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Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Clitheroe Royal Grammar School
Year: 1959
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Item #: 1601
The wonders of nature are probed during a lesson in flower-dissecting, under the guiding eye of Mr. Eric Pearson (Biology master).
Source: Lancashire Life Magazine, November 1959

Comment by: Michael on 1st December 2020 at 23:26

A close look at the photograph shows that the boy seen front row right, has a leather patch covering the right elbow of his jacket.

These were sometimes fitted to reinforce the sleeves on (expensive) blazers, to prevent them from getting worn through too quickly.

These patches were not always officially approved, but were usually overlooked.

Comment by: Fiona on 30th December 2019 at 14:31

Bradley - better late than never, I suppose. The microscopes we used at school had X5 magnification eyepieces, with objectives ranging from X10 to X40. Multiply the two together to get the overall magnification. And no, the microscope in that picture is a plain bog-standard optical microscope. I donlt know whether electron microscopes even existed back in 1959, but if they did they were high-tech research tools that would take up most of the space in that room,andf schools certainly didn't have them.

Comment by: William (Eddie) Edmundson on 8th February 2018 at 13:31

I am the elbow on the right of the photo. Pearson is standing next to my best friend at school - Brian Haworth.

Comment by: Frank Chroston on 31st December 2017 at 17:45

Difficult to tell really They look like the microscopes we used in the Biology lab.
Standard school issue I suppose.

Comment by: Bradley on 24th June 2017 at 20:22

Can anyone inform me of what magnification these microscopes would have provided? I'll assume they're not electron microscopes!