I wonder if any boy messenger can remember going to Bourneville College one day a week between the ages of 15 to 16. I do not remember learning anything, but they did like to keep us fit. The day consisted of playing cricket, cross country running around Row Heath Park. And to finish off the day swimming in the Cadbury's swimming pool. In those days for what ever reason you were not allowed to wear swimming trunks, a bit embarrassing, but it was the same for everyone.
Hi Keith, I had to attend college once a week in the city of London. I too don't remember learning anything but I do remember seeing the film Cat Balou with Lee Marvin and also Bonnie & Clyde. I was too easily influenced by the Whitechapel Bantam messengers who said that as soon as you turned 16 you could leave the day release scheme with a letter from your parents. This is what I did and lost the opportunity of another year and a halfs worth of day release. You tend to do stupid things at that age I guess. Still, what it does show is that I certainly enjoyed my messenger boy days, to want to work instead of go to school. Rick. 1970-1972 London EC2
hi keith we had the same system up here in liverpool, the college we attended had all the everton and liverpool apprentices here as well, also all the police cadets attended, what a bunch of hooligans the whole lot were
all we did was fool about all year and at the end of term we were told we would get an assessment to show our employers, well you can imagine the panic and regret, anyway , that turned out to be a load of baloney as well as we all got good reports
i was so bad in one class the tutor nicknamed me duffy after the hooligan in the comedy please sir