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

Comment by: Maurice on 10th December 2012 at 23:50

I'm pretty sure the man 5th from the left is Mr Redford,I have seen others who I vaguely remember,but not their names,Mr Redford taught me at Leigh Junior Tech,and was at the Mining college in 1959 when I first went there.

Comment by: Alan Brown on 18th April 2014 at 08:04

I think the second row seated, second from right is Mr Woofenden (not sure if that is spelt right. He was the principal of the art school in the early sixties.

Comment by: Keith on 9th February 2015 at 08:40

I think you are right Alan, a lovely man, when I attended he invariably wore a bow tie. His wife taught at the Girls High, i believe she was responsible for all High School girls writing in a very clear and distinctive style.

Comment by: David Woods on 10th April 2016 at 20:16

2nd row, 3rd from right is Mr Gateley, heat of physics.
2nd row from the left are messers Greenacre (physics), Lillicrap (English) and Goodey (librarian). Phyllis Warmsley is 6th from left on the second row.

Comment by: Chris Rhodes on 3rd June 2021 at 13:35

Second row seated, second from right is without any doubt Alick Woffenden, head of the Art Dept at the college from the late 1940s until his retirement around 1970. He did have a fondness for bow ties (I still have a couple that he owned) and was indeed married to Elsie who was the art teacher at Wigan Girls' School and also taught handwriting. They lived on Parbold Common in the Wigan years. They both lived until 1994. They were my grandparents. :-)

Comment by: Stephen Craig-Smith on 14th October 2022 at 12:34

Hi Chris,

Your grandfather taught me to drive and I used to visit them in both Parbold and at their summer home in the Lake District. They were a great couple.

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