NULLA SINE SALE SALUS
The story of the College.
Saltley Church of England College for teacher training, latterly known as St Peter's
College. Originally the Worcester, Lichfield & Hereford Diocesan Training College,
it was built in open countryside in 1852 around a quadrangle in the Tudor style of
an Oxford college and housed just thirty students.
The college remained a small all-male community of some 300 students until the mid-1960s when the intake was significantly increased to cope with falling teacher numbers and rising school rolls. The first female students were admitted in 1966. The College closed in 1978.
If that view of the Porter’s Lodge has stirred a few memories then please continue to look through the pages to see who or what you remember. Perhaps you can add to our collection? Maybe you know who that is in the doorway?
My first arrival at St Peters College. Little door opened, a bag was thrown out followed by Keith Barlow shouting "You won't get me in here again copper"
... my Mother looked horrified!!!.
…always being asked if I was full of vim and vigour today when I picked up my letters…I'm sure the lovely Porter knew how homesick I was at times.
I don’t know about you but that picture certainly evokes a few memories for me. Probably your first view of the place when you arrived and possibly the last thing you saw when you left.
The gateway to “Saltley’s Green Acre”.
It is a place where we aim to bring together people, memories and photographs in order to share reminiscences of our lives at the college which closed in 1978. It is also a place where we can catch up with friends we may have lost contact with over the years or just see who’s around.
If you studied or worked at the College then this is the site for you.