We received this charming letter from Derek Pearce (1934 – 1939)
Dear Mr. Richard Briggs, Corton House is a care home. Coming down in the lift to breakfast I was joined by a new resident. I enquired of his name and where he came from. The answer was Gloucester. I asked him if he was an old Cryptian. Yes he answered. His name is Aubrey Norton Hill. I do not know what the odds are of two ninety year old Cryptians meeting up in the same care home in Norwich miles from Gloucester - it’s beyond my maths. I feel we both have had interesting lives and we do spend a little time reminiscing about the Crypt. Enclosed please find copy of a photograph taken of us this week. Aubrey is in the dark shirt, I am in the blue sweater. My kind regards, Your sincerely Derek Pearce.