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Essex Supper, 21st April 2006 - At The Warren Golf Club
After many years of being held at Rivenhall, this year's Essex Supper will be held at The Warren Golf Club, Woodham Walter (7.15 for 8.00pm, lounge suits, guests welcome).

In addition to the supper, John Rankin, has negotiated a special deal with the golf club that will allow SOF members to play a round of golf for only £18 on the day.

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Sheffield to Spain by bike - and a tandem at that
Antonia Key (P 85-94) is to marry her Spanish partner of eight years, Victor Franco. The wedding will take place on the 24th June 2006 in Los Alcácares, Murcia, South Spain. However, their mode of transport is somewhat out of the ordinary, they will be biking on a tandem!!!

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Honorary OFs - Who's Who
Many people, over the years, have been elected as Honorary OFs in recognition of outstanding support given to the Society or the School (inluding Brandeston Hall, of course). Now, after a collective racking of brains on the part of Andrew Currie, John Whipp and John Maulden, we've been able to compile a list of Honoraries going back to the late 1950s.

You can access the list via the main "OF Society" page or on the "Directory" page. Alternatively, you could click here.

"New" West-of-England Supper on May 13th
Chris Essex (K 69-75) has, with huge enthusiasm, taken on the task of re-establishing a West-of-England supper. The first of his events will take place at the Lamb Inn, Hindon, on Saturday 13th May 2006. If you'd like to check the Lamb's website, click here: Lamb at Hindon.

Please click on Read More for further details and a link to an application form.

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Kerrison - Photo
Mark Kendall, Housemaster of Kerrison, is trying to establish a set of old Kerrison photos. He is looking for photos from:
1930, '32, '33, '34, '35, '51, '53, '59, '60 to '74 inclusive, '76, '78, '79, '86, '87 & '89.

If you have any that you can scan into digital format or have available for scanning then please email normanmayhew@btinternet.com

From Fiction to Fact - Brian Aldiss awarded OBE
Brian Aldiss (36-39), the famous science-fiction writer, was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours in June 2005 for services to literature.

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Annual Dinner Returns to Historic London Venue
East India Club exteriorAfter many years of being held at the College, we are delighted to tell you that the Annual Dinner (The Blue Riband event of the Society) is returning to London for 2006, when it will take place in the splendid surroundings of the East India Club in St. James's Square on Saturday March 25th.

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College Rugby 1st XV sweep the board
Last year the College Rugby 1st XV had an excellent term – it was even better this year! They won all their matches.

Played: 15 Won: 15 Lost: 0 For: 381 Against: 95

This includes a win against Greshams and it is the first time that Fram have beaten them two years running!

All results on the school web-site: Rugby Results section

Richard Sayer Presides at Trafalgar Banquet
Richard Sayer (S56-61), Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights (whose appointment was reported here earlier this year) presided at a Trafalgar Banquet held on 31st October at the Mansion House, London. The banquet was attended by the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of London, to whom Richard presented a donation to his annual appeal.

Among OFs present was Ian Foster (K46-53), with his long-term partner Tessa Langham, to whom he was married recently in Gibraltar.

Help with 1936 Rugby 1st XV Photo
UPDATE 9 Nov 2005 - the last player is confirmed as A J Brown.
UPDATE 31 Oct 2005 - John Simpson (K32-36) and Ken Knight (K32-38) have now identified all but one name but have added possible suggestions. It is sobering to realise that 5 of the team were killed in action and appear on the College War Memorial.

We have received several photos from the possessions of the late John Randell (SOF President G54-63). One of the photos was of the 1936 Rugby 1st XV. Exactly why John had a copy of this photo is not clear. If anyone can assist with the names of the people in the photo then please email the Website Team.

I would guess that most of the team left Fram in 1937 or 1938, so about 1 year after Norman Borrett. The photo is inscribed with names but unfortunately they are indistinct but might help prompt someone's recollection. We will add names to the Gallery photo as we learn them.

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