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


SOF Norfolk Supper - Thursday 13th November 2014 at 7pm
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The Supper will again be at Bawburgh Golf Club, near Norwich. This is being jointly organised by Colin Wigg and Norman Porter.

Our special guests at the Supper will be Ken and Trish Mayhew. Ken, as everyone will know, is one of our most eminent Old Framlinghamians, veteran of the D Day landings, regular supporter of OF occasions, and still playing golf well into his 90s. An example to us all! Ken, typically, is insistent that this should be a low key occasion, but it is your opportunity to show your esteem and affection by supporting this special Supper. We do hope you will come and join us. If you are in touch with other local OFs, please encourage them to come too.

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Simon Dougherty writes: Next year, we will be holding the Society of Old Framlinghamians Annual Dinner on Saturday 28 March 2015 at Pembroke College, Cambridge in recognition of Framlingham College’s sesquicentenary celebrations. As many will know, the land on which Framlingham College was built was donated by Pembroke College.

Members of the Society together with their partners and guests, are invited to apply for places at this prestigious event. Priority booking will be available only until 10 January 2015. Requests for seats received after that date are unlikely to be successful. However, cancellations without financial penalty will be possible until 13 March 2015, and early booking is encouraged.

A drinks reception will take place from 7 o’clock, with diners taking their places at 7.30pm. Brief speeches will be made prior to diners being served a 3 course dinner, with wine. A vegetarian option will be available. Dress is black tie or equivalent. Tickets will cost £50 per head which is excellent value-for-money for such a significant event. The tables will be seat up to 50 diners and reservation of a table for smaller groups will not be possible. Nonetheless, every effort will be made to seat diners close to colleagues and friends – just fill in the application form as appropriate.

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OFGS-v-College – Aldeburgh Golf Club, Friday, 10th October 2014
Golf Society OFGS, with six home club members, had an excellent and enjoyable match in beautiful autumnal conditions against the College at Aldeburgh, winning 5½ - 3½.

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Amazing photos of World Cup from Simon Stacpoole
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This summer Simon Stacpoole (K1990-2002) embarked on a six-week trip to Brazil to photograph his second FIFA World Cup. He was amazed at the intense excitement and carnival atmosphere that came with it and he managed to meet up with Joe Jennings (K97-02).

Click here to read his report and to see some of his amazing photos.

OF Shooters visit Brandeston & College
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On the 5th October Brandeston Hall’s 1st IV Shooting Team hosted their first competition against 5 distinguished OFs from the Society of Old Framlinghamian’s Rifle Club. The SOF Rifle Club turned up in blazers and it was clear from the Great Britain emblems on their blazer pockets that Brandeston’s team were in for a tough time. Both teams shot 2 cards and during the course of the morning it became clear that the margin was closer than expected. The Hall’s team were eventually lost by 309-307 leaving the SOF champions and recipients of the A.B.Clarke Shooting Cup. Brandeston pupil, Joseph Carter was ‘Top Shot’ on the day with 101/120 and Charlotte Mears won the Reserve Shoot. Both were presented with special medals by Mr Nigel Burnip (OF). In the afternoon the SOF team went to the College range to compete against the Framlingham Team who turned out the eventual winners by 39 points. The top Shoot for Framlingham and the competition was Seb Treacy with a score of 193/200.

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OF Golfers busy at Aldeburgh
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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “Its been a busy month for the golfers with the Autumn Meeting on 5 September at Aldeburgh followed the next day with a match against Aldeburgh Golf Club. Click here to read my report on the Autumn Meeting and click here to read my report on the match again Aldeburgh."

EADT Article - Ready To Face The Future
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The EADT Suffolk Magazine has featured an excellent interview with Paul Taylor to mark the opening of the new Sixth Form Centre. Click here to read.

150th Anniversary Kit Unveiled
For the 2014/15 season the school first teams will be wearing the original coloured black and gold kit to mark the 150th anniversary. The shirts and shorts display the first school crest from 1864. The kit is modelled here by 1st XI girls’ hockey captain, Saffron Wilford and 1st XV rugby captain, Toby Trinder.

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James & Simon - September 2014
James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) and Simon Dougherty (G60-67) met at Westminster Abbey on 21 September 2014 following the Annual Battle of Britain Thanksgiving and Rededication Service in Westminster Abbey on the 74th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

James Ruddock-Broyd represented the Society of Old Framlinghamians in the year of the 70 Anniversary of the secret Raid on Amiens Prison led by Gp Capt P C “Percy” Pickard (G26-32) who led the raid on 18 February 1944 and in whose memory there had been a pilgrimage to his grave at Amiens in April. James was also present in his capacity as serving at a former “Y” Station and attending RAF “Y” Service at Chicksands Priory.

Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty RAF Retd, former Director-General Medical Services (RAF), attended in his role as the Honorary Air Commodore of No 4626 (County of Wiltshire) Squadron Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He attended afterwards a reception at which HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall and some of “The Few” were present.

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Peter Bailey (K34-38) - read his amazing biography
Chris Essex writes : I was fortunate enough to meet up with Peter Bailey (K34-38) in his house when I visited Australia with my family in August 2011. Having included him in the distinguished “Service” section of the website some time before I was aware of his amazing life and this was amplified when I saw the contents of his house and particularly the study. At the time I encouraged him to document his life and I’m delighted to say that working with Jenifer Simpson OAM this has now been published.

We are very grateful to both Peter and Jenifer for allowing us to publish the complete biography on the SOF website via this link. The biography starts on page 3 and includes some amazing picture as well. I strongly encourage you to read it.

I very much look forward to meeting up with Peter again in the Hunter Valley in April 2015 to mark 150th anniversary of the College and 100th anniversary of the ANZACs in Gallipoli.