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Thomas Linacre School


Thomas Linacre School -
Thomas Linacre School -
Photo: Les Miller
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Item #: 23502
Royal Institute of British Architects Brochure - 1954

Comment by: Len Dissado on 31st May 2013 at 13:30

I had forgotten how good the hall was. This photo brought it all back, morning assemblies, the weekly industrial/cultural period, and exams.

It was years before I realised that the apparently fiendishly difficult song 'Roselein auf der Heiden' was actually a mellifluous love song, but I am forever grateful that I was introduced to it by teachers who believed in giving us as broad an education as possible.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 31st May 2013 at 19:50

Couldn't agree more,Len.Mr Pegge was the first person to open my ears to good music.I had a look around the old place a few years ago first asking permission at the office.The chap said,"You're a Linacre boy,I can always spot one". I took it as a compliment.Unfortunately it looked as if a lot of money had been spent totally ruining the innitial architecture of the assembly hall.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 31st May 2013 at 20:04

Dave it was your school cap that gave it away...

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 1st June 2013 at 09:28


Comment by: pete banks on 22nd January 2014 at 00:43

Ooh what memories this pic brings back,one wet friday me Dave Abbot and some others were sitting at the back when little Billie Sedgwick came storming down the corrider head down and going like a steam train and turned sharp right through the glass doors into the hall. Unfortunately the doors were closed and he bounced back so hard he nearly went out of the front entrance backwards.The laughter must have been heard miles away and I nearly wet miself laughing so hard.....Happy, Happy, Happy school days, just loved that school.

Comment by: Anne Rose nee Crowther on 1st September 2014 at 21:50

Can you tell me if the Dave Abbott is David Abbott from Howard st Pemberton

Comment by: pete banks on 14th October 2014 at 14:48

Yes Anne I think that's the street, I only went to his a couple of times.
As I remember he married very young but I can't remember her name but he was dating whilst still at school. I think he then went to live at Worsley Mesnes but I could be wrong and he went to work for British Rail as a signal man.
The last time I saw him was on Wigan N/W station just as my train was pulling out so we couldn't talk , I recognised his face and noted he hadn't grown at all he was still three feet tall.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 5th March 2015 at 11:25

David Abbot lived next door but one to me in Howard Street. No.40. He is a couple of years younger them me His dad Tommy was a bus driver.

Comment by: Anne Rose nee Crowther on 21st September 2015 at 16:19

David Abbott was my cousin and sadly he died 7/4/2004 aged 53.
His dad was Tommy and his mum Louie my mums sister.She died aged 50 over 50 years ago and his dad died more recently.

Comment by: peebee on 1st October 2015 at 16:07

Thanks for that info, I am so sorry to hear he died at an early age, we had many a laugh and good times at Thomas Linacre spending dinner time roaming around Wigan with pies in hand.

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