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#446437 - 23rd Nov 2010 3:42pm Birkenhead Technical College *****
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I thought I'd share these Construction and opening Pics of the old College on Borough Road. Thanks to Wirral Met (and whoever originally took the photos) for the pics.


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#446441 - 23rd Nov 2010 3:46pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: polo_phil]
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Great pics Phil. I went there once...or twice!

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#446442 - 23rd Nov 2010 3:55pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: ]
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I have more of inside somewhere and of the demolition...
Will have a look when I get chance... don't want to spoil you too much all at once.

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#446469 - 23rd Nov 2010 4:52pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: polo_phil]
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Nice pics thanks for sharing.
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#446470 - 23rd Nov 2010 4:56pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: polo_phil]
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Excellent pics thanks for sharing

Does anyone know where the smoke in 1st pic is from and what the buildings are in the 3rd pic

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#446472 - 23rd Nov 2010 5:04pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: derekdwc]
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Probably st Caths hospital.
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#446474 - 23rd Nov 2010 5:09pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: starakita]
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Went there about 1951 to 1954. Totally cheerless place for evening classes. But when did the old Tech close?

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#446486 - 23rd Nov 2010 5:53pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: derekdwc]
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I think that it is Woodchurch Road Primary. My school !!
I'm sure I remember seeing the old college from the back classrooms.
Cool pics thumbsup

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#446488 - 23rd Nov 2010 5:58pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: bri445]
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The large building in the background of the 3rd pic is Woodchurch Rd. Primary School. I went there and remember looking at the construction work of the "new" Tech.

Later (1959/60) I went to the Tech on day release whilst serving my apprenticeship. Yes Bri445, you are quite right, totally cheerless sums it up ! In the early '70's I went to evening classes (trying to learn Welsh) there. The Principal/boss was Mr Vincent Fenton (?). A right stickler for doing things right. The cry of "Look out - here's Vince" rang down the still cheerless corridors! Fags out !!

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#446489 - 23rd Nov 2010 5:58pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: ]
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Beat me to it Blondie !!

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#446493 - 23rd Nov 2010 6:16pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: ]
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I spent the first 12 months of my apprenticeship there, full time, with this motley crew, pics taken around the side where the workshops were.


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#446519 - 23rd Nov 2010 7:25pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: bert1]
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Thanks for posting Polo_Phil - I too was a day release member 1958-1964!!!

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#446540 - 23rd Nov 2010 9:20pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: buddy]
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Which one's you Bert?

I'll post pics of inside tomorrow

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#446547 - 23rd Nov 2010 9:37pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: polo_phil]
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Brilliant pics. When I worked for the Council in the 70s the rumour was that the Council's secret cold war operations bunker was in the basement of the college. Apparently every council had to have one so the 'important' people could be saved in the event of nuclear attack.

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#446549 - 23rd Nov 2010 9:54pm Re: Birkenhead Technical College [Re: nightwalker]
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Info from a book i have.


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