General News

Old Cryptians Directory

This directory, with abbreviated details for OCC Members, has just been updated.  A reminder – to access the directory you need to be registered on the OCC website as a subscriber.  It can be found under Membership/Members Area.

BEST CRICKET PLAYERS EVER – the Match on 3rd August

Greg Barton has assembled a squad of (possibly?) the best cricket players ever – all Old Cryptians – to field a team and play a Gloucester City side on Sunday 3rd August.  A few more players would be welcome but support would also be great.  Come along to the Spa ground in time for a 2 p.m. start and give these vintage cricketers your full support.

Posting of Cryptian delayed

Apologies to Old Cryptians who are waiting for the delivery, by post, of the magazine.  We rely on the helpful School Office to carry out this task however the staff are on holiday for a couple of weeks. (Posted on behalf of Howard Allen.)

Old Cryptians’ Club Blazer

The very smart blazer, very popular with members of the OCRFC, is available to order and can be proudly worn by all Old Cryptians.  Contact Greg Barton at with  Blazer order form (completed) as an attachment.

Founders’ Day Supper – invite your friends!

Friends of Old Cryptians are most welcome at this event.  Howard Allen reports that there are still some places at the Founders’ Day supper to be held in the Parliament Rooms attached to Gloucester Cathedral and the event is open to all supporters, not just members of the OCC.  The supper on 30th June will be a fitting end to a memorable day in the Crypt School’s 475th Anniversary Year.  Contact Howard without delay on 01452 812638 or email him at

Members Directory May 2014

The 20 May 2014 version of the OCC Members Directory has now been published.  Do register/login (if you haven’t already) with username and password to access the list of current Members.

THE CRYPT SCHOOL 475 YEARS – Binding problem

A technical problem with the binding of the book has been identified. A new edition with an alternative binding will be issued soon to you. Both the editor and printer much regret any inconvenience to you. IF YOU PURCHASED YOUR COPY AT THE ANNUAL DINNER PLEASE CONTACT HOWARD ALLEN ( WITH THE DETAILS OF YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS.

Old Cryptians on Radio Gloucestershire

On Saturday morning (0940 or 1040) Howard Allen will be interviewed live on the 475th anniversary of the School and the Old Cryptians’ Club dinner in the evening.  A great start to what will surely be a memorable day!

The Crypt School – 475 Years (new time for book Launch)

The launch of this new book, edited by Howard Allen, will take place at 6.15 p.m. (arrive 6.00 p.m. in the Abbey Lounge) not 6.30 as previously advertised.

The 475 Book

The new book “The Crypt School – 475 Years” will soon be available.  Follow the link in Activities/General – 475th Anniversary to download the form and place an order.