The OC Mitre

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The OC Mitre is an annual production and contains news about the Old Chigwellian community. It is distributed to everyone on our database for whom we hold current contact details. We cannot produce an interesting and informative magazine without your help. Please send in details of your achievements, degree results, new careers, marriages, births, deaths, reunions, or any articles etc. Other OC like to hear what their contemporaries have been up to and that in turn will inspire them to contact us with their news.

If you would like to contribute to the OC Mitre, please forward copy to the Development Office.


The following publications are also available from the Development Office:


Buds of Virtue The Story of Chigwell School by David K Ballance.

The story is a fascinating account of Chigwell School from its modest start in 1629 to the distinguished modern institution it is today. This book will entertain and absorb pupils and staff, past and present and others connected with the School and its community.

Price £ 15.00 (excluding postage)


A Summer Term in an English Public School by Hermann Sommermeier.

This a reprint of a fascinating and detailed description of Chigwell School as it was on the eve of the First World War, written (in English) by a German teacher, Hermann Sommermeier, and  published in Germany in 1914. Sommermeier taught at Chigwell in 1913 and died fighting for Germany in the First World War. His poignant story, which probably provided the inspiration for part of James Hilton’s ‘Goodbye, Mr. Chips’, is related in a meticulously-researched introduction by Nicholas Dixon (OC).

Price £ 5.00 (excluding postage)