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

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2010 Hong Kong SOF Supper
Hong Kong Supper 2010
Ian Howard (S57-62) reports : Herewith a picture of celebrants at the HK Rugby Sevens Supper held in the Windsor Room of the Hong Kong Club on 24 March, 2010.
 
After dinner, Chris Hall (G62-69) very generously plied us all with vintage Port until the conversation ended - well after midnight.
 
Left to right are: Stewart Birt (S56-61), Ed Marr (G85-92), John Birt (S59-63), Ian Howard (S57-62) (HM the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh), Bob Holland (R57-65), Chris Hall (G62-69) and John Ting (G2002-09).

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Fundraising Cricket Match

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On Saturday 26th June 2010 at the College, the Headmaster is hosting a cricket match between an England Cricketers’ XI and a Headmaster’s XI. Amongst others the England side will feature Devon Malcolm, Gladstone Small, Neil Foster, Peter Such, Mark Ilott, Paul Nixon and Paul Jarvis.

 
The VIP marquee will open at 1.00pm with the 30 overs a side match starting at 1.30pm.
 
The match is being played to support the East Anglian Air Ambulance on their 10th Anniversary, and the Air Ambulance helicopter will be making an appearance at the Tea Interval, subject to operational commitments.
 
For more details on booking a table in the VIP Marquee please here

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SOF Herts Cricket Day
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The Hertfordshire cricket match is taking place on 12th June, at 2pm.

Sandon is the venue where two teams will do battle. This year will see a number of new faces participating either on the field or sitting on the outfield. The majority of individuals were at Fram from between 1987 - 1995.

Afterwards a Hog Roast and marquee will be available to catch up with friends for the evening and to watch the UK take on the USA in the football World Cup.

Contact Tom Wornham (K88-92).

 

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Young OF Golfers Shine in British University Golf Championship
Patrick Spraggs (G 04-09) and John Wybar (K 92-06) put up a terrific performance in the British Universities Golf Championship at Dundonald, near Troon, over the 14th to 17th April.  Coming on top of the R&A Foundation Scholars' Tournament, which Patrick won and in which John came just a little further down the field, quickly followed by them both playing for the OFGS team in the Halford Hewitt competition, the two players have had plenty to challenge them over the last few weeks.

The field for the British University Golf Championship is restricted to the top 60 golfers at British Universities, following various qualifying tournaments played through the 2009/10 autumn/winter season.

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Halford Hewitt - If at first you don't succeed....
Golf Society No one could knock the OFGS Halford Hewitt team for trying, and hopes were running high that 2010 would bring success in the first round, as Gavin Cowell, Halford Hewitt team captain reports:
"We set out on Thursday 8th April with our strongest team in recent years and hoped to do well. We met Dulwich in the 1st Round at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Sandwich, losing 1-4. This was no disgrace as they were very steady in every pairing and went on to beat the holders, Tonbridge, in the second round, and Downside in the third round , before losing to the eventual winners, Clifton, in the fourth round.

The following day we played in the Princes Plate, losing ½ - 2 1/2 to Wellington, another strong team."

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Patrick Spraggs Wins R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament
Patrick Spraggs (G 04-09) has won the 2010 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, after a final round of 70 on St Andrews’ Castle Course left him five clear of the field. Patrick, now 19 and studying at Stirling University, will take his place on the European Team to face the USA at the Palmer Cup, a student international match which, this year, will be held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

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The Diary of a Metronome
Sandy Walker
Sandy Walker (R2000-2005), the OF Rifle Club’s most successful ever member, travelled to New Zealand as the youngest ever member of the Great Britain Rifle Team. At a mere 22 years of age he is now an international sportsman.
 
He is only the third OF to shoot at international level, following John Horton in 1972 and David Argent in 1994.
 
The wunderkind, known to his OFRC clubmates as the Gangling Metronome, gives us an exclusive view of what it is like to shoot at the highest possible level – click here to read his story.

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General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)

General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)
A Thanksgiving & Memorial Service to celebrate his life was held in the Chapel of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, at 2pm on Thursday 4th February 2010. A full write up on those attending can be read here

OFs present at the Memorial Service were : David Mason (President), Jim Blythe, Nigel Burnip, Charles Carter, Chris Essex, Gerald Garnett, Peter Howard-Dobson; Simon Howard Dobson, James Howard-Dobson; Alaistair  Howard Dobson, Alex Howard-Dobson, Peter Liell, Barry Lorkin, Tim Mitchell, Richard Overend, Norman Porter, John Rankin, Brian Rosen, Simon Rosen, James Ruddock-Broyd (and Mrs Christine Ruddock-Broyd), Richard Sayer, John Stevens, Richard Vaughan Griffiths, Andrew Wright, plus Andrew Fane (Hon OF and Chairman of Governors), Bill Rimmer (Governor), Selwyn Prior (Former Governor), Bob Williams (Hon OF - formerly a master at Brandeston).
 
Click here to read the letter Norman Porter sent to his family on behalf of all Old Framlinghamians and click to read the full article in the "distinguished OFs" section, which now includes the obituaries from the Daily Telegraph, The Times and the EADT.

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Mullie Borrett (Hon OF) celebrates 90th birthday
Mollie Borrett (Hon OF)

Norman Porter (Hon Gen Sec) is delighted to report that Mullie Borrett, Hon OF and widow of Norman (S31-36), celebrated her 90th birthday on January 20th. There is to be a celebration lunch on Sunday 24th January at Frinton Golf Club. A number of OFs have been invited. The Hon Gen Sec will be taking along a card conveying the congratulations of the President, Officers and members of the SOF.



James Miller - former Headmaster (1989-1994)
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OFs will be sad to hear news of James Miller, former Headmaster (1989-1994) Gwen Randall’s predecessor, and Honorary OF. He had been suffering with back problems which led to his being admitted to hospital, in the spinal unit at Oswestry. He had surgery on his spine, but the outcome was such that he has been told that he will never walk again.

James had only recently retired from The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle and moved to their home: Orchard Cottage, Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9BJ. The house will have to be adapted to cope with the new situation.