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


OF Rifle Club undertook their first overseas tour

Jersey team - cropped - small
As well as Sandy Walker winning a Commonwealth Bronze Medal and Jon Ford & James Mehta representing GB Vets in South Africa, the OF Rifle Club undertook their first overseas tour taking part in the Jersey Open Meeting May 2018.

Read Jim Overbury's report of the tour here.

OFs win Haileybury 6s Hockey Again

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Huge congratulations to the OF team at the Haileybury 6s last weekend where they won the tournament in 2016 and were runners up last year.  Great achievement.

Read Josh Cutting's full report here.

OF Golf Reports

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David Turnbull has produced the following reports :-

- Autumn Meeting at Aldeburgh

- OFGS vs Aldeburgh GC

- Runyard Trophy

Former Head Boy dies

Jeremy Page - Order of Service - photo (119x170)
Jeremy Page (K62-70) died on 28th August 2018, aged 67 years, after a long battle with Alzheimers. There is a YouTube video, which shows a short BBC South interview with Jeremy and Josephine in 2015.  The interview clearly shows Jeremy’s fortitude.

The funeral was held on 14th September at St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst, close to his recent home. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, together with a son and a daughter and two stepsons. 

There will be a full obituary in the Yearbook but you can see a link to the order of service here.  The OFs were well represented, with Tim Bailey, James Wheildon, Chris Marsh (plus wife, Fenny), John Washtell (plus wife, Anne), Maurice Wonnacott, Michael Barrett, and Peter Barker all present. Click here to see a picture showing Chris Marsh, Peter Barker, Tim Bailey and James Wheildon (photographer, Fenny Marsh).

Joint OF Wedding on 8 September 2018

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Guy Jenkinson (K69-76) proudly writes : "My daughter Camilla Jenkinson (P08-10) married Captain Raynor Shelmerdine-Hare (R00-09) at St Peters Church Yoxford last Saturday.  Both are OFs as is the Father of bride me !  Also Hannah Gardner (P08-10) was chief bridesmaid !!! And good contingent of school chums in attendance."

Click here for some lovely photos.

SOF Suffolk Lunch - 20 October 2018

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The Suffolk gathering will again be a lunch and will take place at Framlingham College Preparatory School, Brandeston Hall on Saturday 20th October 2018. As in recent years the meal will be in a buffet format. The cost will be £12 per head, payable in advance by cheque or BACS.

The full timetable for the day will be:

11:00am    Council Meeting including the induction of new Hon OFs  (Classrooms 17 & 18).  Tea and Coffee available in The White and Black Hall

12 noon     Cash Bar open in The White and Black Hall until 3.00pm.

1:00pm       Buffet Lunch (Dining Room and Hobbies Room if needed)

Booking for the lunch is essential, as we need to know numbers. Lists will be closed on October 12th.

Click here for more detail or contact John Horton on 01728 723325 or on e-mail

OF makes England debut on track

John Bird - August 2018 (170x170)
Bob Williams (Hon OF) writes "Former UK U.15 Cross-Country Champion, John Bird (G01-08), made a significant advance in his running career, by earning his first England vest, on the track, in the Men’s 800m event at the 3rd Manchester International, on 15 August. John (seen here far Right), finished a creditable 3rd. John has an impressive personal best time of 1m 47.79, set in June 2017, at the British Athletics Championships. He is currently studying at Loughborough for his Ph.D (In ‘Self-control and Endurance Sport Performance’!) while, at the same time, seeking to further his career at this centre of sporting excellence. Keep up the hard work John... We look forward to see you modelling that cherished GB vest before too long!"

WW2 Veteran Leonard "David" Brook dies

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Leonard David Brook (S36-40) died on 9 August 2018 at the age of 94.  Following a private family cremation there will be a Service of Celebration for his life at Sts. Peter & Paul’s Church, West Mersea, CO5 8QD at 12 noon on Wednesday 19th September. After the service all are invited to West Mersea Yacht Club for drinks and a buffet lunch.

David was last at the College at the Fowler Pavilion opening on 21 October 2017 and had a first meeting with Ken Mayhew  (R29-34). David was a Glider Pilot on the main push over the Rhine in Operation Varsity  on 24 March 1945 and edited the GPRA Eagle magazine for 30  years.

Dennington Cricket Reunion for 2017 Leavers

Dennington Cricket Reunion - August 2018 - photo (170x128)
Moreau Scholar Renee Bahar (M12-17) writes :"The cricket match on Saturday went ahead and was a huge success! We had a good turnout with huge amounts of enthusiasm for the game and it was so lovely to see so many people there. Special thanks go to JoJo’s Maberly's parents for buying all the food and drink and organising the venue, as well as Mr. Skitch for umpiring. All credit has to go to JoJo (P04-17) for organising it as well, she really did a brilliant job!

We managed to use the cricket pitch and village hall tables and chairs for free which was great. All the food and drink came to £50, which includes the drinks which some people had back at JoJo’s house after the match and we are grateful to OFs for paying this."

Click here to see some photos

Laura Wright (M02-08) encounters bush fires and snakes on "African Wild Ride"

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Laura has just finished a 400km cycle ride through a remote African region, raising thousands to help protect endangered species.  Read the full story in the EADT here