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    Default The Liverpool Gymnasium Training College for Women

    I was having a mooch through the old postcards for sale on ebay and came across two cards relating to the Liverpool Gymnasium Training College. I've never heard of it before, does anyone know where it was/is?


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    Never heard of it. I only heard of the Nautical College the other day though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Never heard of it. I only heard of the Nautical College the other day though.
    That was by Liverpool Cricket ground wasn't it? I remember when I left school that there was an option to serve an apprenticeship there.

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    Just done a search !it comes up that is was a ladies gymnasium in Myrtle Street, I have never heard of it though...

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    There's a pic on here somewhere, Colin's I think.

    Although just had a look at that postcard, looks different



    Just found Colin's....obviously not the same place.......

    http://streetsofliverpool.co.uk/tag/...ool-gymnasium/

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    I'm beginning to suspect that although it was called The Liverpool Gymnasium Training College that it wasn't actually in Liverpool. There's a 'London, W.' on the bottom right of the cards which I thought was where the card was printed rather than where the place it depicts was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMLE View Post
    That was by Liverpool Cricket ground wasn't it? I remember when I left school that there was an option to serve an apprenticeship there.
    Yes, that's the one. I think it was for officers though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Yes, that's the one. I think it was for officers though.
    I seem to remember that the apprenticeship was for a mechanic so it must have been through the REME at Deysbrook Barracks as I lived in Croxteth at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMLE View Post
    I seem to remember that the apprenticeship was for a mechanic so it must have been through the REME at Deysbrook Barracks as I lived in Croxteth at the time.
    I never knew they done them for civvies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Never heard of it. I only heard of the Nautical College the other day though.
    I knew that one - Riversdale College - my dad taught there...

    It was Merchant Marine and taught sailors to get a higher ticket. My neighbor got his Engineers qualification there.

    I believe it is now an old folks home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    I knew that one - Riversdale College - my dad taught there...

    I believe it is now an old folks home.
    Went to many a good "disco" there LOL !!, I lived just up the road off Holmefield Road....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    I never knew they done them for civvies.
    To be honest, I didn't know anyone that worked at Deysbrook Barracks that wasn't a civvie. My father-in-law worked there as did most of our darts team. I think most of them were general maintenance and a couple of them were mechanics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    I knew that one - Riversdale College - my dad taught there...

    I believe it is now an old folks home.
    Ah well, I never got there as an apprentice but I still might end up there one day

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMLE View Post
    To be honest, I didn't know anyone that worked at Deysbrook Barracks that wasn't a civvie. My father-in-law worked there as did most of our darts team. I think most of them were general maintenance and a couple of them were mechanics.
    Oh, I only went there once.

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    Smile Google wins again...

    A 1907 page is here...

    http://books.google.com/books?id=bxw...ollege&f=false

    The college was on 171 Bedford St.

    I bet it later expanded and the womens part became Barkhill PE Training College (now IM Marsh) near Holt's field, Mossley Hill.

    As the beer drinking uni students of the 60's called it -- "home of the Amazon Women"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by az_gila View Post
    A 1907 page is here...

    http://books.google.com/books?id=bxw...ollege&f=false

    The college was on 171 Bedford St.

    I bet it later expanded and the womens part became Barkhill PE Training College (now IM Marsh) near Holt's field, Mossley Hill.

    As the beer drinking uni students of the 60's called it -- "home of the Amazon Women"....
    And you in the middle of Arizona. It's getting a small World mate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    And you in the middle of Arizona. It's getting a small World mate...
    Yep... but I remember Barkhill College. I lived my first 20 years only 1/2 mile away from it, and one of my first girl friends, "Wendy from Wales" went there. She had a thing for curates though, and she married the curate at Mossley Hill Church...

    Besides, Google seems to search England as well as the US....

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