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


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.

Overseas Bag - Spring 2006
The latest news and views from Overseas OFs is published in the People section (click here to go to the People section or use the menu at the top of the page. You will need to be signed in to the website to access the Overseas Bag).

(Photo: Trend setting for more tropical OF reunions??)

OF officiates at Wimbledon Tennis Final
In a recent communication with Stephen Mayhew R68-75, we discovered that not only is he senior in the hockey umpiring world, but that he has been officiating at the Wimbledon Tennis Chamionships for 16-years. Last year, 2005, he qualified to officiate in the top competition.

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First "Moreau Leaving Scholarships" Announced
The Society is delighted to announce that Abigail Mackrill (Victoria) and Hannah Gunn (Pembroke) are the winners of its Moreau Leaving Scholarships for 2006.

Peter Howard-Dobson (R 65-69), chairman of the selection panel, said: "While the choice was a difficult one, the ultimate decision was very clear. There's no question, though, that we all felt that the quality our four short-listed candidates was extraordinary, and we are sure that they will all make major contributions to the Society over the years."

The other three panelists were Andrew Wright (R 48-57 & President SOF); Kirsty Wybar (P 90-03) and David Mallett (K 93-03)

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Q Match trophy – OF Rifle Club can't win 'em all
April 22, 2006. Bisley
VICTORY, said John F Kennedy, has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan. And so it was the fatherless Framlinghamians, only hours earlier tantalised by the taste of a glorious hat-trick of victories had to swallow the bitter pill of egregious defeat.

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OF awarded Nuffield Farming Scholarship
Paul Baker (K80-90) has been awarded a Nuffield Farmng Scholarship to study ‘Mixed Farming- diversification or diversion in a global market?’

Paul has already started some European travel and will be visiting China in June. He also expects to be visiting other countries later this year but not yet finalised. Paul is keen to hear from and/or meet up with other OFs on his travels.

Paul would be most interested in hearing from Old Framlinghamians that feel that they have progressive contacts in mixed farming systems around the world that could advance his study and maybe allow him to visit. Click here to email Paul Baker.

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Stradbroke House Photos 1989 - 1993
John Titchen S87-93 has provided several formal and informal Stradbroke House photos from 1989 through to 1993 (plus four 1989 aerial photos of the College). He was also able to remember most of the names but there are still a few gaps. If you are able to identify any more names (or that you can provide more photos) then please email the Webmaster.

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College Win BBC Young Chorister of the Year
UPDATE - 29 April 2006: Radio 2 will be at the College on Tuesday 2nd May to record two episodes of ‘Sunday Half-Hour’. The programmes will include hymn arrangements with soaring descants by resident musicians, full school singing, the Choir, and full organ, brass and drums! The joyous sound of Framlingham College can be heard on BBC Radio 2 at 8.30pm on Sunday May 7th. (This broadcast will be available to be replayed on-line on the "BBC player" for about one week after the initial broadcast, i.e. approx 14th May). The second service will be broadcast on Sunday July 9th.

UPDATE - 16 April 2006: If you missed Laura's broadcast on Good Friday, BBC Radio 2 have an on-line recording but it may only be there a few days - click Read More below.

4 April 2006: College student, Laura Wright aged 15, won the coveted title of BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year in November 2005. Laura received a trophy, a personal prize of £500 and a BBC Chorister's award of £1000 to the Framlingham College Choir.

Laura will also get the chance to appear on several BBC radio and TV productions. One of her first performances will be singing on BBC Radio 2 on Good Friday, 14 April, at 9pm. This is a performance of John Rutter's Requiem from St Paul's Cathedral, London (recorded Monday 3rd April). She will be performing with the St Paul's Cathedral Consort and the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Archer (Organist & Director of Music at St Paul's). It should be a very fine performance and Laura has quite a major role in this work.

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Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty OF Inspects CCF
Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty OF undertook the annual review of the College CCF in March this year. He reported as follows:

"I visited the College CCF Contingent as Reviewing Officer for their biennial review on Monday 20th March 2006. This took place at Fingringhoe Ranges, near Colchester. It was a most successful visit, with much enthusiasm shown by the cadets, the College CCF Contingent Officers and staff, led by Major Martin Myers-Allan, and the single Service CCF cadet support teams".

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