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


BMW Bike Weekend at the College
Brian Rosen (S40-46) has been in touch to let us know that the BMW (Motorcycle) Club are this year having a weekend based at the College, from 28th to 31st August 2009.  Although Brian has been a member of the BMW Club for over 30 years, he's not able to make this weekend, but thought other BMW owning OFs may like the opportunity to stay at the College again.

To see the full invitation/details then please click here.

Edmond Edmond Fresson OBE (1901-05) – 75th anniversary of first UK air mail service
Chris Essex writes: On 29 May 1934 Edmond Fresson undertook the very first UK Air Mail service between Inverness and Kirkwall in the Shetland. To commemorate this significant event, the Fresson Trust are recreating this first flight and you can see more detail on their site by clicking here.

You can read the full Distinguished piece on Fresson by clicking

OFGS Spring Meeting Report
Golf Society David Turnbull, OFGS Hon Secretary, reports:

The OFGS Spring Meeting was once again held in fine, sunny weather at The Warren Golf Club near Maldon on Tuesday, 19th May. Unfortunately, for the first time in many years, there was a disappointing turn out from players of all abilities. The sixteen who did play had a most enjoyable day.

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Captain Thomas Victor Somerville DSO OBE MC with Bar (1896-1904)

Chris Essex writes: As a result of including Captain Thomas Somerville in the list of Distinguished OFs we were contacted by a Patrick Donnelly who was writing a small booklet on Captain Somerville, following an interview he had with his Batman Fred Marlow.  To read Patrick's full story please click here: click here

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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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