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Thomas Linacre School 1956
Thomas Linacre School 1956
Photo: Arthur Powell
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Item #: 21115
FORM 5A.

Is there anyone out there who recognises themselves from this photo. I'm the small one back row right hand side.I've grown a bit since then.

Comment by: Perkin Warbeck on 28th July 2012 at 09:32

Arthur,
Is the teacher Fred Bould?
He left shortly after the photo was taken for a life and career in the US.
Can you name any of the pupils?

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 28th July 2012 at 09:58

Arthur..is that Bernard Ramsdale bottom row second from left?.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 28th July 2012 at 10:00

Sorry Arthur..I meant second from right.

Comment by: Chuff on 28th July 2012 at 10:48

Ken Roughley is fifth from the right on the front row

Comment by: wigie on 28th July 2012 at 13:53

surely thats Bob Winnard front row 5th from the left next to the teacher

Comment by: Arthur Powell on 28th July 2012 at 18:31

Yes Perkin that is Fred Bould who was our form master for that year. Thanks for the info that he went to the USA. Good fellow I thought although he did but me in detention for bowling him during cricket practice. He removed it though the next day. Please tell me your reason for the question as your name is very familiar.
These people signed the back of the photo. I'll point them out on the photo wherever I can.
Bob Winnard F.R 5th left. J. McDonald. A. Hardyman F.R. Ext.Rt. K. Irving. Mid Ext Rt. G. Smethurst. Mid R. 3rd Lt. I. MacDonald. M.(Pug) Nickson FR 2nd Lt. D. Parkes. J. Heaton. G. Myers Mid R 4th Lt. R.V.Watkin BR 3rd Lt. KT Monks BR 3rd Rt. A. Middlehurst. P. Burke. K. Roughley FR 5th Rt. R.D. Griffiths. W. Oakes. J.D. (Snowy) Westhead FR 4th Left. Thomas Lavelle MR 4th Rt. N. Harrison. 2 others signed but I cannot read their names. Others are -
Back Row. L-R. ? Unsworth. Trevor Maines 3rd Rt.
Mid Row. L-R. ? Speakman. Kevin Powell 5th Lt.
Bot Row Ext Left - That fellow came from Westhoughton (my home town) but I can't remember his name.

Maureen. It could be Bernard but as Bernard was one of the ones who didn't sign I'm unsure. Sorry.

Chuff. Yes I can tell you for sure that is Ken Roughley.

Wigie. That is Bob Winnard. Both of these signed the back of the photograph.

My best mate at Linacre was K.T.Monks (back row 3rd right). Does anyone know what has happened to him please?

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 29th July 2012 at 11:42

2nd from left back row is Jack Ashurst.
Maureen,a mate of your Mike,s,(the brother of the girl on the wedding photo i sent you)

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 29th July 2012 at 14:20

Hello again and thanks Roy..we meet again don't we..and all through our Mike bless him.

Comment by: Frank B on 30th July 2012 at 16:43

Arthur I think the guy front row far lefts name is Gerald Wadeson who as you say lived in Westhoughton as I did.I was also at Thomas Linacre School at this time in Form 1A.

Comment by: Frank Latimer on 23rd March 2013 at 11:19

I think front row R-L Hardyman Quigley Towler (from Blackburn)

Comment by: Frank Latimer on 23rd March 2013 at 11:33

Just to correct my last statement;Hardyman Unknown,Quigley,Towler. Arthur,don't tell me Quigley isn't a manx name, it must be.By the way after seeing this photo I do recognise you.

Comment by: Arthur Powell on 23rd March 2013 at 22:53

Frank. The fellow 2nd R FR is Bernard Ramsdale & the person standing behind him & Hardyman is Keith Irving. They are the two I mentioned in one of my recent emails to you. I think they both live Ashton way.

Comment by: Warren Oakes on 20th February 2015 at 10:50

Spent 5 years in RAF - 2 of them in Singapore - then varied career including public service , self employment in business, commercial pilot instructor. Emigrated to Australia & became environmental scientist and teacher - now retired . Best mate at school was Paddy Burke.

Comment by: Bob Winnard on 30th December 2015 at 22:55

Ian on the right hand side of the form master i
recognise quite a few of the lads ,good times

Comment by: bill unsworth on 12th May 2017 at 20:40

Hi Arthur.Top row far left is me.Saw you in wigan about 1959 you had grown a lot,you standing in road 6" taller than me standing on pavement,have only come across tony hardiman and bob winnard but they could not remember me after 30 years.All the best Bill

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