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

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Schneidau and Masson successfully complete 900 Mile Charity Bike Ride
Update on 5 July 2007 Chris Essex (K69-75) writes Im delighted to say that John & Mike have successfully completed their marathon cycle ride from the Scilly Isles to the Shetland Isles on 26 June 2007. They completed 905 miles with 1 broken chain, 3 punctures and I broken collar bone (this occured when Mike hit a pot hole on the marvellous Glaswegian Roads and crashed onto the pavement after having completed 700 miles!)

You can see photos by clicking here.

They were joined on Shetland by Peter Howard-Dobson (R65-69) and he has sent in his story you can read this by clicking here.

They undertook this epic ride to raise 10,000 for Bowel Cancer, so why not donate on-line at http://www.justgiving.com/ukride07

Original article : Mike Schneidau (M 72-77) and John Masson (M 74-79) will start a 900 Mile bike ride on 11th June, taking them from the southern-most Scilly Isle to the northern-most Shetland Isle where they plan to arrive on 27th June. In doing so they hope to raise at least 10,000 for the Charity, Bowel Cancer UK.

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OF Golf - Cyril Gray Tournament reports
Cyril Gray Tournament (Three pairs, each individual over 50)

28th - 30th June 2007

Richard Cullinan reported that the OF pairings of Robin Beckwith & Michael Spencer, Peter Watts & Martin Lamb and Robin Anderton & Richard Cullinan all won their 1st round matches in a convincing 3-0 win over Chigwell. In the 2nd round we lost 1-2 to Wrekin, who reached the final. In the matches that were lost we were up, only to sadly collapse at the end. However, everyone had lots of fun and the team spirit was good.

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Red-faced OF Rifle Club lands double treble at Bisley on 2 June
OFRCs huge showing of 11 shooters brought them victory at the All Day Championships, otherwise known as the Lizard Goblet, a shoulder to shoulder match against the auldest enemy the Old Lawrentians.

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West of England Supper - 9 June 2007
Chris Essex (K 69-75) writes: "The West of England Supper was held at the Lamb Inn at Hindon, Wiltshire on Saturday 9th June 2007. The Lamb Inn has been a public house since the 12th century and the dining room was again a lovely setting for our 3-course meal, which was chosen on the evening.

Whilst we were relatively small in number we came from a wide geographical area covering Bath & North East Somerset, Berkshire, Devon, Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Suffolk - so almost a different county for each of us! We were also delighted to be accompanied by 7 wives, making a total of 17 in all. A good time was had by all.".

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Moreau Scholars Selected for 2007 Awards
The Society is delighted to announce that Robert Norman(Stradbroke) and Katie Blow(Victoria) are the winners of its Moreau Leaving Scholarships for 2007. Peter Howard-Dobson (R 65-69), chairman of the selection panel, said: "We were amazed at the sheer volume of email support for all the candidates, and were immensely grateful for all the advice we received from staff and students over the course of the year.

The final interviews were quite simply a joy. What a very impressive group of young people, all of whom gave an excellent account of themselves. Ultimately, though, we had to select just two of them and found that we were united in choosing Robert and Katie. We're thrilled at the prospect of two such super Framlingham College graduates joining the scholarship programme, and look forward to the presentation of their awards on Speech Day."

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Antarctic Peninsula - Cruise Expedition Opportunity Nov/Dec 2008
Martin Myers-Allen, Senior Master at the College, has been organising journeys of self-discovery for students over many years. Now, he's leveraged his relationship with Far Frontiers, to create an opportunity for OFs (and their partners) to make an amazing voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. There are 16 places available (out of a total of only 53), on the cruise-refurbished polar and oceanographic research ship Professor Multanovskiy. This opportunity is only open to members and family of: The James Caird Society; The Royal Geographical Society with IBG; The Society of Old Framlinghamians and the South Georgia Association.

Destinations will include: The Falklands; South Georgia; the South Orkneys; The Antarctic Peninsula; The Weddell Sea including Paulet Island and Brown Bluff; the Orne Islands; and finally, Paradise Bay and the Melchior Islands. To find out more, just click on Read More.

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Good Turn-Out at Newmarket Supper
Peter Golding reports: "Another successful Supper was held at The Rutland Arms Hotel on Friday the 4th of May. Thirty-one members and guests attended and, in the absence of our President Brian Smith, Norman Porter took the chair and gave us a brief resume of College and Society affairs. Unfortunately,the College's representative was unable to attend at the last minute. However, this gave more time for members to reminisce amongst themselves."

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The Waugh/Butters Family
Chris Essex writes:Continuing my work on researching and documenting Distinguished OFs and in particular on some of the families that have attended the College over the generations, I have just put up a detailed description of the Waugh/Butters Family. Over the last couple of months I have been helped by John Waugh (K41-48) to put this piece togther.

They are a remarkable racing family both here in the UK and in Europe. You can read their fascinating history by clicking here.

This research was helped by John lending me a copy of the Waugh family history, "The Racing Waughs", that was published by one of his many relations - see picture. My thanks to John for his help on this piece.

I'm sure members of the Simpson family would like me to point out that while 27 Waughs have attended Framlingham, 28 Simpsons have attended and you can see their family tree here!

To view other families that I have documented on the Distinguished section, click here.



OF Golf Society Spring Meeting
The OFGS Spring Meeting was held in glorious weather at The Warren Golf Club near Maldon on Tuesday, 22nd May. It was attended by 24 playing OFs and 2 who came for lunch and to support the participants.

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Overseas Bag - Spring 2007
As the editor of the Overseas Bag, Im delighted to say that I have just published the latest news and views from Overseas OFs for Spring 2007 in the People section (click here to go to the People section or use the menu at the top of the page. You will need to be signed in to the website to access the Overseas Bag).

This is yet another bumper edition with 24 pages of news and pictures from around the world and well worth a good read. Space considerations mean that both the Newsletter and Yearbook can only contain a very edited version of this news.

(Read article to find out who these OFs are. As a clue, they are attending a recent Queensland OF Supper)