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200 Years of LMC

200 Year Anniversary

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OUR history

In July 2024 Lancaster & Morecambe College will celebrate 200 years of continuous technical education provision in the local area. The roots of LMC can be traced directly back to the founding of the Library and Mechanics’ Institute in 1824, which, after several moves, eventually settled in the Storey Institute, on Meeting House Lane. We are justifiably proud of these roots, and how the College has since continued to evolve a high standard of technical education relevant to our local employers and community, and to the continually changing times they have seen.

Having moved to its current site in 1963, the new College was officially opened by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh. Today the College has become infinitely more accessible through the construction of the Bay Gateway in 2016. Now sitting on the main artery into Heysham and Morecambe, the College has never been better placed to deliver the training and skills requirements.

We are planning a range of celebratory events throughout 2024 to mark our bicentenary and will be asking LMC alumni to share their stories and photos from across the years. Keep an eye on our social media platforms for more updates.

Join our 200 Year Anniversary Facebook Group to share your memories here!

LMC Opened at current site by Prince Philip in 1963
Side shot of main site LMC featuring The Hexagon
Front of LMC Main Site
Construction workers working with building materials