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Discover deCrypt OPENING

Date: March 23, 2019

Time: 10:00  to  16:00

The refurbished St Mary DeCrypt Church and Old School Classroom in Southgate Street, Gloucester will open to the public on Saturday 23rd March at 10:00.

Discover deCrypt

 

Application for a Primary School

The School are delighted to announce that Wave 14 for Free School Applications has now opened and are in the process of writing an application for a Primary School which will be submitted in September 2019.

Please register your interest using this survey http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/primaryfreeschool/

If you would like more information The School will be holding an information morning in the very near future and a date will be published shortly.

The School will be engaging with our local community in the coming months, but in the meantime if you have any enquiries then please contact Mrs Paulina Kirkpatrick pkirkpatrick@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk or Mrs Sharon Bailey sbailey@crypt.gloucs.sch.uk

 

J B Griffiths 1932 – 2018

John Griffiths of Pound Hill, Great Brickhill, Buckinghamshire was a pupil at The Crypt Grammar School from 1943-48 and studied for his qualifications in Chemistry before taking up National Service in 1957.

His entire working career was spent at Unilever where he spent time in Nairobi before ending his carrer as a director of a large Unilever subsidiary.

Peter Hobbs remembers him thus:

Read more…

Derek Rowles

Derek Rowles ’47-50 , whose father was managing director of Barons Engineering in Gloucester.

ROWLES Derek Died suddenly and peacefully at home on Saturday 2nd February 2019, aged 83 years. Rosemary his wife and Susannah his daughter will miss him keenly. His funeral will be held at Gloucester Crematorium on Monday 25th February 2019, at 1:30pm. No need for flowers, donations if desired to www.mndassociation.org

An article by Derek about Brixton Windmill – the last working windmill in London – which was painted by his mother and featured in an exhibition at Gloucester City Museum in 2004.

A GloucestershireLive article about a Blue Plaque unveiled to commemorate Dame Sidney Browne, founder and first President of the Royal College of Nursing installed on Derek’s house in Cheltenham.

John Danter

John Danter 1941-9 went to RMA Sandhurst rather than university. See Valete in the December 1949 Cryptian.

John, peacefully after a short illness at Perth Royal Infirmary on Friday 1st February 2019, aged 88 years. Former South Staffordshire Regiment, and Chartered Surveyor with Bidwells, beloved husband of the late Heather, father of Alistair, father in law of Helen and deeply loved grandfather of Fiona, Molly and Tara.

The Funeral Service was held on Wednesday 13th February at St Ninian’s Cathedral, North Methven St, Perth at 11 a.m. and after at Jeanfield Cemetery, cortege arrived at the Rannoch Road Gate at 12 noon attended by family and friends.

 

Roy Price Nicholas (1936-2019)

Roy Price Nicholas (1936-2019)

Roy Nicholas, a talented former Cryptian, has recently passed away after a lifelong service to the local community. Roy was at the Crypt during the immediate post war period and distinguished himself from an early age in the field of mathematics and science. He was also a prodigious musician excelling at the piano and later organ. Roy had the misfortune of losing his father during his teenage years which forced him to leave Crypt prematurely to help look after the family.

He took an apprenticeship at GAC in Brockworth and worked on the development of both the Meteor and the Javelin. He later joined Smiths Industries (Aviation division) at Cheltenham working on instrumentation for the Concord.

His strong personality stood him in good stead as he rose to Shop Steward. Later he worked as Personnel Manager at Bensons based in Brimscombe before the company moved to Malaysia.

Roy was on Minchinhampton Parish Council for no less than 50 years and for a long period from the 1970’s on Stroud (Urban) District Council. He supervised the eventual move to Ebley Mill and was instrumental in helping to found the Longfield Hospice in Minchinhampton. His many interests apart from Organ playing at the Crypt school and many Provincial Masonic functions included singing as 2nd Tenor with the Dursley male voice choir.

After a very busy and productive life we remember Roy with considerable pride and extend our condolences to his son Stedman and daughter Sarah.

OCC Dinner 2019 – 23rd March

 

On behalf of your President and the Committee of the Old Cryptians’ Club, I am pleased to invite you to the Old Cryptians’ Club AGM and Annual Reunion Dinner.  

This year, the event will be held at the Church of St Mary de Crypt and the Old Crypt Schoolrooms, Southgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1PT.

The venue has been undergoing major renovation with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund and our event will be the first function to be held there, following the completion of the project.

 

 

 

 

 

The Crypt School working with Gloucester Academy

The Crypt School has already been working with Gloucester Academy to undertake an audit of teaching and learning, as well as the schemes of work taught in the school.

The results of this audit will be implemented in the New Year with teachers from The Crypt teaching some of the children in maths and science.

Assistant headteacher of The Crypt, Pauline Kirkpatrick will also be seconded to Gloucester Academy for one day a week in the new year to lead on aspects of teaching, learning and assessment.

Nick Dyer, headmaster of The Crypt, added: “It is part of the culture of the G15 to support our fellow Gloucester schools, and our role as a teaching school to support best practice and the development of teaching across our area.

“School improvement is never a quick process however we are looking to raise the standards of teaching and learning over the course of the next few months and this ongoing partnership will lead to better outcomes for all of the children at Gloucester Academy.”

Read the full article at the Gloucestershire Live website (including pop ups, adverts, click bait…)

 

 

Call for interest – Old Cryptians Club Blazer

We have had some interest in the OCC Blazer – as nattily modelled by young Briggs – but not yet enough to push the order button.

If you have been deliberating a purchase, now is the time to press the pre-order button to receive your blazer in time for wearing at the annual dinner (maybe).

A versatile article of clothing that will be a super addition to any Old Cryptian’s wardrobe, this blazer shouldn’t be reserved for OCC events; it will be equally at home on the banks of the Thames at Henley, the Garden Stage at the End of The Road festival or deep in the Shed at Kingsholm.

 

Former Cryptian wins NGW Undisputed Championship

From Gloucestershire Live

Heavyweight hero Justin Sysum has made history by winning two major pro wrestling singles titles in one day – including one shown on UK television.

Justin was the star of the day when he defeated Rampage in a classic battle many fans are calling a ‘match of the year candidate’ in the final episode of WOS Wrestling on ITV at the weekend.

A few hours later the 33-year-old from Gloucester beat ‘The Showstealer’ Nathan Cruz to capture the NGW Undisputed Championship in front of a raucous crowd at Hull City Hall.