Former students are being urged to help Warwickshire College’s Moreton Morrell Centre celebrate its diamond jubilee this year.
It is 60 years since the college began offering agricultural training and education from its centre near Wellesbourne.
There will be a display celebrating the anniversary at the annual Moreton Morrell Open Day on May 16, but the college is appealing for people with pictures and other mementos of their time at the college to get in touch and loan them for the exhibition.
The first agricultural students at what was originally the Warwickshire Institute of Agriculture in 1949 were former servicemen. It was the 1970s before female students were also admitted and the first equine courses were developed.
Decades later the Warwickshire College for Agriculture, Horticulture and Equine Studies merged with Mid Warwickshire College in Leamington to become Warwickshire College.
Moreton Morrell is one of the college’s six centres in Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
Land-based marketing officer Jenna Jack said: “Thousands of students have passed through the college and enjoyed training at our facilities over the past six decades, during which time farming has changed enormously.
“We hope people will be happy to share their memories, photos and mementos to help us create an extra special display at the annual open day. We hope many will also return to see the farm as it is now.”
Anyone who is able to help can contact Jenna on 01926 318267 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The open day runs from 10am-4pm with attractions such as a livestock show and Pony Club mounted games, sheepdog demonstrations and exotic animals. There will also be rugby and netball matches, music from live bands, archery, clay shooting and fly fishing and a craft fair. Tickets cost £5 per car.