About the website

This website is for the Alumni of what was Bretton Hall educational establishment. The Hall closed in 2007 and at present, all enquirers about the College will be dealt with by Leeds University.
This website is for everyone who has been touched and inspired by the creative powerhouse that was Bretton Hall and the website was launched after the ‘final’ big reunion of May 2007. 

Please help in its construction by sending us stories, photos and memories – get in touch via the Contacts page.

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Announcement  28 June, 2015

The website is currently undergoing some routine maintenance.  This means that some of the images will temporarily be unavailable for viewing.   All will be restored as soon as possible.

During the maintenance period, it's still worthwhile visiting the site as most items are unaffected.


We've just rebuilt the website and it now looks better on your tablet or smartphone as well.  Use the navigation menus above to go exploring - you'll find photos, memories and some fabulous historical gems.  As ever, please send us your comments, reminiscences and images, using the Contacts page.  We want to do some more work on the menus, which should be completed by the end of May.

We've just had the 2015 Reunion, held once again at the Sculpture Park restaurant and around the grounds.  A full report and images will be coming soon, but in the meantime please send us your photos and feedback.



When a new area is added to the website, a notice and links will be shown in this area

Recently added themes

June, 2015

    The Tony Crimlisk Collection.  Tony Crimlisk was a student at Bretton from 1956-58.  His collection includes photographs of events, contemporaries and special occasions.  The images are truly evocative of the late 1950s. 

[Navigate through  'Archive'  to 'Students',  and then to '1956-58' ]

2    Rules and Regulations.  Papers provided by David and Hilary Tandy (nee Watson) are examples of formal college publications in the 1960s, such as: procedures for joining the college; rules governing conduct and responsibilities;  examination papers; a copy of a menu for  formal dinner, etc. 

[Navigate through 'Archive'  to  'College Publications',  and then to  'Rules and Regulations'. ]



Studied at Bretton Hall for a spectacular summer circa 1977, linked with the Sworzell program in Educational Theatre at New York University (NYU). Would love to be in contact with other students in the program, as well as Bretton Hall teachers and staff who might have participated in the program in 1977. Cheers to all! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is the view across the Pennines to be savoured should you scale the heights of the tallest free-standing structure in the United Kingdom, the Emley Moor Transmitting Station, near Kirklees.

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