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The November OW 100 Club draw was carried out on 22nd November at The Chequers in Thompson, near Watton, and the winners were:
Paul Kentish - resident of Basingstoke - £60
Michael Flatt - resident of Diss - £60
Alan Bridges - resident of Long Stratton - £30
Just to annoy some of our longstanding members, Paul and Mick are relative newcomers to the OW 100 Club and Alan has won two months in a row (although only £30 this time)!.
Steve and I were joined by Andrew Dickinson, Steven Bishop, Sandra Howard, Simon Turtle, Chris Parnham, Joanna Voelker (Bassingthwaighte), David and Geraldine Howard, Beverly Sennett (Millard) and Richard. Steve R kindly carried out the draw.
The Chequers allowed us to partially take over one of their dining rooms which was much appreciated. I think a fair number of us would have had sore heads if we had stayed in the bar area much longer due to the low ceiling beam being just at the right height to hit anyone more than 5ft 6in!!!
The December OW 100 Club STAR draw will take place at the annual '60s Bunch' Christmas get together on Tuesday 5th December 2023 at The Queen of Iceni in Norwich. We will be joining them to carry out the draw when the prizes will be £500, £250 and £100. The masses usually start gathering at noon - and all are welcome to join in.
Those of you that are still not members, please contact me so that we can enrol you in the OW 100 Club.
Take care all.
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.
If any of the above links do not work, please copy and paste into your browser. Ed.
|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.
Sixties Bunch Christmas Drinks
The annual “60s bunch"¯ Christmas get together is set for Tuesday 5th December 2023 at The Queen of Iceni in Norwich.
Phil and Steve will be joining them to carry out the December OW 100 Club STAR draw.
The masses usually start gathering at noon and all are welcome to join in.
More Sad News
We have also learned of the passing of Tony Pyle on October 10th. This is from his daughter, Sue Lindley:
Tony Pyle was my dad, he and mum remember their time at Wymondham really fondly, they left together in 1959 and married the same year and had an amazing life together. Myself and one of my sisters went to Wymondham ourselves in the late70s/ early 80s and strangely were taught by quite a few teachers who had also taught our parents! Mum and dad made some life long friends at Wymondham and had stayed in touch their whole lives and enjoyed attending reunions at Wymondham so much. I've chosen quite a few photos of them at school together for the funeral on Monday. I even recently came across dad's Floreat Sapientia badge from his school blazer .He's going to be missed very much.
We have learned of the passing of Barrie Croxford aged 82 years. He died suddenly, on November 28th, at his home in Outwell. He was the dearly loved husband of Maysel and a much loved dad of David and Anna. A respected sportsman and a friend to many. Barrie was a good all round sportsman but particularly excelled at cricket. He was a fast bowler and later he became a very good golfer. He was a prolific winner of the OW Golf Days which he had supported over the past few years.
OW Reunion at the College 20th July 2023
A successful reunion was held at the College and a few photos can be seen here.
OW Golf Day and Reunion 30th June 2023
The OW Golf Day and Reunion Dinner were held at Dunston Hall and results and photos can be seen here.
New Old Wymondhamians Website has been launched
After an 18 month gestation and testing period, led by Chair and Vice Chair John Mewse and Nick Robinson, The Old Wymondhamians are pleased to advise all Wycol Alumni that the new dedicated OW website is now live¯. This is the formal announcement:-
Announcing the launch of the brand new website for the Old Wymondhamians - theoldwymondhamians.co.uk - A fabulous 'One Stop Shop' for you to reconnect with the College and everyone who has attended. Take a look at all the archive material on WC Remembered (can you find any photos you're in?) Join the 100 Club prize draw and help raise funds for College related causes and have a chance to win monthly cash prizes. Keep up to date with all the OW news and future events, and please add your details to the "Keep in Touch' page - we'll then add you to the OW database so we can keep you updated on all things Alumni related. Take a look - we'd love to hear your feedback!!
This will be the focal point for all OW related news and we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
This WCR front page will continue to add news items until the new site is well established.
Please do continue to send in any items or photos which can be put onto WCRemembered as this website will continue to be updated so all heritage and archive material is held in one place.
Take a look now and add your details to the database. This is where you can find the new website: theoldwymondhamians.co.uk
Are you a 100 Club member? Every month two prizes of £60 and one of £30 are awarded and twice a year, July and December, we have a STAR draw when three larger prizes are awarded, £500, £250 and £100.
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 or look at the new OW website above where you can join.
For previous updates please click here.
For the latest College news please visit their website - www.wymondhamcollege.org
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