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Past and Present Association Events

Photo by Bruce Rawlings

Annual Reunion Lunch

The 152nd annual reunion will be held in the College hall on Saturday, 14th July 2018, when Old Boys of the Grammar School and Alumni of BHASVIC will sit down to a splendid buffet lunch provided by the college caterers.

Our guest speaker this year will be Paul Lewis MBE, who attended the grammar school from 1954 to 1960. Paul, who lives in Australia, will talk of his interesting and varied career, culminating in his involvement with British/Australian Chambers of Commerce; it was for this work that Paul recently received the MBE in the Birthday Honours List.

If you would like to attend the Lunch and catch up with old friends, please be in touch with the Reunion Secretary, Christopher Bennett, at or Membership Secretary, Bruce Rawlings, at At the time of writing there are still places available. Partners are also welcome.

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  • I progressed from Taunton House Prep. school to to the school in September 1944. I received an email from Eric Gill recently reminding me Richard Hicks moved at approximately the same time. Also there was Michael Till, Roy Sinclair Ronnie Fox and others whose names I forget. The only 2 ex. pupils, other than myself who reside in Southern Ireland are Don Tidey (who I last met at the 150th reunion luncheon) and Peter Solly, who lives about 30 miles from me, and was speaking to only last week. Peter and I spent years trying to catch record sea fish off the Co. Waterford beaches. Paul Tomsett Paul Tomsett

    By Paul Tomsett (24/12/2012)
  • 1959 REUNION I am organising a reunion in Brighton in September of boys who started at the Grammar School in 1959…. Or joined that year group in later years. Please email

    By Patrick Cornish (30/12/2012)
  • My uncle, John Brian Cother was in the Gilbert and Sullivan operas at the Brighton Hove and Sussex Grammar School in 1931. He played the lead role. I was lucky enough to walk through the main hall in 2014 and viewed the memorial windows. My uncle’s name is included in the honour roll, he was killed in WWII. I am writing his biography, and wonder if ANYONE out there knows what happened to the sports cups from the old school? There is one my grandparents presented for the best shooter, my uncle was a top shot in the OTC. Should there be anyone out there still alive who recalls my uncle, I would love to hear from you.

    Bruce Rawlings, I would love to know when the next Past and Present luncheon is going to be held. I will be in the UK June 22nd to Sept 21st 2015.  I met up with Mark Gillingham last year, and gained so much insight as to my uncle’s life at the school.  I have been in contact with the son of Sir Read. Thank you. 

    By Bonny Cother (11/02/2015)
  • Old Grammarians Golf Tournament 2017. The resurrected Golf Tournament will be played at East Brighton Golf Club on Friday 23rd June, tee off 11am. If you would like further information or would like to play please contact Richard Lintott on

    By Richard Lintott (26/03/2017)
  • I was at the school in the early fifties.On Friday afternoons there were three alternatives – the CCF, the Scouts or an odd job working party organised by an elderly master, Sebastian Toll who had the irreverent nickname of Tramp. At Christmas the CCF had a party for its members where the officers provided entertainment, usually led by the CO Mr Randall singing a marching song”Green Grow the Rushes Oh”

    By Robert Sells (22/09/2017)

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