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100 Club

The March OW 100 Club draw was carried out at The Ostrich in Castle Acre and this month's winners were:-

John Hayes - resident of Thetford
Bob Rowell - resident of Cromford in Derbyshire

We thought that it was going be just Steve, myself and Jennie Foster[Clarke] attending this month until the surprise appearance of Neil and Liz [Sasada] Bishop who have just moved to Narborough after years at Beetley. They have both attended our draws before but it was good to see them after a few years absence.

The Ostrich was a 16th century coaching inn and still retains the character of the original building. It wasn’t that busy but there were a few groups in the separate restaurant area and the menu looked quite extensive - although a little on the pricy side! The beers on offer appeared to be all from the Greene King stable being:- IPA, Old Speckled Hen and a “house” brew of Ostrich Ale. A score of 8.5 is appropriate.

The March 2014 draw will be held at The Lodge at North Tuddenham [on the “old” A47 near Dereham] on Wednesday 16th April 2014 at 8.00 pm. Hope to see some of you there.

Best Wishes,
Phil Robinson
OW 100 Club Administrator

Click on Bella's photo to read about the OW Travel Award and find links to her blog.  

March Update



Hopefully some of you have read Bella's blog about the time she is spending in Uganda. Interviews were held last week for this year's Travel Award where the standard of applicants was high as usual. It was a difficult decision but the Award will be given to Rachel Campbell Still. Rachel is planning to spend a year in Guyana with Project Trust where, amongst other things, she will be teaching Maths and Science. If you would like to help with Rachel's fundraising or learn more about her trip she has a website, www.geekinguyana.co.uk. As we receive more information we will put it on the Travel Award page.



Every year the OWs have a section of the Wymondham College stand at the Royal Norfolk Show and we always have plenty of OWs who come along to say hello. This year the Show will be held on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th June. If you are thinking of visiting the show and would like to spend an hour or two 'manning' the stand we would love to hear from you. No onerous duties, just talking to other OWs! Please email Julie and let her know which day would be most convenient for you.

It has also been proposed that the Wymondham College stand could be used as a reunion point on the Thursday lunchtime. If you are a fairly recent leaver then why not come along and see if you still recognise any of the staff, or indeed any other OWs who may like to come along.



Peter Jordan has been in touch to let us know that Paul Kent (Kett, 73 - 80) died in November last year after a short illness. The funeral was held at St Faiths crematorium and was attended by many, many of Pauls friends and colleagues, including a number of Old Wymondhamians.

Mr Brand has also been in touch to let us know that Arthur Berry, Head of Music from 1965 to 1967, has sadly died after hitting his head in a fall on holiday in Tenerife recently.


THE SIXTIES BUNCH - “A few Days in Liverpool:-

The 60’s Bunch are going to Liverpool from Tuesday 22nd to Saturday 26th April staying at the Travelodge Liverpool Central The Strand which currently has double / twin rooms at £25 per night Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with Friday at £51 which equals £126 for the four nights. Breakfast is £6.65 / day extra if booked on-line. We have booked a few rooms and have one left over If you would like it for the sum of £152.60 please let me know. Fingers crossed for some dry, sunny and warm weather. Look forward to seeing you there if you can make it.

Philip Wade”


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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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