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

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Work Experience for College Students
 
Old Framlinghamian Gallery
The College is keen to use its valuable links in the OF community to provide work experience for current pupils. As you know, work experience is a hugely important part of young people’s preparation for their futures and we know there is a rich and diverse variety of expertise in the OF body.

This year, Thursday 21st to Thursday 28th June has been allocated as a period of work experience for Year 11s after their exams. If you are able to offer a place to a pupil for all or part of that week, you can register your interest by following this link:
http://www.framcollege.co.uk/workexperience.

If you are unable to offer anything for that week, but could provide places at other times, the College would still like to hear from you. If that is the case, you can again follow the link above, or you can simply email the Head of Careers, ccranmer@framcollege.co.uk.

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Update on S.B. Cambria
William Collard (S55-58) planned and took a key part in the Re-dedication of SB Cambria at Standard Quay, Faversham on 9 May 2012. The restoration project was completed last year and ‘the last sailing barge to carry a cargo under sail’ has had several sailings since. This event was the culmination of its last phase which started in 1996 when Cambria was purchased for £1 from the Maritime Trust.

The 91 footer was re-dedicated by The Most Reverend Jonathan Blake, Bishop of Greater London and Presiding Archbishop of the Open Episcopal Church. His two addresses included a moving reading of Sea Fever by Masefield.

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Launch of Old Framlinghamians - Overseas Network
 
Old Framlinghamian Gallery
We are pleased to inform you that, just this month, our NEW Facebook group 'Old Framlinghamians - Overseas Network' was launched, as http://www.facebook.com/groups/OldFramlinghamians.Overseas. Facebook users will know that a simple 'Search' on Facebook is all that is necessary to find your way direct to the group!

This is an exciting addition to the SOF Facebook page 'Old Framlinghamians' page

Old Framlinghamians - Overseas Network, abbreviated to 'OF-ON', was 'just an idea' created during a fun SOF gathering at the '2012 Hong Kong Supper', as highlighted in our article, posted April, 2012.

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Rifle Club Reports: Q Match and Long-Range Match 2012
Rifle Club

The OF Rifle Club always produces entertaining and colourful reports of its exploits, and these two reports are not exception! To read them in full, please click on "read more", below. 

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Grafton Morrish Qualifying 2012
Golf Society
The OFGS team played alongside King’s Canterbury at Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks, in the South East regional qualifying round on Saturday 12 May. The weather was fine, if somewhat chilly, with a keen northerly breeze.
The team of Richard Graves, Peter Watts, Charlie Plunkett, Matt Stolls, John Wybar and Julian Benning scored 73 points, finishing in mid-table, and thus failing to qualify for the knock out stages. John and Julian, who were team-mates at the College, were only two over par after nine holes, and scored an excellent 28 points on their first outing at Knole Park.
The format of scratch foursomes, off the back tees on a testing course, is quite a challenge and it is hoped that the OFGS will be able to put out an even younger and stronger team next year, and possibly repeat the success of qualifying, last achieved in 2007. 

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Essex Supper Report 2012

The Essex Supper was held at the Warren Golf Club, Woodham Mortimer, Nr Chelmsford on April 27th 2012 where the 19 of us who attended were once more made very welcome.

We were pleased to welcome Mark Robinson and Mrs Mel Dellow to the Supper. Mark, Deputy Head at the College and Mel, who is helping with the 150th Anniversary College Appeal.  She also has two children at the schools.
 

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OFGS Spring Meeting Report - 2012
Golf Society

The OFGS Spring Meeting took place for the third time at Royal Worlington & Newmarket Golf Club on Thursday, 10 May. The weather was fine in the morning with a testing wind, and rather wet with less wind in the afternoon. The course as always was testing and in excellent condition. We all enjoyed a good lunch and were well looked after by the secretary and his staff. 

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OF Nephews Launch Desktop Battalion

Many Old Framlinghamians will remember Nick Ward, Honorary OF, Housemaster of Stradbroke House (1981-86) and then College Bursar from 1986-91. Others will also remember his daughter Emma (now Woollard) and Simon who were at Brandeston and then respectively in Pembroke (82-91) and Ziegele (83-93).

Emma has just been in touch to say, “My little brother (Major Simon Ward) has just left on active service to Afghanistan and will be away for six months. In order to support him and his fellow service chaps my boys (Freddie, 10, and Toby, 8) and I have come up with the idea of The Desktop Battalion. Regardless of what your political, humanitarian or ethical views may be, we have some very brave service men and women a long way from home doing a tough job in our country's name and I hope that fellow Old Framlinghamians will want to offer their support to them. I know, of course that many will already have contributed to appeals like mine.
 

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Halford Hewitt - Match Report
Golf Society David Turnbull (OFGS Hon Sec) reports:  On Thursday, 29th March we were drawn to play against Shrewsbury, twice winners of the Cup, in the first round at Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club, Deal. By way of preparation, our new captain, Richard Graves, arranged for the team to have practice rounds at the beginning of March and it is hoped that this exercise can be repeated next year. 

As usual, it was going to be a very tough match, particularly as four changes had to be made to the original team at short notice due to unavailability and injury.  The team comprised of Richard Graves, Peter Watts, Jonny Newton, Charlie Plunkett, Gavin Cowell, John Wybar, making a welcome return after illness, Robin Anderton, Roger Wharton, Martin Lamb and Michael Spencer. We were greatly indebted to Robin, Roger, Martin and Michael, who all made the long journey down from Suffolk on the morning of the match to complete the team.  

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SOF Hong Kong Supper
Honk Kong Supper
Ian Howard (S57-62) reports as follows: The annual Hong Kong supper was held on 22 March, 2012, at the China Club in Central Hong Kong. The occasion brought together the following ten OFs: Ian Howard (S57-62); John Birt (S59-63); Bob Holland (R57-65); Keith Williams (R63-67); Bob Fox (R66-71); Brian Williams (G72-75); Moira Theulier (M91-93); John Ting (G02-09); Henry Tang (K03-10); Ian Tsang (K02-09). John Birt very kindly gave all three of the 21st century OFs an SOF tie.

Brian Williams agreed to provide the venue (East Hotel, Tai Koo Shing, HK) for next year's supper. The hotel is part of the Swire Group's expanding hotel chain (of which Brian is MD). Moira Theulier (hurrah for our very first Old Framlinghamienne participant!) agreed to work on a HKSOF Facebook site after Easter.

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