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

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OF awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarship
Paul Baker (K80-90) has been awarded a Nuffield Farmng Scholarship to study ‘Mixed Farming- diversification or diversion in a global market?’

Paul has already started some European travel and will be visiting China in June. He also expects to be visiting other countries later this year but not yet finalised. Paul is keen to hear from and/or meet up with other OFs on his travels.

Paul would be most interested in hearing from Old Framlinghamians that feel that they have progressive contacts in mixed farming systems around the world that could advance his study and maybe allow him to visit. Click here to email Paul Baker.

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Stradbroke House Photos 1989 - 1993
John Titchen S87-93 has provided several formal and informal Stradbroke House photos from 1989 through to 1993 (plus four 1989 aerial photos of the College). He was also able to remember most of the names but there are still a few gaps. If you are able to identify any more names (or that you can provide more photos) then please email the Webmaster.

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College Win BBC Young Chorister of the Year
UPDATE - 29 April 2006: Radio 2 will be at the College on Tuesday 2nd May to record two episodes of ‘Sunday Half-Hour’. The programmes will include hymn arrangements with soaring descants by resident musicians, full school singing, the Choir, and full organ, brass and drums! The joyous sound of Framlingham College can be heard on BBC Radio 2 at 8.30pm on Sunday May 7th. (This broadcast will be available to be replayed on-line on the "BBC player" for about one week after the initial broadcast, i.e. approx 14th May). The second service will be broadcast on Sunday July 9th.

UPDATE - 16 April 2006: If you missed Laura's broadcast on Good Friday, BBC Radio 2 have an on-line recording but it may only be there a few days - click Read More below.

4 April 2006: College student, Laura Wright aged 15, won the coveted title of BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in November 2005. Laura received a trophy, a personal prize of £500 and a BBC Chorister's award of £1000 to the Framlingham College Choir.

Laura will also get the chance to appear on several BBC radio and TV productions. One of her first performances will be singing on BBC Radio 2 on Good Friday, 14 April, at 9pm. This is a performance of John Rutter's Requiem from St Paul's Cathedral, London (recorded Monday 3rd April). She will be performing with the St Paul's Cathedral Consort and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Archer (Organist & Director of Music at St Paul's). It should be a very fine performance and Laura has quite a major role in this work.

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Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty OF Inspects CCF
Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty OF undertook the annual review of the College CCF in March this year. He reported as follows:

"I visited the College CCF Contingent as Reviewing Officer for their biennial review on Monday 20th March 2006. This took place at Fingringhoe Ranges, near Colchester. It was a most successful visit, with much enthusiasm shown by the cadets, the College CCF Contingent Officers and staff, led by Major Martin Myers-Allan, and the single Service CCF cadet support teams".

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OF Platinum Wedding Anniversary
Jack Baldry (G23-29) and his wife Ruby celebrated their Platinum Wedding Anniversary (70th) on Thursday 13th April 2006 and were the subject of an article in the East Anglian Daily Times on 11th April. Jack was a career civil servant, apart from wartime service in the signals section of the RAF. Private secretary to the Postmaster General from 1950 to 1953 he advanced to become Director of Purchasing and Supplies from 1969 to 1972 earning him an entry in Who’s Who. It was their love of tennis that brought Jack and Ruby together and they Played at the Framlingham Club until they were 70.

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Recent Aerial Photos of the College
We have added three recent aerial photos of the College and surrounding grounds to the Photo Gallery. These were taken in August 2004 by friends / relatives of Andrew Payn, the Estates Bursar at the College. The pictures show good detail even though they have been considerably reduced from the originals - about 6Mb each.

Click here to see the photos

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Annual Dinner a Sell-out Success
Michael Holden promised a sumptuous setting for the Annual Dinner, held last night at the East India & Public School's Club in St James's Square London, and he was right. 120 OFs and guests enjoyed every moment of an elegant and very enjoyable occasion.

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OF "behind" the News
Many of you may have been following the trial and recent death of Slobadan Milosevic. Some of the media pictures have shown glimpses of Nick Innell (S67-75) who is Chief of Security at The Hague. Nick says these are busy times for him but he hopes to be able to tell us more about his career and work at a later time.

(I understand that one picture of Nick alongside Marko Milosevic was in the International Herald Tribune for Wed 15th March. If anyone has a copy of the photo, we would be pleased to receive it).

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Essex Supper, 21st April 2006 - At The Warren Golf Club
After many years of being held at Rivenhall, this year's Essex Supper will be held at The Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter (7.15 for 8.00pm, lounge suits, guests welcome).

In addition to the supper, John Rankin, has negotiated a special deal with the golf club that will allow SOF members to play a round of golf for only £18 on the day.

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Sheffield to Spain by bike - and a tandem at that
Antonia Key (P 85-94) is to marry her Spanish partner of eight years, Victor Franco. The wedding will take place on the 24th June 2006 in Los Alcácares, Murcia, South Spain. However, their mode of transport is somewhat out of the ordinary, they will be biking on a tandem!!!

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