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Garretts Green College

lencops

gone but not forgotten
Hi Robert, Yes i was on the Kiri Gold car park, if it was open i don`t know, it was approx 12:15 pm and there was`nt a customers car on the park, but they do have unusual opening times & we are a bit off topic. Len.
 

lencops

gone but not forgotten
Some of the building work can be seen in this pic taken through the gate in the fencing. Len.
 

Shortie

master brummie
I was a bit surprised when I saw the college was just a pile of bricks when I went over to Sheldon a few weeks back to see an old friend. My husband was at Garretts Green from 1963-1968 as part of his apprenticship. He took the H&V draughtman's course - a bit of a long way from Handsworth Wood where he lived. He said the College was a bit of a dump when he was there, needed knocking down then, which surprised me, I thought he would be sad to see his past demolished. It was a bit of a ugly building, let's hope the housing that replaces it is rather more gentle on the eye.

Shortie
 

Charles G

Brummie babby
My late husband Cyril Hayward taught Engineering and retired in 1993 as Vice Principal.
Hi all, I went there for day release as an apprentice electrician 67-70 and when back in 84-86 to do electronics. It served me well just retired after 52 yrs as spark but not a bright one hehe.
 

DaveHaw

Brummie babby
My late husband Cyril Hayward taught Engineering and retired in 1993 as Vice Principal.
Not sure if PatHayward still uses this site but I went to Garretts Green College between 1968 & 1972 to do my craft pipefitting & gas/arc welding City & Guilds. Have recently retired after fifty years in the industry. The name Hayward has haunted me all night as I am sure he was one of our lecturers that used to take us for welding technology. Was he involved with home brewing?
Dave
 

PatHayward

master brummie
ENot sure if PatHayward still uses this site but I went to Garretts Green College between 1968 & 1972 to do my craft pipefitting & gas/arc welding City & Guilds. Have recently retired after fifty years in the industry. The name Hayward has haunted me all night as I am sure he was one of our lecturers that used to take us for welding technology. Was he involved with home brewing?
Hello Dave - Yes he did teach welding technology but he was at Hall Green Technical College in the years that you were at Garratts Green and then he spent some time at Tile Hill Technical College before moving to Garratts Green. In the early years he was involved in home brewing. He was well known also for getting students to take his Old English Shedpdog for a walk st lunchtime!
 

Mayfield

Burbury Brummie
Hi Pat - I remember Cyril well, I was a lecturer at Sutton Coldfield College. He was a wonderful, down-to-earth man with a great personality and great sense of humour. Mayfield
 

boilerman

Brummie babby
My husband was an apprentice Electrician in 67/68 and he did day release there.
Now he does the electrical maintainance on the houses in that area.
Me too, straight out of school, and back into classrooms in 1967, Day release from the Public Works Dept
 
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