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


OF Rifle Club - Broken hearts and broken dreams as we come second
Rifle Club Latest news from the OFRC by Steve ‘Zero’ McDowell.

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Grafton Morrish Tournament
Golf Society The first team played at Knole Park GC in the South East regional qualifying round on Saturday 9th May. Hopes of qualifying for the finals were high following the recent fine run in the Halford Hewitt Plate, but the absence of one or two of our stronger players weakened the team and we were unsuccessful, finishing some way down the field. Our playing partners, Sevenoaks School (local knowledge?), did qualify and we wish them every success in the finals. Playing scratch foursomes off the very back tees on a testing course, even in pleasant sunny conditions, is always very demanding.

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Welcome to our upgraded Website!
oldframlinghamian.com has been upgraded.

We have kept many of the features of the old website and added back some that we had to remove from the previous website. These revised features include our Gallery of school related photographs and videos.

If you cannot access any of the pages on the site then please "Refresh" the webpage to ensure that you haev the latest version on your machine. On a PC press F5 or on a Mac press Apple + R.

Any queries please email the website admin team.

David Mason takes over as Society President
College Crest The Society's AGM was held on 24th April at The Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter.

David Mason was elected President, in succession to Brian Smith, who held the post for two years and two months, and presided over three Annual Dinners.

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OFGS Team Upbeat for Grafton Morrish Qualifying
Golf Society David Turnbull, OFGS Secretary, reports:

"Fresh from its fine run in the Halford Hewitt Plate, where it reached the quarter finals, the OFGS 1st team is playing with Sevenoaks School in the qualifying round of the Grafton Morrish Old Boys’ Golf Tournament at Knole Park Golf Club, Sevenoaks,on Saturday, 9th May at 12.20pm.
The team, comprising three pairs playing scratch foursomes, qualified for the knock out stages two years ago, and it is hoped that they will be able to emulate that fine achievement again this year.

Your support would be warmly welcomed on the day in the delightful surroundings of Knole Park.”

Halford Hewitt Team Reach Quarter Finals - In the Plate Competition!
David Turnbull reports that the OF team were knocked-out in the first round of the Halford Hewitt competition (see Read More for Gavin Cowell's full report). However, their dander was up for the Plate Competition, and they overcame some serious opposition to get as far as the Quarter Finals.

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Move over Button and Hamilton there’s a new(ish!) kid on the grid!
Chris Essex writes : In contacting OFs about the forthcoming West of England Supper I came across another OF sportsman to add to the Distinguished section of the website.

Ian Connell (R68-73) has been racing sports cars for a number of years and has a team called Connell Racing that includes himself and his two sons. I’m delighted to say that Ian and his sons have just won their first race of the year at the Rockingham Speedway circuit, in the six hour Fun Cup UK series.

For full details on Ian, his car and the recent victory click here. We wish Ian the very best for the rest of the series.

Another budding OF author launches his first book
Chris Shaw (K50-56) has just launched his first book, called "It's All Relative: Stories to Shorten your Travel Time". According to Chris it's available as a book (it will never need batteries), an Audio CD (hands-free listening), an e-book (will never clutter your bookcase), an audio e-book (an MP3 version to download) and as a flash drive (a really sexy way to have it all!)

They are a collection of quirky stories that have been especially written to entertain you on your travels. See his website for more details.

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West of England Supper on 13th June 2009
I’m organising another West of England Supper on Saturday 13 June 2009. Once again it will be held at the wonderful Lamb at Hindon, Wiltshire at an unchanged price. If you'd like to check the Lamb's website, click here.

You can download an invitation and return-form (complete with the great menu available on the evening) by clicking here. Alternatively, please email me using this link: Chris Essex

Devastating Fires in Victoria, Australia
Chris Essex writes: We will all have seen the dreadful destruction and loss of life in Victoria, Australia, so I got in touch with all OFs living in the area, for whom we had e-mail addresses.

Fortunately all those I have heard from are personally OK. Click READ MORE to read their responses.

STOP PRESS – 16 February 2009 I’ve just heard from Bob Munro (R56-60) with a fascinating tale of how he didn’t initially hear about the fires, even though he was in the state of Victoria! I encourage you to read his fascinating story and those of other OFs in Victoria, Australia.

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