byroms commercial college

Started by: oliver (166)

does anyone remember byroms commercial college, corner of king st. and rodney st. Also the old police station, opposite the now brocol house? I went to byroms early nsixties and worked at police station till sixtyfive.

Started: 11th Nov 2006 at 11:58

Posted by: mollie m (6464) 

Hi Oliver. Yes, I went to Byrom's Commercial College in the early 60s when it was located just off that little street that runs down the side of Wallpaper Supplies. I started going on Saturday mornings when I was 14 learning shorthand, typing and English and gained my first certificates from there. Just after I turned 15 and left school they got me my first job with Gibson, Russell and Adler on King Street, which was just around the corner. I wish I could remember the main lady's name. It moved to Rodney Street after I left. I remember the old Police Station on King Street as well with the blue lamp hanging at the front. This was joined on to the original Court House. Is it still standing?

Replied: 13th Nov 2006 at 12:16

Posted by: oliver (166)

I too went to Byroms when i was 14 and learned shorthand and typing, then got job at police station. Only the outer building is now standing. Was one of the teachers called Mrs.Bolton?

Replied: 13th Nov 2006 at 14:47

Posted by: mollie m (6464) 

Yes Oliver, there was a Mrs Bolton but there was another teacher - I can't remember really - but I think it had
.....illingham at the end. Not Fillingham. I could be disremembering I suppose. Or was it Halliwell? Not much difference, I know, but that name just jumped into my head. Ah well, it was a long time ago, wasn't it. It's 43 years ago for me. Ouch!!!!!

Replied: 14th Nov 2006 at 12:40
Last edited by mollie m: 14th Nov 2006 at 15:46:12

Posted by: oliver (166)

I think there was a Miss Walker who got married while I was there and a very quiet person called Dorothy. Its 46 years for me.!!! Can u remember any students names? I remember Glynis Mansfield and Elsie Haseldine.

Replied: 14th Nov 2006 at 18:55

Posted by: mollie m (6464) 

Sadly Oliver I can't remember any of the students' names. I was a very quiet shy little lass back then and all I wanted to do was my studying.

Replied: 15th Nov 2006 at 11:30

Posted by: oliver (166)

I am sure you were Mollie. Just like me!!! I still have my certificates somewhere, must get them out and have a look at them. Memories eh?

Replied: 15th Nov 2006 at 14:29


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