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

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Hannah Gardner & Teddy Harrington Bring Moreau Scholar Total to Ten
The SOF's latest Moreau Leaving Scholars, Hannah Gardner (Pembroke) and Teddy Harrington (Stradroke) were awarded their scholarships by the Headmaster, Paul Taylor, at Speech Day Prize-Giving on the 3rd of July.  In a novel departure, in recent years at least, the ceremony took place in bright sunshine on The Back.


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Edward Marr (G85-92) featured on TV
Edward Marr (G85-92)
Chris Essex (K69-75) writes : Edward Marr (G85-92) was in touch a little while ago to say that he had really enjoyed the OF dinner in Hong Kong in March 2010.
 
He went on to mention that he had recently “starred “ in the Vietnam episode of Theo Paphitis’s Adventure Capatilist TV Show. Sadly its no longer available in full via BBC iPlayer, but this link starts off with a mention and picture of Edward and his goal of pushing new publications in Vietnam. Having watched the programme in full, I can honestly say that Edward comes across extremely well and Theo is very positive about what he is trying to achieve in Vietnam.
 
Click “read More” to hear what Edward had to say about the programme

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Visit to Garretts of Leiston
Garretts of Leiston
James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) visited Garretts of Leiston with Tony Martin and sent in the following report and photo :
 
Prior to the Brandeston Dinner on 27th March Tony Martin took me to the first open day of the season to Garretts of Leiston.  At the suggestion of Bill Collard I am doing a Paper on the family and their business and so more detail will follow later.
 
However, I thought you would like this one photo of Tony Martin standing beside the Sirapite engine which was build in 1906 and has been restored over the last 4 years and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
 
The lioness plate on the front of the engine boiler is exactly the same as one made by Tony Martin himself.  The engineering business closed in the 1970s but the Long Shop now houses a museum which was opened by Sir Joshua Rowley in 1984 and on it's 25th anniversary over 13,500 visitors passed through it's doors.



Fundraising Lunch for S.B. Cambria

 

Cambria Lunch - 17 March 2010
James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) provided the following update on the fund raising lunch :

 A fundraising lunch was held on 17th March at Waterman's Hall near the Thames which was largely organised by Bill Collard as the Project Manager for the restoration of the last sailing barge which was made in 1906.  Some 70 people were present at the luncheon including the new Chairman Rear Admiral Bruce Richardson, the Trustees, donors and sponsors and guests.
 
Bill Collard gave a presentation on the history of the barge from its building until the present day and spoke without aid and without fault during a one and a quarter hour presentation.  There then followed a luncheon with the menu of dishes all appropriately named.
 
The photograph attached is of Richard Sayer, former Master of the Shipwrights Company and one of the sponsors of the project, Bill Collard and James Ruddock Broyd, the Independent Examiner to the Charitable Trust Company.

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Red Faces As Newcomers Smash Fram Shooters - Part 1
Rifle Club
Steve McDowell, OFRC Scribe, writes:
 
It’s a tricky business in these political times, looking for a scapegoat. Gordon Brown could be blamed for, well, hell, everything. And he is, which is satisfactory if not strictly accurate.
 
But the OFRC is not a blameocracy. Like any true autonomous collective we don't point fingers - we shoulder equal responsibility in the same way we all bend our backs to the team kit. I mean, it would be grossly unfair for me or any other sibling member of the OFRC to name our beloved Hon Sec as in any way responsible for the double reverse in fortunes our brotherhood has suffered this season. 

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Red Faces As Newcomers Smash Fram Shooters - Part 2
Rifle Club
Steve McDowell, OFRC Scribe, continues his epic report:

LONG RANGE MATCH 8th May 2010
Grim weather, underdressed, and with nipples like bullets and hands like ice sculptures, we trudged in brutal wind from 900 to 1000 yards and attempted to see the greying targets half a mile away.
 
Marshal Zhukov, as usual not taking any prisoners, has convinced top wind coach Guy Larcombe (presumably threatening him with the gulag) to come and coach the A team. Our huge thanks go to him for his patience and expertise in weather which no fun for anyone. We are also privileged to welcome latest recruit Rupert "Virgin" Cherryman, a recent convert to full bore who claiming never to have shot long range before stays steady and shoots himself into the A-team at the first attempt. 

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OFGS Spring Meeting - Royal Worlington
The OFGS Spring Meeting took place for the first time at Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club on Thursday 13 May in fine sunny weather. Following a disappointing turn out of sixteen players last year, at The Warren, it was decided to move to another venue.
 

We are very grateful to Peter Howard-Dobson, a member of Royal Worlington, for his facilitating the change and he is no doubt delighted with the outcome as he had the best net score of the day! The course, considered by some to be the finest nine hole golf course in the world, was in superb condition and the day proved to be a great success.  A report on the Grafton Morrish competition can be found at the end this report.


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100-up For SOF LinkedIn Group
The SOF's LinkedIn Group now has 100 members, all taking advantage of the ability to leverage their common Framlinghamian heritage as part of their business network.

If you're interested in finding out more, please take a look at "Career Networking" on the main OF Website menu.  The majority of registered User of the website are already pre-approved for membership of our private user-group, but if you find that you can't complete LinkedIn's registration process, just send an email to Admin 

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Sir Pat's Family To Give His Banner & Crest to College Chapel
Until recently, Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson's banner and crest (part of the regalia of a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath) have been installed, with those of some thirty others of the most senior Knights and Dames Grand Cross of the order, in the King Henry VII Lady-chapel of Westminster Abbey.  Following his death, these items have been returned to the family.

As the photograph shows, the design of the banner (and of Sir Pat's coat of arms as a whole), strongly reflects Framlingham College, which he held in huge affection. "It was this", says Peter Howard-Dobson, "which inspired my brother, sister, and me to offer the banner and crest to the School, and in particular to the Chapel." - an offer which the Headmaster, Paul Taylor, was only too pleased to accept.

The gift will formally be made by Sir Pat's family as part of a whole-school Service of Dedication to be held in the Chapel at 10.30am on Saturday 19th June, which Old Framlinghamians, past staff, friends and colleagues will be most welcome to attend.  The service will be followed by a reception to be held in Pauls Court.  In order to help with catering arrangements, those wishing to attend are asked to phone or email Karen Alcock on 01728 727276 or E-mail Karen.

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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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