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Thomas Linacre School  Year 1954 Form 2a
Thomas Linacre School Year 1954 Form 2a
Photo: Roy Huxley
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Item #: 9609
Back Row : Nixon, Austin Coote, Thomas Lavelle, Roy Huxley, ? , William Ball, Westhead, David Unsworth, 'Joe' Fairhurst, ?

Middle Row : Stuart Bamber, Anthony Walker, Mick McGovern, Mike Trevena, Kevin Wall, Powell, Bryan Atherton, Granville Myers, Kevin Quinlan, Towler

Front Row : ? , Tommy McCann, John Robinson, Frank Latimer, Nuttall, 'Tricky' Hilton, Malcolm Speakman, Jack Vincent, Roger Quigley, Alan Tennant, Baxendale

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 27th February 2009 at 13:34

Can I congratulate myself on naming all but three on this photo after 55 years, having said that,appologies to anyone that I have misnamed, misspelt or not remembered their names wholly or partly. Can anyone complete?

Comment by: RON on 27th February 2009 at 18:59

WOW, Tricky Hilton in a bow tie..He looks like a young Robin Day

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 28th February 2009 at 15:43

Double p in apologies,TLS and Donald Austin[Eng]didn't do much for me!

Comment by: FRANK LATIMER on 1st March 2009 at 13:48

THE KID FRONT ROW LEFT (redheaded) HARDMAN,the one next to you Roy I think is Taylor

Comment by: Brian Acton on 1st March 2009 at 19:17

Wouldn't have known you from the form photo, very good all the same, and this is what WW is all about.

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 2nd March 2009 at 11:23

Your right Frank,Taylor on my left and Hardiman front left.One more needed for a full house!
Hi Brian, i've aged a bit since then!

Comment by: Arthur Powell on 30th July 2012 at 10:27

Roy. A number of these people came into my class the following years and followed me until we left school ie Forms 3A, 4A & 5A. The boy Front Row left is HARDYMAN, yes it's spelt that way as he signed the back of the 5A form photo I have here at home.
By the way do you happen to know why Mike Nickson became "Pug" Nickson? This is what we called him from the 3rd year onwards. That's how his name is spelt he's signed my photo.

Comment by: Roy Huxley on 25th September 2012 at 17:01

Arthur, i seem to remember Nickson being called 'Pug' in the second year, i may be wrong and thanks for correcting my spelling.

Comment by: FRANK LATIMER on 24th February 2013 at 09:21


Comment by: Arthur Powell on 20th March 2013 at 15:33

Thanks for that info Frank re "Pug" Nickson I had an idea the nickname would be along those lines although a bit unfair don't you think. I remember him from 3A onwards as he, and many of those shown in the picture, we're classmates of mine until I left in '57. My most vivid recollections of Nickson is that his life was made hell by my "mate" Kenneth Thomas (KT) Monks. Anybody know where KT went after he, and one or two others, wrecked the staff room in '57? Remember we couldn't get into school one morning due a police presence!!! Ironically the Powell in the photo (Kevin) was in the same class as me until '57 which used to cause some confusion amongst the teachers until they decided, collectively so it seemed, to go with Powell A & Powell K. Confusion over. Simples. Just out of interest I've still got the hexagonal table I made in woodwork, which earned me 9/10, taking pride of place at home. I agree wholeheartedly with the comments that the school was great. Some good times & memories

Comment by: Alan Davies on 16th October 2021 at 09:51

I am on the back row, extreme right. Joined the RN in 1957 until 1971 and then worked in television until retirement. I thought Donald Austin was great. He got me through English.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd August 2023 at 08:54

I recall Austin Coote he lived at the bottom end of John Street where I lived.

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