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#158091 - 10th Jun 2007 11:19pm Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham
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#158120 - 11th Jun 2007 10:38am Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Mark]
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i did 2 Army prep courses there and loved every minute of it.

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#158186 - 11th Jun 2007 7:13pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Wheels]
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I went there to hand some forms in an these lads said it looks like grange hill

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#310002 - 16th Apr 2009 6:01pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Pomp]
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I'm sorry, but when it comes to Wirral Met the only campus to be seen on was Withens Lane.

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#310011 - 16th Apr 2009 6:32pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Pea70]
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12 quays lžke a prison tho i would prefer it to carlett-felt like i had to walk miles between blocks to go the loo
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#310042 - 16th Apr 2009 8:14pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Mark]
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Wirral Metropolitan College
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CH62 0AY

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Yes, this was 'my' college - for 3 years and a long time ago.

How long?

Well, there was a girder structure there which was intended to be the "new" college building but was never finished until after I left. The old Manor House was there but much of it was in a dangerous state so the only part that could be used was what was once the chapel. That was our classroom during one year/ maybe 2. There were also ex-army Nissan huts in the woods and I will NEVER forget a winter term in one of those. There was an iron stove in the middle and we used to go foraging in the woods for wood to keep the thing stoked up. Even them we kept our duffle coats on all day.

By the time I left they were just starting work to construct the "new" building / workshops/ laboratories etc. Eventually that "new" building became the old building and another even bigger building was constructed alongside. The old manor house was demolished (or fell down) but the chapel was kept.

In my day the driveway to the college from the New Chester road was a long and winding walk - damned cold and wet in winter.

That was the college - the staff were wonderful, at least in our department. Lots of memories/ stories about the staff and our antics.

There was a canteen at the college but the food was awful so we all used to go down the road to the Eastham Docks canteen - (big) full meal for about 1/6 (old money) including a pint mug of tea. That food was excellent.

I remember that my grant for the course I was doing worked out to be £50 a year.

We are talking about 1961-63 full time then another year part time

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#310071 - 16th Apr 2009 9:55pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Snodvan]
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Whats this fancy name CAMPUS. whats wrong with the old name Technical college. Or did they change the name to Campus to sound good but with no real valve to education
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#310194 - 17th Apr 2009 12:20pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: jimbob]
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I went to Carlett Park for my Pre-Nursing course back in 1987. Pain in the bum in the winter having to walk up that drive that seemed to never end!! The canteen food hadn't changed much Snod - we used to end up in one of the pubs instead.

Before that, I was at Borough Road for a year when it was just Borough Road, not Wirral Met or any such other rebirth. That was a great college.

I wanted to do Art & Photography at Withens Lane but didn't get in - that's how fierce the competition was back then. All the gorgeous "alternative" people went there frown
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#312140 - 23rd Apr 2009 5:18pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: RUDEBOX]
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We were spoilt in the theatre. Had our own loos and coffee bar.
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#314134 - 30th Apr 2009 11:17am Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Pea70]
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I went to the on Liscard Road
Also know as 'The Old School' to resit my maths GCSE smile

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#514274 - 6th May 2011 3:54pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Mark]
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Carlett Park was for me too. You're right about the long, winding road to reach it from New Chester Rd. So my Dad bought me a little 125 James motor bike to get there. Came to grief on the left hand bend one day and ended up wrapped in barbed wire and in a bed of nettles.

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#595776 - 6th Oct 2011 9:19pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Mark]
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Is it true Carlet is to be demolished fully now?

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#595915 - 6th Oct 2011 10:42pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: blackmetallic]
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Is it true Carlet is to be demolished fully now?
only the church left now in the middle of a housing estate smile
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#595921 - 6th Oct 2011 10:47pm Re: Wirral Metropolitan College, Eastham [Re: Mark]
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There should be something more left, that was an amazing place, wherelese in world is there a college site surrounded by woods. Admittedly the place was a luxury, and the Wirral Met. College board wanted it demolished in late 90s as a way of cutting costs, but the place deserves better. Any idea why the football pitches werent built on, or is it because of what actually lies underneath there?

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