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


OFRC Present "The Custard Avengers" (15)

James Mehta writes: Please find attached the report from Bisley 2016, an exhilirating story of grit, fire and determination where the OFRCs mightiest heroes came together to battle their enemies.

You can read the full report here.

OF golfers soundly beaten by Aldeburgh GC

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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: “The day following the Autumn meeting at Aldeburgh there was the annual match against Aldeburgh Golf Club.  The Old Framlinghamians put out a strong side with several good single figure players but once again were soundly beaten by a strong Aldeburgh team, who made home and a large stroke advantage count. However, the company was good, the lunch first class and overall, apart from the result, it was a very enjoyable day.  Click here to read my report on the match against Aldeburgh."

OFGS Autumn Meeting 2016

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The meeting was held in bright sunny conditions on Friday, 9th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. They were looked after superbly as usual by the host club and enjoyed playing on a course in excellent condition although the greens were slower than usual.

Read the full story on who won what and who just enjoyed a great day out here along with a picture of the trophy winners.

'Excellence of Youth Exhibition' 24th-25th September

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Congratulations to OF Jack Bullen and current student JoJo Maberly for being selected to exhibit their work at the ‘Excellence of Youth’ Exhibition being held in Hall Barn, Great Thurlow on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of September.

Full details are available at: http://excellenceofyouth.com/

'Much Ado About Nothing'

Much Ado About Nothing

A message from Dorothy Englert, Head of Drama: This term's senior production at the College is going to be Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' - the play will be performed in the HPT and will run from the 30th November to the 2nd December, performances start at 7:30pm.

Please contact reception@framcollege.co.uk if you would like to book a seat. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis and are free!


OF Sandy Walker wins major shooting prize today

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HOT OFF THE PRESS James Mehta reports "This morning Sandy Walker won the St Georges prize. This is the second most important competition during the Bisley Imperial Meeting. 

All competitors (I think about 900 this year) fire 2 sighter and 15 rounds to count at 300 yds. Max score is 75.15. Sandy scored 75.8.  The highest  300 competitors then fire 2+15 at 600yds. Sandy scored 75.14, and this score is added to the 300yd score to select the top 100 competitors for the final. I hope you’re following this!

These 100 then fire 2+15 at 900yds, and the score here is added to the 600 score. Sandy won with a score of 150.27. Trust me, this is awesome! For comparison Kim Pope scored 149, and I scored 147. And is against a truly international field!"

Click here to see a photo of Sandy being congratulated by John Webster, Chairman of the NRA. 

Cyril Gray - June 2016

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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. This year's team was made up of Martin Lamb, Andy Towler, Peter Watts, Hugh Curle, Michael Spencer and captain Mike Schneidau.

You can read the full report here but the team were very successful in getting through to the quarter finals."

Our greatest ever author

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There was a fascinating article on Brian Aldiss (36-39) in the Sunday Telegraph on 10 July 2016, which you can read here.

As the article states, Brian is one of the greatest science fiction writers of our time and this seems to have started when he left Framlingham College at the age of 13.  You can read a previous article on Brian when he received the OBE here.

Battle of the Somme Remembrance - College Chapel

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As the Nation remembered the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago, and mourns the dead in the worst battle in British Army history; Framlingham College remembered those 15 students and two staff members from the College who gave up their lives. Students from Framlingham College held a memorial service soon after day break on the 1st July – the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. The names of the 17 Framlinghamians were read out and a candle was lit in memory of those who gave up their lives that we might have peace and freedom in Europe today. The College Chaplain closed the service with a prayer of thanks for those who gave up their lives for others and a pledge that they will be remembered.

Of the 15 pupils and 2 masters killed during the 141 days of the Battle of the Somme, 2 pupils and a master died on the very first and bloodiest day, along with 19240 others. The pupils were FML Matthews and WW Bagshawe and the master was AV Ratcliffe.  Click on their names to see more details.  There are also some more pictures here.


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Fantastic 1970s leavers reunion on Sunday at the College, despite monsoon weather. A huge thank you to everyone who was able to turn up and to the College for keeping us much better fed than 40+ years ago!  Really sorry the cricket wasn't able to take place.

For a list of attendees click here.  There were also other OFs present on Saturday.

Photographs of the event are available here and here.

Photos of the hockey match on Saturday 25th June - OF Magpies (A team), B team, Woodbridge can be seen here

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