March 22, 2015 at 10:35 am #870J A HuntParticipant
Can anyone remind me what the four houses were. I believe they were named after Oxford & Cambridge rivers.
I think I was in Cherwell – Yellow – but I’m not sure.
I think Isis was Green.
I can’t remember what colour Granta was or whether Cam was the other house.
Is there any way of telling from school records what house a student was in? I’ve checked my report book and there was no record of houses in that.
March 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm #873M.J. CurtisParticipant
Cam – Red
Cherwell – Yellow
Granta – Blue
Isis – Green
I don’t recall anything in any published records other than seeing House Reports for sport in the school mags. I have several from 1954-1964. They came out at the end of each term but I do not have the complete set. I was there from 54-61. My late brother Terry from 59-66 and my youngest brother Tony from 64-71
March 26, 2015 at 8:59 am #874C.A. HaleParticipant
Boys were allocated to a house according to where they lived, for example those in the Cherryhinton area were put in Cam. However, before you started at the school you were asked if you had a relative either at the school or an old boy of the school and if so, what house they were in and you would then be put in the same house.
March 26, 2015 at 11:12 am #875J A HuntParticipant
Thanks guys, I really appreciate this. I don’t think I would have been mentioned in the sport House Reports as I was never a good sportsman. I tried but definitely didn’t star. I lived in Chesterton and I was the first member of my family to go to the County. I was there from 57 until 62 when my family migrated to Australia.
April 1, 2015 at 11:46 am #880The Head BoyKeymaster
Boys were allocated to a house according to where they lived, for example those in the Cherryhinton area were put in Cam.
Are you sure about that? I lived just outside Cherry Hinton, and was in Isis. The fellow OC who lived opposite me was in Cherwell.
April 17, 2015 at 11:33 pm #884C.A. HaleParticipant
Yes I’m sure! Cherryhinton and Fulbourn were Cam.
I suspect you were in Isis because you lived in the Queen Edith area. The guy opposite was probably in Cherwell because of a family connection.
June 3, 2015 at 12:31 pm #893C.E. OsbournParticipant
When I joined the school, the majority of Cambridge boys went into Isis because there was a shortage of numbers. Those in the villages North and West went into Cherwell. The East side went into Cam and those South of the city into Granta. I followed both my father and brother into Cherwell.
July 1, 2015 at 3:42 pm #896D.J.T. MillerParticipant
Not having been brought up on the 1930’s ‘School Hero’ stories, it all seemed pretty inane to me at the time, and I must admit it still does. Perhaps Harry Potter has made it a little more familiar to recent generations.
Anyway, it was used as an excuse for some sports events, cricket in particular.
July 1, 2015 at 5:28 pm #897M.J. CurtisParticipant
In 1954 I went into Isis when I was living in Peverel Road, just off Newmarket Road near the city cemetery.
July 23, 2015 at 9:23 am #899CHRIS PHILLIPSParticipant
I was allocated to ISIS house in 1957 when we were living in Cam Road (now, sadly Elizabeth Way). However, during the summer we moved to Trumpington and I became surrounded by GRANTA pupils.
Hi John. I do recall you disappearing off to Australia during the O Levels year.
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