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


Queensland Supper - February 2009
Chris Essex writes : I have received news from Neville Marsh (S53-61) of a recent Queensland OF Supper attended by 4 OFs. His report and photo, together with some fascinating wartime stories from Peter Simpson (K32-40) and Peter Bailey (K34-38) can be read by clicking READ MORE.

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Art Installation Culminates in Film for Suffolk’s Schools
Adam Howard-Dobson (K 93-04), a founding partner in No Box Media (www.noboxmedia.co.uk), has just completed a film which he shot, produced and directed for Purplesnail, a small group of Suffolk Artists, of which his mother, Catherine, is a member (www.purplesnail.co.uk).  The film, called “Making Waves”, is the story of the conception and realisation of Purplesnail’s much admired public art installation on Felixstowe beach last summer.

Click read more for further details and photos.

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"WANTED": OF Spectators To Support Halford Hewitt Team
Gavin Cowell, OFGS team captain, reports that The Halford Hewitt, the largest premier amateur golf tournament in the world, is again nearly upon us (Click Read More for details). Front-runners for the team are currently - Gavin Cowell - John Wybar - Richard Graves - Peter Watts - Charlie Plunkett - Alex Cameron - Jonny Newton - Rob Atton - Andrew Towler - Martin Lamb - Robin Anderton - Roger Wharton & Mike Schneidau. As ever, if you would like to be considered for the team, please contact Gavin on 07901 822023.

As you can see, we do have some strong players and they would very much welcome support from friendly OFs.

For non-cognoscenti, the Halford Hewitt represents the pinnacle of inter-school alumni golf, and has been going since the mid-1920s - see www.halfordhewitt.org for more information.

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Will Sayer (G92-97) to sail solo across the Atlantic
Will Sayer (G 92-97) contacted us with details of his plans to sail single-handed across the Atlantic, starting on 25 May 2009. Will is from Norfolk and learnt to sail at Overy Staithe. He is a mechanical engineer for leading marine electronics manufacturer, Raymarine, and has spent every spare moment restoring his 33 ft boat, Elmarleen. Built in 1981, the Sigma 33 had been neglected for four years before Will bought her with his student loan in 2001.

Click read more for much more details and photos.

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Norman Francis Borrett (S31-36)
Just before Christmas 2008, BBC Essex interviewed Norman’s widow Mullie about his distinguished sporting career. This was to mark the 60th anniversary of him winning a silver medal at the 1948 London Olympics in the Great Britain Hockey team.

You can listen to this interview, which also features our Hon Sec Norman Porter (K50-57) and see a large number of photos recently taken of Norman’s mementoes, by clicking here.

Richard Sayer (S56-61) tells me that his much anticipated book on Norman’s life is progressing well and he’s aiming to complete it in a few months time.

Multiple Marathon Runner
Stephen Young (K2001-06) writes: I am an OF who also currently still has a brother studying in his last year at the College (Chris). Since leaving the College, I spent some time in Italy playing rugby for a side called Olimpic Roma Rugby, and am now currently in my second year at Cardiff University reading Spanish and Italian.

Recently, I was offered a Golden Bond place to run for a charity called Task Brasil, to run in this year's London Marathon. I will also be running two other events (The Llanelli Half Marathon and the Reading Half Marathon) in March, in order to fundraise more for the charity. If any OF would be interested in sponsoring me please click here

I have been set the target of raising £1,000 by Task Brasil. This charity aims to improve the lives of street children and teenagers who live and work on the streets of Brazil by motivating them towards education, professional training, music, arts and sports, encouraging social skills and emotional bonds by teaching ethical, moral and civic ideals. Having lived in Brazil for 3 years before starting at the College, this charity is a very personal one to me.

If you have any queries or wish to find out more information about the events I will be running in, please email me.

OF Prince Remembered in College Chapel
On 6 January 2009, just over 100 years since he left, the College held a Remembrance Service in the Chapel for one our most remarkable OFs - Prince Constantin Karadja (1906-08). During World War 2 he is believed to have saved more 51,000 Jews from deportation to Auschwitz.

Read the full story of his amazing life, including the recent East Anglian Daily Times article by clicking here. This article was originally put together with the kind help of his great grandson.

Update from Lizi Baker
Lizi Baker (P99-04) writes : since finishing my degree in Sport and Coaching Studies at Oxford Brookes University I have started working voluntarily as part of an internship programme at St Aldate’s Church. Our biggest challenge of the year lies ahead of us this Easter when we will be going to Mozambique to work alongside Iris Ministries at their Zimpeto site in Maputo, the capital city. Iris Ministries care for the orphans of Mozambique, giving them food, shelter and medical treatment they would never be able to receive otherwise.

You can read more about her work with Iris Ministries and see some pictures by clicking here.

Annual Dinner to Honour Gwen Randall
The 2009 Annual Dinner is arranged for Saturday 21st March at 7-15 for 8-00 pm. (Black tie) It will once again be held at The East India Club, St James's Square, London W1. The location is particularly apt, in that this will be Gwen Randall's last OF Dinner as Head of the College, and this is her favourite venue.

Special arrangements are being made to ensure a full turn-out of OFs, particularly younger ones - please click on Read More for further details.

***Stop Press - 5th March - *** There are currently just 19 full-price £50 tickets left with orders arriving every other day - so buy now to avoid disappointment. There are no £25 under-30s tickets left, but Michael Holden is maintaining a waiting-list in case of late cancellations.

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New Year Honour for Adnam's Chairman
Congratulations to Jonathan Adnams (S 65-73), executive Chairman of Adnams brewery, who was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year Honours List. Click here to read the BBC News website.