Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

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Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by LHA » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:46 pm

Opening a quick thread to see if anyone remains in contact with Mr Ernest (Ernie?) McCall, if they know how he is doing (maybe reading this?) or otherwise if he is alive etc. He suddenly left the school around 1994 never to be seen again. It is rumoured that he went to teach in schools in Africa.

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by wagenman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:43 am

As far as I can recall his given name is Richard. Ernie’s a nickname.

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by Mid A 15 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:17 pm

McCall was a junior house master in Middleton A when I was there and is / was ER McCall.

I suspect, like some others, he preferred to use his second given Christian name rather than his first.
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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by LHA » Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:52 pm

So he was definitely Ernest Richard McCall (ERM in CH parlance)?

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by CodFlabAndMuck » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:38 pm

His initials are ERM and in the early 80s he was housemaster of LaB, a senior house at the time

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by wagenman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:52 pm

And subsequently housemaster of Maine A.

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by richardb » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:47 pm

He was referred to as ERM, unless the E was added to differentiate him from RM.

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by LHA » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:32 pm

Interesting that he was Housemaster of Lamb B (before Shippen?) and then Maine A (both as senior houses). I don't recall Housemasters ever moving house before (not sure if he had a gap). I wonder if there was a specific reason for that?

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by Great Plum » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:37 pm

LHA - was that when the houses ‘moved’ so that all the B houses were juniors and A houses were seniors? As far as I know, JDS was only ever housemaster of a junior house
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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by CodFlabAndMuck » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:07 pm

LHA wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Interesting that he was Housemaster of Lamb B (before Shippen?) and then Maine A (both as senior houses). I don't recall Housemasters ever moving house before (not sure if he had a gap). I wonder if there was a specific reason for that?
In September 1984 , I think, they created the block system

This meant you started in the B house and then moved to the A (senior house) thus spending your entire career in one house block

There was some flexibility whether to "go up" at the end of the LE or UF

PeB moved to LHA and visa versa
LaB to Maine A and visa versa
BaB moved to MidB
BaA to Thornton B

Cant remember what happened to Mid B and Thorn B senior houses

Higgins was running Thorn B and think it moved to BaB

Then in 85 the girls arrived and col and barnes became girls houses with Higgins running BaA I think, Endacott running Col A, Lyndsay running BaB?
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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by Golfer » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:44 pm

The Avenells ran ColB.

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by LHA » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:16 pm

Thanks - to he above three posters. Sounds as if this was more common than I realised.

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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by scrub » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:10 am

LHA wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:32 pm
I don't recall Housemasters ever moving house before (not sure if he had a gap). I wonder if there was a specific reason for that?
Staff moved around a fair bit during my time, as I remember it anyway, not any specific reason as far as I can recall. The Endacott's, Holdsworth's, Flemming's, for example, all were in multiple houses while I was there. Also a bunch of teachers who were house masters/tutors then moved out but still taught and vice versa. There was a constant churn. Not monthly, but every year or so people would move about. It just seemed like normal practice to me.
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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by sejintenej » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:05 am

In Col A Kit survived my 7 years, Corks (Rev Cochrane) about 7 followed by Herbert and Potts , the two at almost the same time. I understand that Potts may have only done two years at CH though he gave no suggestion of being a moral problem.
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Re: Ernest McCall- Maths teacher / housemaster Maine A

Post by marty » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:10 am

Are we certain it's Ernest and not Edward?
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