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


Patrick Spragg's golfing success continues
Patrick Spraggs August 2010
On 22nd August at Hintlesham Golf Club, Stowmarket amateur Patrick Spraggs (G 2004-2009) added the
Suffolk Open Championship to his Suffolk Amateur Championship victory at Purdis Heath in June. Patrick needed a birdie at the closing hole to overhaul Fynn Valley’s Jamie Abbott, the Suffolk Open Champion in 2005 and a recent qualifier for the British Open. His score of 205 over the 54 holes (11 under par) was just good enough to take the title by one shot from Abbott.
In June Patrick played for the European students team against the American students team in the Palmer Cup at Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. The Europeans lost narrowly but Patrick won his singles match. He had won automatic selection for the team by winning the R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament  at St Andrews in the spring.
After a year at Stirling University, Patrick is leaving to attend college in the USA on a golfing scholarship and we wish him every success.

OF Cycling Across America in aid of RedR UK
Since 22 May, Robin Campbell (K95-00) and his wife Lucille I have been cycling across America in aid of RedR UK. They would be very grateful for your support and would encourage you to consider donating through www.justgiving.com/bikeamerica.

"We have been following the TransAmerica route from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon - a total of 4,325 miles. Yorktown was selected not by chance - the British defeat at Yorktown arguably led to the birth of the United States and the lush corn fields of Virginia were filled with a sense of history. Trucks and sidewalk-users waved encouragingly at us and friendly store-owners shared stories about their local areas. The temperature and humidity was high and growing. Western Virginia comprises the shady forested Appalachian Mountains.  The east-most are named the Blue Ridge, somewhat apt in the midday haze. They fade into eastern Kentucky but the atmosphere changed as our route winded through narrrow valleys, the contrasts of poverty and mining riches... and angry dogs. Western Kentucky is calmer, with more horses and fields than burnt out trailers and coal trucks but wherever you go you are reminded by the church billboards - you are in the Bible Belt.

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Golfers Go Down Fighting In Cyril Gray Tournament
Golf Society
The Cyril Gray is a knockout tournament involving three pairs playing foursomes off scratch.  All players must be over 50 years of age and the competition is held at Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey.
Barry Lorkin reports that in this year's competition (24th to 26th June 2010) we were drawn against Ampleforth in the first round. Robin Anderton and Robin Beckwith lost 3 & 2, but our second pair, Michael Spencer and Martin Lamb, played very well and won on the last hole.

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Guided Tours available of the College

College Crest
There will be a tour of the College for Old Framlinghamians on Saturday 18th September at 10.00am followed by refreshments.  As this is also an Open Morning numbers are limited.  If you are interested please contact Miss Leigh Cunningham on 01728 723789 or e-mail her

Why not combine a tour with attending the Suffolk Supper in the evening. Contact John Horton for details.

OF Sports Co-ordinator appointed
Clive Smith (S54-58)
Clive Smith (S54-58): Clive has been a Council Member before. He now returns with a specific role within Council – that of co-ordinating OF sporting activities. He will be looking for help in the appointment of Managers and Captains for specific sports. 
Please contact Clive if you’d be interested in getting involved in OF sport in anyway, but particularly as a manager or captain – click here

Spring 2010 Overseas Bag
Bryan Pearson - Filmfax
Chris Essex (K69-75) writes : Intrigued by the photo, then read on. The Spring 2010 Overseas Bag is published in the People sectionYou will need to be signed in to the website to access the Overseas Bag. You will also be able to find out what connection this film magazine has with an OF!
My apologies for the late publication of this Overseas Bag, but once again it’s been great to keep in touch with so many of you via the wonders of e-mail. I would strongly encourage everyone to ensure that they register their e-mail address on the website, so that we can keep in touch. Space considerations mean that both the Newsletter and Yearbook can only contain a very edited version of this news, so I strongly encourage you to sign up and read about your former contemporaries.
As well as hearing from my regular corresponders, I’m always particularly delighted to hear from any overseas OFs for the first time. So why not get in touch with me and tell your contemporaries what you’ve been up to.  E-Mail Chris Essex

Sandy Walker victorious again
Sandy Walker
Sandy Walker (R2000-2005) has been successful again.
Following his selection earlier in the year as the youngest ever member of the Great Britain Rifle Team, he seems to have had further success at Bisley last Tuesday. At the NRA’s 150th Anniversary meeting he came first in the Duke of Cambridge event over 900yds. This was mentioned in the Sports section of the Telegraph on Wednesday 21 July 2010 and was spotted by our eagle eyed President.

OFs meet up at Henley Royal Regatta in 2010
Henley Royal Regatta - Small size
James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52) writes :
On Friday 2nd July Mike Sullivan (K49-54), who has attended the Regatta for some 40 years, arranged a small party in Steward's Enclosure which included Bill Collard (S55-58) and James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52).  A glorious sunny day was enjoyed by all and the Regatta was honoured by the presence of Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.  She was escorted by the Lord Lieutenant and viewed the Regatta in the Royal Barge crewed by the Queen's Watermen.  
Bernard Bridges (S45-54) was to join the party but unfortunately the meeting arrangements went awry which was handicapped by not being allowed to use mobile phones in the Enclosure.  At the London Supper the following Tuesday it was discovered that Charles Benson (S45-54) was playing piano in the Shirtlifters Band in the Barn Bar further down the towpath.
Click Read More to see a larger version of the photo with Bill Collard on the left, followed by Sue Collard, Mike Sullivan, Christine Ruddock-Broyd and James Ruddock-Broyd.

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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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