Today’s event was Peter Salmon, Director of BBC North, visiting the campus to open the new television studio in the LINC. I managed to catch the second half of his talk to media and PR students about the move to Media City in Salford that happens next year and some of the opportunities that it will open to graduates.
Peter then went to the new television studio to be interviewed by students and then officially drew back the green curtain covering the plaque. It was my first time in the studios – ever, not just the new one – and I was very impressed!
It continues Edge Hill’s record of having cutting edge facilities as you can see from the photos of Edge Hill College Television and the outside broadcast unit that I published earlier in the year!
Thanks to the generosity of Edge Hill alumnus and Honorary Fellow Anne Laing, we are able to look at these amazing images of the campus during its first two years of opening, 1933-35.
Here are a few selected images. You can see them all as a slideshow or gallery.
Note view straight through to the Quad.
Lovely snow image – the footprints lead to what looks like an allotment.
Do not try this in the present. (Is this Ruff Lane?)
A beautiful, formal shot of Hale Hall.
These candid snaps are both evocative and informative. Thanks Anne!
We already know that the University Library (or LRC) opened on 31st January 1994 but I’ve now got hold of some photos of the final stages of kitting it out including some faces you might recognise:
It appears that not only did Edge Hill College Television have loads of kit but they also had their own van! The registration plate on this Austin 1ton van dates it no earlier than 1963 but I imagine the photo it from later.
I’m saving the good posts for later in the week while I’m away down in that there London so today you get a picture of an oldish Apple Mac that I found in the archives.
Edge Hill has long had a wealth of technology available to students. No date on these photos of Edge Hill College Television were taken – maybe someone with a better knowledge of cameras than me can help – but I would guess at late 1970s. Note the presence of Test Card F in the final photograph which looks very similar to this one from 1978.