Cummings House is named after John Cummings MP. John is the only MP from Murton and also resides in the village. He has represented the Easington Constituency since 1987, but has recently announced that he would stand down at the next General Election. Before entering Parliament, John worked as an electrician at Murton Colliery. He was Chairman of the District of Easington from 1975-76, and Leader of the Council between 1980-87.
Our House Captain for Cummings is Kimi.
McNally House is named after Sergeant Billy McNally from Murton. He was a member of the 8th Battalion ‘The Yorkshire Regiment’, who gained three bravery awards; the Victoria Cross plus the Military Medal and Bar during World War One. His Victoria Cross was awarded for his bravery in Piave & Vazzola in Italy on 27 & 28 October 1918. Sergeant McNally was born in Murton on 16th December 1894 and died 5 January 1976.
Our House Captain for McNally is Caleb.
Elwick House is named after Vincent Elwick who was a Deputy employed by the South Hetton Coal Company Limited at Murton Colliery. He was awarded the Edward Medal in silver by his Majesty the King George V at Whitehall on 19th December 1924, for his bravery in saving the lives of two fellow miners.
Our House Captain for Elwick is Abbie.
Wilson House is named after Harry Wilson. Harry is a local lad who, from 1959, attended Murton County Primary School. He was a talented footballer from an early age and succeeded in becoming a professional footballer playing for Burnley, Brighton and Darlington between 1965-1969. He currently works for Sports England.
Our House Captain for Wilson is Gracie.