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

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OF Golf Society News - Spring Meeting & Grafton Morrish reports

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with golf competititions.

Click here to read the report and photo from the Grafton Morrish Tournament.

Click here to read the report and photo  from the Spring Meeting at Frinton.



A history of Snape Maltings

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OFs will be aware of the Snape Maltings and the connection of the Gooderham family, many of whom went to the College.  Click here to read a fascinating article in the East Anglian Daily Times on 11 May 2019, that Simon Dougherty spotted.



OF Shooting Report - May 2019

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Steve McBowell latest report can be read  here.



Newmarket OF Supper - 10 May 2019

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The Newmarket Supper will be held on Friday 10 May at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX.

Stephen Mynard (K 71-78) is a lawyer with an interest in politics. He will be speaking about Brexit with a wry insider’s perspective in an attempt to extract some humour from the wreckage.

The hotel did an extremely good meal for us last year, and the facilities create a very comfortable, relaxed atmosphere. This year dinner will cost £34. The bar will be open from 6pm in the Oaks & St Leger Room and supper will be served at 7:30. Concessions are available to Moreau Scholars and the first 10 under-30s to apply.

The hotel has plenty of free car parking. Please see BedfordLodgeHotel.co.uk for more details.

To book, please reply to Ian Fulcher at Ian@Fulcher.uk, 07703 200803 or The Lodge, Church Lane, Exning, Newmarket CB8 7HF. Payment should be by online banking to 20-60-38 90146803. Cheques payable to Ian at the above address are equally welcome.

Trustee and Council meetings will precede supper in the Derby Room.



OF Sports Weekend

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Regrettably the College is not able to host an OF Sports Day this Summer term. The final weekend of term, 29th and 30th June, has a full cricket fixture list on the Saturday and there is a Senior School and Prep School Staff and Family Farewell Barbecue for the departing Headmaster Paul Taylor and his wife Amanda on the Sunday. The College recognises that OFs normally come back for the whole weekend rather than one day and didn’t feel that this year it could offer the level of warm welcome expected to its alumni, alongside these major school commitments.

The College is keen to emphasise that this is very much a one-off and look forward to running the OF Sports Weekend again in 2020.



Lawsons Take On London Marathon for MS

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Charlotte (V98-12), Sophie (V01-15), India (V03-16) and their Dad are running the London Marathon on 28 April 2019 to raise money on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, in memory of their Mum Patricia.

Charlotte writes "Mum was diagnosed with MS when I was 11. As we grew up, her symptoms began to worsen but she would always make light of her situation and be brave when she was hurting. She was so proud of us girls and would always make her best effort to come and support all four of us at matches, concerts and events - even when she wasn’t in the best of health. Mum was determined not to let her disability define her. Sadly she passed on the 20th January 2017. We miss her everyday and we know that she’ll be on the sidelines cheering us on while we run. "

Please help them raise funds and find a cure.
#icansupport #icanmakeadifference

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/4patricia
https://www.facebook.com/4patricia/



2019 Annual Dinner - report & photos

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The Society of Old Framlinghamians Annual Dinner was held on Saturday 6 April 2019 at Framlingham College. Members of the Society, together with their partners and guests, recognised Paul and Amanda Taylor’s forthcoming retirement at the end of the summer term.

Incoming President and dinner organiser Simon Dougherty has written the following which you can read by clicking here and includes various photos by Peter Howard-Dobson and James Ruddock-Royd.



Commander John Simpson (K32-36) celebrates his centenary

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On Sunday 31st March 2019 John celebrated his 100th birthday with many members of his family, from across four generations and Norman Porter and Peter-Howard Dobson represented the SOF. They presented John with a 100th birthday card from the President and members of the SOF – a card uniquely designed by OF Chris Keeble. 

Read Norman's full report and pictures here.



Our man in Cairns launches first novel

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Chris Shaw (K50-56) has just published his 7th book, which is his first novel and called The Imposter.

It’s based on a true story and is set in Norfolk and France/Belgium in WW1. It starts in the year 1914 in central Norfolk, England, when young farmer Frank Matthews meets his all-time love, Gwen Bell, just before volunteering as a sniper in WW1. And just who is the mysterious discharged soldier Ken Bullen, appearing in Norfolk in 1917, intent on reclaiming his lost life and love? What happened to these two men fighting for their country in a bygone era of romance, violence, shell-shock and fragile new beginnings? The Imposter: A Norfolk Romance will reveal all…

It took Chris ten weeks to write but ten years to publish, but that’s another story.  It’s available from Amazon and Book Depository and is coming to Waterstones.

 



OF Shooters at the World Championships

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In late January and early February 2019, New Zealand was host to the World Long Range Championships and associated International team matches held every 4 years, as well as to their own National Championships. OF Rifle Club members Sandy Walker (R 96-05) was selected for the GB Palma team, whilst James Mehta (S 67-75) was picked for the GB Veterans Team.

Read their story and see pictures by clicking here