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


Patrick Spraggs Wins R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament
Patrick Spraggs (G 04-09) has won the 2010 R&A Foundation Scholars Tournament, after a final round of 70 on St Andrews’ Castle Course left him five clear of the field. Patrick, now 19 and studying at Stirling University, will take his place on the European Team to face the USA at the Palmer Cup, a student international match which, this year, will be held at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

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The Diary of a Metronome
Sandy Walker
Sandy Walker (R2000-2005), the OF Rifle Club’s most successful ever member, travelled to New Zealand as the youngest ever member of the Great Britain Rifle Team. At a mere 22 years of age he is now an international sportsman.
He is only the third OF to shoot at international level, following John Horton in 1972 and David Argent in 1994.
The wunderkind, known to his OFRC clubmates as the Gangling Metronome, gives us an exclusive view of what it is like to shoot at the highest possible level – click here to read his story.

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General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)

General Sir Patrick Howard-Dobson GCB (R33-40)
A Thanksgiving & Memorial Service to celebrate his life was held in the Chapel of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, at 2pm on Thursday 4th February 2010. A full write up on those attending can be read here

OFs present at the Memorial Service were : David Mason (President), Jim Blythe, Nigel Burnip, Charles Carter, Chris Essex, Gerald Garnett, Peter Howard-Dobson; Simon Howard Dobson, James Howard-Dobson; Alaistair  Howard Dobson, Alex Howard-Dobson, Peter Liell, Barry Lorkin, Tim Mitchell, Richard Overend, Norman Porter, John Rankin, Brian Rosen, Simon Rosen, James Ruddock-Broyd (and Mrs Christine Ruddock-Broyd), Richard Sayer, John Stevens, Richard Vaughan Griffiths, Andrew Wright, plus Andrew Fane (Hon OF and Chairman of Governors), Bill Rimmer (Governor), Selwyn Prior (Former Governor), Bob Williams (Hon OF - formerly a master at Brandeston).
Click here to read the letter Norman Porter sent to his family on behalf of all Old Framlinghamians and click to read the full article in the "distinguished OFs" section, which now includes the obituaries from the Daily Telegraph, The Times and the EADT.

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Mullie Borrett (Hon OF) celebrates 90th birthday
Mollie Borrett (Hon OF)

Norman Porter (Hon Gen Sec) is delighted to report that Mullie Borrett, Hon OF and widow of Norman (S31-36), celebrated her 90th birthday on January 20th. There is to be a celebration lunch on Sunday 24th January at Frinton Golf Club. A number of OFs have been invited. The Hon Gen Sec will be taking along a card conveying the congratulations of the President, Officers and members of the SOF.

James Miller - former Headmaster (1989-1994)
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OFs will be sad to hear news of James Miller, former Headmaster (1989-1994) Gwen Randall’s predecessor, and Honorary OF. He had been suffering with back problems which led to his being admitted to hospital, in the spinal unit at Oswestry. He had surgery on his spine, but the outcome was such that he has been told that he will never walk again.

James had only recently retired from The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle and moved to their home: Orchard Cottage, Eardisland, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9BJ. The house will have to be adapted to cope with the new situation.

Glenys Maulden (Hon OF)

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Norman Porter (Hon Gen Sec) is sad to report that Glenys Maulden (Hon OF) died on 9th January 2010.  She is survived by her husband John (G 45-50), daughter Sonia and grandchildren Christopher and Vicky.

He says “She had been in hospital. As the wife of John, who was for many years a Housemaster, she did much to help her husband, and that was the main reason why she was elected to Honorary Membership. John has said that it was Glenys' wish that there should be a private family cremation and that he would respect her wishes. He assures me that he is well supported by members of his family who live locally.”

An appeal on behalf of the family of Maisie Keable
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We have recently been made aware that the daughter of Mrs Keable, who used to work in the College kitchens, is severely ill and the family are in the process of setting up a charity called “For Maisie”. Maisie has just completed a 6-week radiotherapy course at Addenbroke’s, but is still undergoing chemotherapy. Costs are big for the family, particularly as work is difficult for both parents due to the time they are having to give to caring for Maisie.
Although the College has provided support to the family and supports this appeal, it is not within the remit of the Society itself to be able to donate to this cause. However, we thought some Old Framlinghamians, particularly those who know of Maisie, might be interested. If you want to make a donation, it should be a cheque made out to ‘Patrick Keable’ (her father), and sent to Sarah Moore, 4 Tudor Close, Framlingham, IP13 9SL. Sarah Moore is organising the fund-raising for the charity.

Leonard Squirrell print of the College offered to OFs via Tony Martin
Tony Martin's grandfather, James Mason Martin (OF 1888-94), was a significant patron and sponsor of the artist Leonard R Squirrell, and Tony (G 47-55) has a fine collection of Squirrell's works in all the media in which he produced them (oils, pastels, watercolours and engravings).

He was approached, recently, by a lady from Needham Market who asked if he would like to buy her copy of an aquatint engraving of Framlingham College - but since Tony already has this in his collection, he offered to contact the Society's website team to see if any OF would like to acquire it.

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Sir Mark Hedley (G56-65) wins award
[g2bridge:7095 useThumb:1 align:left noLink:1 noShadow:1]Richard Sayer (S56-61) spotted that Sir Mark Hedley (G56-65) was awarded a prize in The Times Law Page's annual awards for 2009. He won the prize for Judicial Anger Management in response to the incompetence of a public authority.
In his judgment criticising Orkney Island Council and Cambridgeshire County Council for their failures to give priority to the needs of a very vulnerable child, he revealed that he "found it necessary to adjourn the hearing briefly so as to ensure that no wholly improper judicial observations escaped my lips", and he had not given his judgment immediately "because I did not trust myself to express my views in a temperate manner".
Mark sent a copy of his judgment to both Westminster and Holyrood to draw attention to the behaviour of the two councils. You can read the full article on Mark's judgement here or his distinguished entry here
We have the best judiciary in the world and Mark is one of the best - great intelligence with a human touch. 

Jack Meynell (Hon OF)
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Many of you will remember Jack Meynell (Hon OF) from your days at the College, particularly if you were involved in Shooting or the CCF. More recently he has been a regular attendee at Suffolk Suppers. We are sad to let you know that he passed away on Friday 11th December.
His funeral took place on Saturday, 19th December, at 11am at Framlingham United Free Church.