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Maine B 1952

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 4:00 am
by Florida Blue
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Back row: Hosking, Godfrey, Chubb, Godden-Kent, Wells, Atkinson, Ford, Martin, Lovegrove, Theobald

4th. Row: Wharton, Ind J, Pask, Jones, Aitken, Shuttleworth P, Chilton, Boughton, Lawson, Attenborough, Corp

3rd. row: Moule M, McGregor R, Hurst, Ransome, Ind D, Ellwood, Handley, ?, ?, Vogel, ?, ?

2nd. Row: Gibbons, Kruger, Hewitt, Dee, Miss Hayward, Lionel Carey, Morton Peto, Flemming, Moule P, Short, Parris

Front row: ?, ?, ?, Shuttleworth Jr., ?, ? , ?, ?, Robinson

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2018 4:42 am
by Florida Blue
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Re: Maine B 1952

Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:32 am
by michael scuffil
From his position and posture, it appears that Carey was the senior housemaster. But three years later, Morton Peto was. Does this mean that Peto was promoted from junior to senior housemaster in the same house? I know of no other such instance.

Incidentally, future Labour MP Stuart Holland ought to be on this photo, near the bottom. Anyone recognize him? I would say 2nd from left in bottom row.

Re: Maine B 1952

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:15 am
by Florida Blue
You are correct Michael, Carey was senior housemaster, until he left in 1953 to become headmaster of Bromsgrove. I also left in 1953 and, as far as I know, Peto took over at that time so it may well be a first. I remember Peto arriving on the scene at Maine B shortly after I came up from Prep B and being a very likeable chap quite unlike Carey who was well versed in the use of his cane and also a bit of a "square". I found Peto to be a much more interesting German teacher than "Pongo" Littlefield

As to your mention of Holland, I have no recollection of that name in Maine B during my time there but my memory is not 100%. Godden-Kent (next to me in the back row) reminded me that the lad you refer to in the front row is named Carr but there are other unidentified individuals in the picture so Holland could be one of them. Alternatively, Holland could have arrived in September 1953. As you say, maybe there are others out there who can shed more light on the subject.

Re: Maine B 1952

Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:41 am
by michael scuffil
Peto taught me French in my first year. I came second in the exam, beating all those in the top set who had had French in the Prep or at their prep school. So he must have been a reasonable teacher. In any case I liked him.

I may have been wrong about Holland being in MaB, or perhaps he only moved there to be house captain. He was 4 years above me (started in 1951). Elsewhere on this forum he is mentioned as having been in LaA.