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  • Local rivers.

    Avon, Clyde, Calder and Nethan

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    Ours were named after local historical family names. Two pretty local, one reasonably famous and one very famous during a certain period in history.

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    Aylward, Keller, Cheshire and Schweitzer.

    No idea who Aylward was even though that was my house. Our badge was red though so I was happy.

    [edit]A bit of Googling would suggest that it was this lady https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladys_Aylward

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    We just had band one and band two.

    bikebouy
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    Hoover, Coolidge, Harding, Taft and T Roosevelt

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    Savile, Glitter, Harris.

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    Founders / benefactors

    Malthus, Hall, Rich and Aldworth

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    Junior school: Roseprice and Warneford (vicars? that started the school)

    Grammar School: Crossley, Porter, Saville and Standeven (local People/founders of orphanage which became school)

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    Named after strawberrys, which were previously grown in fields long since built on by identikit estates which supplied the pupils to the school, oh the ironing etc.

    Nippers school houses are named after animals which are actually still found in the surrounding greenery.

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    Middle school – Breedon, Clee, I presume Malvern and another hill I can’t remember.
    High school -Saxon, Jute, Celt and Angle. Angles are bent *snigger*.

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    6 houses – 5 named after previous headmasters and the other called ‘school’.

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    Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

    Or Jesuit martyrs I forget which.

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    local estates IIRC. landed gentry what!

    Innes (blue), Randolph (red), Seafield (green) and Gordon (yellow)
    These four are still there (kids went to same school, now there’s a fifth I think, in grey.

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    Brunel, Dickens, Seymour and Austin.

    mrmonkfinger
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    now there’s a fifth I think, in gre

    “new money”

    tsk.

    Ware, Farm, Hen , Dog and Out.

    T.L Jones ( Headmaster )

    doris5000
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    6 houses – 5 named after previous headmasters and the other called ‘school’.

    imaginative 😆

    we had notable Shropshire people. Housman, Webb and 3 others that I forget

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    Named after old halls / estates. Derby, Lathom, Muncaster and another one I’ve forgotten.

    Didn’t really perform any function other than deal with the practicalities of there not being any room in the school big enough for an assembly.

    I was in Derby – the house famed for coming last in every inter-house event. Not just on aggregate but absolute last place in everything, t in an inter house athletics tournament we came last in every race in every year group. We came last in the football even when we were the only house to field a full team.

    mefty
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    Yes we lived in them, names were based on one of history, location and names of eminent former pupils (or masters).

    edlong
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    At Prep school we had four – I can remember Wykham and Erasmus, can’t remember the others.No idea why, it was never really talked about. Not even sure if I’ve spelt Wykham rite.

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    Well known London grammar

    North
    East
    West
    South

    I was in West – West is the best !

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    Windsor, Balmoral, Sandringham, Buckingham.
    St Andrews primary school, Maghull. So no, not posh at all….ever. 😀

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    Being in Wales, ours were always in Welsh – the odd thing was this – the *thought* the houses were Green, Blue, Red and Yellow in Welsh – which is Gwyrdd, Glas, Coch and Melyn – because that’s the colour they assigned each house, but they weren’t, even after 5 years of enforced Welsh lessons, none of us worked out that ‘Nofydd’ or whatever it was, wasn’t the Welsh word for ‘Red’ or indeed what it was in English.

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    Austen, Bronte, Chaucer, Milton

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    Airedale
    Nidderdale
    Swaledale
    Wharfedale

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    Named after loudspeakers?

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    Masters, Judges, Vice Chancellors, Dukes.

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    Tui
    Kiwi
    Rata
    Kowhai.

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    Hunt, Fleming and Romney

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    Famous Civil War parliamentarians

    Hampden
    Fairfax
    Devereux
    Cromwell

    Thankfully, they weren’t stupid enough to call one of the Houses Rupert.

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    Appin, Ettrick, Galloway, Kintyre, Lochaber and Torridon.

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    Selby , rievaulx, Kirkstal, and I think Byland, all local Abbeys.

    The houses served absolutely no function whatsoever that I can recall other than to provide bodies for the carnage that was the annual inter house rugby competition.

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    Local historic family names for Middle and High School.

    Forgotten most of them though. 😆

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    Following on from the Head Boy / Girl thread, did you have Houses at school?

    Ours were named after four local hills. We had Pendle, Kemple, Bowland and Hameldon.

    Were yours even more exciting dull?

    Trees: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elm, Oak

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    Lundin, Mcduff, Wemyss and Balgonie
    Someone must know from these clues what list d school I went to

    ebygomm
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    Local rivers* here too in primary school

    Trent
    Don
    Ancholme
    Humber

    *one is technically an Estuary and the question about which of houses was not a river occurred in pretty much every school quiz.

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    Mid sized Catholic comp, so saints for us,

    St George
    St Patrick
    St David
    and I can’t remember the last one.

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    Welsh names here too

    Primary school houses named after the 2 rivers nearby, Llethi and Gido.

    Secondary school houses named after local historic farms/hotels (i believe) Tanyfron, Tyglyn and Portland.

    I was in Llethi and then Tanyfron.

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