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


OFGS Scores Well Against Depleted College Team
Golf Society
Robin Anderton (S 54-59) reports that another very enjoyable match took place between the College and the OFGS at Aldeburgh Golf Club on the 9th October.
The College team, led by David Morgan, was a couple of players short because of a flu outbreak, but they didn’t lack enthusiasm. Three of the students, Alex Summers, Jo Jo Hamer-Philip and Katsuhiro Misaki, had played in last year’s match and so weren’t as intimidated as they might have been by the older Framlinghamians, but the OFGS team still went out of their way to help everyone relax. 

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Grape harvesting well underway
Chris Essex writes: at the invitation of Paul Langham (R77-82) and the promise of some fine weather, a friend and I travelled down to Paul's vineyard a few miles south of Devizes in Wiltshire, to help with his annual grape harvesting. Neither of us had done it before, but after some brief tuition from Paul we set off down our respective rows.

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SOF Presentation to new College Head
College Crest
At the recent Suffolk Supper held at the College on 19 September 2009, a presentation was given at the end of the evening to the new Head, Paul Taylor, and all those present. It was intended to give Paul an introduction to the Society and we thought other members who were not able to be at the Supper might like to view the presentation with speaker notes. If so, please click here . Depending on your broadband speed, this may take a little while to download.

The presenters on the evening were: David Mason (S55-59) (SOF President), Norman Porter (K50-57) (SOF Hon Sec who says he is responsible for the text and any errors!), David Mallett (K93-03) and Hetta Rogers (P94-99). The Powerpoint technician on the night was Simon Dougherty(G60-67). We would also like to thank Leigh Cunningham, Dan Wood and Jamie Mayhew from the College with help in setting up the presentation.

Sir Alfred Munnings KCVO PRA (1891-92)
For those of you who didn’t see it, the Sunday Telegraph dated 20 September 2009 carried a fascinating story entitled “The artist, his admirer, her husband and a hidden picture”. The story is about a painting of Munnings that has recently been found concealed behind another canvas painted by Laura Knight, an admirer. The painting of Munnings is believed to have been painted by Harold Knight, Laura's husband.

See the Sunday Telegraph article by clicking here.

You can read the full Distinguished piece on Munnings by clicking here

Big Turn-Out for OFGS Autumn Meeting
Golf Society David Turnbull, Secretary OFGS, reports:
The meeting was held in glorious golfing weather – what a contrast to last year - on Friday 11th September at Aldeburgh Golf Club. There was a magnificent turn out of 32 OFs, including some who had not played at a meeting for some time, and one who had just joined the society 55 years after leaving the College! The scoring was excellent as can be seen from the results:

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Fighting Finish for OFGS Veterans in Cyril Gray
Golf Society Cyril Gray Tournament (Three pairs, each individual over 50 years old), 25th- 27th June 2009.
Barry Lorkin writes, "The team, Robin Anderton, Robin Beckwith, Jim Crosbie, Martin Lamb, Barry Lorkin, Michael Spencer, and Peter Watts lost to Chigwell  2-1 in the 1st round.
In the Plate we had an excellent run, beating Ampleforth 2-1 in the 1st round, and Trent 2½  - ½ in the 2nd round, before losing very narrowly in the semi-final to Berkhamsted, 2-1, this deciding match being lost on the 19th hole".

OF Rifle Club - A golden O.F. Bisley
Rifle Club Steve McDowell reports on the success of the 3 teams from the OFRC who shot at this year's Public School Veterans’ competition at Bisley:

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Old shooters Never Die – they simply fire more sighters
Rifle Club

The 2009 Public School Veterans’ match at Bisley proved, as OFRC chairman Nigel Burnip produced evidence in sepiatone, the old shooters just keep on shooting.

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East Anglian Daily Times feature on "A History of Brandeston Hall "
As you will hopefully be aware, Norman Porter’s wonderfully written history of Brandeston Hall has now been published, and you can read the original website article launching the book here.
To coincide with the book's launch, the East Anglian Daily Times carried a two-page feature article on the book and this can now be read via their website by clicking on this link. We are grateful to Steve Russell, the author, and Terry Hunt (K68-75) the Editor and OF for writing this article and providing a link to it on their website.
Please remember that if you haven’t already got your copy, the book is available from Amazon or by e-mailing Norman Porter.

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OFs Flock to See Coker Tie the Knot
Michael Coker (R 90-98) and Noha Abdel-Kareem were married on Saturday the 1st August at Dedham Parish Church - these bald facts could simply have been recorded in the Noticeboard section of the website (as indeed they have). However, this was quite a special OF day, with a large contingent of contemporaries, and one Honorary OF (Malcolm Todd, Michael's shooting master and mentor), there to play their part in the proceedings.

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