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


Death of OF while live broadcasting

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Tim Gough (M80-85) died unexpectedly on 24 October 2022 while broadcasting live on GenX Radio Suffolk. He is suspected to have died from a heart attack mid-song during his programme, which he was broadcasting from his home 35 miles from the station’s headquarters in Ipswich. His funeral is on 30th November as a private service for family only, but a memorial service is being held afterwards at Bury Cathedral at 2.15pm. More details of the memorial service can be found by clicking here

National and regional newspapers carried obituaries, including The Guardian, Daily Mail and the Ipswich Star.

A number of OFs will be attending the memorial service, and many of his contemporaries living locally, may wish to attend also.  A small group of OFs have made donations to raise funds to allow the installation of a new defibrillator in Tim’s honour, to be located in Framlingham somewhere on the market square, if possible, or another suitable location nearby.

Here is a link to his Distinguished entry which now includes a wonderful tribute given by Ruth Elwood (P80-84) at the Norfolk Supper in November 2022.

OF Masonic Lodge - Update November 2022

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Gary Duce (K71-79) Secretary OF Lodge, has sent in a report about a recent Lodge meeting where Richard Binder (G79-81) was installed as Worshipful Master following in his father's Wally Binder (K48-51) footsteps.  Click here for full details and pictures.

It is the Lodges 75th Anniversary next April 15th 2023 when they will be holding an open meeting to present a history of our Lodge and what Freemasonry is all about. It will be open to anyone to attend if they wish and there will be a dinner after the meeting. Times and prices to be sorted.

OF link to death of Leslie Phillips

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Bryan Pearson (S45-47) was particularly sad to hear of the death of veteran actor Leslie Phillips on 8 November 2022.  Bryan and Leslie had been the only living members of the Charley's Aunt cast from 1950.  Leslie played the Aunt and Bryan was the lead in the role as Charley.  This was at the Saville Theatre in London.  Bryan is pictured on the right and Leslie in the middle.

Bryan has for many years lived in Hawaii.  Click here for a link to Bryan's fascinating entry in Distinguished,

Upcoming Concert

International Coloratura Soprano, Christina Johnston (V01-06) brings you a magical evening of your favourite classic musicals, joined by Special Guest Catherine Bensley on 19th November at the College.

Along with soloists from the school and accompanied by Geoff Lavery, the evening is set to be an outstanding musical celebration, with songs from The Sound of Music, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Showboat, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, and many more!
Join her for this, not to be missed, magical Night at the Musicals!  For tickets and more details, click here.

SOF Norfolk Supper 2022

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Edward Wharton (G80-85) is taking over from Colin Wigg (G48-54) as Norfolk Supper organiser. Ed's first supper will be held at the Strangers Club on Elm Hill, Norwich (NR3 1HG) on Thursday 17th November 2022, 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

The cost is £35 per head, excluding wine. The menu and other details can be found here.

SOF Suffolk Supper is on Saturday 22nd October 2022

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Ruth Elwood (Hon Gen Sec) says : "I am delighted to invite members of the Society, together with their partners and guests to attend the SOF Suffolk Supper, to be held at Framlingham College, on Saturday 22nd October 2022.  The cost of the supper is £22 per person for Old Framlinghamians, their partners and guests, excluding dinner drinks, payable in advance.  Concessions are available to the first 10, under 30s to apply, who only need to pay £10 per person.

Please complete and return the Application Form by clicking here. The last date for booking or advising Kate Jackson of specific requirements is Wednesday 12th October 2022.

Please click here to see and read the full invitation.

I very much hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing many of you in person again."

OFGS Autumn Meeting 2022

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David Turnbull reports: "The meeting was held in windy, but mainly sunny conditions on Friday, 16th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. We were pleased to welcome Nick Gandy who joined us for the morning’s play and lunch.  The picture shows Andrew Wright (R48-57) with a brace of trophies.  He last achieved this in 2005.

Click here for the full report.

OFGS vs Aldeburgh GC - 17 September 2022

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Martin Lamb reports: "On a crisp and, as it turned out, beautiful sunny early Autumn morning the OF’s assembled at Aldeburgh Golf Club for coffee and a quite disorganised team ‘get-together’ before the match. The Captain, James Brocks, had departed Suffolk and the Vice Captain, James Blyth, had spent the night in Ipswich Hospital, firstly with Hugh Curle who had suffered a serious golf-ball blow of some force to his head the previous day, and then with his own mother. Unsurprisingly the Vice Captain pulled out of the match and we wish all concerned a speedy recovery. "

You can read his full report by clicking here.

Fundraising Ball for College South Africa Sports Tour

Nick Gandy, Director of Sport, is organising a Fundraising Ball for the South Africa Sports Tour on Saturday 1st October 2022. The evening includes a Champagne Reception, Dinner, Auction and Disco.  The live auction on the evening includes lots such as international rugby tickets, a 7 night stay in an apartment in Spain and holiday breaks in Thorpeness and Fritton Lake.

The link to buy tickets is https://buy.stripe.com/00g3fQ5I7czw5FK001.  Please email southafricatour2023@outlook.com if you would like to request your own table or if you have seating preferences.

Read the full details by clicking here.

Laura's historic performance

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As reported in the EADT, Laura Wright (M02-08) performed a historic rendition of the national anthem ahead of the resumption of the third Test between England and South Africa.  She sang God Save The King on Saturday, September 10, at the Oval after crowds observed a minute's silence in a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

Read the full article by clicking here.