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

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OF wishes John Melsom a Happy 90th Birthday
John Melsom Hon OF who retired from Framlingham in 1980 after 32 years as biology master, housemaster, rugby coach, leader of the Young Farmers Club and participant in many other school activities, celebrates his 90th birthday on 4th August. He lives in a residential home in Yorkshire near to his son Richard (G 59-68) and enjoys the best wishes of all Framlinghamians who were privileged to be taught by him.


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OF wishes John Melsom a Happy 90th Birthday
Authored by: Allan C.D. Brown on Tuesday, September 26 2006 @ 04:33 PM GMT

I should like to add my appreciation for \"Laddie\" Melsom on the occasion of his 90th birthday. It was his low key but sustained encouragement in the old biology lab overlooking the Back that took me into medicine and across continents in its practice.

Prof. Allan Brown
University of Michigan

OF wishes John Melsom a Happy 90th Birthday
Authored by: Michael Thomson on Monday, September 04 2006 @ 07:50 AM GMT

How heartening to hear that one of my old mentors is still going strong. It was John Melsom who encouraged me to carry out a piece of research and write a paper for my \'A\' level Biology. I spent many happy hours delving in the Meres (pre-landscaping)for fresh water life. I\'m sure it was the only thing which got me the \'A\' level and allowed me to take up medicine a vocation in which I am still actively and happily involved 47 years later!