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


Halford Hewitt Tournament 2014
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David Turnbull, OFGS Hon. Sec. writes: On Friday, 11th April we were drawn to play against Sherborne in the first round at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Sandwich. For the third time, by way of preparation, our captain Richard Graves, had arranged for the team to have practice rounds at the beginning of March.

Our squad consisted of Richard Graves, Rob Atton, Gavin Cowell, Hugh Curle, Jonny Newton, Charlie Plunkett, Mike Schneidau, Matt Stolls, Peter Watts and John Wybar. Andy Towler had hoped to be fit to play, but had not recovered sufficiently from an injury to be able to do so.

After the success of last year, the team was confident but weakened by the absence of last year’s top player, Patrick Spraggs, who had turned professional at the end of last summer. Additionally, John Wybar was suffering from an acute sickness bug all day, but played two rounds in the day – a truly heroic effort. Playing against Sherborne was always going to be a very tough match as they are considerably higher than us on the ranking table. Unfortunately we lost 4-1 with Jonny & Matt and Rob & Peter gaining halves in their matches.

On the Friday afternoon we lost in the Princes’ Plate to Ampleforth. In spite of the disappointment of Friday the squad had had a most enjoyable time playing golf in some wonderful spring weather. The team was supported by Norman and Virginia Porter, John Edwards, Robin Anderton, David Turnbull and Andy Towler. The squad stayed in the Pegwell Bay Hotel and thanks are due once again to Andy for making all the arrangements.

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College Shooting Team Gets OF Wisdom
Shooting - April 2014 - Wired_Headsets_in_use
The OF Shooters once again hosted cadets from the College and Brandeston at a shooting weekend at Bisley. On display was some new technology - wired headsets rather then guns used!

Read the full story and see some pictures here

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Another OF in the news

David Ballard - new care home - April 2014
David Ballard (K55-62) recently featured in the Eastern Daily Press when he performed the groundbreaking ceremony for the start of a new care home, De Lucy House.

David, in the blue hat , is Chairman of Greensleeves Homes Trust, which provides care and nursing homes for the elderly. De Lucy House will be Greensleeves' eighteenth home, and the third in East Anglia.

Click here to read the EDP article .

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OF Cricketer "one to watch"
Robert Newton 2014 - small
We are indebted to Nick "Creamy" Horne (S56-61), a co-leg spinner with SOF President Richard Sayer, for spotting that Rob Newton has been named as one of the "ten to watch" this coming cricket season by "All Out Cricket", which is one of Britain’s biggest cricket magazines.

Click here to see their full report on Rob.

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Charter Ball a Huge Success
Charter Ball - picture 1
Paul Taylor, Headmaster writes : "The Charter Ball, which was held at Easton Grange on Saturday evening in aid of the College's 150th Anniversary Appeal, was a great success, and not just financially. The venue (which was so generously donated by the Kerr family) was quite superb, and while the main objective of the evening was indeed the raising of funds for our Appeal, it was also lovely to see so many College and Brandeston parents joining OFs and other friends and governors of the College in having a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

We are hugely grateful to the Ball Committee, whose tireless work under the leadership of Mel Dellow made the evening the success that it undoubtedly was. We are also indebted to all those who generously donated prizes for auction, and indeed to all those who supported the Appeal through their very attendance at the evening. Such generosity is very much valued and appreciated, and we are delighted to report that the event managed to raise over £16,000 for the 150th Anniversary Appeal."

You can see many photos here on our Facebook page. This includes a photo of Richard Sayer, SOF President, handing over a further cheque for £120,000 from the Society, making £220,000 in total given to the College Appeal.

Please click here to see links to article in the Diss Express, the EADT and an online archive on the College website.

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OFs vs OWs Hockey Match – Easter Sunday 2014

Carl Witham (S07-11) - in goal
Nick Whitehead (K06-11) writes “Easter Sunday saw a hockey game between an Old Framlinghamian XI and an Old Woodbridgian XI take place for the first time. It was played on the new astro at the College and saw the return of 12 OFs, ranging from class of 13 to class of 09, face a strong visiting squad of 14 OWs. Furthermore, there were an enthusiastic crowd of around 20 braving what proved to be a rather chilly wind.

You can read a full report and see some more photos here.

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2 OFs make headlines in EADT on one day!

On Tuesday 15 April 2014, the East Anglian Daily Times, who’s Editor in Chief is OF Terry Hunt (K68-75), carried two stories on OFs. The OFs featured were Laura Wright (M02-08) for singing on Tower Bridge during the London Marathon and Ed Sheeran (BH96-02) for giving away some of his wardrobe for charity EACH. Also featured in the same edition was the College’s own Kim Frost who ran the London Marathon after nearly dying in a car crash. You can read all 3 articles here or alternatively go to this link for the article on Laura .

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Newmarket Supper 2014

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Renew those friendships; make new ones or just reminisce in convivial company at the Newmarket Supper, which will be held at The Rutland Arms Hotel, High Street, Newmarket on Friday 16th May 2014. Dress informal: 7.00 for 7.45pm, £26.00 per person. Wives and partners are welcome. It is hoped that a representative of the College will be attending the supper to provide us with the latest news from our alma mater.

Please reply on the attached form, preferably by the 12th May 2014. Any questions please contact Michael Smy

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2014 AGM & Annual Dinner
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Following the Annual General Meeting of the Society, the 2014 Annual Dinner was held at Framlingham College on Saturday 29 March 2014 when 95 attended and enjoyed a first class 4 course dinner. Amongst those attending, 6 were members of staff from Framlingham College and Brandeston Hall. OFs present ranged from one who started in the late 1920s, through all the decades to some who left last year. During the meal, diners were entertained with two delightful pieces sung by Framlingham College Y12 student, Elizabeth Leaver, accompanied by Claire Weston on the piano and organised by the Director of Music, Tim Rhodes.

Click here to see the full report .

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Memory Book for 150th Celebrations

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Calling all OFs.

Please send in a sentence or two about your best memory of your time at the College for our Memory Book to be used as part of the 150th Celebrations.

Email them to Jane Easey (V87-89),  Old Framlinghamian Co-ordinator, at jeasey@framcollege.co.uk

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