Linton Village College

While the village college buildings might seem commonplace today, some of the earlier examples caused quite a stir when they appeared in the Cambridgeshire countryside. Linton Village College was the second to be opened in 1937 and served the lower south east area of Cambridgeshire.

The excellent Linton Village College archive contains fascinating records of how the college has served the community in all kinds of ways for more than 80 years.

In some cases however, the village colleges were works in progress. When Linton first opened, pupils spent many PE lessons picking rocks out of the new playing fields!

As well a providing high quality education for local children, the community education proved incredibly popular.  Village colleges gave local people the opportunity to experience or participate in a wide range of arts activities.

Linton Village College

Linton Village College Archives

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