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


The appointment of a new Old Framlinghamian Co-ordinator

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Framlingham College and The Society of Old Framlinghamians are jointly delighted to announce the appointment of Jane Easey (V87-89) to the newly created part-time post of Old Framlinghamian Co-ordinator. The post was advertised both in the local press and on the SOF website. The interviews were conducted by the Finance Director and the Hon Sec of the Society. The post is funded exclusively by the College and is a major step towards the creation of a new working partnership with the Society.

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Suffolk Supper 2013

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The Suffolk Supper will take place at the College on Saturday 19 October 2013. As last year this will be a buffet format, include induction off new Honorary OFs and be followed by some musical entertainment. Prior to the Supper, all are warmly invited to the Open item on the Council Agenda, at 6-45 in the Library, when Richard Sayer will give a presentation on the future of the Society. The reception will follow at 7-15pm in Pauls Court. Booking for the supper is essential. 

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Recent visit by James Ruddock Broyd to Hunsdon Airfield

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As a prelude to the trip to Amiens next April, James Ruddock Broyd (G46-52) went on a fact finding mission to the Hunsdon Airfield, from where Pickard took off on that fateful but successful final raid.

Read here about his visit. For information on the planned trip see this recent news story .

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MATCH REPORT - SOF Football -v- College XI on Sunday 23 June 2013

OF Football LogoThis year saw a new era for Old Framlinghamian football. For the first time ever, The Old Framlinghamians (Captain - Ted Harrington S 2005-10) took on the College XI (Captain - James Green). A good number of spectators watched on, and followed the match closely, despite a couple of heavy showers.

The match was impressive, with some sensational football on display; however, at the end of the 90 minutes it was the Old Framlinghamian XI standing victorious, 8-2.

Click here to read Ted's full report

For information on further football events, and for details on Ted's 150th anniversary plans as they develop, please follow @EA_Harrington on Twitter; as well as @Framlinghamians - the official Old Framlinghamians Twitter account.

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Tweet Tweet!

Ted Harrington (S 2005-10), one of the SOF Moreau Scholars, reports:

You know what they say, “better late than never”! With the OF Society taking to Facebook in mid-2011, we are now excited to announce that we’re on Twitter too - @Framlinghamians.

We have decided to launch a Twitter account to target the younger generations that make up the Society, hoping to get Society news out there to OFs more conveniently and much more immediately – we’re fully aware that Twitter is such a powerful tool to use, and appears to be playing more of a role in people’s day-to-day lives. With the 150th anniversary just around the corner, it seems like the perfect time to hop on the Twitter bandwagon.

Most OF website stories will be shared to the new Twitter account; as well as stories that are not linked to website articles. Should you wish to share some news, please contact our Twitter admin team (Peter Howard-Dobson, Chris Essex, Tim Mitchell and Ted Harrington) via the email address twitter@oldframlinghamian.com

The Society and I encourage you all to visit the new Twitter account and “follow” it to make sure that you get news updates appear on your account homepage – but, if you’re already on Twitter, you’ll know how it works already!

Ted Harrington (S 2010)

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Selectors Appoint Three New Moreau Scholars

The task of the Moreau Scholarships Selection Panel is always a difficult one; the quality of candidates, who have gone through the process of nominating themselves for consideration and then had to garner support from their peers, friends and members of staff, is always impressive, and the panel somehow has to whittle this down to just two.

This year, however, they reached an impasse. There was just no reasonable way in which they felt they could exclude one of the three remaining candidates, at the end of a day when they'd interviewed all seven short-listed hopefuls. The solution, after a bit of consultation with SOF colleagues, was to appoint all three of them.

So it was that, on Speech Day, Richard Sayer (S56-61), presented Alex Myers-Allen, Charlotte Gower and Jasper Maberly with their first-year cheques for £800, and confirmation that they were now members of the SOF's Council.

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OF Golfer aiming to turn pro

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For a number of years we have followed the progress of OF golfer, Patrick Spraggs (G2004-09) and he is emerging as a very promising golfer. Just over the past few months he has had 5 top 4 results including winning the British Universities qualifier and the Suffolk Amateur Championship for the 2nd time. This has resulted in a drop in handicap to +3.

He graduated from university at the end of June and it is now his intention to play out the rest of this summer season as an amateur before going to tour school in September. This is an expensive business and he is urgently looking for sponsorship. If you or your company may be able to help, please see Patrick’s CV here which also contains his contact details. It would be great if a fellow OFs could put him on the road to winning the Open Championship in a few years time!

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OF attempting the first unsupported crossing of Papua New Guinea

Richard Johnson (S2003-05)
In March 2014 Richard Johnson (S2003-05) and his friend Patrick Hutton will attempt to complete the first unsupported human powered crossing of Papua New Guinea. Starting in the northern town of Vanimo they will cut inch by inch through dense jungle until arriving at the Star Mountains. They will then navigate through this unmapped mountain range until arriving at one of the Fly River's tributaries. Once there, they will build a boat and paddle until they reach Daru and thus completing their 1000 mile 6 month historical expedition.

Through the expedition they aim to raising money for international charity Childfund. Childfund organise immunisation patrols to remote rural areas throughout Papua New Guinea and deliver essential vaccinations to children.

Richard and Patrick have undertaken a number of challenges, including cycling over 2000 miles from London to Marrakech, crossing the Gobi Desert by camel, climbed mountains in the Andes, cycled the length of China, navigated the entire Amazon river, completed an Ironman, filmed at extreme altitude in the Himalayas and climbed Kilimanjaro!

You can read more on their expedition at www.pngexpedition.com

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OF completes solo paddle over 740 miles
Peter Macfarlane - training - cropped
UPDATE : We are delighted to report that Peter successful completed this amazing challenge, that very few have ever completed solo before and what possibly makes it a unique achievement is that he completed this in a boat he designed and built. Read all about it here . You can also view a brief TV interview here.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE: We’ve recently heard from Peter Macfarlane (Z73-81) in beautiful Vermont, USA about an epic 740 mile solo canoe trip he is about to take across parts of America and Canada in a lovely canoe that he built himself. If you would like to read about this journey he’s starting on 19 May 2013 click here . It also details how you can follow his progress. Best of luck Peter and we look forward to hearing from you afterwards.

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Cyril Gray 27th – 29th June 2013

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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. We had Barry Hitchcock, who had played a few years ago, and the team was completed by Robin Anderton, Martin Lamb, Peter Watts, Roger Wharton and Michael Spencer.

In Round 1 we beat St Pauls 2-1 – we won the 1st game, narrowly lost the 3rd game and our 2nd pair were one down with two to play but managed an exciting finish to win the game and the match. We then played a very strong Fettes team in the 2nd round and we lost all 3 matches. The boys played well, but Fettes were just too good.

Worplesdon was in excellent condition and it was good to see the President, Richard Sayer, walking the course and encouraging the players. We know that next year we have some youngsters (turned 50) who will eligible and we hope that they will available to play.

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