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Thomas Linacre School


Sports Day c.1962
Sports Day c.1962
Photo: RON
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Item #: 4292
Some of the competitors in the mile race. Your's truly No 103, just in the photograph. ? Moss on my right shoulder. Jimmy Wilkinson, just in front on me. Who I believe got killed in a car crash a few years later, is No 712.
4 1/2 times round the Mesnes field is a long way if you have never run a mile before. I was more of a sprinter, but got roped into running the mile by, Gapes, House master. As my house, BRUNEL, was short of entrants for this event.

Comment by: dave marsh on 12th November 2007 at 18:38

I was in Dalton.I hated football and cricket so Linacre let me run instead.Great school.

Comment by: peter banks on 25th October 2008 at 13:01

I remember doing athletics on the field with the long jump pits tucked away in the corner and Mr Gapes shouting his lungs out with encouragement or anger!!. Then we used to go down to Woodhouse stadium for athletics in the sixties and Christopher park (Standish lower ground) for cross country.If he was in a good mood oold Gapesy would give a few of us a lift down in his car, but if we didn't perform too well we had to catch the bus back !. Great days

Comment by: was the guy leading john greenwood on 13th May 2010 at 14:51

if so he was an old boyfriend of mine (lol)

Comment by: RON HUNT on 3rd July 2010 at 22:27

Yes I think his name was Greenwood Don't know where he came from though?

Comment by: ALAN GREENWOOD on 4th November 2010 at 13:05

Yes I think it is my eldest brother John Greenwood from Appley Bridge and in Canada now for some 40 years.

Alan Greenwood

Comment by: John Greenwood on 7th November 2010 at 17:52

This is John Greenwood - now living in Canada
Came to Canada in 1970.
Not sure - but I think I won that race.
Most of the time I ran 6 mile cross country

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