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


OF Hockey v College - Dateline 5th Jan 2008
In what we hope will become at least an annual event, OF hockey players challenged the College Mens' and Ladies' 1st teams in a pair of pre-season matches on 5th January.

Update March 5th: Lots of OFs turned up to support both teams, many of them from the 2006 and 2007 leavers' groups. Katie Blow, one of the 2007 Moreau Leaving Scholars, reports that a good crowd of OFs and 6th Formers watched both matches and then most of them repaired to The Crown for refreshment - including: Amber Harrison, Claire Bush, Maddie Bryant, Sinead Collins, Julie Bagert, Alex Reid, Laura Wright, Georgie Cook, Harry Bush, Matthew Tubbs, Ben Norton,Slava Myachin, Ben Mark, William Bailey, Rupert Moffatt, Ben Haze, Olly Cutting, Sam Cherry-Downes, Nick Lawson and many more.

Great credit for their perseverance in making this happen goes to Ben Hayes and Sinead Collins. Click on Read More to see Sinead's account of the Ladies' match (which included at least a couple of gentlemen!), followed by Ben's account of the Mens'.

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Website Registrations Break Through One Thousand
On 14th February 2008, Alastair Nall (G92-99) became the 1000th OF to register on the website. This means that around 1/3rd of our active membership are now registered, which is brilliant news.

Amongst other things, registration enables you to update your own postal address and e-mail address, receive regular news updates and have access to archival material and things like the Bill Goldfinch video – click here

As mentioned in the 2007 Yearbook and this previously published story here on the website, we have also started the important process of building an “Electronic Green Book”, based on the information in the 1968 Register. But what we need registered members to do is to update their own entry via the on-line Directory. If you are already registered why not go and update your record now, by clicking here.

If you are not one of the 1000 already registered, then please click here and get updating!

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Alex Henney is off to the North Pole again
Having walked to the North Pole last year, Alex Henney (Z84-95) has decided to partner with long time friend Simon Marshall, to now be the first to pilot a hovercraft to the same spot. The pair aim to attempt this world first in April of next year. Before then they will be preoccupied with raising funds to getting the expedition underway, preparing the hovercraft for the high Arctic temperatures and also preparing events for their selected charity, the Burnham-On-Sea Area Rescue Boat (BARB).

For more information on the trip, including how to support them, you can visit their website here or to see details of Alex’s previous trip to the North Pole last year, please click here

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Essex Supper - Friday 18th April 2008
This year's Essex Supper will again be held at The Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter (7.15 for 8.00pm, lounge suits, guests welcome), where OFs have become used to an extremely warm welcome in beautiful surroundings.

In addition to the supper, OFs might like to know that the golf club welcomes them to play a round of golf earlier in the day (at the special rate of £18.00 - see "Read More").

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The fabulous Shirtlifters are going on tour!
Charles Benson (S45-54) writes : I run a Traditional Jazz band called the fabulous Shirtlifters which has been going for about 20 years. Most of its members are drawn from the good villagers of Cookham Dean in Berkshire.

In May this year the Band is doing a West Country Tour, a 4 gig 'event', in the immediate environs of Lands End. Most of what the present Band is about and details of the gigs can be found on our website see here - including a sampler of the music. I hope a number of west country based OFs may be able to come along.

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Lt. Col. A C Newson (S20-28) DSO, DSC

Sadly the death is announced of Lt. Col. A C Newson (S20-28) D.S.O., D.S.C., on the 17th December 2007 aged 97. Alan was the oldest surviving Past President of the Society and the funeral was at St John’s Church, Bury, Nr. Pulborough, West Sussex at 12 noon on Friday 4th January 2008. Donations to the King George's Fund for Sailors.

Update on 11 February 2008 : His obituary has appeared in the Times today – see here

Framlingham College Presents: A Night of UK No 1s 1956-2007
Rob Goodrich, Head of Music at the College, has pulled-together yet another musical extravaganza to take place in the Headmaster Porter Theatre on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March (7pm on each evening).

While the performers, including All Angels star Laura Wright, are on stage singing, the audience will be served a selection of bread and cheese throughout the evening and the Foyer Bar will offer wine, beer and soft drinks.

Tickets for the Friday and Saturday performances are priced at £5 per head and can be booked at Reception (01728 723789). Seating will be at round tables of eight, and no party will be able to book more than one table.

Tom Jarrold - Keeping Up With The Best
In February last year, we published an article about Tom Jarrold, who had recently started at Framlingham, and was making headlines with his skiing exploits. Tom's father, Stuart, has been in touch to tell us that Tom is still on course to achieve his dream of an Olympic Games place in 2012.

Click on Read More on the right of the page for the rest of the story.

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Framlingham College 2008 Rugby Calendar – FOR SALE
James Alvis, the Director of Sport at the College, is selling Framlingham College 2008 Rugby Calendars for £7.50 to help raise money for the College’s 2008 Rugby Tour to South Africa. If you are interested, please email James Alvis / Framlingham College Reception. Alternatively write to: James Alvis, Director of Sport, Framlingham College, Framlingham, Suffolk, IP13 9EY

OFs honoured on new National Armed Forces Memorial
Update : John Maulden (G45-50) has pointed out that a 3rd OF is featured on this new memorial. The additional person is Karen Buttenshaw (V86-93) who was killed on 29 October 1994 during an Army exercise on Salisbury Plain. Having failed to reach the top of a slope, the Land Rover she was driving rolled back, bounced on to its side and burst into flames. Karen was a 19-year-old student at the time and member of the Oxford University Officer Training Corps. Her passenger, a fellow student, was also killed. See here. There is a memorial tree at Brandeston in her memory.

Original article : On 12 October 2007 the Queen opened the new National Armed Forces Memorial at Alrewas in Staffordshire. This lists all service personnel who have died since World War 2 and includes the following Old Framlinghamians :-

Flight Lt Jack Maulden (R33-38) – see here

Flight Lt Daniel Mann (R56-63) - see here

They are both also included in the Distinguished section of the website at Those Who Made The Ultimate Sacrifice section, under Malaysian Emergency and Subsequent Operations.