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Prize day
Prize day
Photo: derek Wilde
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Prize Day in Thicknesse Hall.c.1955 teacher in background is Roy jackson, took us for english as I remember.

Comment by: Maureen on 30th January 2014 at 18:22

Derek..whereabouts is this Thicknesse Hall.

Comment by: ackky on 30th January 2014 at 20:11

Thicknesse Hall was the main hall in the school, and I thick it was called this after a rector of the Parish Church, although I stand to be corrected on the rector point

Comment by: Maureen on 30th January 2014 at 21:04

Thank you ackky..the reason I asked was.. there was a Thicknesse Hall in Beech Hill..and just thought it was a coincidence...I wonder if it was named after the Reverend Thicknesse.

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 30th January 2014 at 22:30

Maureen; Extract from:-
"The Very Rev Cuthbert Carroll Thicknesse (19 November 1887 – 2 June 1971) was Dean of St Albans from 1936 until his retirement in 1955.
Born into an ecclesiastical family and educated at Marlborough and Keble College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1913. He was firstly a Curate of St John-at-Hackney and then a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces, during which time he married Rhoda Oonah Marjorie Madan Pratt. He was wounded at Ypres and became Rector of Badsworth after which he was Rector of Wigan and an Honorary Chaplain to the King before his elevation to the Deanery. A fierce opponent of Nuclear weapons. he refused to hold a service of celebration in St Alban’s Cathedral at the cessation of the war with Japan in August 1945. He was described in his obituary as “a high church man and convinced Anglican”.

Comment by: Maureen on 31st January 2014 at 09:27

Thank you Ernest for that information..he certainly did a lot with his life didn't he..there used to be a very small school..(I have seen the photograph)..two doors from where we live,it held six pupils that were the children of the workers at Thicknesse Hall..it must have been built by the Reverend Thicknesse..isn't history fascinating Ernest.

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