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


CANCELLED: SOF Newmarket Supper - Thursday 28th April 2022

Ian Fulcher writes : Hopefully we are over the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic and returning to an element of normality again. As such, we are pleased to announce that the Newmarket Supper will be taking place on Thursday 28th April at the Bedford Lodge Hotel, Bury Road, Newmarket CB8 7BX.

Unfortunately, with very few bookings, this event has been cancelled - as of 12th April 2022

Please click here for more details.

Please complete and return the Application Form

I very much hope you will be able to join us and look forward to seeing many of you in person again, after such a long period of absence of SOF gatherings.

Ken Mayhew: A Service of Thanksgiving at The College

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The Thanksgiving Service for Ken Mayhew was held on Saturday 5 March 2022 in a packed College Chapel.  Ken’s family were joined by representatives of the Embassy of the Netherlands, the Royal Military William Order, the Royal Anglian regiment and many friends and OFs, as well as the Principal and other representatives of the College.

Click here to read the eulogy and see a few pictures.

Click here for a link to a full album of pictures.

Click here for a link to a video of the memorial servcice on YouTube.

Click here to read the full biography in the Distinguished section of the website, which also now includes the eulogy and some pcitures.

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OF publishes 2nd book written during lockdown

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Ian Foster (K46-53), following the success of publishing his memoirs in 2020 has now published The Silver Spoon which is a fictional story intertwining us through three generations of love, care and bravery of the Mitchell family from Glasgow beginning in 1843 to 1960.

It is now available via Amazon by clicking here.

There was a great article on Ian and his new book in the Majorca Daily Bulletin  - click here to read

OF launches charity single on 11 February 2022

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Christina Johnston (V01-06) is the voice of War Horse Memorial.  The first “International War Animal Remembrance Day” will be on February 24th.

The new charity single “A Million Tears” is released on February 11th and is the stunning and thought-provoking new single by internationally acclaimed soprano, Christina.  This is an anthem to remember the service and sacrifice of animals in wars and is the official song for the first International War Animal Remembrance Day and the purple poppy emblem.

Please spread the word and let people know about this amazing cause  It will be available on all platforms @itunes @amazonmusicuk @spotify @vevo @youtube @tiktok @iheartradio etc .

College choir performing in Edinburgh

During the College’s February half term week the Senior School Catus and Cappella Lumina choir will be touring prestigious venues across Edinburgh. They will give three performances (each of around 40 minutes) in Churches and Cathedrals located in the heart of Edinburgh’s City Centre. It is a fantastic opportunity for all involved, not only to represent Framlingham College and showcase the choir’s talents, but also providing the pupils a chance to explore such a culturally rich city. 

Should you find yourselves near Edinburgh and wish to attend any of the concerts, the itinerary is below:  Sunday 20th  Feb, 3.00 pm - Greyfriars Kirk; Monday 21st , 3.00 pm - Canongate Kirk; Tuesday 22nd, 1.30 pm - St Giles’ Cathedral

OF Netball Match Report - January 2022

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Tuesday 4th January 2022 saw the annual Old Framlinghamian vs Framlingham College 1st Netball match. The game was extremely tight, with the College just edging ahead after the half time break and the game ended just in favour of the College but a wonderful evening was had by all.

Read the full report and see some great photos by clicking here.

Cancellation: SOF London Supper - 28 January 2022

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Cancellation: It is with much regret that, with only a small number of confirmed reservations, coupled with the very high incidence rate of Covid-19 in London (1:11 as reported by the Office for National Statistics), the decision has been taken to cancel this event. The next London Supper will be in July - keep an eye on the Events calendar.

Alex Henney (Z84-95) has kindly agreed to organise another London Suppers at The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London. W1J 5JD on Friday, 28th January 2022.

The meal will cost £55 each, excluding drinks, payable in advance.  The first 10 to apply and pay who are under 30 will only pay £30 of their Supper cost. There are a finite number of supper tickets available. Last date for booking is Friday, 14th January 2022.

For more information please visit the Events page or click here.

John Bridges (S57-66) has compiled a new book on Framlingham

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"Framlingham : A Tour Through Time" is a new photo book published by The Lanman Museum looks at Framlingham between the 1880s and 1920s. There are over 150 images, with photos produced from the original glass plate negatives of John Self (1887-1893) along with invoices from the James Breese (1874-75) Collection.

The book is available from Framlingham Bookshop and D.C. Patrick newsagents on the Market Hill, Bill Bulstrode’s and the Library in Bridge Street and the Post Office in Riverside, price £12. Enquiries to John at framww2@gmail.com

Framlingham Railway Line

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With kind permission of Rev David Pitcher (R44-51), we are delighted to have added to the Publications page of the website David's wonderful history of the railway line to Framlingham, that closed in 1964.  So many pupils will have travelled on this line to the College.

Please go to the Publications page here for an enjoyable read.  You need to be registered and logged in to the website to access.

Kitty Dunham features in George Ezra Christmas song

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Apologies for the delay but we have just heard that Kitty Dunham (M08-15) features in George Ezra’s new song, ‘Come on Home For Christmas’.

Please click on link to listen to the song and see Kitty playing the violin.