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

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John James Maulden (G45-50) funeral & thanksgiving arrangements

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John James Maulden (G45-50)  former pupil and master died on 2 July 2017.  He had been in poor health for some time. He is picture here in 2006 with his late wife Glenys. His daughter Sonia has just advised us of the following arrangements.

In accordance with John’s wishes, his funeral will be a cremation at 7 Hills Crematorium, Ipswich, at 10.30am on Monday 31st July. This will be principally for family, but close friends and colleagues will be welcome, particularly any who cannot attend the Service of Thanksgiving (Thursday 31st August, 2.30pm in the College Chapel). The funeral directors are Moore Brothers, of Framlingham (01728 723448). No flowers please, but if people would like to make a donation in John’s memory, his preferred charities were East Anglian Air Ambulance and Cancer Research UK. These details will be in The East Anglian on 21st July.

Sonia has been enormously heartened by the number of messages she’s received, from far and wide, expressing fondness and admiration for her father, and telling her stories about him. These will form part of the Service of Thanksgiving that will take place at the College Chapel at 2.30pm on 31st August, to which OFs, friends and colleagues will be hugely welcome. Sonia would be very pleased to receive further stories and photographs by email to soniafrost@suffolkonline.net.



2017 Moreau Leaving Scholars Receive Their Awards

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The Society’s Moreau Leaving Scholarships are always hotly contested amongst the year’s leaving group, and this year has been no exception, with fifteen hopefuls making their initial applications in the Autumn term. The selection panel, once again led by David Mallett (K 93-03), found themselves challenged to get down to a short-list of seven for the final interviews, held in May, but were then unanimous in selecting JoJo Maberly and René Bahar (left to right in this photo) as the Scholars for 2017-20.

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Centenary of Gordon Flowerdew (1894-99) being awarded VC

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Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood (R57-64) will lead a combined Flowerdew family and OF tour to France and Belgium in April 2018 to mark the centenary of Gordon Flowerdew being awarded his VC.  Click here for more information.

For more information please contact Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood at oldcount@aol.com



SOF presentation to Andrew Fane on his retirement as chair of the governing body

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On Friday 30 June  Andrew Fane stood down as Chairman of the governing body of the College after 17 years and the Society took the opportunity to present him with a plaque in recognition of his enormous contribution to the College and the Society.  After Speech Day a small gathering attended as the President, John Ellerby presented Andrew with the plaque which read as follows:  “With warm appreciation of your exceptional contribution to the success of Framlingham College under your chairmanship of the Governing Body 2001-2017”.  The occasion was witnessed by John Edwards, John Thurlow, Richard Overend, Chris Keeble, Simon Dougherty, Norman Porter, Richard Sayer, Robert Mayhew, Jim Blythe, Peter Howard-Dobson.



William Henry Hewitt VC (1894-1900) - plaque unveiling

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The Government is undertaking a project to lay a stone and plaque to commemorate the award of the Victoria Cross during WW1.  On Sunday 17 September 2017 a stone will be unveiled to OF William Henry Hewitt VC (1894-1900) in Copdock, south of Ipswich.  People will be gathering at 1.30pm for a ceremony starting sharp at 2pm and the College will be represented and an Honour Guard is being provided by the College CCF.

Please see the letter from James Ruddock Broyd (G46-52) giving more details plus an invitation from the organiser.

A number of OFs will be attended and if you would be interested attending please email Jennifer Jones



Largest ever donation by SOF to the College

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UPDATE AS AT 10 JULY 2017 : work is progressing very well now on the construction of the Fowler Pavilion.  Click to see some photos taken today, plus you can see earlier photos taken in April - internal and external shots.

ORIGINAL MESSAGE : Message from Chris Essex (SOF President) and John Ellerby (Chair of Trustees) : As you will be aware, the Society unexpectedly received back in February 2015 $1m or around £675,000 from the widow of late OF Derek Fowler DFM (G35-40).  Peta (also know as Yela and Peter) Fowler had died in 2014 and wished the Society to honour Derek’s name.

In July 2015, the SOF Council agreed to donate £500,000 to the College to support the development of the Fowler Pavilion as well as an annual Fowler bursary and a project at FC prep school in his honour.

This gift was agreed subject to appropriate due diligence enquiries which were considered essential due to the scale of the bequest and the complex background as to where the money came from.  These investigations have been completed and at a brief ceremony last Friday, we handed over a cheque for £500,000 to the Paul Taylor (Headmaster) and Andrew Fane (Chair of Governors). This is the largest amount ever gifted by the Society to the College.  It will provide benefit to future generations of students for decades to come and work has already started on building the Fowler Pavilion next to the existing pavilion opened in 1950s.  Click here to see more detail on the plans.



Ken Mathew at Lord's - 100 not out

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The Times on 10 July 2017 carried the following report "MCC members who reach their century are invited to spend a day in the committee room. Yesterday, Major Ken Mathew, a former Minor Counties cricketer who was born in January 1917, was the committee’s guest. He landed at Normandy on D-Day in 1944 before fighting to liberate Europe from the Nazis."



OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray & 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 Cyril Gray report and see a team photo.

In the Grafton Morrish John Wybar & new member Harry Bush (29 points) and Charlie Plunkett & Rob Atton (28 points) played very well but Matt Low & Hugh Curle (18 points) did less so. We totalled 75 points and the qualifying score was 77 so we missed out by 2/3 points. It was enjoyable, but not the result we wanted.



OF Rugby - Greene King IPA 7s - May 2017

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Nick Whitehead (K06-11) reports : On 7 May the OFs fielded a 12 man squad in the Greene King IPA 7s at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

The event was attended by over 2,000 people and featured an 'elite' competition that included Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors, England Development, Ireland Development, France Development and the Army first team.

The OFs played in the 'Open' and were grouped with the Royal Navy, Bulldogs Black and the Stunts.

The guys beat the Bulldogs and the Stunts but unfortunately were beaten by the Royal Navy's team which lead to the OFs not making the knockout stages on points difference; missing out by just 4 points.

The team had a great day out catching up and playing some decent rugby. A big thank you to Cam Greenhall for all his hard work pioneering and organising this event. If anyone is interested in playing in future OF 7s event please let Cam know and join our Facebook group (called OF 7s). The next event is Exeter 7s so likely to be a decent weekend away.

Here's a picture of the squad including the new OF rugby kit kindly funding by the SOF!



OF Meet-up at Newmarket Races - 21st July 2017

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Young OF Annie Fulcher would like to invite any OFs who fancy a day at the races to meet her and others at Newmarket on Friday 21st of July from 5pm. The meeting point will be in the car park.

She says; "The first race is at 5:40pm so feel free to wander in at any point. The summer races at the July course are slightly more casual than usual meets and are often followed by a band. Tickets can be purchased on the Newmarket Jockey Club website. Some food and drink will be provided but the more the merrier so please bring whatever you'd like."

So that Annie has an idea of numbers and can let you know the exact meeting point please could you RSVP as soon as possible to annie@fulcher.uk 

Further details about the event will also be posted on the Young OF Facebook page.