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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


The January OW 100 Club draw was carried out at The Ten Bells in Norwich and this month’s winners were:-

Marion Reed [Rix] [resident of Boreham, Chelmsford]
&
Colin Farrington [resident of Coltishall]

Steve and I were joined this month by Sandra Howard. Others were due to attend but, due to the impending bad weather, it was understandable that they decided to stay at home! I didn’t blame them! Steve carried out the draw for us.

The Ten Bells was a bit of a disappointment as none of the real ales were available [indeed none of the hand pumps on the bar were in use – no explanation was given either!]. So we had to make do with some very cold fizzy lagerish beer!! We also seemed to be the oldest in the pub by probably 35 years!! However, a suitable pub, that is guaranteed to have some “proper” beers, has been identified close by, so we will choose that one next winter!

The February 100 Club draw will be held at The Coachmakers Pub & Kitchen on Norwich Road in East Dereham on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 8.00pm.

Hope to see some of you there.

Best Regards,

Phil Robinson
OW 100 club administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com

 
     

 

 
     

Please see details of a fundraising 1940's Hanger Dance organised by a team of 6th formers, led by Dorrie Hartley. Dorrie has worked hard to organise a nostalgic and fun filled evening with a 1940’s theme and former students, staff, parents and 6th Formers are welcome. All proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Tickets and information available at reception.

Click on the image on the left to enlarge for more details.

 
   
     

Mike Comber is organising a 50 Years On Reunion which will be held on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th August 2018. It will start at Christ's College, Cambridge where there will be a dinner and accommodation. On the Friday a coach will take you to Wymondham College for a tour and BBQ.

If you click on the page on the left it will link to more details and a form to fill in.

Mike does need to have an idea of numbers by 31st January 2017, so if you are interested please contact him as soon as possible at michael.comber42@btinternet.com

 

 

 

January Update

 

Mair Cup 2017

The prestigious highlight of the College music calendar, the Mair Cup, will take place this year on Sunday 19th March. Mr Day, Head of Music, is really keen to involve former students and would like to invite OW's to be part of the judging panel. We are looking for 5 judges to represent each of the following decades:

1967-1977
1977-1987
1987-1997
1997-2007
2007-2017

The College are pretty sure they can contact recent leavers but if you, or anyone you may know, would be willing to represent those earlier years they would love to hear from you. Please contact Justin Smith.

 

Old Wymondhamians Golf Day - Friday 7th July 2017 - Sprowston Manor, Norwich

Each year Bob Rowell (52-59) organises a Golf Day and Dinner which is open to all Old Wymondhamians.

The event becomes more popular each year and always attracts a large contingent of golfers of varying standards. However, golf is not compulsory and many join later in the day for dinner and an evening of good company.

If you would like to join the fun, please contact Bob: bob.e.rowell@outlook.com

 

Sad News

Bob Rowell has informed us of the passing of John Kirkland. He was in the Grammar School 1953 - 1956. His company and sense of humour in recent years have been enjoyed by us all and some of us remember him from our days at Wymondham.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For previous updates please click here.

 
   

 

College News

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.

 

 

100 Club Update - OWs in 2013 - Click here for the latest news and for information on how to join.
     
College Heritage Room Click here for more information.  
     
OW's in 2013 David Spinks has written a few words outlining our current situation and a call for new OWs to help with various functions on our Committee which can be found here.  
     

OW Newsletter

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