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


SOF Hong Kong Supper
Honk Kong Supper
Ian Howard (S57-62) reports as follows: The annual Hong Kong supper was held on 22 March, 2012, at the China Club in Central Hong Kong. The occasion brought together the following ten OFs: Ian Howard (S57-62); John Birt (S59-63); Bob Holland (R57-65); Keith Williams (R63-67); Bob Fox (R66-71); Brian Williams (G72-75); Moira Theulier (M91-93); John Ting (G02-09); Henry Tang (K03-10); Ian Tsang (K02-09). John Birt very kindly gave all three of the 21st century OFs an SOF tie.

Brian Williams agreed to provide the venue (East Hotel, Tai Koo Shing, HK) for next year's supper. The hotel is part of the Swire Group's expanding hotel chain (of which Brian is MD). Moira Theulier (hurrah for our very first Old Framlinghamienne participant!) agreed to work on a HKSOF Facebook site after Easter.

Olympic Art Exhibition in London by OF


Peter Rodulfo (R1970-1975) writes:

I would like to cordially invite all OFs in the London area to an exhibition of my paintings at The Gallery, 28 Cork Street, Mayfair, London W1S 3NG. 

"Race into Time"...an exciting, fun and thought provoking take on the 2012 Olympics

Exhibition 9th to 14th April 2012

The Private View, to which all are welcome, is Tuesday 10th April 6pm to  9pm.

For further information and a glimpse of the pictures that will be shown please visit www.olympicsart.com

Brandestonian makes good at Brits

Ed Sheeran at Brits 2012Ed Sheeran (BH 96-02) was the toast of the Brit Awards last night after winning Best British Male award and Best British Breakthrough Act.


See this Telegraph article (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/brit-awards/9097377/Brit-Awards-2012-Ed-Sheeran-is-the-man-of-the-moment.html) for further details about his career and family.

Walk in memory of Tony Knight (K63-72) in aid of Motor Neurone Disease

Motor Neurone Disease Logo
There is a charity fundraising event taking place on 11 March 2012 in aid of Motor Neurone Disease. This is the 10th anniversary of the passing away of Tony Knight (K63-72). Those OFs who were contemporaries of Tony's will know that he was an extraordinarily talented sportsman (Captain of Rugby, Cricket and Hockey) and it was particularly cruel that he was struck down by Motor Neurone Disease at a relatively young age.

The family are organising a Trek4Tony and would welcome any OFs who would like to get involved or make a donation in memory of Tony. They are aiming to raise £4000. Click here for more details or contact Sue Knight via e-mail at sue.knight8@btinternet.com

Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant

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Bill Collard (S55-58) reports that the recently restored Thames sailing barge Cambria (see OF news 9th December 2011) is one of the few vessels selected to form the static Avenue of Sail at the Queen's Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on the 3rd June 2012. As the last UK registered trading vessel to carry a cargo under sail alone, Cambria holds a unique position in UK maritime history. Also in the manpowered section of the parade is the Dunkirk Little Ship M.V. White Marlin, owned in the 1970s by Bill's late father Geoffrey Collard (S29-31)

Bill also reports that following two successful trial charters last autumn, Cambria will be used by Rotary International though out this years sailing season to promote their 'caring for carers' scheme. Rotary have also contracted to use the topsail space over the next three years for their international logo.

Adam Wolley Rows - Helps set new record for Atlantic Rowing

ADAM PETER WOLLEY (BH95-01)- Diss Express article
Former Brandeston Hall student, Adam Wolley (95-2001), has just completed a 3,000 mile row across the Atlantic, raising money for charity, and creating a new world record in the process! They were the youngest four-man crew to ever cross an ocean.  Click here to see article in Diss Express. 

Richard Vaughan-Griffith MC 1945-2012
It is with much sadness that we learn of the death of distinguished OF Richard Derek Lloyd Vaughan-Griffith MC (K60-64). He had been ill for some time and passed away on Wednesday 4 January 2012. The funeral service took place on Thursday 26 January 2012 at 11.00am, at the Church of St Mary The Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, GU10 3EA.

Richard was the most recent OF to be awarded the Military Cross, which he won in 1967 while serving with the Queen's Own Hussars in Aden. More recently he had owned an international Risk Management consultancy.  You can read his distinguished article here. If you want to be reminded about what he looked like as a schoolboy, log-in and take a look at the Gallery (click here for 1960s) where he features as captain of the 1963 Rugby 1st XV, and captain of the 1964 Cricket 1st XI.

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College History Page Marks Start of 150th Anniversary

At the start of the College's celebrations to mark its 150th Anniversary, a much enhanced treatment of various aspects of its history has now been published on the College website (with credits to Mark Robinson & Michael Cook for their research and the words, and to Tom Huggins and Jamie Mayhew for the website presentation). Apart from a section on the school itself, there are sections dealing with Prince Albert, Framlingham College Heads, Presidents of the Corporation, Chairmen of Governors, the first benefactors (work in progress so still to come) and the various Houses, buildings and sports facilities.

To go straight to the History section, click this link to the College History Pages

Cambria Restoration Completed
CambrieAs the final part of the mammoth 4 year, £1.4 million restoration of the famous Thames sailing barge Cambria comes to an end, project manager Bill Collard (S 1955-57) reports that the Faversham based film maker Mike Maloney has now completed what is being acknowledged as the best sailing barge film every produced. The DVD includes many historic views of barges in their working environment, interviews with shipwrights and sailmakers, while interweaving the full Cambria story together with her triumphant return to barge racing in July 2011.

DVD obtainable from Countrywide Productions at www.cwideprods.co.uk at a price of £15 plus p&p

FramSoc Upcoming Events - November 2011
FramSocTuesday 15 November, 2011
FramSoc Presentation:
'The Kronstadt Operation 1919”
Venue: Headmaster Porter Theatre, Framlingham College
This illustrated talk, by Commander Rodney Agar, focuses on the Royal Navy's coastal motor boats and their action in the Baltic, running spies in and out of Russia for the Secret Service and immobilising the Russian Bolshevic Fleet at Kronstadt. It was here where Captain Augustus Agar VC, DSO, RN, Rodney's uncle and an old boy of Framlingham College, won the Victoria Cross in an action sinking the 7,000 ton Russian Bolshevic Cruiser Oleg with a single torpedo.
Further details: http://www.framcollege.co.uk/framlingham-college/the-college/framsoc/events.php or see Distinguished article http://www.oldframlinghamian.com/staticpages/index.php?page=20070222153840883#VC and listen to Augustus Agar talk about his exploits himself.