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Wigan Tech Staff? 1962
Photo: Tim Cooke
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Item #: 31075
An old photo of my Dads, Eric Cooke, first left, bottom row. He was a lab technician there.
Only the date is written on the back.
I'm assuming this was a social event there were attending looking at the background.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th March 2019 at 12:06

I thought Eric was still the Lab Technician at the T.L.S. until it merged with the Grammar School in 1963?

Comment by: Tim Cooke on 20th March 2019 at 15:53

Could well have been Ron. I was just going through some old pics and found it. Only the date was on the back, so it could be another place he worked.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 20th March 2019 at 19:48

Tim I left at4 Christmas 1962 and I don't recognise any of the people as teachers at the T.L.S.

Comment by: Dave Or4ell on 21st March 2019 at 17:10

This is thteaching and laboratory staff of the Physics Dept at Wigan Tech.The date will be about right.

Comment by: Tim Cooke on 21st March 2019 at 18:53

Obviously not Wigan Tech then Ron! Sorry, It could be the organists outing, as he was church organist at a couple of churches, but none of the other faces are familiar to me either. That's why I put the question mark at the end !

Comment by: jcf on 8th April 2019 at 15:43

This is Wigan Tech Physics Dept Staff. Back Row L to R: Chris Lowe, Bill Horrocks, ? ?, Gerry Coombes, ? ?, ? ?. Front Row L to R: Eric Cooke, ? ?, ? ?, John Roberts?, Jack Worthington, George Gleaves.

Comment by: Janet Lester on 18th January 2021 at 12:33

Jack Roberts on front row, 4th from left was my Dad. He left the Tech in 1963 and taught in a variety of places for the next few years, returning to the Tech in the mid seventies. He taught Physics and electronics.

Comment by: Christopher Boyle on 18th March 2021 at 23:50

Next to Gerry Coombes is George Barnes. Both those superb lecturers taught me A level physics.

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