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Wigan Tech 1954-55
Wigan Tech 1954-55
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Item #: 22088
Photo of pupils and staff at the Wigan Technical Collage . Can anyone put names to faces?

Comment by: Tim Cooke on 10th December 2012 at 19:24

There is my old man!! Front row, 3rd from the left. Eric Cooke. I have this photo somewhere too!!

Comment by: RON HUNT on 10th December 2012 at 19:54

He wasn't the Lab Assistant at the TLS was he? Just reminds me of him.

Comment by: Carl Fairclough on 10th December 2012 at 21:07

Hi Tim and Ron, I was about to make the same comment as Ron. I went to Thomas Linacre from 1959 to 1963 and he certainly looks like the Lab Assistant which we had. Best regards to all former TLS students hope you are all well. I am enjoying a nice 20 week Winter break in Spain.

Comment by: Tim Cooke on 12th December 2012 at 20:13

Hi Ron & Carl. Yes! He was a lab tech. He then went on to Cardinal Newman in Hindley and then to Whitley High School. He then finished off his working life for the metro as an audio/visual tech, going around all the schools fixing projectors, TV's, videos etc.
Sadly, Dad passed away this September after a long battle with prostate cancer aged 83.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 12th December 2012 at 22:40

Just found Eric at the end of the row on the 1958 Thomas Linacre School photo Part A. Stood next to the school caretaker.

Comment by: Tim Cooke on 13th December 2012 at 09:38

I've found some of Dads old photos of his days at the Tech. I'll root them out and get them on here!!

Comment by: fran on 17th December 2012 at 16:32

Office staff on 2nd row. From the right= ?, MargaretHenry. Audrey Martin,?, ?, Jean McKnight, Marion McAvoy.

Comment by: fran on 17th December 2012 at 16:36

Tim Sorry to hear about your Dad. RIP Eric and Jean

Comment by: Barbara Clayton on 7th August 2016 at 14:12

Christine Jones next to Jean McKnight. Second row, 2nd from left Jack Travis, 3rd from left Jack Stringfellow both from Civil Engineering Dept.

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