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

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150th Anniversary Alaskan Event breaks records!
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Yes, you read that right, an Alaskan event!! Just when I thought the last SOF Overseas event to celebrate 150th anniversary had been held in Hamburg, I hear from Nick Carlton (G63-70) that a celebration was held in Alaskan waters on Saturday 8 August 2015. Nick as many of you will know is a long standing captain with Princess cruises and is currently captaining Grand Princess. On board for this latest cruise was OF Bryan Pearson (S45-47) and his wife Celestine. Bryan is the only OF based in Hawaii and has cruised with Nick as captain a number of times.

They decided to have an impromptu lunch to celebrate the 150th Anniversary in what was fittingly called College Fjord, which is the northern sector of Prince William Sound. At latitude 61 degrees North this is definitely the most northerly of the 150th celebrations and in fact the most northerly OF event ever. In what again must be a first, a special cake was also made by the onboard Italian Pastry Chef, Beniamino.

Click here to read a detailed report and see a number of photos of the scenery, food, cake and a couple of OFs resplendent in their OF ties.

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SOF South East Supper Friday 25 September 2015 at 7pm
SE Supper - Piltdown photo
The 2015 supper will be at Piltdown Golf Club, near Uckfield, set in attractive Sussex countryside. Drinks at 7pm prior to sitting down at 7.30. Excellent value-for-money at £28 per head. Jacket and tie for males and the usual wide choice for females. Wives, husbands, partners, guests will be welcome.

For the Response Form download here . The speciality of the house, boeuf bourguignon, will be served, plus choice of dessert and coffee. Please note on the Form if you prefer poached salmon as a main course. Wine and drinks will be extra. Please send James Ruddock-Broyd the Response Form and your cheque payable to him by 11 September. A number of OFs have already committed to the event so please get your application in early.

Please address any questions to James Ruddock-Broyd: grevile22@virginmedia.com

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Peter Rodulfo (R70-75) Exhibition
Peter Rodulfo exhibition - pictures
Peter recently exhibited some of his work as part of the wonderful Creative Framlingham Exhibition at the College. He is exhibiting his paintings and sculptures again at the Halesworth Gallery from 15 August to 2 September 2015. Open weekdays and Saturday from 11am - 5pm and Sunday 2 – 4pm. Admission is free.

Here a link to his website.

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OF Shooters Present “Astor la vista baby! (18)”
Shooting Report - July 2015 - we like this one - cropped
James Mehta (S67-75) writes : Please find attached a huge report after a particularly successful Summer! Make sure you scroll down to the end for some great photos.

This is an epic on-the-edge tale of gunfire, gold medals and Prosecco, by our Bisley Correspondent Steve McDowell (G82-86)

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A Tribute to Peter Arbon (Hon OF)
Peter Arbon Memorial Plaque - cropped
As many of you will know, Peter Arbon (Hon OF) died on 12 April 2015. He gave his working life to looking after the grounds of Brandeston Hall and therefore many OFs will remember him well. There has recently been a service to mark his long association at Brandeston Hall and Bob Williams has been good enough to put together this tribute .

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Creative Framlinghamians Exhibition

Commemorative SOF Arts Exhibition - June 2015 - small
UPDATE : Click here to see some photos taken of the exhibition by Bob Williams.

Original Article :As part of the 150th Anniversary celebrations, there will be an SOF Arts Exhitbition at the College starting with a preview on Friday 26 June 2015 running through to Wednesday 1 July 2015. If you are an OF who works in the creative industries and would like to participate in the exhibition, but have not yet been contacted, please contact Jane Easey Old Framlinghamian Coordinator by emailing jeasey@framcollege.co.uk or ringing (+44)(0) 1728 727227 Direct Line Framlingham Office) by 14 March 2015.

Click here for further details.

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150th Anniversary Hamburg Event
Hamburg - Chris Kim Jens
The final SOF Overseas event to celebrate 150th anniversary was held in Hamburg over 10th and 11th July 2015. The events were enthusiastically organised by Kim Dickel (M97-98) and Jens Kippenberger (G91-92) and included a dinner organised at Jen’s sailing club, an Alster boat trip, a meal and a few beers at the oldest brewery and finally a pub tour for those still up to it!.

This overseas event was notable for the number of OFs attending (37), their youth (apart from 2 which were the SOF President and Hon Sec all were aged 16-40) and the presence of the current Head, Paul Taylor and his wife Amanda.

Click here to read a more detailed report, see some of many photos available on Dropbox to view and see a list of all attendees. You can also look at Dropbox directly via this LINK .

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150th Anniversary Uganda Meeting
Uganda Meeting - Chris Bagnall, Susan Wessels, Chris Hobson, Martin Myers-Allen
A couple of days after Speech Day 2015, staff and pupils at the College departed for Uganda in the latest of a series of “Journeys of Self Discovery”. Led by Martin Myers- Allen, he was also accompanied from the College by Susan Wessels and Chris Hobson. Prior to leaving Martin contacted OFs in Uganda and at the same time OFs were meeting for the London Supper on Tuesday 7 July 2015, Martin, Susan and Chris were meeting up with Chris Bagnall (R89-99). They met at the wonderfully Red Chilli Lodge in Kampala and you can see the picture here .

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150th Anniversary Toronto Event
Group photo
Continuing the 150th anniversary events, the first Canadian SOF Supper in 150 years was held on a warm, dry July 3rd evening at the Queen & Beaver Public House in Toronto, Canada. It was attended by Julian Bayley (S50-53), Patrick Vincent (R47-51), Brian Mayhew (R46-52) and organizer David McMillan (K54-58).

Click here to read David’s full report and see some photos taken at the event.

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OF Shooters coach the College
SOF Shooting - helmets - cropped
James Mehta and other OFs, coached the College earlier in the year, you can read James’s report by clicking here.

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