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  • I would have thought there were more George, Andrew, Patrick.etc

    CountZero
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    In middle school I was in (Philipa) Pearce, I wanted to be in (Roald) Dahl, still have no idea what (Alan) Garner wrote.

    The Owl Service, The Weirdstone Of Brisingamen, The Moon Of Gomrath, Elidor, Red Shift, Boneland, and a couple based around Cheshire without the fantasy elements, Strandloper and Thursbitch.
    The Owl Service is a modern interpretation of the old Welsh story of the mythical Welsh woman Blodeuwedd.

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    Let’s see:

    Prep school:
    Red
    White

    (Named after the houses of Lancaster and York)

    School:
    Crake
    Egerton
    Raymond
    Seymour
    Wilberforce
    Wilson
    Park Close (girls)
    Stone Hill (girls)

    (In order: Chaplain, founder, famous pupil, headmaster, “Soapy Sam”, former pupil/master/bursar who lived in the school for 70+ years)

    University college:
    Hollingside
    Elvet
    Oswald
    Holgate

    (In order: a listed property, a hill, a saint, a master)

    Mine were named after those who gave their lives in the war of independence

    Hughes
    Sands
    Hudson
    Lynch

    I quite like how the ‘working class hero’ narrative has moved towards “Actually, Daddy was really rather well-to-do”

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    Named after Popes, I fink

    John
    Paul
    George
    Ringo

    chomp
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    In primary school ours were

    Wrens
    Owls
    Robins
    Kingfishers

    My kids often ask me just to laugh at how lame my school was!

    They have

    Romans
    Normas
    Saxons
    Something else I can’t remember (they’re not in it – and it’s the hufflepuff equivilent)

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    Ours were named after Midlands Castles:

    Dudley (Blue)
    Warwick (Yellow)
    Kenilworth (Grey)
    Ludlow (Red)

    johnx2
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    Shite primary had Fairfax, Priestly and a couple of others. Middle school didn’t do that sort of thing. Shite secondary had four, but I can’t remember what they were. Two of these schools have been demolished. Two no longer exist. Good thing too.

    crispedwheel
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    Town
    Round
    Steak
    Work

    ebygomm – Member
    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.

    I think you probably grew up near me. Humber is an estuary 😉

    cranberry
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    Northern Saints:

    Aiden
    Bede
    Cuthbert
    and I think Oswald

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    Farnworth Grammar School

    Corinthians
    Olympians
    Athenians
    Spartans

    Markie
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    @chomp

    The other house is Vikings. I learnt that on page 2. Or maybe 3!

    mogrim
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    technicallyinept – Member
    Trees: Ash, Beech, Birch, Elm, Oak

    South London prep school?

    thomthumb
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    I really didn’t think there would be anyone on here that would say those four!

    Thornden?

    I had to google what they were. I almost posted griffin (too much Harry Potter!)

    Left in 2001. Was in MF.

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    CharlieMungus – Member
    Mine were named after those who gave their lives in the war of independence

    Hughes
    Sands
    Hudson
    Lynch

    Good programme about them on the BBC iplayer at the moment- presumably this one’s not a South London Prep School then! 🙂

    Nico
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    Savile, Glitter, Harris.

    Savile is the odd one out, as it isn’t a synonym for the arse.

    presumably this one’s not a South London Prep School then

    Not south London, but it a preparatory in many ways

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