Farthingale Publications

... Is a hobby website containing articles of local interest to Lancastrians, some favourite walking and cycling routes, selected words and poetry, and some writings of more general nature as well as the authors picture gallery, it can be accessed via the menu at the head of the page.

Words & Poems

This is a small selection of the poems on the site, others are accessible via the link at the head of the page.

Wallgate Chronicles

..... is a series of articles available via the menu at the head of the page. The links below are a sample:-

Thomas Linacre School Wigan

Swimming Club Circa 1957


Are you in the photograph? ? ? ?
Can you put names to faces? ? ? ?
Want to share the information? ?

Back Row: 1 _____ 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____ 6 Ivan Wilcock
Middle Row: 1 Ken Oliver 2 _____ 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____
Front Row: 1 _____ 2 Kenny Evans 3 _____ 4 _____ 5 _____
Master: Dennis Pegg

A Short Biography of Thomas Linacre

Thomas Linacre was born in Canterbury in about 1460. He entered All Souls College, Oxford in 1480 and distinguished himself in Greek. He then studied in Rome, gaining a knowledge of Greek and Latin which made him one of the foremost humanistic scholars of his time. He also studied medicine at Vicenza, receiving his medical degree at Padua. Ten years later, back in England, Linacre became physician to King Henry VIII and regular attendant to many of the most prominent people in the country. He was also the close friend of Sir Thomas More and Erasmus. After 11 years as a physician, Thomas Linacre resigned to become a priest.

He devoted the fortune from his medical practice to the foundation of chairs in Greek medicine at Oxford and Cambridge University and to the establishment of the Royal College of Physicians. After Linacre obtained his charter for the College, no-one except a regular physician could practice in and around London.

Thomas Linacre was rector of Wigan between 1519 and 1524

Source: University of Oxford, Linacre College web site.


Local Interest

The articles listed under the links below are just a small selection of the items of Local Interest documented in this section of Farthingale Publications. Other material is accessible via the appropriate link at the head of the page.

Walking & Cycling

More local walking and cycling routes are documented in the Walking and Cycling section of Farthingale Publications accessible via the link at the head of the page. Those available via the links below are just a small selection of favourites.