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Thomas Linacre Athletic Team, c1956.
Thomas Linacre Athletic Team, c1956.
Photo: Dave Marsh
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Thomas Linacre Athletic Team, c1956.

Back row 2nd from left is Valentine, 3rd from right is Birchall.

Front row far left is Pheasant and 2nd from right Marsh.

Comment by: FRANK LATIMER on 3rd November 2008 at 13:42

Back row far right is Ron Smith.And I do believe front row right is Alan Pryle

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 1st December 2008 at 20:58

Back row 3rd from left I think is Eric Dowbekin.

Comment by: Geoffrey Smith on 28th December 2008 at 10:42

Back row left is myself,Geoff Smith,front row right is Clucas
and second from left McDonald,Ron Smith and Eric Dowbekin are the only others I can remember

Comment by: suzanne dowbekin on 23rd February 2009 at 00:04

On the back row, 3rd from the left is my dad eric dowbekin.

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 1st March 2009 at 13:17

Geoff,i've got to agree with Frank about front right being Alan Pryle.
Suzanne, where is your dad these days? Ron Smith [on photo] your dad and myself[photo on page 4 form 2a 1954] played on the same school rugby team.Just watch it these days!

Comment by: Catherine Aindow on 3rd July 2009 at 02:40

Hi all, Alan pryle is my grandad and I can most certainly tell it is him in the photo! He married my nan (Barbara) and has moved to Campbeltown, a small remote peninsula off of the west of scotland. Its such a treat to see him so young, I cant wait to show him the website, thanks to whoever submitted the photo, its made my day :)

Comment by: dave marsh on 15th February 2010 at 18:57

Hello Catherine,I'm Dave Marsh,next to your grandad,doesn't time fly.We used to make up most of the team that represented Wigan in inter town sports and we were very good,even if I say so myself.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 19th March 2010 at 18:39

Only just looked at these Suzanne,My brother michael was a friend of your Dad,he came to our house a few times if I remember correctly.

Comment by: Graham Smethurst on 6th July 2011 at 18:54

I remember most of the lads in the photo it was the team after Trevor Simms and I left.Allan Pryle was a born comic at the time along with his mate Kevin Ashcroft.Eric Dowbekin was a hurdler as I remember.Ronnie Smith was older than his years (he used to shave).

Comment by: Jackie Aindow on 28th January 2012 at 18:30

Found this by accident. Allan Pryle is my dad, not sure he has seen this so just forwarded it to my mum.

Comment by: Arthur Powell on 28th July 2012 at 18:46

I knew Eric Dowbekin as well. I was in the same class as Graham Smethurst and the person 2nd left in this photo. Can anyone tell me who he is please? He's also on my class photo I've just posted on this website. Bottom row 3rd from the left.

Comment by: Arthur Powell on 31st July 2012 at 13:01

Silly me. If I had read the previous comments properly I would have seen that Geoff Smith had mentioned that the boy 2nd from the left Front Row was called McDonald. Remember now. He signed my form leaving photograph in 1957.

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