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The following marriages have taken place recently:
Charlotte (Binkle) Moore-Moffatt (P1992-2004) to Jeremy Jackson on 18th August 2012 - it was the hottest day of the year, a scorching 32C! Married in Framlingham Church and reception afterwards at Robbie & Alison Moffatt's house in Saxtead. There were lots of OF's in attendance: Dr Robbie Moffatt (Honorary OF - father of the bride), Rose Moore-Moffatt (bridesmaid), Gemma Ellis (bridesmaid), Henry Reid (Brandeston Hall - bridesman), Rupert Moffatt (usher), Henry Moffatt (usher), Alexandra Reid, Ben Hayes, Charlie Hicks, Andrew Barr, Adam Howard-Dobson, Jenny Howard-Dobson (nee Wayne), Harry Ford, Jack Paget, Lily Paget, Luke Bailey, Mark Stacpoole, Patrick Cadell, Sam Mitchell, Tom Burton, Will Gallagher, Eleni Read, Jet Bielecka, Lois Crompton, Rosy Lawrence, Sarah Hicks, Victoria Mawson, Edwina Blackford (nee Reid), Tommi Coles, Nick Watts and Tim Watts. 32 in total, including the bride!
Naomi Horton (P 87-95) was married to Nicholas Wheeler at St Michael’s Church Framlingham on Saturday 22 September 2012. The bride was given away by her father, John Horton (G 56-60) and Julie Brumby (Née Cooper P 84-95) was bridesmaid. Other OFs present were Andrew Horton (Z 86-97), Mike Vipond (Hon), Rev Canon David Pitcher (R 44-51), Helen Slater (Née Robinson P 85-93), Harriet Root (Née Sale P 87-93), Sarah Rutterford (P 85-95) and Suzy Pym (Née McEwan P 86-95).
Jennifer Anne Wayne (P96-03), daughter of Barry & Penny Wayne to Adam Howard-Dobson (K93-04), youngest son of Peter (R 65-69)and Catherine Howard-Dobson, at St Mary's church Great Bealings, on 1st September 2012. Jenny's bridesmaids were Charlotte St. John Dinsdale (nee Wayne) (P95-00), Victoria Wayne (P97-08), Charley Heywood (P94-03) and Emma Rooney; Adam's best men were Badr El Shaboury (S97-03) and Tom Whitton (K99-04). The reception was held at Beacon House, Little Bealings, home of Barry and Penny Wayne.The photograph shows twenty five of them, to a greater or lesser extent. Back row L-R: Libby Ilett, Claire Niewiarowski (nee Mallett), Hannah Colby, Kirsty Wybar, Alex Lyne, Helen Bowen, James Howard-Dobson. Middle row L-R: David Mallett, Yumino Hirayama, Lottie Florence (nee Carter), Charley Heywood, Binkle Jackson (nee Moore-Moffatt), Simon Howard-Dobson, Alex Cameron, Robert Lintott, Kim Hamilton. Front row L-R: Victoria Wayne, Charlotte St. John Dinsdale (nee Wayne), Jenny Howard-Dobson (nee Wayne), Adam Howard-Dobson, Alaistair Howard-Dobson, Peter Howard-Dobson, Amy Hutchings. Kneeling in front L-R: Badr El Shaboury and Tom Whitton. The twenty sixth was Norman Porter, SOF General Secretary, who is churchwarden of St Mary's, Great Bealings, and missed the first half of a vital Ipswich Town match in order to fulfil those duties, before making a dash for Portman Road.
In all, there were twenty six Old Framlinghamians at the wedding (including the principals).
Simon Newson (G77-80) to Miss Ann Ceprynski Ciekawy at St. Mary’s Church, Upton Grey on 9th June 2012. Also present were John Newson (S52-60) and Andrew Newson (S58-67), plus Bob Williams (Hon) was also present as a guest.
Clare Margaret Dougherty (BH & VH 88-98) daughter of Simon (BH & GH 60-67) and Margaret Dougherty to Christopher Smith, youngest son of Keith and the late Pamela Smith at St Andrew’s Church, Abberton, on 5 May 2012. The bridesmaids were Franny Aukland nee Henney (BH & PH 87-98), Kelly Nekrews nee Morgan (BH & PH 87 – 98), Katie Rixon (BH & PH 89-98) and Rosie Barker (MH 96-98) assisted by Jack and Carys, son and daughter of James (BH & GH 83-93) and Sally Dougherty and Maximilian, son of Philip (BH & GH 85-95) and Louise Dougherty. The reception was held at White House, Abberton, home of Clare’s parents. In the image, from the left are Kelly Nekrews nee Morgan, Franny Aukland nee Henney, The Bride and Groom, Rosie Barker and Katie Rixon.
Douglas Parkes (S92-02) to Lindsay Coombs at Glen-Y-Afon, Usk, Cardiff, on 24th March 2012. - They will be living in Arbroath, where Douglas is with 45, Royal Marine Commandos.
Simon Stacpoole (K90-02) to Megan Sandell on 8th October 2011 in a ceremony and reception held at The Ashes, nr. Leek in Staffordshire. OFs present on the day included brother, Mark Stacpoole (K90-04), who was Best Man, cousins Philippa Wickham (nee Knight)(V89-00) and Elizabeth Reeve (nee Knight) (P88-98), Jonathan Darby (S90-02), David Sowerby (R90-00), Craig Hamilton (S92-02), Louisa Coker (M93-02), Jon Wilding (S95-02) and Jamie Holliday (K97-02) .
Cieren Leigh (S91-00) to Melanie Holden at the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Send, Woking, on 8th October 2011. Best man was Rawden Leigh (S91-99) and ushers included Sam Brooks (S95-00) and Richard Romney (S95-00). Guests included Matthew Millett (S93-00), James Morris (S91-00), Mark St Leger Moore (K95-00) and Seamus Wright (G95-00).
Guy Organ (G98-03) married Katherine Rae (P98-03) on 17th September 2011 at ceremony and reception held in Kent. OFs present on the day included sister, Roberta Organ (P 00-05) who was the Maid of Honour, Tyrone Babbidge (G 98-03) who was Best Man, Nick Rae (R 96-00) who was an Usher, uncles of Guy and Roberta, Michael McGonigle (G) and Richard McGonigle (G). Sadly OFs that couldn't make it were Alex Alabaster (K 98-03) Will Clephane (G 98-03) and Matt Lawford (G 98-03).
James Loveridge (R96-01) married Catharine Hallpike at St. John the Baptist Church, Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire, on Saturday 8th August 2011. This was followed by a reception at Chavenage House. William Gallagher (R96-01) and Guy Fleming (R96-01) were ushers. Also attending were Nathan Davidson (R96-01), Julian (Dennis) Davies (R96-01), Sophie Golding (P96-01), Jonnie Harris (R96-01), Benedict Hunt (S96-01), Meg Macauley (V96-01), Rosemary Moore-Moffat (M96-01), Eleni Read (V96-01), Guy Sage (R96-01) and Hannah Woodgate (M96-01).
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The following births have recently been announced:
Johnson - To Peter (Brandeston 87-90 Stradbroke 90-95) and Bindu, a daughter Florence Elizabeth, born 30th November 2011. A little sister to Olivia.
George - To Ginny and Andrew George (K74-79), a daughter Lola Jessica, born 22nd July 2010.
Whipps (nee Frost) - To Craig (G1997-2000) and Vicky (V1997-2002) a baby son, James Craig. A brother for Bethany weighing 7lb 8oz born on March 25th 2012 and doing well. Tragically Craig had died on 15 July 2011 in a farming accident.
Bradley (nee Smallcombe) - To Hannah (P88-93) and husband Mark a girl, Sally Rosina May Bradley on 27 June 2011 weighing 7lbs 8ozs and she is a little sister to her big brother Ethan Francis Bradley who is now 3.
Sindell - To Ross (Z 82-85 and R 85-86) and Sara a second daughter Molly Jessica born 17 February 2011.
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The following deaths have been announced over the last year or so. In some cases, there are obituaries available or just a little more detail (in which case the name will be underlined). Click on the name to see more. Earlier obituaries are available in the Obituaries' Archive (see below). If you have an obituary to offer, or wish to provide details of the death of an OF, or someone connected with the school, please click here on
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Roland Angus Coyte Reynolds (K41-46) died on 4 March 2013 in Felxistowe.
Peter Cecil Spice (K33-40) died in spring 2013. He was living in Dorset.
Charles Benson (S45-54) died on 16 April 2013. His Memorial service is at 2pm on 9 May at St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean. Charles worked for Cable and Wireless for 20 years and Racal Defence Systems for a similar period. Many OFs will remember him as a fine player of jazz music and a loyal supporter of London suppers. He leaves his wife, Diana. Address : Chapman's Orchard. Tugwood Common, Dean Lane, Cookham, SL6 9TT
Robert Guy Spencer Dawson (S44-52) - his daughter Vanessa Pearce has advised us that her father died on 21 February 2013 after a short illness. The Funeral will be on 7 March 2013 at Mintyn Crematorium, Kings Lynn. He was 14th and last member of his Dawson family to attend Framlingham - click here to see details.
Arthur Rowland Staniforth (S31-39) - we have been advised by his son that he died on 8 February 2013 at the age of 91 at Nazareth House, Cardiff. The Funeral took place on 18 February 2013 at 3.00pm at Cardiff & Glamorgan Crematorium, Port Road East, Barry nr Wenvoe CF62 9BX.
Commander Peter Alan Victor Lloyd-Bostock (R28-31) - on 31 January 2013 at the age of 98. He was the brother of the late James Patrick Ian Lloyd-Bostock (R30-35) who died in August 2003. The funeral took place on Friday 15 February, at 11.30am, at St Peter’s Church, Henfield, West Sussex. Andrew George (K74-79) has sent in the following fascinating story connected to Peter that I reproduce here "I never knew Peter, but a few weeks ago my wife mentioned the passing of her old neighbour, Peter, at the ripe old age of 98. She had known him a number of years having lived in the same row of cottages leading up to St. Peter's Parish Church in Henfield, West Sussex. Last Friday she attended his funeral, which from her account was well attended. He was well known in the village and was particularly known for his love of cricket. When I returned from work this last Friday, Ginny asked me to confirm that it was Framlingham where I went to school, which I replied 'of course!'. She mentioned that Peter's eulogy made particular reference to his happy years as a pulpil at Framlingham College. It turns out he was probably the oldest OF. Well done Peter! It's only with regret that say that I never had the pleasure of meeting you in person, as otherwise I'm sure we would have had plenty of recount of our happy lives at Fram. I only hope that you, like me, had the pleasure of many a match on 'The Back' whilst representing the College at cricket. Great days which I will never forget!"
James “Jim” Nisbet Crosbie (S60-67) - died on 27 January 2013 at the age of 64. Jim had not been well for some time. The funeral took place on Friday, 8 February at 2.40pm at Putney Vale Crematorium, Stag Lane, (off the A3 at Roehampton Vale), London, SW15 3DZ.
Pemberton, Wendy - (Wife of John, Hon OF, on the original Brandeston Hall Staff, and mother of David and Michael). She passed peacefully away in Ipswich Hospital on January 2nd 2013, aged 87. A memorial service was held at 12-00 in St Mary’s, Woodbridge on Wednesday 16th January.
John Strange (K51-54) - died in January 2013. No other details currently known.
Peter Nigel Aaroe King (S60-65)
- died on 28 December 2012, aged 65. He had suffered from a rare blood disorder. He was a lynchpin of the OF Rifle Club. Click here to see details of his funeral. He was married to Tizzie.
Thomas Wharton Bishop (G43-47) -we have been notified by his nephew that he died on 3rd December 2012. No other details.
John Frederick Garrod (K49-55) - died on 9th December 2012 after a short illness. He leaves a widow, Patricia, 3 children and 9 grandchildren.
John Thomas O'Donald (S51-57) - died on 23 December 2012, aged 74 in Adelaide, Australia. He had suffered ill health for many years but had always maintained a wonderful sense of humour. He was the husband of Veronica and father to children.
Paul Frederick Charles Gooderham (K50-57) - died on Saturday 15 December 2012, aged72. He was the brother of John (K44-53) and Andrew (K51-58), husband of Stella and leaves behind 7 children and 15 grandchildren. A private family funeral will be held in the New Year, followed by a memorial service.
Commander John Derek Molyneux (S33-38) - passed away on 22 July 2012, aged 92. He was the husband of Mary and father of Simon (S61-66) and Richard (S66-70).
Angus Hindley (Z79-84) - died on 22 October 2012, aged 47, on a flight from London to Tokyo. He was a highly respected and well-liked Middle East business journalist. Click to read obituary in Guardian.
Lt Colonel Anthony Matthew Cooper (R35-39) - died in Queen Alexander Hospital, Portsmouth on 25 August 2012, aged 91, after a short illness. He was the husband of the late Tatiana and leaves behind 3 daughters, Helen, Julia and Anna.
Laurie Rimmer (Hon OF) - died in a care home near his home in Aldeburgh on his 77th birthday, 31 May 2012. He had been ill for some time. Laurie was Headmaster from 1971-1989 and was pre deceased by his wife Gillian. He leaves behind sons Shane (Z76-81), Drummond (Z72-83), Daniel (Z74-85) and Arran (Z77-87).
Alan Bodell Richardson (S34-40) - in South Africa, May 2012, after a long battle with throat cancer. Alan was a Vice President of the Society.
Nigel Hamilton Ellis Hyde (R55-60) - on 1 May 2012 aged 67. The funeral was held on Wednesday 16 May, at 2.15pm, at St Mary the Virgin, Compton Dando. Donations welcome to Dorothy House.
Andrew McFarlane Currie (R38-43) - on 2nd April 2012 aged 85. The funeral was on Friday 13th April, at 12.00 noon, at All Saints, Brandeston. There was a private cremation after the funeral. Donations will be welcomed, in Andrew's memory, to the British Heart Foundation, c/o Farthing, Singleton and Hastings, 650 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, IP4 4PW.
Richard Broad (Headmaster of Brandeston Hall from 1968 to 1974, and an Honorary OF) - On 15th February 2012 aged 83, following some months in hospital. Bob Williams (Hon. OF) reports that his widow, Cynthia, is bearing up well after months of daily visits across north Bristol. His Memorial Service took place at St. Nicholas Parish Church, Dunkeswell, Nr. Honiton, Devon on Saturday 14th April at 2p.m.
Paul Griffin MBE (G35-40) - On Sunday 29th January 2012, peacefully at home after a short illness. He leaves behind his wife, Felicity, son Jonathan, daughter Angela, a host of grandchildren and the occasional great-grandchild. The funeral will be held at St. Mary's, Huntingfield, Suffolk at 2.00pm on Thursday 9th February. Family flowers only, please, but donations to the Church's fabric fund would be most welcome (Paul and Felicity have played a major part in restoring and protecting this church, which was her father's benefice from 1929 to 1966).
Derek David Dempster (38-40) - on 25th January 2012 aged 87. Brother of Lt Fergus Lee Dempster OBE DSC (29-34). The notice in the Telegraph says “RAF and RAF uxAF 604Squadron (County of Middlesex) Squadron. Aviation, Journalist and Author. Dearly loved and loving husband of Jo, and much loved stepfather of Tamara Ustinova lovely, kind man who will be sadly missed by all who knew him".
Robert James Crofts-Bolster (R74-79) - died in a helicopter crash on Friday 6th January 2012 near Ely. He leaves behind a wife Helen and two young daughters, Charlotte and Rosie, and his brother Richard Crofts-Bolster (R76-80). Click here for article in Essex County Standard by his father.
John Douglas Waddell (R39-46) - passed away on Thursday 5th January 2012. A Service of Thanksgiving was held at St John the Baptist Church, Snape on Friday 13 January 2012 at 2.30pm.
Richard Derek Lloyd Vaughan-Griffith MC(K60-64) - had been ill for some time and passed away on Wednesday 4th January 2012. The funeral service took place on Thursday 26th January 2012 at 11.00am, at the Church of St Mary The Virgin, Frensham, Surrey, GU10 3EA.
Christopher Brain (R46-56) - died on 4 November 2011, aged 73. He was married with 2 daughters.
Philip Douglas Simper (R1925-1930) - passed away Saturday, August 6th 2011 aged 97 years. The funeral service took place on Tuesday, August 23rd at 11.30 am, at the Ipswich Crematorium, West Chapel, Cemetery Lane. IP4 2TQ. Donations, if desired, to National Osteoporosis Society c/o Co-operative Funeral Service, 64 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DX.
Craig Harold Whipps (G97-00) - He died tragically in a farming accident at Stapleford Tawney, Essex on July 15th 2011, aged 27.
Major John Stanley Mayes (G34-38) - died 25th June 2011.
Commander R J P W Perryman AM RAN (R45-47) - died in Canberra on March 10th 2011 aged 81.
Major John Town (R35-40) – passed away peacefully on 4th February 2011. The Service of Remembrance was held on 21st February 2011 at Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. He was uncle to Charles Draper (R70-78).