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Wigan Tech Spring Gardens Annex 1970-72

Started by: ML1954 (1)

I did my A levels at Wigan Tech 1970 - 72, and I recall that some of the lectures were in a Victorian building that I think was known as Spring Gardens annex.

I recently re-established contact with a friend who was there with me. We were discussing our days there, he mentioned a few names, and I just wondered if any of them ever look at this site.

The names that we remembered are Jim Topping, Sue McClune, Anne Smith, Pat Warburton, Cath Lancaster, Alison Large and Jane Edwards (funny how we could remember so many of the female students, and very few of the male ones!)

One of the subjects I studied was Economics, and there was a lecturer called Mr Esberger (sp?).

They were very happy days, so if any of these names mean anything to any readers it would be great to know what happened to them.

Started: 10th Oct 2023 at 21:10

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

This is the building, image taken from Album section of this site. There is discussion and more pictures of the building scattered in various parts of Wiganworld.

Replied: 10th Oct 2023 at 23:16

Posted by: gaffer (7984) 

Replied: 11th Oct 2023 at 14:15

Posted by: ena malcup (4151) 

Sorry, I had got the wrong annex.

Some of my friends were using this annex in 1960's: me being out of date again. Mea culpa.

Replied: 11th Oct 2023 at 16:14

Posted by: linma (2922)

Went to night school there in the 60’s.

Replied: 15th Oct 2023 at 07:02

Posted by: Axcroft (240)

ML 1954
I was there in 1970/71.
Spring Gardens is now an apartment block.
I also studied Economics.
I do remember Jim Topping, but none of the others.
My mates were Dave Gordon and Mike Sayer (of the Sayers Baker family).

Replied: 22nd Oct 2023 at 22:48
Last edited by Axcroft: 24th Oct 2023 at 10:27:54

Posted by: tonker (28077) 

ML 1954, I knew Cath Lancaster. She lived in Upper St.Stephens Street, off Frog Lane. She was a hairdresser!

Axcroft, your old mate, Mike Sayer, did he also lead you to believe he had a cousin called Leo?

Replied: 23rd Oct 2023 at 00:25

Posted by: Axcroft (240)

Replied: 23rd Oct 2023 at 11:58

Posted by: bentlegs (5329)

I heard yesterday that Wigan are to have a Hilton hotel,

Replied: 23rd Mar 2024 at 12:28


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