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TLS 1954. 1
TLS 1954. 1
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Here is the school photo for 1954 soon after the school opened. It was sent to me by a friend and ex pupil. Prof. Leonard Dissado. Just to prove we weren't all scallwags <g> (http://www.le.ac.uk/engineering/research/groups/power/staff/dissado.html)
Can you recognise yourself or anyone ?

Comment by: Maureen on 17th December 2014 at 18:00

I'm sure third row up on the extreme right is Dave Marsh
who sadly passed away earlier this year and was a lovely
contributor to the 'Wallgate' thread.

Comment by: Carl Fairclough on 18th December 2014 at 00:10

I have just been on to the link. It was like reading a foreign language, but I suppose some other people as well as Len will know what it is all about. Len was a prefect and in the sixth form when I started at Thomas Linacre. He was a bright lad then.

Comment by: Roy on 18th December 2014 at 00:16

Dave Marsh was from 'down your end' wasn't he Maureen, maybe York Street? I didn't know that he had passed away.

Comment by: Maureen on 18th December 2014 at 09:23

Yes Roy,Dave was from York street..he wrote an awful lot on the Wallgate thread which has been going on forever it seems over on communicate..it hasn't been the same since
he went.

Comment by: george on 18th December 2014 at 14:05

Carl was you there from 58 to 63, think I remember you

Comment by: Roy on 19th December 2014 at 10:08

Carl, i have also been on the link and as you say, not the easiest read. Len, it appears that you have had a very distinguished career, congratulations on your success, TLS certainly helped you on your way. Although i cant complain about my lot, the only three things we seem to have in common, are that we both went to TLS and we have both been to Leicester and Canberra.

Comment by: Carl Fairclough on 19th December 2014 at 22:47

George, yes I was. Are you George Orrell?

Comment by: Len dissado on 20th December 2014 at 22:15

Roy. I loved my time in Canberra. It was so much a country town when I was there. What did you think?

Comment by: george on 21st December 2014 at 09:19

yes Carl, you have it in one.It has been a long while mate, how are you doing.

Comment by: Roy on 22nd December 2014 at 09:56

Len, i am definately not a city man, i like visitng them, but couldn't live in one. Canberra is very nice and as you will know is now very modern city as its age would suggest, only 100 years old. My favourite Aussie city is Melbourne, that's probably because of its Britishness.

Comment by: Beth on 23rd December 2014 at 18:43

I doubt pictures like this would exist today.

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