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


All OFs invited to private opening of Art Exhibition
UPDATE - 16th July
John & Glenys Maulden, Richard Bassett G72-76 and Pete Talbot R71-76 were among OFs at the opening of Pete Rodulfo's exhibition. John Maulden says that he has had an original Rodulfo art piece hanging on his wall for some years now. (For Photo - click "Read More" below)

Peter Rodulfo R70-75 has invited all OFs to the private opening of his latest art exhibition - "Retrospective exhibition of paintings from four decades". The exhibtion will be at the Thin Cube at Bylaugh Hall from July 16th to August 27th 2006 - opening times: 9am-5pm.

The private viewing will be on Sunday 16th July at midday. Lunch will be available in the Wintergarden Restaurant. For those travelling some distance there is B&B accommodation at Bylaugh Hall.

Bylaugh Hall, Bylaugh Park, E.Dereham, Norfolk, NR20 4RL; Tel: 01362 688121 Fax: 01362 688167; Email: info@bylaugh.com; Websites: www.bylaugh.com and www.thincube.com

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Two OFs venture into Literature
Nick Marsden G72-76 and Pete Talbot R71-76 have both made contact recently about their seperate ventures into literature. Nick has had a booked published by Penguin in New Zealand; and Pete is looking for a publisher for his work.

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Moreau Scholars and Mentors Meet at Awards Ceremony
This year's Speech-Day Prize Giving had a new feature - the presentation of the Society's Moreau Leaving Scholarships. In his introductory address, Chairman of Governors Andrew Fane made particular mention of these ground-breaking awards and the important part that the Society plays in the life of the College.

More information about the Scholarship programme can be found under the Moreau Scholarships menu item. For more on this story, please click "Read More" below.

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OF/OI Golf: Porter's Team wins to level the series
A dozen OFs, recruited once again by our Captain Norman Porter, took on the might of the Old Ipswichians at Woodbridge Golf Club on Monday 19th June and emerged victorious.

After a less than successful outing last year, Norman had given us very firm instructions about winning convincingly, and this obviously did the trick as we won 5-1 to level the Series 2-2 (for the modern era).

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Two OFs receive Bronze Medals at Melbourne Games
Mike Garnett R54-56 and Bob Munro R56-60 were both awarded Bronze Medals at the conclusion of the Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne during March. But sadly not for any sporting achievment, but for work as volunteers, part of the 15,000 strong 'Aqua Army' who helped keep the whole thing running smoothly before, during and indeed after the main athletic events.

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OF Rifle Club Rescues the Season
On Saturday 3rd June we met the Old Lawrentians at Bisley for our All Day match for the Lizard Goblet. Pride meant we had to retain the trophy that we'd won last year to salvage something from our previously unsuccessful season.

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West of England Supper - Off to a good start
Chris Essex (K 69-75) writes: "After a break of around 14 years, a West of England Supper was held at the Lamb Inn at Hindon on Saturday 13th May 2006. The Lamb Inn has been a public house since the 12th century and the dining room was a lovely setting for our 3-course meal, which was chosen on the evening.

With probably the widest geographical spread of any UK based supper; prospective OFs were invited from Cornwall across to Hampshire and Gloucestershire down to Dorset. In total 160 OFs were contacted (some up to 4 times!), of which 10 attended and an encouraging further 60 replied saying that unfortunately they couldn’t attend this time but wished to be invited again next time. We were also delighted to be accompanied by 7 wives, making a total of 17 in all".

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OF Rifle Club Beaten Again!
Saturday 13th May saw the OFRC gathering at Bisley for the second match of the season, the Long Range Trophy. Competing against six other Old Boys teams at 900 and 1000 yards, we were determined to return to the winning ways of last year after suffering defeat three weeks previously.

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Cretingham Event offers Sports and a BBQ - Sunday 18th June
Norman Porter, our indefatigable General Secretary and Editor, has set up a new family entertainment venture for OFs, their families and (we hope) members of the College 6th Form. On offer at Cretingham Golf Club (click the link for their website) will be golf (18 holes and/or a pitch-&-putt competition), tennis, boules, table-football and a barbecue. Golf will get under way at 11.00am at a cost of £10.00 and the BBQ will start at 3.00pm and go on and on (we hope) at a cost of £7.50 a head.

If you'd like more details, or to register your interest, please Email Norman Porter.

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College Re-enacts Centenary Match v Easton Cricket Club
By kind permission of the Editor of the EADT (East Anglian Daily Times), we attach a pdf file of the double page spread from Friday 19th May 2006 (click the link to open the article in a new browser window).

The article celebrates the centenary of the inaugral match of Easton CC in 1906 which was played against a College side led by the Headmaster, the Rev Dr O. D. Inskip (Headmaster 1887 - 1913). The centenary match was also played against a College team.