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

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SOF Suffolk Supper - 16 October 2021

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After an exceptional period of almost two years of COVID restrictions and an absence of SOF events or suppers; we are delighted to invite members of the Society, together with their partners and guests back to the College to attend the SOF Suffolk Supper, to be held at Framlingham College, on Saturday 16th October 2021.

The evening will commence a little earlier than usual at 5.00pm, with the SOF Council meeting located in the Fowler Pavilion, which aims to conclude at around 6.15pm. Meanwhile, partners and guests are welcome to relax in the Paul’s Court Bar and Lounge from 5.00pm, with light refreshments available, ahead of the bar opening at 6.00pm. 

The cost of the supper is £20 each for Old Framlinghamians, their partners and guests, excluding dinner drinks, payable in advance.  Concessions are available to current Moreau Scholars and the first 10, under 30s to apply, who only need to pay £10 per person.

Booking for the supper is essential, as we need to know numbers. Lists will be closed on October 6th.

Click here for more detail and here for the application form or contact Kate Jackson on 01728 727227 or on e-mail



Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving in Memory of John Edwards

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Although quite a way off, we are letting you know that the Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for John Edwards (K45-55) will now be held on the 15 January 2022 at 11.00am in the Chapel at Framlingham College, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EY. Refreshments will be kindly served afterwards at the College but in order to assist the catering requirements could you please confirm your attendance with numbers in your party to Kate Jackson, whose email address is kjackson@framlinghamcollege.co.uk



Out of the Ashes: The OF finding a ski-holiday silver lining between Brexit and Covid

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Nikki White (V91-98) and a friend decided to change their luck. Watching as the ‘perfect storm’ of COVID-19 and Brexit ripped through their home ski resort of Tignes, they saw the ski industry they had been part of for decades come to a halt. Tour operators no longer had rights; British tourists couldn’t travel due to border restrictions; bars and restaurants in the area were forced to close; and the usual atmosphere of the winter resort was reduced to a no man’s land.

If you’d like to read more about how Nikki founded Peak Feeling out of the ashes of a troubled industry, then click here.



OF Rifle Club - some shooting finally underway

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  They were at Bisley at last to shoot competitively, in the annual Q-Match against four teams of Old Boys, for the first time since we thought Covid-19 was a character in Dr Who.  The excitement was tangible but would the results match?

Click here for the full report and more photos.



Ken Mayhew: A Service of Thanksgiving at The College

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UPDATE : Many overseas visitors, from both Holland and France were expected to attend. Ken’s family have recently been alerted to difficulties, imposed by current Dutch and British Covid regulations, which would have required many of them to quarantine both coming and going back home. With some inevitable reluctance, the family have now decided to postpone the service until 11am on Saturday, 5th March, 2022. The service will be held in the College Chapel, and refreshments will be offered after the service. 

There is no immediate need to register your interest in attending this rescheduled service, but please look out for further communications nearer that day.

ORIGINAL ITEM : A great many people and organisations, in the Netherlands and the UK, have been in touch with Ken’s family, the College and the SOF, since hearing of his death and reading the obituaries published here, and then in The Times and The Daily Telegraph. It is therefore with pride and delight that we can announce that a Service of Thanksgiving for Ken’s life will be held in the Chapel at Framlingham College, at 11:00am on Saturday 16th October 2021. Old Framlinghamians will be welcome to attend, joining Ken’s family, representatives of the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Royal Military William Order, the Royal Anglian regiment and, of course, the Principal and other representatives of the College.

If you would like to attend, please would you send an email to Kate Jackson, OF Co-ordinator, so that the College team can estimate the overall total of guests to be accommodated.

Please note that the date has been chosen to coincide with The Suffolk Supper, which will be preceded by a meeting of the Society’s Council, so why not make a day and evening of it? Full details of the Supper, and making bookings for it, will be published in due course.



David Bellamy (G51-60) Memorial Service

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 David died on 9 April 2020 and Michael Smy has just advised that a Memorial Service has been arranged for 3 pm Sunday 5th September 2021 at St Michael's Church, Mount Road, Theydon Mount, Epping, CM16 7PP with refreshments afterwards at Theydon Bois Golf Club, CM16 4EH.



OFGS vs Old Ipswichians - July 2021

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Barry Hitchcock writes : A resumption of the fixture against the OIs took place at Ipswich Golf Club on Monday, 26th July 2021 and despite a near perfect day, on a near perfect golf course, we lost the match lost 2-4

Click here to see the full report.

 

 



OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray 2021 report

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with Cyril Gray in late June 2021.

We were paired against Trent in first rounds and lost 1/2 : 2 1/2.  The following morning, we were drawn against Dulwich in the 1st round of the plate competition and lost 1:2. Read the full report and photos by clicking here.



Society Welcomes Its Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

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As usual, the Scholarship Selection Panel was faced with a tough challenge in selecting just two young people from a very impressive short-list of applicants for this year’s scholarships. However, the final interviews left them in no doubt that they should select Georgie Cantrell and Oscar Endean as winners of this prestigious and important Society role.

Apart from the financial aspect of the award, Georgie and Oscar have already become members of our SOF Council and join Luke Quartermaine on the Young OFs committee. Ele Williamson (M 2013-15) and Rob Norman (S 2002-07) – both of them former Moreau Scholars – have kindly agreed to be mentors to Georgie and Oscar.

You can read all about the Moreau Leaving Scholarships by following this link.



David Larter biography now available

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Richard Sayer (S56-61) has complete a wonderful biography on OF David Larter (R51-57), the only OF so far to play test cricket for England

The story is told through the observations of David and of those who knew him, 24 of them being cricketers who played with or against him, including five England captains. Beautifully designed by OF Chris Keeble (S53-59), the book is enhanced by numerous photographs, including 280 colour pages- click here for flyer.

The book has now been published at £20 including postage. To reserve a copy signed by David, please email Richard Sayer at Sayer@suffolkskies15.co.uk