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#340284 - 2nd Aug 2009 11:37pm Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane)
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I went here in the early 90's after I left school to get an NVQ. It was basically a few months of working towards NVQ, and then spend the rest doing nothing. crazy
It was located on Gorsey Lane in Wallasey, on the right after the bend (coming from the tunnel).
The houses were built shortly after I left, and now the whole building has been demolished, probably for 'luxury apartments'.

Did anyone else go here? I seem to remember spending the last few months I was there smoking copiously (it's where I started) and playing football to relieve the boredom.
It also had a fully equipped CAD machine!
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#340285 - 2nd Aug 2009 11:39pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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Oh yeah, it also backed onto a place that made stuff that went in sweets and it constantly smelt of Swizzles (and their ilk).
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#340296 - 3rd Aug 2009 12:37am Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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Yeah. I went there 90s-00s part time doing courses. I did my 'intro to counselling' there-little did i know then that i'd end up going the whole hog+ qualifying. Lol.
I liked the canteen where you could have a fag! A lot of places banned indoors smoking before it became illegal.
Also remember the gym-used to work there.
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#340313 - 3rd Aug 2009 7:24am Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Yep, i went there for about 6 months in 1990 studying electronics just after leaving school. YTS scheme 29.50 a week, i felt a lot richer then than i do now!!
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#340529 - 3rd Aug 2009 10:51pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: BMW_Sparkie]
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One of the best things was the smoking in the canteen.
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#387980 - 12th Feb 2010 10:18pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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Hi

I went there in 1983/1984.

I'd love to hear from other who attended at that time.

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#387983 - 12th Feb 2010 10:20pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: SteveMoores]
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Should have said that people would remember me as Steve Barton at that time. Since changed my surname.

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#388323 - 14th Feb 2010 3:45pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: SteveMoores]
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Hi went there in erly 90's studying electronics, seem to remember they helped to set up a bank account at Abbey National to pay in all that money. LOL
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#449103 - 2nd Dec 2010 11:07pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: 5020Chris]
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Yeah, the little red book, 32 quid a week - I couldn't believe my eyes. I still have that, and the pink bankcard.
I seem to remember Vicki and Nicky who were in admin.
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#449199 - 3rd Dec 2010 2:12pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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I have a photo of a Marconi but the one in Field Road.

Did the one you're talking about become 'South Wallasey Neighbourhood College' ?


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#561778 - 13th Aug 2011 10:23pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: SteveMoores]
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I went there in 1985 but it was in Field Road. Would love to hear from anyone that went there about the same time. We had a trip to Alton Towers and foolishly I wore stiletto heels (I guess they must have been trendy!!!) and I broke the heel on Corkscrew so had a day of walking around wonkily and trying to stand on my toes on one of my feet. Dear me.......

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#786703 - 16th Apr 2013 11:38pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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Yeah. I went to the one in Field Road Wallasey. 1984. It was quite interesting and boring at the same time. Very unusual vibe. Learnt to program on an Apple IIe computer and that BBC micro that was the big tits then. Just simple stuff but it got me in the game. 5 1/4 - inch floppy disks lol.


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#817193 - 17th Aug 2013 5:14pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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I went to the field raod one too in 1984, carlette park for our city and guilds i micro electronics and computers(we ended up getting the group getting kick out :0P).Remember forgetting to close the safety window on the acid bath for the circuit board and getting splashed in the face!!.
Also loved the pcb drill machine it was like looking down a target site of a weapon lol.
remember towards the end of our course we went down to be the first to use the gorsey lane site.

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#817196 - 17th Aug 2013 5:18pm Re: Wirral CAE / Marconi ITec college, (Gorsey Lane) [Re: DavidB]
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I also remember friday dinner times us all rushing round to the natwest bank on the corner of zigzag lane to get our wages(27) out and went straight into the sandridge Pub to get piddled in our dinner hour.lol


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