Farming memories of college’s ex-students

Myerscough College welcomed a group of former students who studied there back in the 1950s, almost 60 years to the day some of them began their courses.
Myerscough College welcomed a group of former students who studied there back in the 1950s, almost 60 years to the day some of them began their courses.
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Former Myerscough College pupils reminisced about their student days when they visited the campus almost 60 years to the day after some of them began their courses.

The group, who studied at the college’s former site at Hutton in the 1950s and are now in their 70s and 80s, was given a grand tour of the modern facilities now on offer at the Bilsborrow campus before being treated to lunch. 
Former student Bob Mason, 78, originally from Knott End, had asked the St Michael’s Road college if a tour could be arranged. 
He said: “Back in the 1950s there were only 78 of us on poultry and dairy diploma courses. 
“We’d have lectures in the morning and work on the farm in the afternoon.
“Since then there has been massive change. I’m overwhelmed by how wonderful all the facilities are. A lot of us had long careers in agriculture as a result of coming here.”

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