Bring back Ernulf
I AM delighted to read that there is a campaign that aims to give Eynesbury its identity back (The Hunts Post, October 15). All power to your endeavours, Mrs Hutton. Until four years ago St Neots Community College was called Ernul Community College, Ernul
I AM delighted to read that there is a campaign that aims to give Eynesbury its identity back (The Hunts Post, October 15). All power to your endeavours, Mrs Hutton.
Until four years ago St Neots Community College was called Ernul Community College, Ernulf being an early spelling of Eynesbury and the name of a mystic and scholar who lived in the Eynesbury area.
For reasons that are not entirely clear the then governors of the college chose to abandon Ernulf and - with the approval of the governors of Longsands, who might, I imagine, have raised some serious objections since, in simple geographical terms, apart from anything else, the new name would be and is a nonsense - and rush into a gap that it seems nobody had spotted until then.
Meantime, Longsands could (and has continued to) sit pretty and laugh all the way to the educational bank, so to speak, being - dare I say it? - somewhat sociologically advantaged.
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My point is simple: Eynesbury has all sorts of organisations and institutions that it can call its own, but probably the most significant had its name dumped by the very people you would have thought were there to protect and promote it. Shame on them.
Let us hope that, once Eynesbury is put where it should be politically, there will be a campaign to restore a once-proud name to its college.
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