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

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Two OFs receive Bronze Medals at Melbourne Games
Mike Garnett R54-56 and Bob Munro R56-60 were both awarded Bronze Medals at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne during March. But sadly not for any sporting achievment, but for work as volunteers, part of the 15,000 strong 'Aqua Army' who helped keep the whole thing running smoothly before, during and indeed after the main athletic events.

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OF Rifle Club Rescues the Season
On Saturday 3rd June we met the Old Lawrentians at Bisley for our All Day match for the Lizard Goblet. Pride meant we had to retain the trophy that we'd won last year to salvage something from our previously unsuccessful season.

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West of England Supper - Off to a good start
Chris Essex (K 69-75) writes: "After a break of around 14 years, a West of England Supper was held at the Lamb Inn at Hindon on Saturday 13th May 2006. The Lamb Inn has been a public house since the 12th century and the dining room was a lovely setting for our 3-course meal, which was chosen on the evening.

With probably the widest geographical spread of any UK based supper; prospective OFs were invited from Cornwall across to Hampshire and Gloucestershire down to Dorset. In total 160 OFs were contacted (some up to 4 times!), of which 10 attended and an encouraging further 60 replied saying that unfortunately they couldn’t attend this time but wished to be invited again next time. We were also delighted to be accompanied by 7 wives, making a total of 17 in all".

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OF Rifle Club Beaten Again!
Saturday 13th May saw the OFRC gathering at Bisley for the second match of the season, the Long Range Trophy. Competing against six other Old Boys teams at 900 and 1000 yards, we were determined to return to the winning ways of last year after suffering defeat three weeks previously.

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Cretingham Event offers Sports and a BBQ - Sunday 18th June
Norman Porter, our indefatigable General Secretary and Editor, has set up a new family entertainment venture for OFs, their families and (we hope) members of the College 6th Form. On offer at Cretingham Golf Club (click the link for their website) will be golf (18 holes and/or a pitch-&-putt competition), tennis, boules, table-football and a barbecue. Golf will get under way at 11.00am at a cost of £10.00 and the BBQ will start at 3.00pm and go on and on (we hope) at a cost of £7.50 a head.

If you'd like more details, or to register your interest, please Email Norman Porter.

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College Re-enacts Centenary Match v Easton Cricket Club
By kind permission of the Editor of the EADT (East Anglian Daily Times), we attach a pdf file of the double page spread from Friday 19th May 2006 (click the link to open the article in a new browser window).

The article celebrates the centenary of the inaugral match of Easton CC in 1906 which was played against a College side led by the Headmaster, the Rev Dr O. D. Inskip (Headmaster 1887 - 1913). The centenary match was also played against a College team.



Overseas Bag - Spring 2006
The latest news and views from Overseas OFs is published in the People section (click here to go to the People section or use the menu at the top of the page. You will need to be signed in to the website to access the Overseas Bag).

(Photo: Trend setting for more tropical OF reunions??)



OF officiates at Wimbledon Tennis Final
In a recent communication with Stephen Mayhew R68-75, we discovered that not only is he senior in the hockey umpiring world, but that he has been officiating at the Wimbledon Tennis Chamionships for 16-years. Last year, 2005, he qualified to officiate in the top competition.

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First "Moreau Leaving Scholarships" Announced
The Society is delighted to announce that Abigail Mackrill (Victoria) and Hannah Gunn (Pembroke) are the winners of its Moreau Leaving Scholarships for 2006.

Peter Howard-Dobson (R 65-69), chairman of the selection panel, said: "While the choice was a difficult one, the ultimate decision was very clear. There's no question, though, that we all felt that the quality our four short-listed candidates was extraordinary, and we are sure that they will all make major contributions to the Society over the years."

The other three panelists were Andrew Wright (R 48-57 & President SOF); Kirsty Wybar (P 90-03) and David Mallett (K 93-03)

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Q Match trophy – OF Rifle Club can't win 'em all
April 22, 2006. Bisley
VICTORY, said John F Kennedy, has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. And so it was the fatherless Framlinghamians, only hours earlier tantalised by the taste of a glorious hat-trick of victories had to swallow the bitter pill of egregious defeat.

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