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

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Memorial Service - Timothy Gordon Askew (K48-54)

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OF Timothy Gordon Askew (K48-54) died peacefully at home, Rectory Farm, Wilby, on Saturday September 10th 2016, aged 78. There will be a service to celebrate his life at St Mary’s Church, Wilby on Saturday October 8th at 11.00 am.

No dress code, bright colours welcome. Donations in his memory for East Anglian Air Ambulance c/o Rosedale Funeral Home, 63 Victoria Road, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4JE.

Tim was a regular attender at SOF Norfolk Suppers.



OF Shooter James Mehta's diary as a first-time GB cap touring USA and Canada

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James writes: As a teenage shooter at Fram, the pinnacle to which one can aspire – and it is the same to this day –is to be selected for the UK Cadet Rifle Team, known more commonly as the Athelings. This team tours Canada every year and is reciprocated in the summer Imperial Meeting at Bisley when the Canadian cadets visit us. Sadly, I was selected as the non-travelling reserve in 1975. So for more than 40 years I have always carried a deep sense of unfinished business. 

Like most shooters there has, at some stage, been a long absence from the sport – family and career sometimes have to come first...click to read more



OFRC Present "The Custard Avengers" (15)

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James Mehta writes: Please find attached the report from Bisley 2016, an exhilirating story of grit, fire and determination where the OFRCs mightiest heroes came together to battle their enemies.

You can read the full report here.



OF golfers soundly beaten by Aldeburgh GC

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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The day following the Autumn meeting at Aldeburgh there was the annual match against Aldeburgh Golf Club.  The Old Framlinghamians put out a strong side with several good single figure players but once again were soundly beaten by a strong Aldeburgh team, who made home and a large stroke advantage count. However, the company was good, the lunch first class and overall, apart from the result, it was a very enjoyable day.  Click here to read my report on the match against Aldeburgh."



OFGS Autumn Meeting 2016

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The meeting was held in bright sunny conditions on Friday, 9th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. They were looked after superbly as usual by the host club and enjoyed playing on a course in excellent condition although the greens were slower than usual.

Read the full story on who won what and who just enjoyed a great day out here along with a picture of the trophy winners.



'Excellence of Youth Exhibition' 24th-25th September

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Congratulations to OF Jack Bullen and current student JoJo Maberly for being selected to exhibit their work at the ‘Excellence of Youth’ Exhibition being held in Hall Barn, Great Thurlow on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September.

Full details are available at: http://excellenceofyouth.com/



'Much Ado About Nothing'

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A message from Dorothy Englert, Head of Drama: This term's senior production at the College is going to be Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' - the play will be performed in the HPT and will run from the 30th November to the 2nd December, performances start at 7:30pm.

Please contact reception@framcollege.co.uk if you would like to book a seat. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis and are free!

 



OF Sandy Walker wins major shooting prize today

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HOT OFF THE PRESS James Mehta reports "This morning Sandy Walker won the St Georges prize. This is the second most important competition during the Bisley Imperial Meeting. 

All competitors (I think about 900 this year) fire 2 sighter and 15 rounds to count at 300 yds. Max score is 75.15. Sandy scored 75.8.  The highest  300 competitors then fire 2+15 at 600yds. Sandy scored 75.14, and this score is added to the 300yd score to select the top 100 competitors for the final. I hope you’re following this!

These 100 then fire 2+15 at 900yds, and the score here is added to the 600 score. Sandy won with a score of 150.27. Trust me, this is awesome! For comparison Kim Pope scored 149, and I scored 147. And is against a truly international field!"

Click here to see a photo of Sandy being congratulated by John Webster, Chairman of the NRA. 



Cyril Gray - June 2016

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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The Cyril Gray is a knockout tournament involving 3 pairs playing foursomes off scratch. All players must be over 50 years of age and the competition is held at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey. This year's team was made up of Martin Lamb, Andy Towler, Peter Watts, Hugh Curle, Michael Spencer and captain Mike Schneidau.

You can read the full report here but the team were very successful in getting through to the quarter finals."



Our greatest ever author

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There was a fascinating article on Brian Aldiss (36-39) in the Sunday Telegraph on 10 July 2016, which you can read here.

As the article states, Brian is one of the greatest science fiction writers of our time and this seems to have started when he left Framlingham College at the age of 13.  You can read a previous article on Brian when he received the OBE here.