Gloucestershire Exiles

Howard Allen, a Past President of the Old Cryptians Club, is a huge fan of Cricket wherever or by whom it is played.  He is particularly keen on Gloucestershire Exiles  (click) which is a part social and fund-raising organisation which exists to support Gloucestershire County Cricket Club.  Howard invites all Cricket lovers to take a look at the piece and consider joining.

Christmas Wishes from Discover de Crypt

Discover DeCrypt wishes you a very happy Christmas and all the best for 2018!!

2017 has been a busy and exciting year for Discover DeCrypt as we have gone through the preparation necessary before the start of capital works.  As ever, we are very grateful for your continued interest and support!  We will be starting the New Year with the announcement of our contractor and cannot wait to see what major changes 2018 will bring. But first, we will be taking a break for Christmas.

The Project Office will be closed between 21 December and 2 January inclusive.

The project team and trustees wish all of you a peaceful and festive Christmas and good wishes for the New Year!

Discover de Crypt – Take a Pew

Would you like to take a pew?

Not all our pews will be re-instated after renovation and we want to find good homes for them.

So this coming weekend (8th-11th December) we will hold a Discover DeCrypt Fundraiser Pew Auction.  Bidding will take place between noon on Fri 8 Dec and noon on Mon 11 Dec. More details on the linked flyer!

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Discover de Crypt – filming extras wanted

Ever been in a film? Have an hour to spare on Saturday 2 December? We are shooting a professional promotional film on Sat 2 Dec to show the project while the buildings are closed and to have a record of the ‘before’ when it re-opens. We need people to fill up the church between 9.45-11am and we need children of all ages for a shot at the storytelling bench in the churchyard from 11am – noon.
Don’t miss out on your moment of fame! More info here.
Please contact mail@discoverdecrypt.org.uk, so we can keep track of numbers!

Bruce Mitchell (1951 – 54)

The funeral of Bruce Mitchell was held on 21st November 2017 at Gloucester Cathedral with some local Old Cryptians attending.  Bruce was a pupil at King’s School before going on to the Crypt in 1951.  He obtained a place at St Catherine’s Society (Oxford University) to read Maths but later changed to Modern History.  He became a teacher at The King’s School in 1959 and stayed until 1967.

He had a great love of music and was a Gloucester Cathedral chorister from 1942 to 1949, maintaining his association with the Cathedral for much of his life.

In Gloucester he served as a local councillor and subsequently took up positions with the National Association of Youth Clubs and GLOSCAT.  He also worked with numerous local and national charities.

Multi-million pound restoration project

One of Gloucester’s “unsung historical treasures” will be restored to former glory as a major regeneration project gets underway.

The churchyard at St Mary de Crypt in Southgate Street will be closed for more than a year as work at the centuries-old church gets underway.

From www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk (with ads, autoplay video and pop ups – and an alarmingly large photo of a past president of the OCC)

Discover de Crypt – November newsletter

November project update: Newsletter

We had a great week at the end of November with the exciting and educational dig in the Old Crypt Schoolroom. Thanks to all the volunteers who came to help and to Kevin and Nick from Avon Archaeology Ltd who took so much time to share their archaeological wisdom!

The volunteers found some fantastic small finds including a toy canon and writing slates and styli that help us imagine the schoolboys who once worked and played here!

There are more photos  from the dig by clicking on the photo below which will take you to the Discover de Crypt Facebook page.

 

New coffee house, old Cryptian

The city’s newest coffee house and restaurant in The Oxebode, just off Northgate Street, is expected to open from 8.30am to 7pm daily.

“I am going to be running the business when it opens. It is the dream of one family who experiences something very similar when they were on holiday 10 years ago,” said Mr Izatt, a former Crypt School pupil and one-time aircraft engineer.

New coffee house – Gloucestershire Live

Discover DeCrypt – October Update

October Project Update: Good things come to those who wait…!

Well – it’s all starting to happen! After months of behind-the-scenes work, we are one step closer to appointing a contractor: we’ve shortlisted five who will be asked to submit their detailed proposal and costs. Once the Heritage Lottery Fund have approved our preferred contractor, we’ll be able to sign on the dotted line! We hope to be able to announce the successful bidder in early December, with work programmed to start on site in the New Year.

The full October newsletter is available here and more information on the Discover DeCrypt project is available here.

2017 A Level and GCSE Results

A Levels

85% of A Level grades were awarded at the A*-C level this year, with over 63% of grades awarded to Year 13 students at either grade A*, A or B. 33% of grades were awarded at A*-A, with a record number of students achieving all A*-A grades. The overall pass mark was 99% A*-E.

These grades reflect the hard work and commitment of both the students in Year 13 and their teachers over the course of the last two years.

GCSE

The Crypt School has recorded an outstanding set of GCSE results. 80.1% of grades were awarded either an A*, A or B (including the new grades 9-7), with 53.4% of grades at the top A*-A level (including the new grades 9-7).  58.9% of students gained 5 or more A*-A grade passes (including the new grades 9-7).

Full details are available at The Crypt School website.