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


Garden Party to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Brandeston Hall

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We are delighted to share with you an invitation to a Garden Party to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Brandeston Hall. We look forward to welcoming former pupils and teachers to this special event. RSVP to kjackson@framcollege.co.uk. #70thanniversaryofbrandestonhall

OF Rifle Club Success

Shooting target
Read another classic Steve McDowell report on their first win of the season here.

Moreau Scholar honours her illustrious great grandfather in Australia

Maberly Jo Jo & Portrait her great grand father Sir Harry Chauvel__ Australian War Memorial  25th April 2018.a (147x170)
Moreau Scholar JoJo Maberly (P04-17) after studying Photography, English Literature and Theatre Studies for A levels has taken a gap-year before studying filmmaking at Bristol UWE University. During her gap-year she has travelled to New Zealand and Australia. While in Australia she visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra and laid a wreath in honour of her great grandfather, General Sir Harry Chauvel, who led the Desert Mounted Corps in North Africa in WWI and whose actions were pivotal to the success of allied forces in Palestine. More info on Chauvel can be found at https://www.chauvelfoundation.com. JoJo continues on her travels around Australia, having first spent 10 weeks travelling around New Zealand.

Halford Hewitt Golf News

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has taken part in the annual Halford Hewitt competition in April 2018 and you can click here to read Hugh Curle's full report and photo.

Their Spring Meeting will be on 10 May 2018, once again at Frinton Golf Club.

OF meeting in Cairns Australia

John & Ruth Gates - Cairns - April 2018 (170x141)
Chris Shaw (K50-56) reports that he and his wife Rebecca met and spent the day with fellow Aussie OF John Gates (S44-48) and his wife Ruth when they recently docked in Cairns.

Read Chris's full report and pictures here. As Chris says this confirmed again the camaraderie of Old Framlinghamians throughout the world.  So if you are travelling overseas from the UK why not look up which OFs are around to potentially meet up with [OFs in Vancouver area be warned that the Editor of Overseas Bag will be visiting in October 2018!]

Jon Watt (S04-15) wins on Britcar debut

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Jon Watt (S04-15) has just won his first race competing in the 2018 Britcar Endurance Championship at Rockingham on 14 April. Also competing in the same race and beaten by Jon was Alex Day who is a current pupil at the College.

You can read the full report here and see some pictures.  The original story is below.


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OF wins scholarship to renowned Manhattan School of Music

Rosina Bullen - photo (170x170)
Rosina Bullen (M06-11) has just been accepted on a course to study jazz at the Manhattan School of Music under Theo Bleckmann and Kate McGarry.  Out of 3,000 applications she is just one of only two students for next year’s course starting in September 2018. Whilst she has been awarded a scholarship from the school to assist with part of the fees, the financial costs of attending are very high. 

We are delighted to announce that the SOF have agreed to provide £1000 per year for each of the 2 years of the course.  Read her fascinating letter for more details on her ambitions and the financial and other challenges she faces - these include her visa not allowing her to work outside the campus for at least the first year. If you believe you could help Rosina in any way then please get in touch with the Trustees via email at trustees@oldframlinghamian.com  

OFs & Master Remembered at Lochnagar Crater

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At the suggestion of Peter Gasgoyne-Lockwood (R57-64) the SOF Trustees agreed to support the purchase of 6 plaques – one for each of five OFs and one master killed during the Battle of the Somme and who have no known grave from WW1.

You can read all about the crator and who the 6 plaques are for by clicking here.

Sandy Walker (R96-05) wins bronze medal for Scotland at Commonwealth Games

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UPDATE : Sandy Walker took bronze in the fullbore rifle pairs earlier this morning with partner Ian Shaw.  He also took part in the individual competition and finished 13th with the top 5 all beating the previous games record.  See final individual table here.

Original Article : Good luck Sandy Walker (R96-05) as he competes for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games next month in Brisbane, Australia. He will take part in the individual and pairs categories of the Fullbore Target Rifle events.  You can read a full article in the East Anglian daily Times via this link.

He will be speaking to BBC Suffolk radio on Friday 23 March (18:10 ish), the following afternoon and featured on the Sports Bulletins over the next few days.

SOF help provide OF with hockey goalkeeping kit

Luke Quartermaine - team hockey photo (170x101)
In September 2017 Luke Quartermaine started at Exeter University and was keen to continue his hockey career there.  However, as a goalkeeper he no longer had access to all the expensive equipment he had been used to while at the College.  The SOF Trustees therefore decided to provide a grant of £250 towards the cost of Luke buying his own set of kit.  He is pictured here in a team photo at Exeter Uni in his new kit and wish him well. 

Luke reports "I have settled in well at Exeter over the last semester and am thoroughly enjoying the many aspects of University life. I am studying Sport and Exercise science which I am finding very interesting. I have tried to take as many of the opportunities available and joined the hockey club and welsh society. I would not have been able to be involved with hockey if it were not for the generosity of society; their help allowed me to buy a goalkeeper kit which do not come cheap and I am extremely grateful for this. I have been playing with the third team as the highest placed Fresher goalkeeper and hope to be involved in the first team squad next year."