Metal plate work at City College Norwich

A brief history of apprenticeships at City College Norwich

The early decades of the history of City College Norwich – as the city’s Technical School and then the Municipal Technical Institute – were all about apprenticeships. Unlike today, most students were in full-time employment and came to the Tech

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Hospitality and catering students who were working in the college training restaurant on the night of a special Silver Jubilee dinner in 1977.

Hospitality: Louise’s story – memories of living away from home for the first time, working at the Royal Norfolk Show and serving at the Queen’s Silver Jubilee dinner

Louise Walker (nee Choules) studied OND Hotel Management & Catering and HCIMA, 1975-79.  Louise writes:

Southwell Lodge: first time living away from home
I have very fond memories of being at college. After two years of OND I got

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kitchens long gone by

A brief history of Catering & Hospitality at CCN

Origins: “Classes for women”
Catering courses at City College Norwich can be traced back at least as far as the first decade of the Twentieth Century.  At that time the main college departments were Science, Technology (covering areas such as

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Still baking at home in 2016.

Catering: Jean’s story – From post-war scarcity to a successful food business and catering for the Queen

Jean Dale (nee Beales) studied cookery at the college in 1952-53.
Here Jean recounts her memories of her time at the college, at a time when post-war scarcity still affected the availability of certain produce. She tells the story of

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The Grand Hotel, Brighton

Hospitality: Mark’s story – A second chance, a luxury seafront hotel and innkeeping

Mark Foster studied a Higher National Diploma in Hotel, Catering & Institutional Management at City College Norwich in 1992.
After making the wrong choice to study A Levels at 16 (and enjoying a good time with his friends!), City College

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