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


OFGS v The College
Golf Society

David Turnbull, OFGS Secretary writes: “The sixth match in the annual series took place at Aldeburgh Golf Club on Friday, 5th October.

Our thanks are due to Robin Anderton and Simon Sinclair, the new Sports Master, for organizing the teams and, of course, we are once again extremely grateful to the Club for allowing those who played in the match to enjoy the courtesy of the course."

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From Kerrison to Kandahar

Wing Commander Howie Edwards RAF (K85-90) visited Framlingham College on 10 October 2012 to give a presentation to the 6th Form entitled ‘From Kerrison to Kandahar’, illustrated by stunning images and operational videos which highlighted the contribution of Air Power to current operations. Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, President SOF, introduced Wing Commander Edwards. The lecture was linked to the Society’s  initiative to provide insights into future careers for students and was well received!

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New Moreau Scholars at First OF Council Meeting

The Society's latest Moreau Leaving Scholars, Mimi O'Neill and Lewis Myers-Allen, became members of Council when they received their Scholarship awards from Dame Marjorie Scardino on Speech Day, and took the first opportunity to attend a meeting before joining a hundred or so OFs and guests at the recent Suffolk Supper.

If either of them had been  nervous beforehand, they would have been pleased to find that Ed Binder (Scholar 2009) and Jenny Binder (Scholar 2011) were also there. Both Lewis and Mimi were warmly welcomed by Simon Dougherty, Society President, and the rest of the membership - and were left in no doubt of the value that is placed on the contribution made by our Moreau Scholars in maintaining contact with their year-groups, and in organising social and sporting events on their behalf.

You can read more about Mimi and Lewis on the Moreau Scholars page of the website.

Suffolk Supper Report - 2012

The supper this year followed a similar format to last. It differed in that the meal, instead of being finger food, was a choice of three self -service hot dishes with vegetables and/or rice followed by a plate of little puddings. This went down very well with all who participated. Though there wasn't much food left over, everyone had as much as they wanted, even sampling two or three of the dishes, and going back for second helpings.

Just before the meal the President presented the Headmaster with a cheque for £100,000 as the Society’s initial contribution towards the Capital projects to mark the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the College, which will take place in 2015. Paul Taylor suitably responded in thanking the Society and its members for their generosity.

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Bench in memory of John Waddell (R39-46)

John Waddell's Bench - Aug 2012

Nicki Hedin has donated a bench on the Back to the College in memory of her late father, John Waddell (R39-46). John’s grandsons Joseph Hedin (Year 11) and Ollie Hedin (Year 9) are in Garrett. In addition to the new bench remembering John Waddell (click on the photograph on the left for a larger picture), there are now benches on the West side of The Back in memory of Jeff Wornham (K 89-95), Glenys Maulden (late wife of John Maulden (G45-50) and Keith Bridges (College Cabinet maker and Craftsman).

"Into the Third Millennium" - Sales going well

We announced the ‘print-on-demand’ launch of John Maulden’s book “Into the Third Millennium” in late July (read the original story here). Since then, sales have been going well, and fulfilment of orders by Blurb.com has been prompt and efficient. If you haven’t already ordered your copy, click this link to go straight to the book’s order page, where payment can be by credit card or PayPal (the retail price is £8.99 plus P&P).

The book is an enjoyable read for all Framlinghamians, but particularly for those who were at the College between 1975 and 2000. It provides, among other things, a comprehensive index of 500 named individuals – and you never know, you might be among them!
A permanent link to the book’s order page will be maintained under the Publications menu of this website.

Record-breaking turnout for Aldeburgh Golf Meeting
Golf Society

The OFGS Autumn meeting was held in hot sunny weather with a gentle cooling breeze on Friday, 7th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club where we were looked after superbly as usual. This year there was an excellent turn out of 30 members, including two new faces, Richard Binder and Ian Bryce, and one from the past, Colin Micklewright, who was spending a week in Suffolk visiting relations a long way from his home in Cornwall. Once again the overall scoring was excellent as can be seen from the results shown below:

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OFGS Golfers win against Aldeburgh GC
Golf Society
An OFGS team, led by Robin Anderton, currently vice-captain of the host club, had a good win by 6 ½ to 3 ½ against Aldeburgh Golf Club on Saturday, 8th September, the day after the Autumn Meeting. The match was played in glorious weather and the team were looked after in splendid fashion as usual by the hosts. 

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Cyril Gray 2012 - OF Golfers do well in the Plate
Golf Society
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 two new members in the squad, Gavin Cowell and Mike Schneidau. The team was completed by Robin Anderton, Martin Lamb, Peter Watts and Roger Wharton.

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SOF Football - 'Suffolk’ XI -v- ‘Rest of the World’

OF Football 2012 LogoStephanie Wright (M 2002-10) reports: On September 1, a welcome condition will be spreading throughout the Society of Old Framlinghamians. Indeed, on September 1, 2012, the College will once again be welcoming football fever into its grounds.

UPDATE 15th August: A reminder that the deadline for SOF Football is this SUNDAY, 19th August - if you want to participate in any way then get in touch ASAP. If there are not enough players by Sunday then I might have to cancel; please spread the word. All the information you'll need can be found at:  OF Football Match Facebook Event – or, if you are on Twitter, search the hashtag ‘#FramFootball’.

If you are interested in playing or getting involved in any way at all, please contact Ted Harrington (S 2005-10) as soon before Sunday, 19 August as possible. Should any questions arise, you can also contact him via email at Teddy.Harrington@hotmail.co.uk.

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