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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 8th December, 2009)

Thomas Linacre Technical High School


Thomas Linacre Technical High School
Thomas Linacre Technical High School will always be remembered by the thousands of boys who had their education there. I can see Herr Gelling, Nobby Clarke, Dacre Brown, Mr.Forsythe, Bill Brace, Tricky Hilton and Mr Day and Martindale all looking out from the appropriate windows. When I had a walk round the building a few weeks ago the young man at reception said "All you Linacre boys look the same". I'll take it as a compliment.

Photo: Dave Marsh  (Canon 400D)
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Comment by: Derek on 8th December 2009 at 00:40

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.

Comment by: irene roberts nee griffiths on 8th December 2009 at 09:51

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!

Comment by: Dave Roscoe (USA) on 8th December 2009 at 23:05

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.

Comment by: Sheda (Singapore) on 9th December 2009 at 03:02

It's a beautiful school, hope it will be there for a very long time.

Comment by: David on 10th December 2009 at 09:07

I have trying to think of the name of the english master.

Comment by: Roy on 11th December 2009 at 15:38

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.

Comment by: peter banks on 19th December 2009 at 18:34

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!!

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