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Some competitors at Thomas Linacre School Sports day, c1962.
Some competitors at Thomas Linacre School Sports day, c1962.
Photo: Ron Hunt
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Some competitors at Thomas Linacre School Sports day, c1962.

R. Hunt No. 103.

Comment by: John Marsh on 12th September 2007 at 14:33

I believe the person in front of the 7th person on the back row (has a hand on his right shoulder) is Alan Cumberbatch (might have been his brother whose name I don't know). If so, he has worked in the Pilkington Lathom Laboratories.

Comment by: Graham Moss on 9th December 2007 at 21:39

I am the guy on the left of Ronnie (Ron) Hunt - 103 and Cliff Moss - no relation - is at the back of me with his arms round my neck.
Know many others in the pic. butwould like confirmation.

Comment by: RON on 15th February 2008 at 17:26

Left to right front row:- Mick Gibbons. Jimmy Wilkinson(Who not long after got killed in a car accident so I am told)Alan Holbrook. Graham Moss. Ron Hunt(Me) ?Roy Painter and Cliff Moss are stood behing leaning on the front row. Ivan Wilcock. is stood at the back Can't remember any other names, except Cumberbatch who was in the Judo Club with me.

Comment by: Carl Fairclough on 15th March 2008 at 18:33

I am on the right on front row (No 605)the lad at the side of me stood up, all in white is Andrew Boardman. He lived at Newton-le-Willows and got knocked down and died on his way to school. I recognise other faces but no more names other than those already mentioned.

Comment by: john lythgoe on 15th March 2008 at 23:45

At this time the only athletes worth their salt were Tony Bennet, Billy Anglesey, Frank Richards,(later Mr Universe, but I don´t much go in for that), and myself, I don´t see any of us

Comment by: john lythgoe on 16th March 2008 at 02:50

the boy behind roy painter, is it no john speak?

Comment by: john lythgoe on 18th March 2008 at 23:49

Just had a message from jimmy caddick, re Frank Richards, He has a video on you tube, interesting for anyone that knew him

Comment by: madeleine (boyd) orrell on 21st March 2008 at 19:25

does anyone recognise, front row, third from the right......george orrell.....

Comment by: Jimmy Caddick on 27th March 2008 at 15:30

Yes Madeleine I can recognise George, I remember him from Norley Hall. He was an old mate of mine.

Comment by: george orrell on 3rd April 2008 at 09:47

nice to hear from you jimmy it's been a long time

Comment by: Bill Whelan on 21st June 2008 at 16:44

Number seven from left back row, is Ivan Wilcock from Platt Bridge.

Comment by: Ray Armstrong on 28th July 2008 at 18:37

Mates with George Orrell since we went to St.Johns in Pemberton.Went on to Thomas Linacre together and were in same class for some time.I am in the process of submitting two form photographs--1960 & 1963--both of which include George.All I have to do is master the technology

Comment by: george orrell on 7th August 2008 at 21:23

hi ray hope your well sent comments on your other pics,bet you can't run as fast now.

Comment by: Ray Armstrong on 8th August 2008 at 15:02

In my dreams George, in my dreams

Comment by: Orrell Colts Man on 19th January 2009 at 21:19

Athletes Lythgoe? I remember thee spewing up after thad run 40 yards with an open field and nowt to beat.
Wheres Nobby Naylor and Kevin Bond - now your takin bowt athletes.
Kevin could smook thirteen cigs in 10 minutes outside Essy's cig shop after schoo...and Gent was best athlete of all.

Comment by: john lythgoe on 11th February 2009 at 01:17

"Orrell colts man" would love to hear more, contact me directly on my e mail, if I spewed up,( and I don´t doubt it), I would love to hear from you JL

Comment by: Graham Barton on 31st May 2009 at 03:25

Ist left on the front row is Michael Gibbons. He was a year ahead of me and lived in Culcheth

Comment by: Grammar Grub on 25th August 2010 at 13:50

I recall having a drag outside Fanny Orgills after school. Met with numerous gentlemen from the Thomas Linacre, Gent, Nobby Naylor, Roy Painter, Ray Downing, Tony Doran, Kev Bond amongst them - a really polite set of clean cut boys.

Comment by: Graham Fee on 28th September 2010 at 15:08

I think the fourth from right on the back row is Ken Croasdale. He and I travelled together from Chorley to TLS. Ken was a smoker from school days and died of lung cancer about 5 years ago.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 28th September 2010 at 16:59

I remember Ken Croasdale I think he was in the same year as me but not in my class. Also I remember a couple of lads, in my year, who I think came from the Chorley area ?.Gale and ?.Yeo

Comment by: Steve Connelly on 10th December 2011 at 22:04

I remember Carl Fairclough as a good runner from our class; I also remember Martin Boardman - I went to his funeral with Gwyn Jones. I thought it was Ray Baldwin on the front row left, but could be mistaken. For those who remember Terry Goulden, we remained best friends until his untimely death Nov. 5th 2002. I was with him at the end. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Brian Belshaw; not seen him for years.

Comment by: Ron Hunt on 10th December 2011 at 22:58

The last I heard, that was a few years ago, Brian Belshaw was living in the apartments on the canal bank at Parbold

Comment by: brian belshaw on 29th September 2012 at 18:54

Hi, I see that some of you are enquiring about me. I moved to Croston in 1996 with my wife Valerie (Wall). who sadly died in 1999. I got married again in 2007 to my now wife Carole Highton (Boylan), some of you may know her, she went to the convent at the same time as Valerie; and lived in Swinley Lane. We live between Croston and Spain and both of us are still into music, (that is our passion)and still playing in both countries. Would love to hear from any old pals and school friends. to catch up.

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