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

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Dulcie WILTON

Those with Brandeston connections in the very early days will be saddened to hear of the death of Dulcie Wilton, on 27th January 2003, at the age of 92. Dulcie was the Junior School’s first Head Matron on the Brandeston Hall site, subsequently moving on to become Nursing Sister i/c the College Medical Centre, thus serving the school community in a dedicated manner for a period in excess of ten years. Not untypical of the Forties & Fifties, a somewhat stern exterior (nicknamed the Green Dragon!) in fact concealed a heart of gold. We managed to persuade her to attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations at Brandeston Hall, in June 1998. The very next day I received a letter from which I quote•• ‘I feel I must write to tell you how much I enjoyed the time at Brandeston yesterday and for all the kindness shown me. I appreciated a great deal being pushed around (in her wheel chair) to enable me to see all the new buildings and improvements which had taken place over the years••Also meeting with a number of Old Boys which seemed to give pleasure on both sides••It was a beautiful Thanksgiving Service, a lovely start to a very special day for the school’.

We have now lost, relatively quickly, Dulcie, Cherrie Allsop and Joan Rix, three ‘grand old ladies’ who were the definitive Head Matrons who, between them, ruled the domestic roost at BH for the greater part of the 1949-early ’80’s period.

Bob Williams
Feb 2003

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