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


West of England Supper Report - 9th July 2011
The West of England Supper was again held at the Angel Inn in Hindon on Saturday 9 July 2011. We had a record 16 OFs and partners present, including our new President and his wife and son Philip.

Click here to see a full report and photos on the recent West of England Supper.

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London Supper Report - 5th July 2011
Keith Handley, organiser of the London Suppers, reports:
33 Old Framlinghamians attended the London Supper, which was held at The Farmers Club, Whitehall Court on Tuesday, 5th July, 2011. We welcomed Bill Phillips and Neil Davis, who were attending the Supper for the first time for many years, and several younger OFs. I hope that this will encourage more to attend our future Suppers.

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OF Cricketers Lose To College (but win the bye)
James Pearson’s Old Framlinghamian XI returned to The Back, in almost perfect cricketing conditions, to take on a College 1st XI hoping to build on a successful season. Our gallant lads’ thoughts of rekindling former glory days soon melted away, however, as they slumped to 60-5 in the twelfth over. When Tom Claydon’s defiant innings was eventually brought to an end by younger brother Charlie for 39, hopes of a sizable total had all but vanished, and even old-campaigner Stannard couldn’t prevent a premature close to the innings with a total of 112.

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All Saints' Church, Brandeston Restoration Appeal
All Saints' Church, Brandeston have to carry out restoration work in the next six months which will cost £45,000. This is twice the funds that have been raised in the past five years. If any OF, who has strong links with Brandeston, would like further information with a view to making a contribution to the Appeal, please contact Paul Baker on paulbaker25@hotmail.com

OF Newmarket Supper Report - 20th May 2011
Peter Golding reports:
The Newmarket Supper was held at the Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket on Friday 20th May. Clive Norton spoke on behalf of The College from the prospective of a master. Simon Dougherty was in the chair and updated us on matters relating to OFs.

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The Lion, The Lizard and The Wardrobe
Rifle Club
A new star has been discovered in the ever-brightening  constellation called Oheffarrcee.  Its name is Kim. This brilliant constellation can be need in the evening sky above Bisley and its stellar components are beaming with glory.
And a lot of smugness.
For this year is a special year in the annals of the OFRC. Like a Khanate of the Golden Horde we have put all opposition, new and old, to the sword.
Gibbering and blubbing for mercy, even the mighty Bedfordians were reduced to the merely ordinary as the triumphant Frams picked up the Lion trophy in its inaugural year.

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OF Golfing Irregulars Hold-off Strong Ipswichian Challenge
The ninth annual golfing battle between Norman Porter's OF team and Karl Daniels' OI team took place at Woodbridge Golf Club yesterday.  The OFs went into this feeling pretty confident - after all, they were 6-2 up in the series.  However, Karl's men had obviously been drilled and coached extensively, and the six sets of Four-Ball-Better-Ball were all closely fought right to the final green.  There was nervousness about the result, on both sides, as we sat down to dinner - the two captains playing their cards close to their chests - and palpable relief when Karl announced that the result was a draw.

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Essex Supper - Thursday April 28th
This year’s Essex Supper was held on Thursday April 28th at the Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter. (The day having been changed from its usual Friday, because of a conflict with the Royal Wedding the following day). The Warren Clubhouse is a conversion of an old timbered Essex Barn dating from 1744, complete with original beams in the Dining room. It is surrounded by mature trees and natural streams, the golf course forming part of it.

Some played golf in the morning or afternoon before the evening meal, taking advantage of the Club’s offer of an £18 round, which was a very generous offer and much appreciated by those who played.

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First Solo Album for Laura Wright
Laura Wright's first solo album, following on from her chart success with All Angels, will be released on 4th July 2011*, and will be available from all good record stores and online.  Called, "The Last Rose", the album is a collection of English folk songs, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and with musical compositions and arrangements by John Rutter, Patrick Hawes and Paul Mealor (whose composition "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" was included in the recent Royal Wedding and is included on this album).

You can read more about this story, and some of Laura’s other recent exploits, in this College Website article.

 * The release date has been revised, and is now expected to be 25th July 2011.

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Back on fire! OF shooters in double silverware scoop
Rifle Club Bisley Correspondent Steve McDowell provides two reports on two recent matches in his usual inimitable style:

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