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

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Annual Dinner Returns to Historic London Venue
East India Club exteriorAfter many years of being held at the College, we are delighted to tell you that the Annual Dinner (The Blue Riband event of the Society) is returning to London for 2006, when it will take place in the splendid surroundings of the East India Club in St. James's Square on Saturday March 25th.

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College Rugby 1st XV sweep the board
Last year the College Rugby 1st XV had an excellent term – it was even better this year! They won all their matches.

Played: 15 Won: 15 Lost: 0 For: 381 Against: 95

This includes a win against Greshams and it is the first time that Fram have beaten them two years running!

All results on the school web-site: Rugby Results section



Richard Sayer Presides at Trafalgar Banquet
Richard Sayer (S56-61), Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights (whose appointment was reported here earlier this year) presided at a Trafalgar Banquet held on 31st October at the Mansion House, London. The banquet was attended by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of London, to whom Richard presented a donation to his annual appeal.

Among OFs present was Ian Foster (K46-53), with his long-term partner Tessa Langham, to whom he was married recently in Gibraltar.



Help with 1936 Rugby 1st XV Photo
UPDATE 9 Nov 2005 - the last player is confirmed as A J Brown.
UPDATE 31 Oct 2005 - John Simpson (K32-36) and Ken Knight (K32-38) have now identified all but one name but have added possible suggestions. It is sobering to realise that 5 of the team were killed in action and appear on the College War Memorial.


We have received several photos from the possessions of the late John Randell (SOF President G54-63). One of the photos was of the 1936 Rugby 1st XV. Exactly why John had a copy of this photo is not clear. If anyone can assist with the names of the people in the photo then please email the Website Team.

I would guess that most of the team left Fram in 1937 or 1938, so about 1 year after Norman Borrett. The photo is inscribed with names but unfortunately they are indistinct but might help prompt someone's recollection. We will add names to the Gallery photo as we learn them.

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Marcus Booth & Rob Baird in New York Marathon Fundraiser
Marcus Booth (Z 90-95) and Rob Baird (Z 84-95) are running in this year's New York Marathon to raise money for the Fire Service Benevolent Fund, in memory of their great school-friend Jeff Wornham (K 89-95) who (as previously reported here) died in a fire-service rescue attempt earlier this year.

Update: 14th Nov - They both finished and are back home. We hope to have news next week of the money raised, thrills & spills, Movie deal signed, etc.

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There - Overseas Bag - Summer 2005
The "There" part (the old Overseas Bag) of the Summer 2005 Edition of "Here & There" may be found by clicking People in the banner at the top of this page. News ranges from crocodile taming in Queensland to Al Jazeera International in Qatar. Hope you enjoy reading the articles.

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OFGS v Aldeburgh ends in 4-all draw after an early lead
Robin Anderton and his eight-man team had a terrific 36-hole struggle against Aldeburgh Golf Club on 17th September and built themselves a 2 1/2 to 1 1/2 lead by lunch. However, Aldeburgh fortified themselves sufficiently to pull-back to 4 - 4 by the end of the day, which was very much enjoyed by all concerned.

Click on Read More for details of the team.

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Tom Fleming 1923 - 2005
John Maulden (G45-50) has just confirmed the sad news that Tom Fleming, long time woodwork master at Framlingham and Brandeston, died on 9th August 2005 in Felixstowe aged 82. Tom had retired in 1984. Tom was an Associate Member of the SOF and leaves his wife and two daughters.

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Harold James Hague 1919 - 2005
It is with great sadness to record the passing of Jim "Dibber" Hague, Hon OF (1973). A graduate of St. Johns College, Oxford, Jim started teaching at Fram in September 1949 and retired in 1983; he was a former Garrett Housemaster and History Teacher. Jim passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Friday 19 August in Bramford Ward at Ipswich Hospital. He was in his 86th year.

The following notice appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times on 25 August 2005: "HAGUE - Harold, Died peacefully in his sleep, after a short illness, on August 19, 2005 aged 85 years, former Master at Framlingham College.".

The funeral was held at Ipswich Crematorium on Tuesday 6th September 2005 and was conducted by the Reverend Cyril Stevens. Among the congregation were The Head Gwen Randall, Jim Blythe (K 48-54), John Maulden (G 45-50) also representing the President, John Kerr (G 53-56) Governor, Lt. Cdr. Fiona Fawcett (P 77-84), Major Alastair Hamer-Philip (R 70-81) and his wife Sara (nee Fawcett P 78-80), Michael Smy (S 57-66), Tony Martin (G 47-55), John Thurlow (K 48-55) Governor, Norman Porter (K 50-57) Governor, Tim Askew (K 48-54), John Hayward (G 52-58), The Rev Canon David Pitcher (R 44-51), Jeremy Kemp (S 70-79), John Gooderham (K 44-53) and Norman Mayhew (R 48-56). Also present, Hon. OFs Glenys Maulden, Michael Cook - a former colleague, and John Arkell - former colleague and Governor.

For an earlier photo of Jim Hague, see the Colts Rugby XV - 1951 photo or the 1956 CCF photo.

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OF Suffolk Supper to be a Howard Robinson Testimonial
Howard Robinson, affectionately and universally known as Zowie, retired from full-time teaching at the end of the Summer Term, after twenty-five years at the College. Generations of Framlinghamians have been inspired by his enthusiasm and unfailing good humour both as Head of Biology (which he has been throughout, and later deputy Head of Science as well) and as a tireless organiser and participant in the Barbershop Group (which he founded) and the Choir.

What better, then, than to use the occasion of the OF Suffolk Supper on October 1st to bring these generations back together to sing Zowie's praises and, particularly for old Biology students, to take a tour of the Bio Labs.

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