From little acorns a giant technology college grew at Horndean

BEGINNINGS The original buildings for what would become Horndean Technology College
BEGINNINGS The original buildings for what would become Horndean Technology College

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Hands up if you recognise the building in the picture on the right?

It shows the new Horndean School in 1970 shortly before it opened as the small Horndean Bi-Lateral School – today the huge Horndean Technology College.

UNIFORM The 1970 school badge and tie for Horndean School which opened that year and is now Horndean Technology College

UNIFORM The 1970 school badge and tie for Horndean School which opened that year and is now Horndean Technology College

Now a former pupil from that first intake 46 years ago is helping to organise a reunion.

Peter Colley is appealing for children from that first intake, plus any late joiners to that original year, and any staff who taught at the school between 1970 and 1977.

It will be held at the school on February 20.

For tickets and further details contact Peter via peter_d_colley@tiscali.co.uk or Susanne Ings via soo.slings@ntlworld.com
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n My recent picture of the old carrier HMS Albion rang many bells for regular contributor Eddy Amey from Fareham.

He says: ‘As a fifth-year apprentice in the Dockyard in 1954 I attended the builders sea trials from Wallsend on Tyne.

‘On completion of the trial we disembarked at sea by jumping in pitch darkness about 12.30am into a small craft that had been carrying coal.

‘When we landed most of us looked like miners coming off shift.

‘We were messed in the midshipman’s quarters in HMS Albion which was better than her sister ship HMS Bulwark where we were put in the chapel.’