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.
There are obituaries available on line from
OLD CRYPTIANS’ CENTENARY BURSARY 2001
By Clive Thomas, President 2012-13 and Chairman of the Trustees
The Trustees’ Audit: January 2013
Since the launch of the Bursary on Founders’ Day, July 2002, only 98 of a vast number Old Cryptians, have become donors. Sadly 18 of these persons have passed away. Ideally in the short term the Trustees seek to make good the shortfall and take our number of donors beyond 100. Read more…
Why not attend the dinner at the Crypt and meet cricketing friends?
23RD March 2013 – 6 for 7pm. at the School Read more…
The 475th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Crypt in 1539
In 2014 the O.C.C. committee would like to mark this special occasion with the publication of a book of photos and prints of the School and of the Old Cryptians’ Club.
It is intended that the book will reflect fully the rich variety in the life of the Crypt community since 1539.
The Headmaster has given his full support to this project. Read more…
POST OF SECRETARY: Vacant since AGM 2012.
The workload of this officer has been much reduced by the devolvement of the officer’s several functions. Read more…
Our new website is now live, with some exciting new features. If you have comments, Richard Briggs, the Webmaster, would be very pleased to hear from you.
It is now 10 years since work first started on setting up the Bursary Fund (which is why we called it the Centenary Bursary Fund 2001), and I therefore thought it would be useful to review where we are, and what has happened in that period.
It was at the AGM in March 2002 that following a proposal by (the late) Hugh Roe, the 29 members present unanimously approved the set up of a Bursary Fund that would be for the benefit of talented or gifted pupils and students of the Crypt School
President : Paul James (1984-1991)
Vice-President : John Goodridge (1940-1950)
Secretary : Howard Allen
Treasurer : Clive Thomas
Membership Secretary : Derek Howell
Committee : Damian Atkinson, Richard Browning, Robert Timms, Colin Belcher
The purpose of the meeting will be
“To receive the proposals of the Committee of The Old Cryptians’ Club for amendments to the Constitution.”
Howard Allen. Hon Sec 2008/2009.
If you are unable to attend the EGM, please dwonload the Proxy Form, complete and return to The Secretary by 8th May, 2009.
Gordon suffered a stroke in mid-December 2008 and spent many weeks in the Stroke Unit of the Gloucester Hospital.
Gordon is now at home in Stroud Road, Gloucester and he has made some good progress in his recovery. Gordon, however, is experiencing some difficulties with recall and also a degree of confusion in association of time and place.
Gordon and his wife, Rita, will welcome Old Cryptian friends to call and share some time with him. Gordon’s address is 244 Stroud Road, Gloucester. Tel: 01452 521651
For Clarification :
At the AGM of the OCC on 21ST March 2009 John Goodridge was elected President for 2009/2010. John will succeed Paul James-President-2008/2009.
It has been the practice of the Club for the elected President to take up office after his installation at the handing over ceremony at the Founders’ Day Supper in July. This year, this will take place on the evening of Monday 13 July 2009.
It is the expectation and understanding of Paul James and John Goodridge that Paul will take the chair at the EGM called by the committee of the OCC on 11 May 2009. The business of the meeting will be to receive the committee’s proposals on revisions to the current constitution of the Club.