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


Maurice Metcalf turns 99
Maurice Metcalf (R20-24), who is the oldest OF, turned 99 on 10th March 2007. Maurice currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina in the US.

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What happened to Choy wei chung?
Updated - 14 March 07: The son of Jack Watkis has sent three more photos from the 1930s (click "Read More" below). Can anyone assist us to identify who is in the photos? One appears to be a House photo; the second contains Percy Pickard; and the last is a CCF Field day. We will add these photos to the Gallery as soon as it is back-up an functioning again.

Original Article - 30 Dec 06: The son of Jack Watkis 29-33 recently made contact searching for information on both his father and on his father's best friend at Fram, Choy wei chung 29-31 (see Gallery photo of CCF 1930). Choy appears in the Distinguished OFs section as he was an accomplished tennis player. Choy played for the China Davis Cup team and was the first Chinese and OF to play on centre court at Wimbledon. After that we cannot find any more information. If anyone knows what happened to Choy, please email the Website Team.

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Tom Jarrold - Fram's Winter-Olympics Prospect
Tom Joined Framlingham College last September, having already completed a successful introductory season with the British Ski Academy at Chamonix. The thirteen-year-old's now well into his second season, and has just returned from his first race meeting, where he confirmed his position amongst the top group in the country for his age.

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Two OFs in the News
The Sunday Telegraph dated 25th February 2007 had an article about the "Cock-up Club" based in the Folly Wine Bar, Petersfield, Hampshire. The club celebrates "curiosity, passion and cock-up". Two OFs, Richard Vaughan-Griffith K60-64 and Charles Blackmore K65-75, were founder members. As both of these are also listed in the Distinguished OFs, you might expect them to have some extreme passion for adventure to qualify. Perhaps they exemplify the description of another great adventurer, Miles Smeeton, who was once described by his commanding officer as "having enormous capacity for getting out of very difficult situations ....... that he perhaps should not have got into in the first place".

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Anthony Rosen publishes autobiography for charity
Anthony Rosen (S40-48) has written his autobiography - "An Unordinary Life - Memoirs of Anthony Rosen". The book is available from www.amazon.co.uk or the publisher www.roundtuitpublishing.co.uk, with all profits going to the Naomi House Children's Hospice.

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Hammer of the Scots - Hancock's try remembered
The Daily Telegraph dated 1st February 2007 featured an article named "Hammer of the Scots" that recalled the five greatest tries scored against Scotland by the England Rugby team. Of course, the famous 1965 try by Andy Hancock S52-57 was amongst these. See our article on Hancock from February 2005 and listen to the commentary of the try!

Brian Aldiss on Desert Island Discs
Brian Aldiss (36-39), the famous science-fiction writer who was awarded the OBE in June 2005, was a guest on Radio 4 Desert Island Discs on Sunday morning 28 January 2007 11:15-12:00 and repeated on Friday morning 2 February 2007 9:00-9:45.

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Kenneth Kester Knight K32-38 : 1921-2007
All Old Framlinghamians, particularly the Officers and Council Members of the Society, will be much saddened to hear of the death of Kenneth Knight (K32-38), Governor of the College (73-92), Past President (68), Trustee of the Society (68-91), Council Member since 1951 and Finance Committee (55-91). He was a wonderful supporter of all things Framlinghamian. Ken's grandson, Simon Stacpoole (90-02), informed us that he died on Saturday 20th January.

The funeral was at St Margaret’s Church, Bolton Lane, Ipswich at 12-00 midday on Thursday 1st February. Donations if desired may be made to the Motor Neurone Disease Association - Ken’s son, Tony K63-72, died of this disease in 2002. It was only about a year ago that Ken’s wife Pat died. Ken’s funeral was held in the same church. The Funeral Directors are Farthing, Singleton and Hastings, 644- 650, Woodbridge Rd., Ipswich. 01473 272711.

An obituary will follow later.

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New Civil Engineer Graduate of the Year Runner-Up - Appeal for Support
Robin Campbell (K 1993-2000), now employed by Arup, was runner-up at the New Civil Engineer Graduate 2006 Awards.

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Bob Courtice former College Maths master dies
Lt. Col. Bob Courtice, a College Maths master for fourteen years from 1968 to 1982, died at home after a short illness, on November 24, 2006.

His funeral service was at St. Michael's Church, Framlingham, on Monday, December 4, at 2.00 p.m., followed by private cremation.

Notice in East Anglian Daily Times said:

Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to R.N.L.I. c/o. Moore Bros., 13 Station Road, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9EA.