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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 21st December, 2007)

Thomas Linacre Building

Thomas Linacre Building
aka The Old Grammar School

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D2Xs : Nikon 17-55mm F2.8 DX)
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Comment by: sue.64 on 21st December 2007 at 00:41

thats my owd high school, mesnes high as it was then

Comment by: Dave on 21st December 2007 at 16:59

Sue : Mine too, but going even further back when it was still Wigan Grammar School. I left in 1970.

I enjoy your pictures; they bring back so many memories of places I grew up 30 or more years ag. I moved to the US in 1981.


Comment by: Tom Winstanley on 16th July 2008 at 23:08

I think you are mistaken. The Thomas Linacre School was the newer building alongside the former Technical College. Opened in 1953 it was one of the then new generation of Technical Grammer Schools. At the time Wigan Grammer School was a seperate entity. I recall the sense of outrage felt by many at the Thomas Linacre when it was later absorbed into Wigan Grammar School.

Comment by: peter banks on 26th November 2008 at 12:12

Yep, "outrage" was a good way to describe it Tom. I can remember waiting for the bus to take us down to Woodhouse Stadium, for athletics and lobbing "sods" across the road at the Grammar School lads, OH HAPPY DAYS!!

Comment by: Kevin ASHCROFT on 27th July 2012 at 22:04


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