 9am-ish to try and finish at 11am-ish. I am targetting a better time than last year’s 2 hours 6 minutes, but this year I won’t have Warren to drag me round – I’m going solo.
Please think about sponsoring – all money raised will go to the Bursary Fund.
Thanks – Adam
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On Saturday 18th May 2019, a granite stone will be unveiled on the Memorial Ground where it will be dedicated to the memory of all the local rugby players who left their families and clubs to serve their country and gave their lives in doing so. The ceremony of dedication and blessing will be carried out by the Bishop of Tewkesbury, the Rt Revd Robert Springett and will take place at 12.00 noon to be followed by two games. The first will be started at 1.00 p.m. between The Cherrypickers and a combination side. At 3.00 p.m. it will be followed by Widden Old Boys versus Old Cryptians.
Founders’ Day – Wednesday 19 June 2019
The President and the Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club have great pleasure in inviting you to Founders’ Day on 19 June.
Dear Old Cryptians and friends,
I am very pleased to inform you of the programme for this special day in the School’s calendar.
7.15pm The Founders’ Day Service in Gloucester Cathedral
Old Cryptians, partners and friends will be most welcome to attend the Service (in place by 7.00pm please). For seats in the Cathedral, it would be helpful if you would contact Sue Wales (Headmaster’s PA) on 01452 530291 or email@example.comI shall look forward to meeting you during the day and later at the Parliament Suite.
8.30pm The Founders’ Day Supper – The Parliament Suite of Gloucester Cathedral
This occasion is open to all Old Cryptians, their guests and friends of the Crypt School. This is an evening not to be missed, with excellent food on offer.
The Parliament Suite is a short walk from the Cathedral and, on arrival, a drinks reception will be held.
The meal will consist of a cold buffet followed by a choice of desserts and coffee. Crypt students will be on hand to assist guests as required.
The evening will include addresses from myself and from the incoming President. The Headmaster will report on progress at the Crypt School. In line with tradition, we will hold a raffle to the benefit of the Benevolent Fund and will conclude with the School Song.
The cost of the meal will be £30. Wine will be available at a nominal price and can be ordered from your table. Please complete the Reservation Form below:
I shall look forward to meeting you during the day and later at the Parliament Suite.
Jason Smith (1980 – 1983)
Old Cryptians’ Annual Golf Day for the Tony Beard Cup
Wednesday 19 June
at Rodway Hill Golf Club Highnam
Please contact Bob Timms for further information and interest for later in the year:
01452 722151 or firstname.lastname@example.org