"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 August OW 100 Club draw was carried out at The Fox at Lyng and we had a definite “first” since we started running the 100 club in Oct 2003! When we did a new appeal a while ago, some members decided to subscribe to an additional number. The “first” was that, this month, the two numbers drawn were both for the same person!

Kevin Westnott – resident of Isleworth, Middlesex

A single cheque in the sum of £110.00 has been dispatched.

Attending this month were a contingent from the “60’s bunch” – being Philip Wade, Alan Bridges, Eileen Wyatt [Pearson] as well as Jennie Foster [Clarke], Steve and myself. Eileen carried out the draw.

The Fox is the “sister” pub to The Lodge at North Tuddenham that we visited in April this year. Although their website stated that they closed at 9.00pm, this must actually refer to the dining times as there would have been a riot had they tried to kick everyone out who were enjoying a lively evening in the various different areas of the pub at 9.00pm! Although off the beaten track, The Fox was very well frequented for a Wednesday evening. The whole atmosphere was buzzing with a full range of clientele from young families, the local Young Farmers [we think] and grizzled veterans like us! Adnams was represented at the bar with Explorer as well as Woodfordes Sundew which had just run out and was replaced by Norfolk Ale. A score of 8.0 for a friendly and welcoming pub. You just need to watch your head in the front bar due to the low level exposed ceiling beams!

The September OW draw will be held at The Duke of Wellington, 91-93 Waterloo Road, Norwich on Wednesday 24th September 2014 at 8.00pm. For those not familiar with Norwich, it is located in the area of the old swimming pool on the north side.

Hope to see some of you there.

Best Regards,

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


The OW Summer Newsletter has recently been emailed to all those on our database. We have had several returned to us as the email addresses no longer exist. If you haven't received a copy and would like us to keep in touch with you by email - usually no more than twice a year - please get in touch with our Alumni Secretary, Caroline Hall with your new details.

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You may recall that Bella Watson was the Old Wymondhamians Travel Award recipient in 2013. Bella has just returned from her year in Uganda and her final blog posting is here:-


Well done Bella.

This year's award winner is Rachel Campbell Still and she has just headed off for her year in Guyana. Her blog is here and hopefully she will keep it as updated as Bella did



September Update


Apologies for the late update this month - I have been without internet and only just got back on-line.



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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.  

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