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Thomas Linacre School

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Newspaper Cutting  1957-58?
Newspaper Cutting 1957-58?
Photo: Graham Lowton
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Item #: 26209
Unidentified Space Craft lands in Wigan.

Comment by: Gary Winstanley on 20th March 2015 at 06:12

Top marks for effort and imagination. Any former constabulary remember the case?

Comment by: Len Dissado on 20th March 2015 at 10:01

I remember this very well as I had just entered the 6th form. There was a kind of track on the lawn and it looked authentic. I have a suspicion that the staff knew quite well that it was a hoax and decided to go along with it. What a great idea-- no harm and a lot of fun.

Comment by: John on 20th March 2015 at 23:59

Was the Daily Herald paraphrasing here? I can't imagine a Wiganer saying the headmaster was "a jolly good sport" but you never know.

Comment by: Mick on 21st March 2015 at 16:32

I think he'd be more likely to say 'Yon mon's alreet', John.

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