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


Proposed New SOF Rules & Way Forward Agreement
College Crest
Richard Sayer, SOF President writes : On March 29th at the AGM of the Society, we shall vote on the proposition that we should as of January 1st 2015 introduce New Rules.

Council agreed at its October meeting to the Society entering into a joint venture agreement with the College, known as the Way Forward Agreement (“WFA”). That agreement makes changes to the way in which the Society will operate once it comes into effect on January 1st 2015 – for example by doing away with Life Membership and altering the way in which we finance our operating costs. You can read more details on this very significant agreement here . Council further agreed in October to draft new Rules to reflect those changes, and to approve them at our March 29 AGM, when we will also formally ratify the WFA.

I am now attaching a copy of the draft new SOF Rules for your perusal and, I hope, approval.

The draft is the product of the joint efforts of many people, whose great help I wish to acknowledge: including Hon.Secretary Norman Porter, IPP Simon Dougherty, Hetta Rogers, David Mallett, Richard Overend, Chris Essex and Peter Howard-Dobson. The draft has now been approved, without amendment, by Council.

It is important that all OFs have an opportunity to view the new Rules and to raise any concerns they may have. I shall be grateful if within the next 28 days you will let me know if you are unhappy with any of the proposed changes. Copies of the existing 2010 Rules are also available on the SOF website. I hope that many of you will attend the AGM (and the dinner that evening) to support this motion.

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Help 4 Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride 2014
Guy Bettesworth (S62-71) - cyclying
Guy Bettesworth (S62-71) after coming through unscathed from a 37 year army career, wants to help raise funds for those of his colleagues who were less fortunate. He will be undertaking the Help 4 Heroes Big Battlefield Bike Ride from Brussels to Paris and then “The Hero Ride” from Blackheath to Horse Guards Parade.

If you would like to support him then click here for more details.

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70th anniversary of raid on Amiens Jail to be marked
Pickard - Amiens painting
UPDATE : On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the raid on Amiens jail led by Group Captain Percy Pickard DSO** DFC (G26-32), Patrick Taylor (K43-46) generously donating to the College an original painting of that historic event.

Click here to see a photo of the painting and some photos taken on the day.

You can read the full story [g2bridge:10434 downloadLink:here] on Pickard’s amazing life.

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100 year old postcards come to light
FURTHER UPDATE : John has also supplied fascinating front and back pictures of 1935 Churchman cigarette packet featuring OF tie! These have been added to gallery using the link below.

UPDATE : John Ineson (G43-50) saw the previous article that Daniel Streeter had sent in some postcards and has now sent in some additional one’s from the same period around 100 years ago. If you are a registered member please click here to see the full set. There is for example an amazing postcard image from 1906 showing a very overgrown castle, before English Heritage came along!

Original story : Daniel Streeter (R84-89) some time ago kindly sent us a series of postcards images of the College around 1910/20s, with the coloured Castle card postmarked 1906. At the time he sent them, the Gallery on the website was being redeveloped but it is now fully up and running. The postcards offer a fascinating insight into what life was like at the College around 100 years.

If any OFs have other postcards or views on exactly when some of these images were taken, we’d very much like to hear from you. Please e-mail admin@oldframlinghamian.com.

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Expeditioners’ Dinner - 31 May 2014 CANCELLED
‘A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step.’ Tao 64

UPDATE: Dinner cancelled due to low numbers

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Lewis Myers-Allen (R2007-2012) writes: There will be many Old Framlinghamians out there who have a taste for adventure and travel. They will include those who have taken part in one or more of the College’s ‘Journeys of Self-Discovery’ and those who have enjoyed adventures of their own. Since 1997 more than 250 expeditioners have taken part in one of the College’s ‘Journeys of Self-Discovery’ to far-flung reaches of the world, and I think 2014 is possibly the time for any like-minded Old Framlinghamian with a passion for travel to meet under the same roof to share tales, meet old friends, make new friends, and learn about an exciting Old Framlinghamians’ expedition. In 2015, I am organising this, with a bit of help from my father, who founded the expedition ethos at Framlingham.

Click here for more details.

Please keep an eye on the OF website for updates and if the Society hasn't got your current email address, please contact the admin team so you don’t miss out on any relevant information. Don’t forget to also stay in the loop by following the OFs on twitter and facebook .

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Paul Taylor meets OFs for a drink in HK
HK meeting with Paul Taylor (2)

On Friday 10 January 2014, the Head Paul Taylor, popped over to Hong Kong and met up with various OFs. Click here to see a couple of photos.

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OF Hockey - Pre-season matches - Jan 5th 2014
College Crest
On Sunday 5th January the OFs brought two teams to play a triangular tournament against the Framlingham College 1st XI pre-season squad. An excellent afternoons hockey was played in a brilliant spirit, with the highlight being the 3-3 draw between the OF U21s and the OFs.

Read the full story here

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OF Musical News - Freya Roy releases 2nd album
Freya Roy - picture
On Friday the East Anglian Daily Times published an article and picture on Freya Roy (M2010-12) to mark the release of her second self-recorded album. The photography has been taken by her older sister Poppy Roy (M2009-11) who studied photography A-Level at the College. Click here to see the article. Click here to listen to some of her music or click here to listen to her on BBC Radio Norfolk on Saturday 4 January 2014 (at 52.00) – only there for 7 days so be quick!

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College Crest
The Society of Old Framlinghamians Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday 29 March 2014 at Framlingham College. Prior to the dinner, the Society will hold its Annual General Meeting which will take place in the Library at 6.15pm. The Notice calling this meeting, and the Minutes of last year's AGM, can be viewed and downloaded from the Publications section of this website - you need to be logged-in to access this page). While this is being held, partners and guests will be able to relax in the Dining Room Annex where Coffee, Tea and a Bar will be available.

The recently retired David Barker (and his wife, Susan), will be joining us as special guests, and we hope that many of those who were taught or coached by David will wish to come and wish him well in retirement, as well to pay tribute to his long service at the College.

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More OF Shooters catch the selector’s eye!
Kim Pope (Moreau 2004-09)
Kim Pope (M2004-09) and Nigel Burnip (S58-69) have been selected for the North London Rifle Club team, travelling to New Mexico in September 2014. For a nice change we are able to illustrate a rifle story without a picture of a Stradbroke OF!

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