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College & OF History: 1975-2000
Into the Third Millennium
Framlingham College...
By John Maulden


Essex Supper - Friday 26th April 2014

Essex_Supper_invitation 2013 - ECCC_Ground
John Rankin writes “After the success of last year’s inaugural Essex Supper in Chelmsford, this year’s will once again be held at The Pavilion, Essex County Cricket Ground after the Council Meeting. The address is New Writtle Street, Chelmsford, CM2 0PG which is about a 10 minute walk from the Station, which is on the mainline from Liverpool Street to Ipswich and beyond.

You can download an invitation here or give me a ring on 01255 503835.

Charter Ball a Huge Success
Charter Ball - picture 1
Paul Taylor, Headmaster writes : "The Charter Ball, which was held at Easton Grange on Saturday evening in aid of the College's 150th Anniversary Appeal, was a great success, and not just financially. The venue (which was so generously donated by the Kerr family) was quite superb, and while the main objective of the evening was indeed the raising of funds for our Appeal, it was also lovely to see so many College and Brandeston parents joining OFs and other friends and governors of the College in having a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

We are hugely grateful to the Ball Committee, whose tireless work under the leadership of Mel Dellow made the evening the success that it undoubtedly was. We are also indebted to all those who generously donated prizes for auction, and indeed to all those who supported the Appeal through their very attendance at the evening. Such generosity is very much valued and appreciated, and we are delighted to report that the event managed to raise over £16,000 for the 150th Anniversary Appeal."

You can see many photos here on our Facebook page. This includes a photo of Richard Sayer, SOF President, handing over a further cheque for £120,000 from the Society, making £220,000 in total given to the College Appeal.

OFs vs OWs Hockey Match – Easter Sunday 2014

Carl Witham (S07-11) - in goal
Nick Whitehead (K06-11) writes “Easter Sunday saw a hockey game between an Old Framlinghamian XI and an Old Woodbridgian XI take place for the first time. It was played on the new astro at the College and saw the return of 12 OFs, ranging from class of 13 to class of 09, face a strong visiting squad of 14 OWs. Furthermore, there were an enthusiastic crowd of around 20 braving what proved to be a rather chilly wind.

You can read a full report and see some more photos here.

2 OFs make headlines in EADT on one day!

On Tuesday 15 April 2014, the East Anglian Daily Times, who’s Editor in Chief is OF Terry Hunt (K68-75), carried two stories on OFs. The OFs featured were Laura Wright (M02-08) for singing on Tower Bridge during the London Marathon and Ed Sheeran (BH96-02) for giving away some of his wardrobe for charity EACH. Also featured in the same edition was the College’s own Kim Frost who ran the London Marathon after nearly dying in a car crash. You can read all 3 articles here or alternatively go to this link for the article on Laura .

West of England Supper - 21 June 2014
Angel Inn Hindon
Chris Essex (K69-75) writes : I'm organising another West of England Supper on Saturday 21 June 2014. After a great time at the Angel for the last few years, looked after by our charismatic host Doug, I hope to see many familiar and new faces at this year's supper. The Angel Inn at Hindon, is located just off A303 between Warminster and Shaftesbury. Why not make a weekend of it as Doug is holding a number of rooms in my name.
You can download an invitation and return-form (complete with the great menu available on the evening) by clicking here.
Please contact Chris Essex for details or if you would like to be invited in future.

Newmarket Supper 2014

College Crest
Renew those friendships; make new ones or just reminisce in convivial company at the Newmarket Supper, which will be held at The Rutland Arms Hotel, High Street, Newmarket on Friday 16th May 2014. Dress informal: 7.00 for 7.45pm, £26.00 per person. Wives and partners are welcome. It is hoped that a representative of the College will be attending the supper to provide us with the latest news from our alma mater.

Please reply on the attached form , preferably by the 12th May 2014. Any questions please contact Michael Smy

2014 AGM & Annual Dinner
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Following the Annual General Meeting of the Society, the 2014 Annual Dinner was held at Framlingham College on Saturday 29 March 2014 when 95 attended and enjoyed a first class 4 course dinner. Amongst those attending, 6 were members of staff from Framlingham College and Brandeston Hall. OFs present ranged from one who started in the late 1920s, through all the decades to some who left last year. During the meal, diners were entertained with two delightful pieces sung by Framlingham College Y12 student, Elizabeth Leaver, accompanied by Claire Weston on the piano and organised by the Director of Music, Tim Rhodes.

Click here to see the full report .

OF Hockey Match - Easter Sunday at the College
Nick Whitehead (K06-11) writes : On Easter Sunday (20th April) there will be a new style of OF Hockey, in the form of an inter-society match. This will see a match between the Old Framlinghamians and the Old Woodbridgians.

We're looking to renew the old rivalry and the old friendships as well as having a good game of hockey. We hope this will be a nice day out with family and friends in (we hope) the sunshine.

Push back is at 3pm on the new astro at the College and we welcome all spectators. Post match festivities will be at a venue to be confirmed in Framlingham.

If anyone is interested in playing then do get in contact with Nick Whitehead as soon as possible.

Memory Book for 150th Celebrations

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Calling all OFs.

Please send in a sentence or two about your best memory of your time at the College for our Memory Book to be used as part of the 150th Celebrations.

Email them to Jane Easey (V87-89),  Old Framlinghamian Co-ordinator, at jeasey@framcollege.co.uk

Article on Framlingham VC winners
Gordon Muriel Flowerdew - picture
James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) spotted a copy of the April edition of Suffolk & Norfolk Life in his hotel room last week. This edition includes a special feature on Suffolk & Norfolk born VC winners, including our own Gordon Flowerdew and William Hewitt. Click here to see the article in full .

The OF organized trip to France/Belgium commencing Monday 7 April will visit the sites where Flowerdew and Hewitt won their VCs.