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Thomas Linacre School Cross Country Teams
Thomas Linacre School Cross Country Teams
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 17527
Taken from a scrap book of newspaper cuttings I have, about the Thomas Linacre School.

Comment by: Stan Ollerton on 14th April 2011 at 09:59

I'd forgotten that I was once so slim and "athletic."
I'd also forgotten that two of my u 15 football mates also ran for the school-Ronnie Melling and Colin Addison.
I'd also forgotten that Andy Simm was on the cross country team.
Andy and I finished up playing for Wigan colts and in the back row for Wigan R.U.Andy was one of the best back row forwards I've ever played with.
Thanks for the "flash back in time."
All the best.Hope all are well.
Stan Ollerton

Comment by: RON HUNT on 14th April 2011 at 17:49

Ronnie Melling went on to play with Wigan Athletic, amongst others. While Martin Richards was/is still the Rugby League reporter for the Daily Express. I see Ronnie occasionally and it must be about 25 years ago at a school reunion the last time I saw Martin.

Comment by: Keith on 14th April 2011 at 20:10

Hi Ron, I taught at the same Wolverhampton school as Brian Charnley and we both live in the same Staffordshire "village", although I only see him occasionally these days.

Comment by: owdkewyed on 24th May 2011 at 21:38

I can still hear Mr Gapes shouting 'Addi Addi Addi' at the top of his voice at every athletics meeting.

Comment by: Malcolm Ryding on 20th September 2011 at 11:23

Third left, back row: David (D.C.L.) Gee who went on to be top man at the Friends of the Earth (saw him on telly a couple of times). Left, centre row: Jim Hammond (a good schoolmate).

Comment by: Philip Robert Kelly on 22nd March 2022 at 17:03

Bit of a long shot really. I was a former pupil of Thomas Linacre betweeen 1955 and 1959/60. I started in 1C ending in 5D. Does anyone remember the form report books we received each year. They gave comments from subject teachers who gave marks out of 100. You were then assessed your position in the class. As I remember I came top in the last year but unfortunately my reportt book has disappeared. Does anyone know where I could get a copy?

Comment by: RON HUNT on 23rd March 2022 at 14:15

I still have mine.. doesn't make happy reading <g>I also have the school mags from the time I was there 1957-1962 and a scrap book of newspaper cuttings from the time it opened in 1953 until the merger( take over) with the Grammar school in 1963 I along with a friend, have written a History of the school which was published a few years ago. The library have a copy.

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