College's build coming to end
THE first phase of Scunthorpe Technical College was nearing completion in February 1953.
Sixty years ago this month, things were coming along nicely on the Kingsway construction site, near the A18.
Foreman bricklayer Mr F Hemingway took his wife with him and they lived in a caravan trailer on the site from August 1952.
The Scunthorpe Telegraph was invited along in mid-February 1953 and some of the pictures have survived in our archive.
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That May, 12 young apprentice builders, armed with 1,600 bricks and three tons of mortar, made local educational history when they were the first to make use of workshops which formed the first phase of the new college.
It was later that year when the sound of an electric bell rang through the corridors of the new college for the first time calling 100 young students to the large classrooms, workshops and laboratories.
They took their place three years before the completion of the rest of the college and its official opening and were guided by its first principal, Frederick Jones, who considered the new establishment offered educational facilities never before afforded to local students.
Plans for the third and fourth stages of the construction of North Lindsey College were unveiled in July 1957 when it was revealed these would include the administration block, a dining room and kitchen, library and rooms where specialist subjects would be taught.
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