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"The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured"
US Secretary of State Dean Acheson (who was Guest of Honour at the College's first Speech Day in 1958)

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Last update: 26th September 2021           
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100 Club

The September OW 100 Club draw was carried out on 23rd September 2021 at The Crown in Reepham and this month's winners are:                             

Pat Howard (Marsh) - resident of Great Hockham 

Trevor Chapman - resident of Walmer, Kent                              

Cheques in the sum of £55 each have been despatched. 

Steve and I were joined by David and Sue Spinks, Philip Wade (who came to enquire why he hasn’t won for a good while and check that his ball was still in the draw!)  and Steve Bishop.  Sue kindly carried out the draw as the attached photo shows. It was nice to have table service from attentive staff who made sure that we were topped up with drinks all evening. A friendly and welcoming establishment.                            .   

The October draw will be held at The Shoulder of Mutton           in Strumpshaw on Wednesday 27th October at 7.30pm.

 ADVANCE NOTICE 

The November draw will be held at The Squirrels Drey in Sporle near Swaffham on Wednesday 24th November 2021 at 7.30pm

The December STAR draw will be held at the Queen of Iceni, Norwich  on Thursday 9th December 2021 from noon [draw expected to take place around 2.30pm]. 

This is the “Sixties Bunch” annual Xmas get together and it is always an enjoyable event with attendees from many different era’s. [I will need to apply for my pensioners bus pass to get a free bus ride from Middleton to Norwich & back!] 

Hope to see some of you there over the coming few months.

Take care all. 

Cheers,

Phil Robinson

OW 100 club administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com

 

   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.

 

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.

https://donatemyschool.com/project/page/wymondhamcollege?page=1&per-page=10 

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.

 

 
 

 

100 Club 2018 appeal

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A quick reminder - if you need to order anything from Amazon, please click on the image on the left first, the link will take you to the normal Amazon page but the Old Wymondhamians will get a small percentage of what you spend - at no extra cost to you!  
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to buy a Wymondham College bespoke branded belt?

Please click on the image left to https://www.mybelt.co.uk/wyc

They have interchangeable buckles which can be custom made individually at no extra cost.

£5 to the College for every one sold.

 

 

 

October Update  

 

   Bill Atkins - Founder of WCRemembered.co.uk 

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of Bill Atkins.  I have no details but have read various comments today on the Alumni Facebook page.  Without Bill this site would not exist.  He must have spent thousands of hours collecting memorabilia, stories, and photos.    When I took over editing the site from Bill I had no idea how long it took to put on a few photos, let alone all the photos he had processed over the years.  It was a real labour of love.  He was a great history enthusiast and through that came this wonderful collection of memories for all of us who passed through Wymondham College.  I was honoured to take over the site from Bill and he couldn't have been more helpful during my initial learning period.  He was also a valuable committee member for the Old Wymondhamians and he will be greatly missed.                      

 

   Roger Garrard Memorial Service

  Roger Garrard was a member of staff from 1952-1989 and his widow, Mrs Brenda Garrard (also a previous member of staff at the College) wishes it to be known that there will be a Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Roger Garrard at Wymondham Methodist Church on Wednesday 29 September at 13:30, followed by refreshments at the Church, kindly donated and served by The Assembly House, Norwich.  

 

 

 Sixties Bunch Christmas Drinks   

'The 60's Bunch Christmas Drinks get-together this year will be on Thursday 9th December from 12 noon at the Queen of Iceni pub on Riverside, Norwich - about 300m from the train station towards Carrow Road.  Look forward to seeing you there - all past students welcome to join us'.  Philip Wade    



 

      100 Club Update

 Are you a 100 Club member?  Every month two prizes of £55 are awarded and twice a year, July and December, we have a STAR draw when three larger prizes are awarded, £500, £200 and £75.                           

To be in with a chance of winning why not join the OW 100 Club.  Please get in touch with Phil Robinson and he will guide you through the process.                                    

 

 

 “Wartime on a Country Estate – Some Americans in Norfolk 1943-1945”

If you have an interest in what the Wymondham College site was like immediately prior to the establishment of Wycol, Anne & Adrian Hoare [teachers between 1974 and 1994] have written and published the above A4 book.

The book is about a Norfolk Country House Estate requisitioned for the war effort. On its land, an American Army Hospital was built to care for US Army Air Force casualties and later ground forces from the Normandy Campaign against the Nazis. It tells the stories of those who met there – airmen, doctors, nurses, Red Cross workers, drivers, military police, soldiers and musicians, sometimes in the own words and with their own photographs.

The book is available from Anne and Adrian by contacting them at:- adrianhoare@btinternet.com The cost is only £7.00 which includes postage and packing to UK addresses. 

Click here for a glimpse at the front cover - an image many early alumni will recognise.

 

CCF Volunteers needed for the College 

 The College are currently looking for volunteers to join the CCF staff and have asked us to see if any local Alumni are interested. Over lockdown, they have had several staff leave and retire and this has left the Army section with little to no staff.  Please see here the email from the Acting Contingent Commander.  If you are interested please contact the bursar and he will pass it on: bursar@wymondhamcollege.org

 

    

For previous updates please click here.

 
   

 

College News

 

For the latest College news please visit their website - www.wymondhamcollege.org  

 

 

We would love to hear about any reunions being held, however small.  Let us know beforehand if you would like to encourage people to attend or send in a report afterwards so we are kept up to date about what's happening out there!  Photos always gratefully received too!

 

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