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Clock which hung in the Main Hall. Can any pupils remember it or have any photographs of it in situ.
Would like to get it put back in the Linacre Centre where it belongs

Comment by: Carolaen on 11th November 2020 at 16:29

So many memories. First day when all was new. Then the last Assembly of the school year when somebody would always feint and fall to the floor, Then before I knew where the time had gone it was my last day and I could understand why even big boys cried when we sang "Lord dismiss us with thy blessing".

Comment by: James Hanson on 11th November 2020 at 18:36

Carolaen wrote, "the last Assembly of the school year when somebody would always feint and fall to the floor"

And you went to 'grammar' school?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 11th November 2020 at 19:09

Forgot to mention it has BAKER and WIGAN on the face and it has a SMITHS electric movement.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 11th November 2020 at 21:42

Possibly supplied by Bakers, the jewelers?

Comment by: Carolaen on 12th November 2020 at 17:42

James. Yes - they feinted to the side of the person on front before falling to the floor. A good trick. Sorry about typo !

Comment by: Veronica on 13th November 2020 at 09:38

Carolaen don't take any notice of 'Professor' Hanson, it's fairly obvious it's a typo or predictive text!

Comment by: David on 15th November 2020 at 10:38

That was usually me who feinted. Every last Assembly.

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 30th November 2020 at 23:55

No precise information, but it was centered on the south wall, over the double doors.

Comment by: ex-WGS on 3rd December 2020 at 18:37

what is the Hall (specifically) used for now? Is it still recognisable?

Incidentally, does anyone remember the pianist/organist* (I think it was an organ but could be wrong) playing the theme music from the Afred Hitchcock tv series when Mr. Nutt came in to assembly one time?

* I remember him as a pupil who was a very skilled musician whose nickname was "Yick" because he was from Haydock. I never knew his real name.

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