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GALLERY: Bilsborrow campus celebrates 50th anniversary

Thursday 17 Oct 2019

Today (October 17th), is the 50th anniversary of the official opening of Myerscough College’s Bilsborrow campus, by Her Majesty, the Queen.

Have a look at our gallery of photos of the day below:

Bilsborrow campus - 50th anniversary


Former Principal Tony Fox recalls opening of Bilsborrow campus

Bilsborrow campus celebrates 50th anniversary

1969 student memories – Trevor Connah

1969 student memories – Mick Coxhead

The Lancashire College of Agriculture, as Myerscough was then known, was a state-of-the-art campus, with emphasis on giving the student maximum value for their education in a rural setting, and with the ability to expand the site in future years.

The College was honoured that the Queen accepted a formal invitation to open the Myerscough site. On Friday, October 17th, 1969, at 3.40pm, Her Majesty arrived to be greeted by dignitaries and College staff, before touring the library, unveiling an official plaque at the Lecture Theatre, and then viewing a display of College work.

by Dave Salmon