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Thomas Linacre School


School's Representatives
School's Representatives
Photo: RON
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Item #: 5789
Four representatives of the school who competed in the Northern Schools A.A.A. Champioships 1959. I think that at that time, L.Birchall held the A.A.A. record for the Hop Step and Jump.

Comment by: Harry Barton on 14th December 2008 at 16:38

I went to the White City As a spectator(13 y.o.)
We shared a coach with the Grammar School and whilst we had only 4 athletes representing Linacre ,the Grammar had several.It was a memorable day as I saw Bobby Charlton in the crowd.I remember Lew Birchall he was long jump and hop step and jump.Walker was a giant of a lad and i think he did shot put and/or hammer.Carrol was 400 Yards but I don,t remember the other guy.We did very well considering some schools had 20 or 30 athletes.I distincly remember Bill Brace saying we came 3rd or 4th
with the overall points system.This was mainly down to Lew who I think won both events an Walker won his.

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 17th December 2008 at 17:51

I remember running in the TLS 400 yards relay team in the Wigan school sports, at Poolstock dog track possibly 1955 we won in a then record time of 44 seconds, unfortunately I can only remember two members Bob Carroll and myself.

Comment by: A (Tony) Walker on 8th October 2020 at 14:06

The staff member front right In the U13’s Lythgoe Cup photo, 1954, is Mr Lindsay.
He was in charge of we U13’s.
I won the Shot putt at the Northern Schools . Came 3rd in the All England later.

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