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


Suffolk Supper 2014
College Crest
The Suffolk Supper will take place at the College on Saturday 18 October 2014. As last year this will be in a buffet format. Some OFs have already been invited by the College, if they have contributed to the appeal. All other OFs are invited to join them, free of charge, but they need to make the booking through John Horton. Before the Supper, the President of the Society, Richard Sayer, will be opening the new Sixth Form Centre.

To reserve a place please complete this Booking Form and send to John at 3 Coucy Close, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 9AX or via e-mail at suffolksupper@oldframlinghamian.com

Click here to read full invitation

Shooting match in new Brandeston Hall range
Shooting Trophy - Brandeston
On Saturday 4th October Brandeston Hall's 1st IV Shooting Team have their first competition against the Old Framlinghamians' Rifle Club (O.F.R.C) in the school's new range at 9 o'clock. The Hall's coach is none other than the Headmaster and Framlingham College's Contingent Commander, Lt Col Martin Myers-Allen who is donating a magnificent trophy called the Framlingham College Officer Training Corps (F.C.O.T.C) Recruits Cup as an apt annual prize. This was awarded to Arthur Basil Clarke (OF) in 1928. Nigel Burnip (OF) is leading the O.F.R.C team in what promises to be a splendid shooting meet and hopefully the start of an association which will continue for many years to come.

To see a larger image of the magnificent trophy click Read More

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Quilibets Week - July 2014
Quilibets - 140607_Boys'_Cricket_1st_020
Tom Huggins (Marketing Officer at the College) writes that Quilibets week was held from Monday 14th – Friday 18th July on The Back at the College. Tom has been team manager for the last four years and has been thrilled with the numbers available for selection, which have included many Old Framlinghamians. Read his full report by clicking here.

Former pupil exhibiting at Snape
Sophie Martin (BH94-98)
Sophie Martin (BH1994-98) is currently exhibiting at Snape Maltings – see this recent article in the EADT for more details .

The Society of Old Framlinghamians South East Supper Saturday 25 October 2014 at 7pm
College Crest
The supper will be at Piltdown Golf Club, near Uckfield, set in attractive Sussex countryside. Drinks at 7pm prior to sitting down at 7.30. Excellent value-for-money at £26 per head. Jacket and tie for males and the usual wide choice for females. Wives, husbands, partners, guests will be welcome.

For the Response Form download here . The speciality of the house, boeuf bourguignon, will be served, plus choice of dessert and coffee. Please note on the Form if you prefer poached salmon as a main course. Wine and drinks will be extra. Please send James Ruddock-Broyd the Response Form and your cheque payable to him by 11 October. A number of OFs have already committed to the event so please get your application in early.

Click Read More for more details and about a Guest Speaker – Neil Flowerdew

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OF Northern Gathering
Douglas Thompson writes : OFs and their spouses had lunch together at The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh for the biennial Northern Gathering. The Royal Scots again did us proud. The private room was ideal, the food excellent, the wine flowed and even the president’s speech was good. After the convivial lunch most went on to Festival shows and the Tattoo. The only disappointment being that yet again the Gathering failed to attract a female OF. Perhaps this can be corrected in 2016. OFs attending were Michael Thomson, Jim Butchart, Norman Porter, James Rudddock-Broyd, Douglas Thomson, Simon Dougherty, Trevor Trevethick, Richard Sayer, John Vincent and Ian McLeish.

For photos of those attending click Read More

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Frambag at the Edinburgh Fringe
Frambag - Hamlet
Douglas Thompson writes : Six OFs and wives filled the front row at Frambag‘s production of Hamlet at the Edinburgh Fringe. The College’s theatrical group enthralled and surprised the capacity audience with scenes that included water torture and selfies on mobile phones along with energetic choreography on a relatively small stage. It is difficult to know what Shakespeare would have thought of the performance but the rapturous applause at the end indicated the audience certainly enjoyed it! Those attending were joined by more OFs on the following day when the OF Northern Gathering was held at the Royal Scots Club.

For photo of those attending click Read More.

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Gordon Muriel Flowerdew - picture
Following the visit to northern France and Belgium in April 2014 we have put together a much updated biography on Gordon Flowerdew VC. This is with the considerable help of Neil Flowerdew (his great nephew) who came along on the trip in April 2014 and includes a more detailed description of the events on 30 March 1918 as well as much treasured family photos. Read the updated biography here .

Our sincere thanks to Neil for his help and support .

Moreau Leaving Scholarships: Awards for 2014

Now in their ninth year, the Society's Moreau Leaving Scholarships are as hotly contested as ever, and the selection panellists, under the chairmanship of David Mallett, were hard-pressed but ultimately unanimous in selecting Kat Twentyman and Charlie Bullen as this year's winners. Kat and Charlie received their awards from Judge Rupert Overbury at Speech Day on 4th July.

You can learn more about Kat and Charlie on the Scholars Page of the Moreau Scholarships section of the website.

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Cyril Gray 26th – 28th June 2014
Golf Society Logo
David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The Cyril Gray is a knockout tournament involving 3 pairs playing foursomes off scratch. All players must be over 50 years of age and the competition is held at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey. We had two new players in Richard Graves and Hugh Curle and the team was completed by Robin Anderton, Martin Lamb, Michael Spencer and Barry Hitchcock.

Unfortunately we were not as successful as last year and lost 2 1/2-1/2 to our East Anglian rivals, Gresham’s. Later in the day in the Plate we played a very strong Wrekin team, winners in 2011and 2013, and lost all 3 matches. The winners were Fettes who beat Whitgift 2/1 and the Plate winners were Ampleforth who beat Rossall 2/1.