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

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Suffolk Lunch - Saturday 22nd October

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 This year’s Suffolk gathering will be a Lunch rather than a supper and will take place at the College on Saturday 22nd October. We hope this change in procedure will encourage those who might otherwise find it difficult to arrange accommodation for the night to join us for the day instead. It also keeps the evening free for those who want to organise their own get-togethers. The lunch will be preceded by meetings of the Finance Committee, Young OFs and Council. The Young OF Committee Meeting will start at 10:00am and for all those young OFs attending the meeting the lunch will be free.

Lunch tickets are priced £10 per head - excellent value for a delicious 2-course lunch and coffee served in the College Dining-hall. A pay bar will be open from 12pm with the drinks reception starting at 12:30pm and lunch being served at 1pm.

Advance booking is essential - even if you qualify for a free place.

For more details about the event and how to book a ticket please click here 



Memorial Service - Timothy Gordon Askew (K48-54)

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OF Timothy Gordon Askew (K48-54) died peacefully at home, Rectory Farm, Wilby, on Saturday September 10th 2016, aged 78. There will be a service to celebrate his life at St Mary’s Church, Wilby on Saturday October 8th at 11.00 am.

No dress code, bright colours welcome. Donations in his memory for East Anglian Air Ambulance c/o Rosedale Funeral Home, 63 Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4JE.

Tim was a regular attender at SOF Norfolk Suppers.



OF Shooter James Mehta's diary as a first-time GB cap touring USA and Canada

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James writes: As a teenage shooter at Fram, the pinnacle to which one can aspire – and it is the same to this day –is to be selected for the UK Cadet Rifle Team, known more commonly as the Athelings. This team tours Canada every year and is reciprocated in the summer Imperial Meeting at Bisley when the Canadian cadets visit us. Sadly, I was selected as the non-travelling reserve in 1975. So for more than 40 years I have always carried a deep sense of unfinished business. 

Like most shooters there has, at some stage, been a long absence from the sport – family and career sometimes have to come first...click to read more



OFRC Present "The Custard Avengers" (15)

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James Mehta writes: Please find attached the report from Bisley 2016, an exhilirating story of grit, fire and determination where the OFRCs mightiest heroes came together to battle their enemies.

You can read the full report here.



OF golfers soundly beaten by Aldeburgh GC

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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The day following the Autumn meeting at Aldeburgh there was the annual match against Aldeburgh Golf Club.  The Old Framlinghamians put out a strong side with several good single figure players but once again were soundly beaten by a strong Aldeburgh team, who made home and a large stroke advantage count. However, the company was good, the lunch first class and overall, apart from the result, it was a very enjoyable day.  Click here to read my report on the match against Aldeburgh."



OFGS Autumn Meeting 2016

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The meeting was held in bright sunny conditions on Friday, 9th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. They were looked after superbly as usual by the host club and enjoyed playing on a course in excellent condition although the greens were slower than usual.

Read the full story on who won what and who just enjoyed a great day out here along with a picture of the trophy winners.



'Excellence of Youth Exhibition' 24th-25th September

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Congratulations to OF Jack Bullen and current student JoJo Maberly for being selected to exhibit their work at the ‘Excellence of Youth’ Exhibition being held in Hall Barn, Great Thurlow on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September.

Full details are available at: http://excellenceofyouth.com/



'Much Ado About Nothing'

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A message from Dorothy Englert, Head of Drama: This term's senior production at the College is going to be Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' - the play will be performed in the HPT and will run from the 30th November to the 2nd December, performances start at 7:30pm.

Please contact reception@framcollege.co.uk if you would like to book a seat. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis and are free!

 



Two OFs to walk a quarter of the way round the world!

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SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE REACHED : Henry and Sam have just completed the crossing on foot of the EU. 1700 miles or 3.8m steps! They still have an awfully long way to go to get to Kathmandu but they have taken a moment to remind us why they are doing this - see their latest view here . The music is sung by OF Christina Johnston recorded by The City of Prague Philharmonic orchestra.

ORIGINAL STORY : Intrepid OFs Henry Dunham (S01-06) and Sam Crimp (K02-12), are undertaking a truly amazing challenge.  They write "On Tuesday the 26th January, we had the privilege of addressing the OF society at their London dinner at the RAF Club. It was a fantastic evening full of great anecdotes and wonderful memories. For our part, we would encourage anyone and everyone to get involved in future events, both young and old!

The reason why we were invited to come along is that later this year we are walking from the UK to Kathmandu. Yes, you read that right! Kathmandu, Nepal. It’s 6,500 miles, 13 million steps, or in other words a quarter of the way round the world. Now, it’s not because we are looking for an extended holiday - this will take us the better part of a year - but instead it’s because in July Henry’s sister, Annie, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. This trek is a fund raiser for a Framingham based charity, Annie’s Challenge, designed to fund research into brain cancer.

Together we are funding the majority of the trip with our savings, but we are still a little short and are in the process of looking for some corporate sponsorship. It’s a fantastic opportunity for any company to get on board with an adventure that is already garnering global interest. So here is a, not so subtle, plea to anybody who thinks they might be able to help to get in touch!!

We have produced a short promotional video - 2 minutes long - that we encourage you all to take a look at - click here "

You can read much more about this trip and how to get involved at the website they have set up www.kathmandu-it.uk



Northern Gathering - 31 July 2016

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The sun shone (well Cumbria style), the fare was good, the wine flowed, the conversation was very pleasurable and even the President’s speech added to the enjoyment of the 2016 OF Northern Gathering held in the garden of Dorothy’s and Douglas’s house in Sedbergh.

Click here to see a full write up and some more pictures.