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Soham Village College also opened in 1958 and was created to serve Soham, Fordham, Chippenham, Snailwell, Kennett, Isleham, Wicken, Upware and Barway. 450 children made up the first intake.
The chairman of Cambridgeshire County Council described the opening of the new college as “a unique occasion and another milestone in the progress of education in this county”.
A varied programme of evening classes were also launched at opening and 400 local people enrolled for 550 courses. The facilities proved to be immediately popular and hosted a wide range of events from jazz clubs to art shows.
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