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

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OF unveils statue to Kyneton Light Horse
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As many of you will know, the April 2015 Australia/NZ dinner in the Hunter Valley will not only mark 150th anniversary of the first boy going to the College, but will also mark 100th anniversary of the ANZACs in Gallipoli. A number of OFs died in Gallipoli serving with the ANZACs and preparations for their involvement began in 1914. I therefore thought OFs would be interested to know that Mike Garnett (R53-55), one of the main organisers of this dinner, has recently been involved with the construction of a statue to the Light Horse in Kyneton in Victoria. Mike says “The ceremony was on 31 October 2014, the day prior to the huge commemorations at Albany, Western Australia from which town the Light Horse departed in 1914. Here is an edited text from my speech which explains why Kyneton and the Light Horse have such a close connection. The pictures included show me with the current (and former) C/O of the 4th/19th Prince of Wales Light Horse, and their RSM, me with Rob Curtin (without whom this statue would never have been constructed) and me giving my address at the unveiling.”

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OF Shooters on tours around the world
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James Mehta writes : Several members of the OF Rifle Club have been away on tour having been selected for some pretty serious teams. I've managed to get them to write some reports which you can read here . Note that this represents fifty years of OF shooting! (When you look at the start and leaving dates!)

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South East Supper Report
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James Ruddock-Broyd(G46-52) writes : OFs and their spouses had dinner together at the Piltdown Golf Club near Uckfield on 25 October 2014. Guest speaker was newly installed Honorary OF Neil Flowerdew, who was present with his OF tie at the dinner. Click here to see full report and photos.

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Retirement of Barbara Hamilton & Farewell Gathering
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Barbara Hamilton, after 23 years loyal service, will be retiring from Brandeston Hall at the end of this term. Barbara is one of our longest serving members of staff and her involvement with Brandeston Hall and the children has been enthusiastic and tireless, giving generously of her time and energy in so many extra-curricular activities, in addition to her very full timetable within school.

We will be organising a Farewell Gathering and Presentation for Barbara with afternoon tea and cakes in the Rowley Hall at Brandeston Hall, on Monday, 8th December at 4pm after the Inter-house Cross Country. If you would like to attend please contact Lucy Bryanton on 01728 685331 or office@brandestonhall.co.uk

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Overseas Bag - Autumn 2014

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Chris Essex (K69-75) writes: With the deadline for the 2014 Yearbook now passed I have published the full version of the Overseas Bags for Autumn 2014 in the People section.

As always it’s been great to get so much correspondence from OFs overseas and its only possible to include a small proportion in the Yearbook. I strongly encourage you to read it in full and hear what your fellow OFs have been up to around the world, including who 50th birthday cake this is. A small clue is he loves diamonds and ballet!

As well as hearing from my regular corresponders, I’m always particularly delighted to hear from any overseas OFs for the first time. So why not get in touch with me and tell your contemporaries what you’ve been up to. Alternatively I’d love to hear from any overseas OFs who are prepared to organise an event in their country next year to celebrate 150th anniversary of first boys going to the College. Some are already in planning with more to follow.  Email Chris Essex.

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Society of Old Framlinghamians Annual Dinner – 28 March 2015 at Pembroke College, Cambridge

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STOP PRESS Simon Dougherty writes: “A few tickets, at £50 per head, have become available for the prestigious SOF Annual Dinner at Pembroke College, Cambridge on 28 March 2015 celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Framlingham College. Full details were published on the website on 20 October 2014, together with links to the Application Forms. Further information may be obtained from Jane Easey Old Framlinghamian Coordinator by emailing jeasey@framcollege.co.uk or ringing (+44 (0) 1728 727227 Direct Line Framlingham Office). Applications should be made as soon as possible"

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OFGS-v-College – Aldeburgh Golf Club, Friday, 10th October 2014
Golf Society OFGS, with six home club members, had an excellent and enjoyable match in beautiful autumnal conditions against the College at Aldeburgh, winning 5½ - 3½.

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SOF Norfolk Supper - Thursday 13th November 2014 at 7pm
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The Supper will again be at Bawburgh Golf Club, near Norwich. This is being jointly organised by Colin Wigg and Norman Porter.

Our special guests at the Supper will be Ken and Trish Mayhew. Ken, as everyone will know, is one of our most eminent Old Framlinghamians, veteran of the D Day landings, regular supporter of OF occasions, and still playing golf well into his 90s. An example to us all! Ken, typically, is insistent that this should be a low key occasion, but it is your opportunity to show your esteem and affection by supporting this special Supper. We do hope you will come and join us. If you are in touch with other local OFs, please encourage them to come too.

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Amazing photos of World Cup from Simon Stacpoole
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This summer Simon Stacpoole (K1990-2002) embarked on a six-week trip to Brazil to photograph his second FIFA World Cup. He was amazed at the intense excitement and carnival atmosphere that came with it and he managed to meet up with Joe Jennings (K97-02).

Click here to read his report and to see some of his amazing photos.

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OF Shooters visit Brandeston & College
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On the 5th October Brandeston Hall’s 1st IV Shooting Team hosted their first competition against 5 distinguished OFs from the Society of Old Framlinghamian’s Rifle Club. The SOF Rifle Club turned up in blazers and it was clear from the Great Britain emblems on their blazer pockets that Brandeston’s team were in for a tough time. Both teams shot 2 cards and during the course of the morning it became clear that the margin was closer than expected. The Hall’s team were eventually lost by 309-307 leaving the SOF champions and recipients of the A.B.Clarke Shooting Cup. Brandeston pupil, Joseph Carter was ‘Top Shot’ on the day with 101/120 and Charlotte Mears won the Reserve Shoot. Both were presented with special medals by Mr Nigel Burnip (OF). In the afternoon the SOF team went to the College range to compete against the Framlingham Team who turned out the eventual winners by 39 points. The top Shoot for Framlingham and the competition was Seb Treacy with a score of 193/200.

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