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

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SOF Suffolk Lunch - 20 October 2018

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The Suffolk gathering will again be a lunch and will take place at Framlingham College Preparatory School, Brandeston Hall on Saturday 20th October 2018. As in recent years the meal will be in a buffet format. The cost will be £12 per head, payable in advance by cheque or BACS.

The full timetable for the day will be:

11:00am    Council Meeting including the induction of new Hon OFs  (Classrooms 17 & 18).  Tea and Coffee available in The White and Black Hall

12 noon     Cash Bar open in The White and Black Hall until 3.00pm.

1:00pm       Buffet Lunch (Dining Room and Hobbies Room if needed)

Booking for the lunch is essential, as we need to know numbers. Lists will be closed on October 12th.

Click here for more detail or contact John Horton on 01728 723325 or on e-mail



Former Head Boy dies

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Jeremy Page (K62-70) died on 28th August 2018, aged 67 years, after a long battle with Alzheimers. There is a YouTube video, which shows a short BBC South interview with Jeremy and Josephine in 2015.  The interview clearly shows Jeremy’s fortitude.

The funeral was held on 14th September at St Saviour’s Church, Brockenhurst, close to his recent home. He is survived by his wife, Josephine, together with a son and a daughter and two stepsons. 

There will be a full obituary in the Yearbook but you can see a link to the order of service here.  The OFs were well represented, with Tim Bailey, James Wheildon, Chris Marsh (plus wife, Fenny), John Washtell (plus wife, Anne), Maurice Wonnacott, Michael Barrett, and Peter Barker all present. Click here to see a picture showing Chris Marsh, Peter Barker, Tim Bailey and James Wheildon (photographer, Fenny Marsh).



Joint OF Wedding on 8 September 2018

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Guy Jenkinson (K69-76) proudly writes : "My daughter Camilla Jenkinson (P08-10) married Captain Raynor Shelmerdine-Hare (R00-09) at St Peters Church Yoxford last Saturday.  Both are OFs as is the Father of bride me !  Also Hannah Gardner (P08-10) was chief bridesmaid !!! And good contingent of school chums in attendance."

Click here for some lovely photos.



OF makes England debut on track

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Bob Williams (Hon OF) writes "Former UK U.15 Cross-Country Champion, John Bird (G01-08), made a significant advance in his running career, by earning his first England vest, on the track, in the Men’s 800m event at the 3rd Manchester International, on 15 August. John (seen here far Right), finished a creditable 3rd. John has an impressive personal best time of 1m 47.79, set in June 2017, at the British Athletics Championships. He is currently studying at Loughborough for his Ph.D (In ‘Self-control and Endurance Sport Performance’!) while, at the same time, seeking to further his career at this centre of sporting excellence. Keep up the hard work John... We look forward to see you modelling that cherished GB vest before too long!"



WW2 Veteran Leonard "David" Brook dies

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Leonard David Brook (S36-40) died on 9 August 2018 at the age of 94.  Following a private family cremation there will be a Service of Celebration for his life at Sts. Peter & Paul’s Church, West Mersea, CO5 8QD at 12 noon on Wednesday 19th September. After the service all are invited to West Mersea Yacht Club for drinks and a buffet lunch.

David was last at the College at the Fowler Pavilion opening on 21 October 2017 and had a first meeting with Ken Mayhew  (R29-34). David was a Glider Pilot on the main push over the Rhine in Operation Varsity  on 24 March 1945 and edited the GPRA Eagle magazine for 30  years.



Dennington Cricket Reunion for 2017 Leavers

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Moreau Scholar Renee Bahar (M12-17) writes :"The cricket match on Saturday went ahead and was a huge success! We had a good turnout with huge amounts of enthusiasm for the game and it was so lovely to see so many people there. Special thanks go to JoJo’s Maberly's parents for buying all the food and drink and organising the venue, as well as Mr. Skitch for umpiring. All credit has to go to JoJo (P04-17) for organising it as well, she really did a brilliant job!

We managed to use the cricket pitch and village hall tables and chairs for free which was great. All the food and drink came to £50, which includes the drinks which some people had back at JoJo’s house after the match and we are grateful to OFs for paying this."

Click here to see some photos



Laura Wright (M02-08) encounters bush fires and snakes on "African Wild Ride"

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Laura has just finished a 400km cycle ride through a remote African region, raising thousands to help protect endangered species.  Read the full story in the EADT here



A Suffolk Town in Wartime - Framlingham 1939 to 1945

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Local OF John Bridges (S57-66), will be launching his new book on Saturday 22 September at Framlingham library, which tells the amazing story of the town during the Second World War. There is much about the College, including headmaster William Whitworth and his attempt to assist with the Dunkirk evacuation, the move to Repton when invasion seemed imminent, and his ultimate departure after refusing to act as a civilian rather than a combatant.

Framlingham was a Nodal town and defended with pill boxes, tank traps, road mines, machine guns, and mortars to hold up enemy forces following invasion. All is revealed in John’s book, containing 152 pages and over 160 images, many in colour - click here for a wonderful aerial view. Signed copies of the book, which costs £20, will be available at the launch where there will also be military vehicles and wartime displays. For information and to order a copy, please contact: framww2@gmail.com or telephone 01728 723557.



OF Golf Society News - Cyril Gray & Grafton Morrish reports

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David Turnbull reports that the OF Golf Society has been busy again with golf competititions.

In the Grafton Morrish Tournament a mix of youth and experience represented the OFs at this year’s Qualifying Tournament held at Gog Magog, Cambridge on 13th May. The bar for qualifying in recent years has been increasing, and this year it was raised again, with the top team totalling 93 points and the lowest qualifying with 80 points. Our team had two debutants playing, Harvey Finbow and Ben Swinburn, along with Harry Bush, Jack Westcott, Barry Hitchcock and Martin Lamb. Well done to our experienced duo of Captain Barry Hitchcock & Martin Lamb who were the highest scoring pair for Framlingham. Weather was good and the course in excellent condition. Unfortunately we failed to qualify but we will try again next year, but thank you to those who gave up their time to play.

In the Cyril Gray Tournament (21st – 23rd June 2018) we played against Stonyhurst, but unfortunately came out second best. Martin Lamb and Robin Anderton lost on the 18th, Hugh Curle and Mike Schneidau halved and Roger Wharton and Barry Hitchcock also lost. In the Plate we were drawn against St Bees and this turned out to be a very close and convivial match which we lost 2-1. Hugh Curle and Mike Schneidau lost, Martin Lamb and Barry Hitchcock eventually won on the 19th hole and the Robin Anderton and Roger Wharton match went to the 21st hole where, unfortunately, they also lost. If any OF’s would like to be considered for inclusion for the Cyril Gray tournament you must be a minimum of 50 years of age and play to a reasonable standard of around 12 handicap or less. Please email Mike Schneidau at mike@stocklandestates.com to confirm your interest. The competition is played at Worplesdon GC near Woking in late June each year. Next year’s dates have been confirmed as 27th - 29th June 2019.



The Society Welcomes its Latest Moreau Leaving Scholars

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Speech Day 2018 was, as ever, a joyful event tinged with sadness as a new leaving-group started to go their separate ways. Archie Winter and Coral Langridge, the Society’s latest Moreau Leaving Scholars have, as a vital part of their role, the responsibility for helping to sustain and nourish the bonds of friendship that have grown through the years, and have both expressed their enthusiasm and determination to succeed. You can follow this LINK to read their Scholar Profiles.

On receiving their scholarships from the distinguished surgeon, Miss Nicola Fearnhead, they immediately became members of the Society of Old Framlinghamians, members of its Council, and members of the Young OFs committee.

Our scholars were welcomed into the Society by SOF President, John Ellerby; former presidents, Richard Sayer, Norman Porter and Simon Dougherty; David Mallett, Chairman of Selectors; Nick Whitehead, Member of the selection Panel, Archie’s Mentor, and Chair of the Young OFs Committee; and Peter Howard-Dobson, mentoring co-ordinator.

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