Wigan Grammar Schools2 Comments
Photo: John Rhodes
Item #: 489
Can anyone tell me where the memorial might be now?
I saw the memorial, along with the sports cups and trophies, this morning 16.11.09 in the Linacre Centre(the old WGS)They are on display in the corridor near the xray rooms.
It is never mentioned that the memorial to the Old Boys who gave their live in the First world war was the organ in the Main School Hall. This was marked by a brass plaque on the organ console at the foot of the stage. The organ was destroyed by a fire started by a vandal in the early 1970s, and the insurance money paid for a new organ placed at the rear of the hall, over the entrance door. This instrument disappeared when the hall was bought by a private owner. It is a pity that it was not rescued, because of its connection with the Old Boys, and it was actually a very good instrument. more information on what happened to it would be welcome.