Wirral Metropolitan College
Carlett Park Campus
Was this your College ?
Yes, this was 'my' college - for 3 years and a long time ago.
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