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


OF given editorial promotion

Terry Hunt (K68-75) was promoted at the end of September 2012 to the position of Editor-in-Chief of Archant's Suffolk Daily titles and is now editing both the East Anglian Daily Times and the Ipswich Star. With respect to the East Anglian Daily Times, he is now Britain's longest serving daily newspaper editor.

Click here to see a full report.

From Kerrison to Kandahar

Wing Commander Howie Edwards RAF (K85-90) visited Framlingham College on 10 October 2012 to give a presentation to the 6th Form entitled ‘From Kerrison to Kandahar’, illustrated by stunning images and operational videos which highlighted the contribution of Air Power to current operations. Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, President SOF, introduced Wing Commander Edwards. The lecture was linked to the Society’s  initiative to provide insights into future careers for students and was well received!

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New Moreau Scholars at First OF Council Meeting

The Society's latest Moreau Leaving Scholars, Mimi O'Neill and Lewis Myers-Allen, became members of Council when they received their Scholarship awards from Dame Marjorie Scardino on Speech Day, and took the first opportunity to attend a meeting before joining a hundred or so OFs and guests at the recent Suffolk Supper.

If either of them had been  nervous beforehand, they would have been pleased to find that Ed Binder (Scholar 2009) and Jenny Binder (Scholar 2011) were also there. Both Lewis and Mimi were warmly welcomed by Simon Dougherty, Society President, and the rest of the membership - and were left in no doubt of the value that is placed on the contribution made by our Moreau Scholars in maintaining contact with their year-groups, and in organising social and sporting events on their behalf.

You can read more about Mimi and Lewis on the Moreau Scholars page of the website.

Bench in memory of John Waddell (R39-46)

John Waddell's Bench - Aug 2012

Nicki Hedin has donated a bench on the Back to the College in memory of her late father, John Waddell (R39-46). John’s grandsons Joseph Hedin (Year 11) and Ollie Hedin (Year 9) are in Garrett. In addition to the new bench remembering John Waddell (click on the photograph on the left for a larger picture), there are now benches on the West side of The Back in memory of Jeff Wornham (K 89-95), Glenys Maulden (late wife of John Maulden (G45-50) and Keith Bridges (College Cabinet maker and Craftsman).

"Into the Third Millennium" - Sales going well

We announced the ‘print-on-demand’ launch of John Maulden’s book “Into the Third Millennium” in late July (read the original story here). Since then, sales have been going well, and fulfilment of orders by Blurb.com has been prompt and efficient. If you haven’t already ordered your copy, click this link to go straight to the book’s order page, where payment can be by credit card or PayPal (the retail price is £8.99 plus P&P).

The book is an enjoyable read for all Framlinghamians, but particularly for those who were at the College between 1975 and 2000. It provides, among other things, a comprehensive index of 500 named individuals – and you never know, you might be among them!
A permanent link to the book’s order page will be maintained under the Publications menu of this website.

SOF Football - 'Suffolk’ XI -v- ‘Rest of the World’

OF Football 2012 LogoStephanie Wright (M 2002-10) reports: On September 1, a welcome condition will be spreading throughout the Society of Old Framlinghamians. Indeed, on September 1, 2012, the College will once again be welcoming football fever into its grounds.

UPDATE 15th August: A reminder that the deadline for SOF Football is this SUNDAY, 19th August - if you want to participate in any way then get in touch ASAP. If there are not enough players by Sunday then I might have to cancel; please spread the word. All the information you'll need can be found at:  OF Football Match Facebook Event – or, if you are on Twitter, search the hashtag ‘#FramFootball’.

If you are interested in playing or getting involved in any way at all, please contact Ted Harrington (S 2005-10) as soon before Sunday, 19 August as possible. Should any questions arise, you can also contact him via email at Teddy.Harrington@hotmail.co.uk.

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The Colditz Cock - New Channel 4 Programme

Followers of the website may recall an article, back in July 2008, about the Colditz Cock, and the part that Bill Goldfinch (26-32) played in the construction of this secret glider, which he and others built in a concealed attic of Colditz Castle.

A new film has been made, this time on location at Colditz Castle, following the reconstruction of the glider from the original plans and materials, culminating in a flight attempt using the method planned by Bill and his fellow prisoners - but will it work?

The programme, "Escape From Colditz", goes out tonight (13th August 2012) at 9.00pm, but it should be available on 4oD for a while afterwards. You can read about it the programme Here.

“Three Heroes” tour of Northern France and Belgium – Feb 2014

 Plans are afoot to conduct a unique tour of Northern France and Belgium, in February 2014, to commemorate the actions of three military heroes of Framlingham College, and James Ruddock-Broyd (G46-52), Hon. Tour Promoter, is keen to hear from people who might be interested in joining it. He writes:

“The 18th February 2014, marks the 70th anniversary of Operation Jericho, the famous raid on Amiens Prison led by Group Captain Percy Pickard (G 26-32). In the course of the raid, Pickard was shot down and killed. Before his early death, Pickard won no fewer than three Distinguished Service Orders.

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Book-launch: “Into the Third Millennium" – By John Maulden

Thanks to the hard work of Catherine Howard-Dobson and Chris Keeble this long-awaited book is now available.

The book is being published through Blurb, the online publishing service, which is essentially an on-demand means of publishing. The retail price is £8.99 plus post and packaging, and you can click on the following link to go straight to the book’s order page.  Just confirm the number of copies you want, and then click on the “Add to cart” bar to checkout and provide credit-card or PayPal details to order the book. Blurb will dispatch the book direct to you – they offer two delivery prices, and recent experience suggests that the cheaper version takes only five or six days to reach UK postal addresses.

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West of England Supper Report - 7 July 2012

Angel Inn Hindon
The West of England Supper was again held at the Angel Inn in Hindon on Saturday 7 July 2012.

Click here to see a full report and photos on the recent West of England Supper.