"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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100 Club

The May OW 100 Club draw was carried out at The SugarBeat Eating House at Swainsthorpe and this month’s winners were:-

Carole Arnold - resident of Norwich
Marilyn Gamble [Leake] - resident of West Lynn, King’s Lynn

Cheques for £55.00 have been sent. This month we were joined by Jon Tolley, Sandra Howard, Jo Voelker [Bassingthwaighte], Mel Read and Alan Bridges. Jo carried out the draw.

The SugarBeat Eating House [formerly the Dun Cow I believe] is a recently opened roadside restaurant/bar/accommodation and was well frequented for a Wednesday evening. The menu appeared to be “pub grub” but none the worse for that. Beers on offer were two from the recently re-established Lacon Brewery [Great Yarmouth based] and Adnams Southwold Bitter. A score of 8.5 is based on a well managed establishment with attentive and friendly staff that deserve to do well.

The June STAR draw is to be held at Old Wymondhamiams Golf Day at Sprowston Hall on Friday 3rd July 2015. Steve and I will be joining the throng during late afternoon for evening supper. This is always well attended but don't forget to let Bob Rowell [bob.e.rowell@outlook.com] know if you would like to attend the Golf or dinner or both as numbers will need confirming shortly.

The July draw will be held at the “Celebrating reaching 60” reunion on Saturday 18th July at Take 5 in Tombland, Norwich. ay 27th May 2015 at 8.00pm.

Hope to see some of you there.

Best Regards,

Phil Robinson
OW 100 Club Administrator - Philrobinson55@btinternet.com


The OW Spring Newsletter has been emailed to those on our mailing list. If you have changed your email address recently and would like us to keep in touch with you by email - usually no more than twice a year - please get in touch with the Alumni Secretary,with your new details.



Old Wymondhamians Travel Award

Interviews for the 2015 Award took place on 25th March and the winner was Fergus Cowley who is going to Tanzania to work on a project which provides safe water and sanitation to the area. More details will follow.

If you would like to follow the 2014 winner, Rachel Campbell Still, she has recently updated her blog from Guyana http://geekinguyana.co.uk/blog/



The College have introduced some new display boards throughout the campus which showcase the history of the College - photos, stories and newspaper articles from the 1940's to today. You can follow a trail from one to another as a timeline throughout the College. The aim is to make current students more aware of the history and also of the Old Wymondhamians. The plan is to refresh the materials from time to time and if you have anything you would like to display please get in touch.  

June Update

OW Golf - Friday 3rd July 2015

Bob Rowell tells me that we have over fifty OWs who plan to be with us on the day and nearly twenty golfers, but he is still waiting for further contact from some of the younger OWs, so if you have expressed an interest and wish to take part in any way please contact Bob as he needs to confirm numbers with Sprowston Manor.

Royal Norfolk Show

The OWs will be sharing the College Stand at the RNS on Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd July. It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible so why not drop by for a chat. If anyone would like to spend a couple of hours manning the OW stand do please let us know as all volunteers will be gratefully received!

Sixties Bunch - Summer Drinks

Philip Wade has been in touch and the Sixties Bunch will be meeting for Summer Drinks at the Liberty Bounds pub near Tower Hill on Saturday 8th August 2015 from around noon. All are welcome.

Sad News

Andy Griffiths has reported the sad passing of Roland Ogle (Kett 1973/78, Lincoln 1978/80). The news and Andy's memories of Roland can be found on the In Memorium page.


Please note that due to holidays the next update will be delayed until the end of July.



OW Golf - Friday 3rd July 2015

Don't forget to put the date in your diary. If you wish to stay at Sprowston Manor could you please let Bob Rowell know so he can make sure there are sufficient provisional bookings (which do not have to be confirmed until much nearer the time).

Will you be 60 in 2015?

A group of OWs who will be 60 in 2015 are planning a reunion on Saturday 18th July in the Norwich area. Please click here to see more details from Phil Robinson.

Will you be 70 in 2015?

Enid Stanbrook-Evans is organising a reunion on 3rd October 2015 for those alumni of the sixties who are fast approaching age 70. Please get in touch if you are interested in joining the reunion.



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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

Please click on the picture on the left to see the latest OW Newsletter.



Wymondham College App

The Wymondham College App has been launched and is FREE to download. The app works on Android and Apple iOS devices - tablets, desktops and phones. You can easily flick through pages of the latest Lion newsletter, 6th Form News and Old Wymondhamians newsletter. It is planned to add much more in the coming weeks and months. Just visit the App Store and type in Wymondham College.




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