The Society of Old Framlinghamians Newmarket Supper was held at the Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket on Friday, 13th May 2016 when 23 members and guests dined in the cosy atmosphere of the Carriages Bar.
The President, Mr. Chris Essex, commenced proceedings on a sombre note with the announcement of the death that morning of Mr. David Mason (S55-59), a past President of the Society and long serving trustee. The diners observed a minute’s silence in tribute to David. The President also passed on an apology from Peter Golding (R45-49), a co-organiser of the Supper, who had been taken ill with a chest infection. The President wished Peter a speedy recovery, which was endorsed by all attending.
After proposing a toast to the Queen, the President gave a report on recent developments within the Society. He was pleased to report that OFs had as part of the 150th celebrations organised reunions in many parts of the world, some of which he had been able to attend. He hoped the momentum could be maintained. He also announced that the ‘due diligence’ checks into the Fowler bequest were in their final stages and had not revealed anything untoward. It was therefore hoped to formally instigate the donation to the College at the July meeting. A toast to the College was then proposed.
Mr. Martin Myers-Allen, Senior Master, responded on behalf of the College. During his resume of College affairs, he displayed a remarkable grasp of racing terminology and racing humour. On a more serious, note he highlighted the College’s struggle to keep the fees affordable for parents and the part bursaries would play in the future.
Those present were:-
Bob Clayton (G50-57), Moira Cogdell, Hugo Corrie (S80-85), Ruth Elwood (P81-84), Chris Essex (K65-69), Eryl Essex, Andrew Gooderham (K51-58), David Hodge (S44-50), Gillian Hodge, Michael Holden (G52-59), Tony Martin (G47-55), Robin McLean (K42-48), Bob Morris (Hon OF), Lynne Morris, Martin Myers-Allen (Senior Master), Helen Myers-Allen (House Mistress Moreau House), Norman Porter (K50-57), Virginia Porter, John Rankin (K47-56), Michael Smy (S57-66), John Thurlow (K48-55), John Waugh (K41-48), Sue Waugh.
ORIGINAL INVITE : Renew those friendships; make new ones or just reminisce in convivial company at the Newmarket Supper, which will be held at The Rutland Arms Hotel, High Street, Newmarket on Friday 13th May 2016. Dress informal: 7.00 for 7.45pm, £25.00 per person. Wives and partners are welcome. Contact that old friend you have not seen for ages and invite them along. Thanks to our new financial arrangement with the College, there is good news if you are under 30! The first 10 to apply who are under 30 will only pay 50% of their Supper cost. Click here for more details including an application form. Please book by the 11th May 2015. Any questions please contact Michael Smy