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


SOF presentation to Andrew Fane on his retirement as chair of the governing body

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On Friday 30 June  Andrew Fane stood down as Chairman of the governing body of the College after 17 years and the Society took the opportunity to present him with a plaque in recognition of his enormous contribution to the College and the Society.  After Speech Day a small gathering attended as the President, John Ellerby presented Andrew with the plaque which read as follows:  “With warm appreciation of your exceptional contribution to the success of Framlingham College under your chairmanship of the Governing Body 2001-2017”.  The occasion was witnessed by John Edwards, John Thurlow, Richard Overend, Chris Keeble, Simon Dougherty, Norman Porter, Richard Sayer, Robert Mayhew, Jim Blythe, Peter Howard-Dobson.

Ken Mayhew at Lord's - 100 not out

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The Times on 10 July 2017 carried the following report "MCC members who reach their century are invited to spend a day in the committee room. Yesterday, Major Ken Mayhew, a former Minor Counties cricketer who was born in January 1917, was the committee’s guest. He landed at Normandy on D-Day in 1944 before fighting to liberate Europe from the Nazis."

OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray & Grafton Morrish reports

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with golf competititions.

Click here to read the Cyril Gray report and see a team photo.

In the Grafton Morrish John Wybar & new member Harry Bush (29 points) and Charlie Plunkett & Rob Atton (28 points) played very well but Matt Low & Hugh Curle (18 points) did less so. We totalled 75 points and the qualifying score was 77 so we missed out by 2/3 points. It was enjoyable, but not the result we wanted.

OF Rugby - Greene King IPA 7s - May 2017

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Nick Whitehead (K06-11) reports : On 7 May the OFs fielded a 12 man squad in the Greene King IPA 7s at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.

The event was attended by over 2,000 people and featured an 'elite' competition that included Northampton Saints, Worcester Warriors, England Development, Ireland Development, France Development and the Army first team.

The OFs played in the 'Open' and were grouped with the Royal Navy, Bulldogs Black and the Stunts.

The guys beat the Bulldogs and the Stunts but unfortunately were beaten by the Royal Navy's team which lead to the OFs not making the knockout stages on points difference; missing out by just 4 points.

The team had a great day out catching up and playing some decent rugby. A big thank you to Cam Greenhall for all his hard work pioneering and organising this event. If anyone is interested in playing in future OF 7s event please let Cam know and join our Facebook group (called OF 7s). The next event is Exeter 7s so likely to be a decent weekend away.

Here's a picture of the squad including the new OF rugby kit kindly funding by the SOF!

OF Meet-up at Newmarket Races - 21st July 2017

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Young OF Annie Fulcher would like to invite any OFs who fancy a day at the races to meet her and others at Newmarket on Friday 21st of July from 5pm. The meeting point will be in the car park.

She says; "The first race is at 5:40pm so feel free to wander in at any point. The summer races at the July course are slightly more casual than usual meets and are often followed by a band. Tickets can be purchased on the Newmarket Jockey Club website. Some food and drink will be provided but the more the merrier so please bring whatever you'd like."

So that Annie has an idea of numbers and can let you know the exact meeting point please could you RSVP as soon as possible to annie@fulcher.uk 

Further details about the event will also be posted on the Young OF Facebook page.

OF Sports Weekend 2017 - Hockey, Mr Cooke's Farewell Tea and Cricket

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 It was wonderful to see so many OFs return to the College for the annual OF Sports Weekend.

Click here for the photos taken of the OF Hockey Tournament and Mr Cooke's Tea on Saturday afternoon and the cricket matches played on Sunday on The Back and Lords. Thanks to all involved - the organisers, players, supporters and photographers!

OF Summer Ball for 80s & 90s Leavers

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A huge thank you to everyone who supported the OF Summer Ball for 80s & 90s Leavers on Saturday 24 June 2017. Take a look at the photographs current 6th Formers Hannah De Selincourt and Louisa Crabtree took - they really captured the atmosphere perfectly

Click here

Also Click Here to see list of attendees.

OF Golf Society News

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy first with the Halford Hewitt in April 2017 and then their Spring Meeting in May 2017 at Frinton.

Click here to read the Halford Hewitt report

Click here to read the Spring Meeting report.

Congratulations to OF Rob Newton

Congratulations Rob Newton (R2003-08) who has clocked up his twelfth first class hundred today against Derbyshire (108) and has also been awarded his County Cap. Well done.

SOF Ypres Memorial Service

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SOF Past Presidents Norman Porter and Chris Essex accompanied by the College Chaplain Rev Brynn Bayman and Lt Colonel Myers-Allen held a service on Sunday 21st May 2017 in St George’s Memorial Church, Ypres, Belgium.

The service included the unveiling of a plaque installed in memory of the 150 former Students, Masters and Staff who gave up their lives in the Great War. St George’s Memorial Church is decorated with memorials in honour of those who gave their lives for our freedom. Thanks to the generous benefaction from the SOF Trustees, it was possible to add Framlingham College to the Memorial Chapel.

The brief service was conducted by the College Chaplain and Lt Colonel Myers-Allen laid a wreath. As part of the service Mr Norman Porter also paid tribute to the fallen with a recital of former master Alfred Victor Radcliff’s fitting poem –  Optimism. Alfred Radcliff was one of those who died during WW1. Chris Essex read Psalms 23. The service was supported by the local parish priest who spoke admirably of the dedication of the SOF’s and the College in remembering those you gave up their yesterdays for our todays. In the words of Alfred Radcliff – “For tiny hopes like tiny flowers of Spring, Will come, though death and ruin hold the land”.

Click here to see a number of photos.