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US Secretary of State Dean Acheson (who was Guest of Honour at the College's first Speech Day in 1958)

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100 Club

Another month on and yet another draw carried out without the benefit of visiting a Norfolk hostelry! But, this time, we were able to, at least, “gather” and a few of us met on the afternoon of Wednesday 24th June at the Lynford Stag picnic area, which is part of Thetford Forest close to Mundford. This was the June STAR draw. Steve and I were joined by Chris Parnham, Liz Bishop [Sasada] and Bev Sennett [Millard] and husband Richard. Thus we were able to comply with the “6 person” meeting requirement as well as managing to maintain the 2m social distancing ruling [as the attached photos attest!].

This month’s winners were:-

£ 500.00 - Eileen Baron [Miss Fox] – resident of Cromer

£ 200.00 - Josephine Tibbenham [nee Steggles] – resident of Weybread, near Diss

£ 75.00 - Evi Walker [nee Hutchcraft] - resident of Abingdon

We were able to find some shade and enjoyed a couple of hours catching up on the trials and tribulations of the past few months. Chris Parnham kindly carried out the draw for us. All being well, the July 100 Club draw will be our traditional trip to the North Norfolk coast and we will meet on Wednesday 22nd July 2020 at The Kings Arms, Blakeney at 7.30 pm. https://www.kingsarmsblakeney.co.uk/

Stay safe everyone and hope to see some of you at the July draw – apps at the ready………


Phil Robinson

OW 100 club administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com


P.S.   I have been made aware of a revitalised Facebook page recently renamed “Wymondham College Alumni” which has lots of interesting comments and reminicences:- https://www.facebook.com/groups/1532014457127574

It’s a “Private Group” so you might need to be “approved” by a current member.


P.P.S Just a reminder that the “The Chapel Project” appeal was launched with the aim of preserving the last remaining Nissen hut at the college. The Old Wymondhamians have made a substantial donation to this cause although it doesn’t show up on this “running total” page.


More details can be seen at here:- https://www.wymondhamcollege.org/404/news/post/41/the-chapel-project


If any of the above links do not work, please copy and paste into your browser.  Ed.


 WyCol Analogy from one of our number. Written before they closed the pubs!

I suspect that we might all be gated for some while yet. The headmaster has spoken, and the housemasters are starting to get cross. Tuck shop is shut, or at least has no more sweets. The milkman has plenty of stock apparently, but not visiting anymore – and the sick bay is not taking any customers unless approved by matron. Kinda reminds me of the meningitis epidemic when I were a lad at school!!  KEEP SAFE





100 Club 2018 appeal

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July Update

 What's New

The What's New page is up and running again.   I can't use the same table format as before but I'm working on it!                                                                                                



 Sad News

Sad news from OW Liz Griffin (nee Stockwell)  -  Margaret Stockwell nee Buttress sadly passed away on Monday 18th May 2020. Margaret was House Mistress of Winchester House, now known as Cavell House, from September 1962 to July 1964, when she left and married Ian Stockwell also a teacher at the College.



OW Golf Day and Reunion 2020

A message from Bob Rowell to those who had planned to attend the reunion this year:

"As you will understand the event has been cancelled. A round of golf may have been possible on the Friday but it is Saturday July 4th when it is planned hotels will reopen. At this stage many of us would have been reluctant to attend such a gathering if it had been possible.

My hotel contacts have been very understanding and helpful and I have provisionally booked for the same weekend next year. 2021 is the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the College and I assume there will be some event at the College to which we are invited. My hotel contact is aware of this and I need confirmation of the date as soon as possible enabling us to hopefully rearrange the date of our Golf Day and Reunion if necessary. You will recall it was the 50th Anniversary in 2001 when we had our first Golf Day and Reunion.

Best Wishes – Keep Safe, Bob"                       



Photos from the OW Golf Day 2019 

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College News

Delight as Wymondham College earns 'outstanding' inspection grade
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College was given the education and social care watchdog's highest grade in all three key areas, including quality of care and support, ..

Leading Norfolk figure Lady Ralphs passes away at the age of 99
Norwich Evening News

She was governor of Norwich School, Wymondham College and Culford School and was president of the Norwich branch of the United Nations


“Do everything you can” to get your children a place at Wymondham ...
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
Wymondham College has been included in a list of 20 schools society magazine Tatler claims are the “creme de la creme” of the state sector.



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