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


Overseas Bag - Autumn 2013

Phil Bower - Rainbow Man (2)
Chris Essex (K69-75) writes: With the deadline for the 2013 Yearbook now passed I have published the full version of the Overseas Bags for Autumn 2013 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 Phil Bower (G65-74) aka The Rainbow Man!

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.  Email Chris Essex

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Why do more Stradbroke OFs go to the London Suppers?
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Professor Neville Marsh (S53-61) raised the fascinating question of why do more Stradbroke OFs regularly go to the London Suppers than other houses. After much deliberation, James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) came up with a possible explanation and now Chris Shaw (K50-56) has come up with another theory.

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Email Neville and the Admin Team if you have any other fascinating theories.

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Thanksgiving Service for Distinguished Governor

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The Chapel at Framlingham College was packed on Friday 27th September for a service of thanksgiving for Major General Jack Dye, a long serving Governor and Hon OF, who died aged 93 earlier in the year. Over 450 guests attended including his widow Jean and over 40 family members, the Lord Lieutenant and Lady Tollemache, a number of Deputy Lieutenants of Suffolk, many representatives of the Royal Anglian Regiment, current and former Governors of Framlingham College and many friends and colleagues. The service was led by chaplains from the Regiment and the College and moving tributes were given by Andrew Fane, Chairman of Governors, the Revd. Canon William Sayer and General Dye’s grandson Christopher Pattinson (R 78-82). His great granddaughter Annabel Pattinson sang a moving solo of ‘God be in my head’ and the College Chamber Choir sang Purcell’s ‘Thou knowest Lord’.

Click here to see the full service sheet. Also click Read More to read a brief biography and to see a picture taken earlier this year of him unveiling a memorial plaque to former headmaster Laurie Rimmer.

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OFGS Autumn Meeting Report
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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon Sec reports: The meeting was held in damp humid conditions on Friday, 13th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club where we were looked after superbly as usual. This year there was another excellent turn out of 29 members, including one new face, Dan Wastnage. Richard Sayer, President of SOF, made a welcome return many years after his last outing at Aldeburgh. It had been hoped to see some other new faces and also returning members, but sadly this was not to be the case.

It was also good to see Susan Webber and Simon Sinclair from the College who joined us for lunch. Unfortunately Simon had to return to school duties in the afternoon but Susan, a member of Aldeburgh, played in the afternoon, marking one of the foursomes pairings card.

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Another Old Framlinghamian returns to Brandeston
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Popular Old Framlinghamian Mrs Emma Nunn (nee Tuckwell) (M1990-2003)is now back at Brandeston Hall where she is teaching Year 2. Before joining Brandeston, Emma was teaching at Charsfield Village Primary School and prior to that completed a degree in Sport and Leisure Management at Loughborough University.

Emma is already enjoying life back at her old prep school, where she studied before moving on to Framlingham College until 2002. Her name even appears in the Brandeston Hall dining room under '1998 Drama Scholar'! Emma was in Moreau House with Helen Myers-Allen as her housemistress and remembers her time fondly. She joins another popular OF in James Loveridge (R1993-2001), who is now in his second year as a Year 4 teacher, games coach and boarding tutor.

Brandeston Hall Headmaster, Mr Martin Myers-Allen who himself taught Emma whilst at Framlingham College said, "I remember once asking Emma in biology what she wanted to do for a career and she replied that she would like to work with children and having seen her passion for teaching its clear that she has made exactly the right decision."

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OFs aiming to re-create the spirit of St Georges

Many will remember how Framlingham recently won the prestigious St Georges 6-a-side Hockey Tournament. The OFs are now putting out a star-studded team for an equally prestigious tournament aimed at Old Boys of independent schools. 14 top hockey schools are competing at the Haileybury Sixes Tournament on Sunday October 6th, with the matches being played between 11.00 and approx 4.00. Click here to see the detailed schedule, rules and location.

The following have so far said they will be playing : James Ince, Oliver Cutting, Ben Gowing, Thomas Dunnett, Sean Collins, Josh Cutting (C), Ben Konig, Charlie Plumbly, Mark Stacpoole, Patrick Spraggs and Jack Westcott. The manager will be Andrew Cutting.

Support for your team very welcome. Come and see some top hockey being played.

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OFGS v Aldeburgh Golf Club

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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “An Aldeburgh team, led this year by Robin Anderton, Captain of the host club, had a good win by 6 ½ to 3 ½ against OFGS on Saturday, 14th September, the day after the Autumn Meeting. The match was played in rather wet weather but all enjoyed the occasion very much. As usual the team were looked after in splendid fashion by the hosts.”

Click Read More to see individual match results

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Three Heroes Tour 2014

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"By Foot, Horse & Air, Three exceptional men and their bravery in face of the enemy"

Plans have now been finalized for a unique tour of Northern France and Belgium, in early 2014, to commemorate the actions of three military heroes of Framlingham College. James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) and Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood (R57-64) have put a lot of effort into organizing a fascinating itinerary, that we are certain will appeal to a number of OFs.

The detailed itinerary, brief biographies and pricing can be downloaded here and a reservation form can be downloaded here.

Spaces are limited and as 2014 marks 100th anniversary of the start of WWI accommodation is extremely limited. You need to reserve your place by 31 August 2013. Any questions please contact Peter on 01747 828719 or by Email or James on 020 8249 1636 or by Email.

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Old Framlinghamians Rugby Team debut at Cronk-Cunis

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U21 National Rugby Festival – Richmond RFC - August 26th 2013

The cream of Fram’s recent rugby-playing leavers spent much of August Bank Holiday Monday playing in the National Cronk-Cunis U21 Rugby Festival at Richmond RFC. Read the full report here and see some pictures.

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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.

Please click Read More to see further details.

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