FORMER students have been a sharing their memories following the demolition of an old Wiltshire College building in Salisbury.

The building on Southampton Road has been taken down as part of the revamp of Wiltshire College and University Centre's Salisbury campus.

Former student Keri King who studied graphic design from 1988 to 1992 said it was the "best four years of my life" and she had "amazing memories", adding: "It’s so sad to see it gone."

She sent in a picture of herself taken in one of the studios on the top floor. 

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Former students also shared their memories and pictures on the Journal's Facebook page. 

On Facebook, Mark Stevens-Powell, who studied a performing arts course from 2007 to 2010 said it was "some of the best memories and years of my life".

This was echoed by Nicola Howe who added that she had "great memories". 

Samantha Whitney said: "Met my husband here 15 tears ago and still going a lot of memories."

Sandra Prescod who did a secretarial course in 1979/1980 said she "loved" her time at the college. 

And Cathy Frodo shared a picture of when she did a hair and beauty course in the 90s.

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She said: "I did Hair & Beauty there in the 90's. Long time ago but had some great times and made some great memories. Still have the scissors and comb I learnt with and they are still going strong to this day."

Lesley Rush added: "Some of my happiest memories are from when I worked in the Performing Arts Dept."

Max Ganesh said: "Much more recent, my first year of college (2018/19) was spent in that building. Shame to see another piece of '70s architecture bite the dust, but I won't miss climbing those stairs every day!"

The £14m redevelopment project has involved the demolition of the previous central building on Southampton Road and the construction of a new three-storey campus building.

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The new building comprises science and engineering labs, construction workshops, a TV studio, canteen facilities and conferencing space alongside a welcoming modern entrance.

This project is part of over £24m of investment secured through the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP) to increase Further and Higher Education provision at the College on its Salisbury and Lackham sites.

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