Thursday 07 May 2020
In July Geoff Piper, 1958–1966 Allan and John Taylor, 1965–1967 Allan, went to the German Open International Pickleball tournament in Essen with others from Cranbook. If you have never heard of pickleball: google it, a fabulous game. There were 320 players from 25 countries participating and play wa ...
Wednesday 06 May 2020
‘May you live in interesting times’ is an old Chinese curse and recent years have certainly been interesting for Cranbrook School. It has ridden the earthquake of austerity, BREXIT, government funding cuts, budget cuts, subject cuts and general dismay, rolled up its sleeves, cocked a snook at the lo ...
Tuesday 05 May 2020
WWI Centenary - Nov 18 Remembrance

On 1st July 1916 in northern France British soldiers were waiting in their trenches, nervous but excited, for the moment when it would finally be time to go over the top and attack the Germans. But first, the largest bombardment ever in the history of warfare ha ...
Monday 04 May 2020
PETER THOMPSON, 1953–1958 HORSLEY

I confess to being somewhat undecided when the invitation came to attend an afternoon at School. My only previous visit in 60 years was just a year after leaving and my House Master, Mr Gianetti, (a.k.a. Spag) called me Porter, much to my chagrin. Perhaps he was ...
Sunday 03 May 2020
The OCA Annual Dinner held on Friday 18th November at Simpsons in the Strand, London, was a great success with over 100 OC’s in attendance and over 50% under the age of 40!

Guests of Honour were Alex Presnell and his wife Maggie with the Head, John Weeds and the senior four of Tom Battson, Isla L ...
Sunday 03 May 2020
The wholesale refurbishment of the Evans Pavilion at Big Side in 2017/18 has been an unqualified success. Cranbrook School students, staff and parents now have a 21st century facility to rival the very best.

The £184,000 renovation was funded by a substantial donation from a generous benefactor ...
Saturday 02 May 2020
Cicely Freeman, Yr11 WG, provides us with an insight into the refugee crisis with the below write-up:

On the 1st of March my older sister, Chloe (a former Cranbrook student - Class of 2012) and her boyfriend Jack, volunteered to travel to Lesvos, a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea off the ...
Friday 01 May 2020
Old Cranbrookians Geoff Piper (left 1966) finally met up with Nick Helyer (left 1965) at his home in Dungog, New South Wales. Nick is a retired naval Commodore and is also Captain of the local volunteer fire brigade.
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