Kev Cumming (1982-89)- Memorial Service

The memorial service for Kevin Cumming will take place at 2pm on Wednesday 10th April at the St. Nicholas Methodist Churh, Topsham in Devon.

Donations in memory of Kevin for Axe Valley Academy can be made at the service or c/o Peter Frank Turl, Funeral Directors, 16 Victoria Road, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0EU.

You can find further details here.

Kevin Cumming (1982-1989)

We were informed of the sad passing of Kevin Cumming this week. Kevin was assistant head teacher at the Axe Valley academy in Devon, where he was a much loved and valued member of staff for the past 23 years, having initially joined as head of ICT.

Kevin is fondly remembered by his contemporary and recent OC’s President Steve Knibbs, as well as our current President Simon Smith.

It’s clear from the tributes on-line that he was a highly regarded member of staff, held in great affection by both the teaching body and students alike. For now, you can read those on the Axe Academy front-page here and on Facebook in the embedded link below.

Rest in Peace Kevin.

Ian James – RIP

The Club are very sad to share that we have heard of the recent passing of former Maths teacher, Ian “Jesse” James.

Ian’s funeral will be at Upton St. Leonards Church on Thursday 29th February at 14:30

Annual Dinner and AGM 2024

We are delighted to let you know that our Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday 23rd March 2024 at the Crypt School.  The price of the event will be £36.50 for members, £39.50 for non-members and £25.00 for current sixth formers/students/21 & under.  There will also be a bar (cards or cash) for pre-dinner drinks and wine to accompany the meal.  The dress code will be smart casual. 

The guest speaker will be Rob Holliday (1970-77).  Rob has had a varied career in aviation as an Airline Captain and Flight Safety Manager. He also found time to represent GB at rowing, winning medals in the World Championships.

Our AGM will also be held on the above date, details of which will follow in the coming month. The timings for the evening will be;

6:15 pm               AGM
6:45 pm               Drinks
7:30 pm               Annual Dinner

If you wish to attend please visit our dedicated website page here, where you can provide us with all the necessary details and pay securely with debit or credit card, powered by SquareUp payments.  This route will reduce our administration burden and is the quickest way to sign-up.

Last year we welcomed 75 of you and we look forward to building on the success of that event this year.  Please feel free to circulate this invitation to others you are still in touch with so we can make this an event to remember. 

We look forward to seeing you in March.

School Carol Service

To reserve your seat for the Crypt School Christmas Carol Service please email:
Louise Price 
by 7 December 

Gloucester Santa Fun Run update

Gloucester Rotary Club’s Santa Fun Run, organised by our incoming President Matt Cass, had over 500 people dressed as Santa (and elves) who took over Kings square on 9th December; and what a sight they were running through the centre of Gloucester.

They helped to raise over £4,000 for The Rotary Club of Gloucester’s Community Awards

All the photos on the day can be seen here and the YouTube video can be seen here.

Next years event is Saturday 14th December 2024

See you next year on Saturday 14th December 2024

Glos Santa Fun run

Glos Santa Fun run is on Saturday 10th December 2022 at 9.30 Registration for 10am start – this year in Kings Square.

This event is gaining popularity year on year and is run by our very own vice-president Matt Cass.

Register at or on the day in Kings Square.

RIP Queen Elizabeth II

The Club is deeply saddened by the news of Her Majesty’s passing and wish to express our condolences to all her family.

Crypt School Speech Day

You are invited to join the School Speech Day.

  • 18:00 – Drinks and Nibbles
  • 19:00 – Prizes and speeches

Please reserve your seat by emailing Hazel Wasley

Old Cryptians’ Club Buffet Supper

Just a reminder that if you haven’t already purchased your tickets for the OCC Buffet Supper the deadline is Tuesday 14 June (for catering purposes)

Old Cryptians’ Club Buffet Supper
Saturday 18 June
5.00 – 8.00pm
St Mary de Crypt, Southgate Street, Gloucester

Tickets are now available for the buffet with a cash preferred bar on 18 June at St Mary de Crypt from 5.00pm – 8.00pm.
They can be purchased from this link….
Any queries please email 

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