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Download e-book for iPad: Changing Barnsley: From Mining Town to University Town by Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton, Cathy Doggett

By Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton, Cathy Doggett

ISBN-10: 1845631226

ISBN-13: 9781845631222

Altering Barnsley appears at how Barnsley has advanced, in the course of the eyes of the previous Mining and Technical collage on Church highway, which now hosts Barnsley's personal college. overlaying the seventy five years of its life, it tracks the interval from 1932, while the construction used to be first outfitted, till 2007, whilst the collage used to be totally up and running.Built alongside the northern facet of the city corridor in 1932, on Church road, the development which now homes Barnsley's own collage has been on the centre of schooling in Barnsley considering that its construction.As the mining turned extra regulated undefined, the construction initially begun lifestyles as a mining university, education and equipping Barnsley's staff with the required abilities to paintings within the coal industry.With the death of coalmining and the broadening of Barnsley's industries, it turned a technical collage, focussing on a extra basic education.Now because the commercial historical past has light and the regeneration of Barnsley has been applied, the conversion of the development right into a college, to supply larger schooling to Barnsley is a vital step in elevating aspirations and equipping Barnsley with the abilities for the future.This books tells the background of this development, the folk that experience used it and the talents they've got won.

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60 The accommodation layout of the Barnsley Mining and Technical College at the time of its opening in 1932 Layout of the Mining College Basement Room Description Elementary Mining Laboratory A1 Equipment to support elementary mining science, with accommodation for 30 students. Gas Testing Room A2 Used for the study of caps on various types of safety lamps. Equipment included a large gas tank. The room could be divided into two parts so that one half could be used for examinations for mine managers.

South corridor Standard length of 66 and 100 feet marked by bronze plates set in the floor to facilitate the standardisation of surveyors’ chains and measurement. Ground floor Mechanical Engineering Department B1 Lecture Room Mining Department, Surveying and Drawing Office B2 Instrumentation for both surface and underground surveying. Mining Department B3 Preparation Room Mining Department B4 Geological Laboratory, study of geology through rock sections, geological mapping and mineralogy. Advanced Mining Laboratory B5 Tuition in coal working and analysis in coal, oil and gas.

He explains how it lost its prime responsibility for education, and in 1912 moved to Hanson Street, where it provided a library and newsrooms. Education courses by that stage were the responsibility of the Technical School. Amongst other things, the Coal Mines Act of 1911 introduced requirements regarding education and training after the age of compulsory schooling, and established a Central Board for Mining Examinations. Walker also explains how the Technical School already had six departments by 1910–11, with forty staff.

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