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Thomas Linacre School


Thomas Linacre School, Form 3D, 1954.
Thomas Linacre School, Form 3D, 1954.
Photo: Roy Halton
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Item #: 444
Thomas Linacre School, Form 3D, 1954.

Comment by: Les Prescott on 31st July 2011 at 21:11

I think that's me back row left then:-
Back Row, Ruddock,_,O'neil,Clark,Hall, Roughley,_,
Middle Row,_, _, _, Creighton,_,Foster,_,Sweeny,_,_, _,
Front Row,Pearce,Littler,Timmins,_,_,Holt,Jasper Melling
(Hope I've got them right)

Comment by: Terry Sweeney on 30th October 2013 at 20:36

I think they are:
BRow. Prescott;Ruddock; Evans; O'Niel; Creighton; Crossley; Forster; me; Greenalgh; Garnett
MRow Wigginton; White; ?; Iddon; Creighton; Crossley; Greenalgh; Garnett.
FRow. Pearce; Littler; ? Doughty; Holt; Jasper Melling; ? ; Timmins; Garner; Jones; Platt

Comment by: Terry Sweeney on 31st October 2013 at 19:54

The back & middle rows seem to have been scrambled in transmission, they should read:
Back row as above up to O'Niel then Clark, Hall, Roughley, ?.
Middle row Pearce, Littler, ?, Doughty, Holt, Jasper, ?, Timmins, Garner, Jones, Platt.

Comment by: David Pearce on 2nd October 2015 at 14:21

Complete list of pupils in form 3D at the TLS in1954
Back row L-R
Prescott ruddock evans oneill Clark hall roughley Garnett
Middle row L-R
Wigglington white smith iddon creighton crossley foster sweeney
Harrison rutter
Bottom row L-R
Me littler Parkinson doughty holt melting Townsend Timmins garner jones
Smith and Townsend left the TLS soon after the photograph was taken.
Harry Smith went to live in South Africa and Peter Townsend went to live
On the Wirral.

Comment by: David Pearce on 14th October 2015 at 15:40

Due to building delays it was almost Autumn by the time theTLS opened in
September 1953 although the Assembly Hall was still unfinished. For the first few weeks we had to have assembly in the gym but only having first
put on our gym shoes so we wouldn't scratch the immaculate gym floor.
I never really enjoyed my three years at the TLS I always reckoned the building was far more impressive than the teachers who generally were
either incompetent or sadistic.If it had been possible I would quite happily have remained at the WDMTC in Library Street for those three years
John Parkinson who is on the bottom row on the school photo was a bit of
a character. He was always happy to play the part of a female in our school
plays. I suppose someone had to do it.

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