From the archive: Taking education further at colleges across the region

PUBLISHED: 10:15 04 October 2015 | UPDATED: 10:16 04 October 2015

Further education colleges. Pictured: Mrs Trottor in language lab Lynn Technical College. Date: Mar 1967

Further education colleges. Pictured: Mrs Trottor in language lab Lynn Technical College. Date: Mar 1967


With the return to school and college well under way for this new term, it seems an appropriate time to look back through our archives at some pictures of further and higher education in our region over the decades.

1 Norfolk College of Agriculture students at Easton inspect farm machinery in October 1953. The college had opened in 1951, initially with a one-year course for 20 boys between 15 and 16 years of age.

2 Norfolk College of Agriculture students are absorbed by a lecture in anatomy in the well-equipped science laboratory at Easton in 1953.

3 Full-time shorthand and typing students using audio-typing and shorthand training equipment at the Great Yarmouth College of 
Further Education Commerce Department in 1967. Wearing earphones, the students carried out tests dictated to them through a tape recorder operated by their instructor, Mrs J Aliffe.

4 Graphic Design students in the well-equipped Art and Design Department at Yarmouth College of Art and Design in 1966. This was one of a number of departments which had developed rapidly during the mid-1960s.

5 Experimental design and practical development are taught in the Dress Room of Yarmouth College of Art and Design in 1967.

6 Pre-apprentice engineering students at work under Mr L Drinnan in the welding and sheet metalwork department at King’s Lynn Technical College in 1966. The students are (left to right) Trevor Newstead, Tony Amos and John Farrow.

7 Mrs I Trotter is seen at the controls of the language laboratory at King’s Lynn Technical College in 1967, where the students are learning German.

8 Day release students are hard at work building a scale model of a roof in Lowestoft College of Further Education’s building department’s carpentry and joinery workshop in 1966.

9 Students at work in the radio and electronics lab at Lowestoft College’s engineering department in the same year.

10 The first intake of students for the new University of East Anglia in Norwich arrives at the university village in October 1963.

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