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

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Harold James Hague 1919 - 2005
It is with great sadness to record the passing of Jim "Dibber" Hague, Hon OF (1973). A graduate of St. Johns College, Oxford, Jim started teaching at Fram in September 1949 and retired in 1983; he was a former Garrett Housemaster and History Teacher. Jim passed away peacefully on the afternoon of Friday 19 August in Bramford Ward at Ipswich Hospital. He was in his 86th year.

The following notice appeared in the East Anglian Daily Times on 25 August 2005: "HAGUE - Harold, Died peacefully in his sleep, after a short illness, on August 19, 2005 aged 85 years, former Master at Framlingham College.".

The funeral was held at Ipswich Crematorium on Tuesday 6th September 2005 and was conducted by the Reverend Cyril Stevens. Among the congregation were The Head Gwen Randall, Jim Blythe (K 48-54), John Maulden (G 45-50) also representing the President, John Kerr (G 53-56) Governor, Lt. Cdr. Fiona Fawcett (P 77-84), Major Alastair Hamer-Philip (R 70-81) and his wife Sara (nee Fawcett P 78-80), Michael Smy (S 57-66), Tony Martin (G 47-55), John Thurlow (K 48-55) Governor, Norman Porter (K 50-57) Governor, Tim Askew (K 48-54), John Hayward (G 52-58), The Rev Canon David Pitcher (R 44-51), Jeremy Kemp (S 70-79), John Gooderham (K 44-53) and Norman Mayhew (R 48-56). Also present, Hon. OFs Glenys Maulden, Michael Cook - a former colleague, and John Arkell - former colleague and Governor.

For an earlier photo of Jim Hague, see the Colts Rugby XV - 1951 photo or the 1956 CCF photo.

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OF Suffolk Supper to be a Howard Robinson Testimonial
Howard Robinson, affectionately and universally known as Zowie, retired from full-time teaching at the end of the Summer Term, after twenty-five years at the College. Generations of Framlinghamians have been inspired by his enthusiasm and unfailing good humour both as Head of Biology (which he has been throughout, and later deputy Head of Science as well) and as a tireless organiser and participant in the Barbershop Group (which he founded) and the Choir.

What better, then, than to use the occasion of the OF Suffolk Supper on October 1st to bring these generations back together to sing Zowie's praises and, particularly for old Biology students, to take a tour of the Bio Labs.

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OF Shooters Win Gold!
The OF Rifle Club reached new heights of achievement at Bisley on Saturday 23rd July, to win the “Parting Shot” and capped an already record breaking 2005 season.

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Charity Bike Ride for Mencap - September 2005
EDF Energy, Ian Pearson's (67-73) employers, have a two year partnership with MENCAP. EDF Energy, have given Ian an opportunity to raise money for Mencap by taking part a Sponsored Bike Ride from Reims to Paris in September this Year. For every £ Ian raises in sponsorship, EDF Energy will match the donation.

As Ian says "My Daughter has been off school with Psychiatric problems for the last 18 months. She is only 15 and it made me realise how delicate the brain is and how unfortunate in life some people can be through no fault of their own."

Anyone wishing to sponsor Ian, can do this very easily and securely through the Just Giving charity donations website: www.justgiving.com/pearsonica. Thank you for your generosity.

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Family Fun at Hertfordshire OF Event
The 2nd July was a busy day: the start of the Tour de France; the second Lions Test; England's one day match against Australia; Ladies’ final at Wimbledon; Live 8; and last but not least, the Hertfordshire OF cricket and golf day at Therfield, near Royston. Despite not receiving as much publicity as these alternative attractions, there was a good turn out for the cricket, which made for an entertaining afternoon.

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OF/OI Golf: OFs go down fighting
Dateline 20th June 2005:
In the third match of the modern era, the OIs walked off with the trophy for the second time, putting them 2-1 ahead in the series.

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OF Rifle Club win historic treble!
History was made, when the OFRC completed a Grand Slam of Agincourt proportions. This is the first Grand Slam ever performed by any club in the 31 year history of these competitions.

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Another OF Rifle Club victory!
Never mind Chelsea. The OFRC is on the brink of an historic treble, but we need you. If you used to shoot and aren’t doing anything on 4th June 2005, then read on...

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A Splendid Occasion: Thanksgiving for Norman Borrett
A couple of hundred OFs, College staff and students, representatives of Allhallows School and sporting organisations gathered in the College Chapel yesterday, and later in Paul's Court, to celebrate the life of Norman Francis Borrett.

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Wanted: Volunteer(s)
"Wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success"

Actually we are not re-enacting Shackleton's journey to the Antarctic but we do need a volunteer or volunteers to take on the development and management of the "Famous OFs" section of the SOF media. YOU DO NOT NEED TECHNICAL ABILITY. We don't want to describe the work in too much detail as the remit and time-commitment is really up to the right person(s) to develop. We do have some ideas and potential leads and have already done some preparatory work in the website archive; liaison will be vital with the rest of the SOF media team on leads and potential stories.

Email your interest to the Website Team - webmaster@oldframlinghamian.com

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