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

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SOF Norfolk Supper 2021

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This supper was once again organised by Colin Wigg but at the new venue of the Eaton Golf Club on Thursday 4 November.  It was particularly wonderful to welcome Trish Mayhew there, following the death of her husband Ken earlier in the year at the age of 104.

Please click here to read the full report and see plenty of photos of a great evening gathering in Norfolk.

Huge thanks to Colin (and of course Liz) for organising again.



Halford Hewitt Golf takes place again in 2021

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has taken part in the annual Halford Hewitt competition in September 2021, delayed from April by Covid-19 and you can click here to read Jonny Newton's full report and photo.



OF Golfers miss out on Dick Watson Trophy

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Jonny Newton (K85-92), OFGS First Team Captain says "Having won the Trophy at the four previous Tournaments, our hopes were high that the winning run would be extended to five in succession. Unfortunately, this was not to be, and we ended up in sixth place out of twelve, losing the 5th/6th place play off to Uppingham by 3 holes."

Click here to see his full report and winning team photo.



OFRC Imperial Meeting - July 2021

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The OF Shooters had an eventful and enjoyable Imperial Meeting in July 2021. 

Read the full story and see the pictures by clicking here



SOF Norfolk Supper

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Colin Wigg (G48-54) has once again organised a Norfolk Supper on 4 November 2021.  This time it will be at the Eaton Golf Club, Newmarket Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 6SF.  The costs is £27 per head and the menu and other details can be found here.

The venue require numbers, menu choices and payment 10 days prior to the event, which is Monday 25th October so get booking straight away.  Once again the first 10 to apply under 30 will only pay 50% of their Supper cost, with the balance being provided by the Society.

 



OFGS Autumn 2021 Golf Activity

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David Turnbull has provided news about some OFGS golf that was played in the Autumn 2021  :

Report on 17 September 2021 meeting

Report on OFGS vs Aldeburgh Golf Club 2021



SOF Suffolk Supper - 16 October 2021

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After an exceptional period of almost two years of COVID restrictions and an absence of SOF events or suppers; we are delighted to invite members of the Society, together with their partners and guests back to the College to attend the SOF Suffolk Supper, to be held at Framlingham College, on Saturday 16th October 2021.

The evening will commence a little earlier than usual at 5.00pm, with the SOF Council meeting located in the Fowler Pavilion, which aims to conclude at around 6.15pm. Meanwhile, partners and guests are welcome to relax in the Paul’s Court Bar and Lounge from 5.00pm, with light refreshments available, ahead of the bar opening at 6.00pm. 

The cost of the supper is £20 each for Old Framlinghamians, their partners and guests, excluding dinner drinks, payable in advance.  Concessions are available to current Moreau Scholars and the first 10, under 30s to apply, who only need to pay £10 per person.

Booking for the supper is essential, as we need to know numbers. Lists will be closed on October 6th.

Click here for more detail and here for the application form or contact Kate Jackson on 01728 727227 or on e-mail



Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving in Memory of John Edwards

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Although quite a way off, we are letting you know that the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for John Edwards (K45-55) will now be held on the 15 January 2022 at 11.00am in the Chapel at Framlingham College, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EY. Refreshments will be kindly served afterwards at the College but in order to assist the catering requirements could you please confirm your attendance with numbers in your party to Kate Jackson, whose email address is kjackson@framlinghamcollege.co.uk



Out of the Ashes: The OF finding a ski-holiday silver lining between Brexit and Covid

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Nikki White (V91-98) and a friend decided to change their luck. Watching as the ‘perfect storm’ of COVID-19 and Brexit ripped through their home ski resort of Tignes, they saw the ski industry they had been part of for decades come to a halt. Tour operators no longer had rights; British tourists couldn’t travel due to border restrictions; bars and restaurants in the area were forced to close; and the usual atmosphere of the winter resort was reduced to a no man’s land.

If you’d like to read more about how Nikki founded Peak Feeling out of the ashes of a troubled industry, then click here.



OF Rifle Club - some shooting finally underway

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  They were at Bisley at last to shoot competitively, in the annual Q-Match against four teams of Old Boys, for the first time since we thought Covid-19 was a character in Dr Who.  The excitement was tangible but would the results match?

Click here for the full report and more photos.