Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 8th December, 2009)
Thomas Linacre Technical High School
Photo: Dave Marsh (Canon 400D)
I attended there in 1955-56 and remember Nobby Clarke leaning his brief case against the window. Unfortunately the window was not locked and out tumbled the case with all the contents scattering in the wind. What a laugh that was.
My Dad worked at the Wagon Works in Ince when I was a little girl and they used to hold a Christmas Party for the children, and one year it was in this building. We always got a quality present and that year I was given a sewing box which I still have 50 years on!
I don't go quite so far back as 1955-56 but 1965-1971 I was Wigan Grammar School boy. I think it was 4th form when my form room was the one on far right of this phot on the ground floor. If memory serves me right my form master was the religious education and rugby I wish I could remember his name.
It's a beautiful school, hope it will be there for a very long time.
I have trying to think of the name of the english master.
Donald Austin was my English master David.Far right bottom floor was the detention room,spent a few hours in there on Fridays. I had my first lesson at TLS Sept 1953 in this classroom with Herr Gelling, terrible fellow! I was in the first intake, having just had 10 weeks extended summer holiday, down to the late finish of the building.First form master was'Tricky Hilton' brilliant chap! TLS 1953/58.
What a great pic, it brings back so many memories.I was there 61-66 and had a great time...apart from Herr Gellings lessons, he had a powerful pressence and a booming voice,never saw him smile once! Bombing up and down the stairwells because you were late for lessons.Having to get from the right top floor room,down the crowded corrider past the main hall glass windows,down to woodwork or metalwork in the out of view workshops on the left.Then 'Jasper' giving you one of his 'chin butts' with a fist the size of a coconut....and just as hairy!!