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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 11th December, 2009)

Two faces of time and pigeons


Two faces of time and pigeons
The tower of Thomas Linacre Outpatient Centre.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Sony T700)
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Comment by: sue64 on 11th December 2009 at 00:12

in the late 70s when it was mesnes high, school was on both sides of the road then .. we used to have lessons up in the clocktower. classical studies, the teacher was mr johnson

Comment by: Mick on 11th December 2009 at 05:55

If your bored and want something to do you could count the pigeons on the tower I got 27 + 4.5 on one clock face and 7.5 on the other clock face add them all together and it should come up with the number 39.

Comment by: Lee Layland on 11th December 2009 at 07:46

Wonder which time is right?

Comment by: The Gwim Weaper on 11th December 2009 at 10:34

Almost a mirror image

Comment by: David on 11th December 2009 at 15:48

From when was it no longer the Grammar School?

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 12th December 2009 at 00:59

4:30 is more likely to be the right time. At 7:30 it would either in in the morning sun or dark. I was one of Mr Nutt's boys in the late 50's. Our home room was in the tower. One day there was a mad chase of prefects and teachers up the stairs. Someone had gone on the roof and dropped a big juicy snowball on the school captain as he returned from lunch. Unfortunately, SC stopped and opened the door so that Pop Skirrow could walk out. Pop stopped the snowball.....

Comment by: cliff higham on 26th December 2009 at 18:36

They weren,t in tune much when I
schooled there, I never knew whether I was early or late.

nice photo again Mick

Comment by: Jean on 2nd October 2010 at 16:32

My form room was in tis clock tower with Mr. G. Dykes - our form teacher. I was in the lower sixth along with Peter Layland and Chip Jeffrey

Comment by: gary swindells on 2nd October 2010 at 21:27

there are 29 pigeons.been up the wooden staircase inside the clock tower loads of times when i was at mesnes high(80-83),use to sit out my least favourite lessons up there and read all the old gramma school books,pupils registers,etc probably all still up there today.

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