Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Vanished Leicester: Vaughan College, Holy Bones

Copyright © Dennis Calow

This is the original Vaughan College, which was either on Great Central Street or Holy Bones depending on which source you believe. The two streets may well have met in those days.

It began as a 'Working Men's College' and was later absorbed into the University of Leicester as part of its Adult Education department.

This building was swept away in the construction on Vaughan Way shortly after the photograph was taken in 1962.

It was replaced by a new building next to the Jewry Wall site. That too is to be closed as the university's adult education is concentrated on the main campus.

There is a Wikipedia entry on Vaughan College, which mentions three important figures in its history whom I have met: Philip Collins, Arthur Jones and Rob Colls.

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