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

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Kenneth Kester Knight K32-38 : 1921-2007
All Old Framlinghamians, particularly the Officers and Council Members of the Society, will be much saddened to hear of the death of Kenneth Knight (K32-38), Governor of the College (73-92), Past President (68), Trustee of the Society (68-91), Council Member since 1951 and Finance Committee (55-91). He was a wonderful supporter of all things Framlinghamian. Ken's grandson, Simon Stacpoole (90-02), informed us that he died on Saturday 20th January.

The funeral was at St Margaret’s Church, Bolton Lane, Ipswich at 12-00 midday on Thursday 1st February. Donations if desired may be made to the Motor Neurone Disease Association - Ken’s son, Tony K63-72, died of this disease in 2002. It was only about a year ago that Ken’s wife Pat died. Ken’s funeral was held in the same church. The Funeral Directors are Farthing, Singleton and Hastings, 644- 650, Woodbridge Rd., Ipswich. 01473 272711.

An obituary will follow later.


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Kenneth Kester Knight K32-38 : 1921-2007
Authored by: Richard Rowe on Sunday, January 28 2007 @ 10:47 AM GMT

John Bennett (G 1934-42) e-mailed the following comment:

Very saddened by news of Kenneth Knightís passing. Kenneth was a great Framlinghamian and for over 50 years gave distinguished service to the College through various offices in the S.O.F.

After we left school Kenneth and I met in the unlikely place of Deolali, a base depot in India. We were both on our way to Burma, Ken having already served in the Middle East, and we had some nostalgic meals together with much talk of Rupe, Toffee etc. Having migrated to Australia in 1955 I didnít see Kenneth again until a visit to UK nearly 30 years later when we met on the Back. He and Patricia invited my wife and me together with David Brooke and Andrew Currie and their wives to lunch. On subsequent visits we had further meals together either in their lovely home and garden in The Avenue, Ipswich, or at the old Saxtead Volunteer, the last time in 1999.

We corresponded pretty regularly twice a year when Kenneth would bring me up-to-date on news of his own beloved family as well as of the wider Fram family, and we would exchange views on the cricketing prospects of out two countries. I remember the 2005 season brought us both a great deal of pleasure, unlike the present debacle!

We join all other OFs of the past 70 years to give thanks to God for the life, friendship and service of this warm-hearted man who committed so much of his time and ability to the well-being of generations of Framlingham boys.