This page provides the full text of the third issue of our snailmail edition.
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Contents of the September 2006 Edition
Welcome to the third issue of BLUNDEBUSS, an occasional newsletter designed to keep members of the FGS "Class of 71" in touch.
Farnham College, Tuesday 17th October 2006, 7.30pm.
This year’s Farnham Lecture will be given by Simon Clegg, the Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association. Doors open at 7pm, and admission is £5, with profits going to the Farnhamian 400 Trust.
75th OFA Annual Dinner 2007: Farnham Castle, 24th March 2007
In 2007 the Annual Dinner takes place in the splendid setting of the Castle. 2007 is the 75th anniversary of the OFA annual dinner and the association is hoping for an especially high turnout for this milestone in its history. Further details in due course.
Farnham Beerex 2007: Farnham Maltings, 27th-
Another date for your diary. The 2006 Beerex was attended by Chris Stacey, John Saunders, Mike Mehta and John Clarke. We were only able to get tickets for the Saturday afternoon session, although this did mean public transport was more reliable.
John Saunders and Chris Stacey at the Farnham Beerex
Mike Mehta and John Clarke at the Farnham Beerex
“I will not have people speaking backwards or forwards to me”
Thanks to Arnie for reminding us that 2008 marks the 30th anniverary of our departure/release/escape from FGS/FC. The excuse for another reunion is there but we need volunteers to help. Please contact the editors for comments and offers of assistance.
Another fascinating photograph from Mike Mehta's Blackmail Archive includes the following one showing clear evidence of the attempted sabotage of college audiovisual equipment which we will be forwarding to the police.
www.farnhamians.org/ofa/ is packed with information about the Grammar School The Website also includes details of forthcoming events, booking information for the annual dinner, news, and reports of various OFA events. A CD-
Farnham College has decided to lock up its grounds outside working hours to prevent further “anti-
Local residents were equally hostile in October 2005 when they forced the college to comply with a noise abatement order from Waverley Borough Council, obliging the College clock to be silenced between 11pm and 8am each day. Readers will remember that the clock was fully restored as part of the “Farnham 400” celebrations in 1978 and has rung out the hours 24/7/365 without comment until last October.
There are more fat people in the world than undernourished, whilst childhood obesity continues to rise.
We publish an exclusive photograph proving these trends may be traced back to a Surrey teaching establishment during the mid-