Lancaster University Pendle College Timeline

Whether you’re taking a trip down memory lane or wanting to learn more about Pendle College, this interactive timeline of key developments, events and people is a good starting point.

The timeline runs from 1970 to the present day, featuring social and sporting events, graduations, college staff and much more!;xNLx;;xNLx;There are three colour-coded history strands: Development, People and Events. Use the date slider or main screen to travel along the timeline. Click on the story boxes to find out more. ;xNLx;You can click the 2d button (bottom left corner) if you prefer to view the timeline in 2d format.;xNLx;;xNLx;If you have any questions or suggestions relating to this timeline, contact Pendle College Office:;xNLx;;xNLx;For more information about alumni benefits, services and engagement opportunities visit the alumni website [here](;xNLx;;xNLx;With special thanks to the MSc Project Management student team – Yining Ling, Alex Walker and Yuntao Wu – who researched and created this timeline, and to everyone who has contributed.

1970-01-01 00:00:00

Pendle Planning

Planning for Pendle College began in 1970, with a small committee of Bowland College staff and students.

1972-06-01 00:00:00

Dr. Donovan Tagg (First Principal)

The first Principal of Pendle College.

1974-01-01 00:00:00

Mrs. Elizabeth Errington (First College Manager)

The first College Manager of Pendle College.

1974-01-17 00:00:00

Pendle's official motto

Altiora Sequamor

1974-03-01 09:55:54

Pendle Name

1974-05-01 20:55:05

First Porters in Pendle College

First four Porters in Pendle College when it was established.

1974-05-22 12:12:50

Pendle College comes into being

Pendle College was founded in 1974 and was initially jointly managed alongside Grizedale College.

1974-07-01 00:00:00

Pendle College Free Festival

Pendle held a festival with free music and beer.

1975-10-22 22:32:19

Pendle College Official Opening

1976-01-01 19:35:25

JCR Executives from 1976 to 1979

1977-08-01 10:40:25

Dr. Marcus Merriman (Pendle Legend)

Principal, College Historian.

1978-01-01 09:55:54

Graduation Day from 1978-1979

1978-05-01 12:54:46

Dr. George Hayhurst (Principal)

Principal of Pendle College.

1978-06-26 22:32:19

Dr. E. Donovan Tagg Retires

Donovan Tagg, Principal of Pendle College, retires.

1979-01-01 06:43:00

Alan Milburn (Alumni)

Pendle alumnus, former Government Minister and current Chancellor of Lancaster University.

1979-05-01 12:12:50

Mr. Eddie Douglas (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1980-01-01 00:00:00

JCR Executives from 1980 to 1989

1980-01-01 11:21:23

Graduation Day from 1980 to 1989

1982-09-01 00:00:00

Mrs. Jill Harpley (College Manager)

College Manager, "Pendle Mum"

1983-07-01 23:53:52

Dr. David Stubley (Principal)

Principal of Pendle College.

1983-09-01 19:35:25

Mr. Alan Fisher (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1983-12-31 08:09:33

Mark Shepherd (Alumni)

Pendle Alumnus, Lancaster University Donor.

1985-01-01 00:00:00

James May (Alumni)

Pendle Alumnus, former Top Gear presenter, journalist.

1986-01-01 00:00:00

Pendle Crest

1987-12-01 08:09:33

Mr. Ken Partridge (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1988-10-01 09:19:37

Dr. Jane Howarth (Principal)

Principal of Pendle College.

1989-12-01 08:09:33

Mr. Dennis Waugh (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1990-01-01 00:00:00

JCR Executives from 1990 to 1999

1990-01-01 00:00:00

Graduation Day from 1990 to 1999

1990-01-01 06:43:00

Pendle College's First Intercollegiate Boat Race

An early Pendle College tradition is born.

1991-04-01 11:21:23

Dr. Maurice Kirby (Principal)

Principal of Pendle College.

1993-01-01 06:43:00

Pendle College Inaugural Event and Opening Weeks

Pendle College hold events for the opening of New Pendle.

1993-05-01 12:12:50

From 'The Witch' to 'Pendle Bar'

Pendle Bar moved to its current Block 1 premises, its original name 'The Witch' was lost.

1993-09-01 13:04:14

Pendle Move

1993-12-08 20:11:17

New Pendle College

New Pendle College opens.

1994-04-01 11:21:23

Mr. Brian Corke and Mr. Mick Brown (Porters)

Porters of Pendle College.

1996-01-01 06:43:00

"Marcus Toot Evening"

An evening of celebration.

1996-02-01 21:04:40

Mr. Rod Stables (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1996-02-01 21:04:40

Mr. Alan Whitaker (Principal)

Principal of Pendle College.

1996-12-01 20:11:17

En-suite George Fox residence

1996-12-01 20:11:17

Pendle's 21-Year Celebration

1997-02-01 21:04:40

Mr. Peter Smith (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1998-01-01 06:43:00

Pendle Christmas Dinner and Dance 1998

A Christmas celebration.

1998-03-21 08:09:33

Ranvir Singh (Alumni)

Pendle Alumna, television presenter and journalist, best known as a newsreader.

1999-01-01 00:00:00

Ms. Sandra Dainty (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

1999-01-01 06:43:00

Pendle Christmas Dinner and Disco 1999

A Christmas celebration.

1999-02-01 21:04:40

Mr. Roger Gould (Principal)

Principal of Pendle College.

2000-01-01 00:00:00

JCR Executives from 2000 to 2009

2000-01-01 06:43:00

Carter Shield Champions

Pendle dethrone Fylde College.

2000-11-01 11:50:45

Mr. John Woods (Porter)

Porter of Pendle College.

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