About this website

This website is for the Alumni of what was Bretton Hall educational establishment. It closed in 2007 and at present, all enquiries about the College's academic work should be addressed to 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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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.  

The 2015 Reunion was held once again at the Sculpture Park restaurant and around the grounds.  Planning is under way for the 2016 event - put 21st May in your diary!  For the 2015 report and images see the Reunions tab.  Please send us your photos and feedback - the more the merrier!

If you're on Facebook you'll find our page there - (https://www.facebook.com/BrettonHallWebsite) and there are several very active groups - Bretton Hall College (https://www.facebook.com/groups/2204859213/), Bretton Hall Drama Alumni (https://www.facebook.com/groups/brettondrama/), Bretton Hall Music Alumni (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1487103984841347/), plus a couple of other groups set up for specific reunions.

If you would like to get involved editing a section of this website, then please use Contacts...


Recent Developments

 October, 2015

Three valuable additions have been made to the Reminiscences section.  Each account is from an alumnus who was admitted with the first batch of 56 students on 25th September, 1949.   Only nine of the original group are still alive. 

Each contribution is valuable in its own right, presenting aspects of the atmosphere in those early days when students and tutors were all pioneers.



As promised, a mail group letter has been sent to all group members re the progress at Bretton. In brief, we had a meeting last Thursday with Rushbond, the developers, about the latest developments taking place with the Hall. As some of the information is not for the public domain, I have only published information to the mail group. The mail group is open to all ex Bretton students, staff and workers. If you want to join, just fill in the form on www.bretton-hall.com ... See MoreSee Less

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I did say that a statement was due about the development of the Hall, but this has been slightly delayed, The M.D.and Mark Finch of Rushbond, wish to meet us personally to go through the developments and get ideas together for an 'event'. What shape this will be, or when, is for our discussion. The meeting will take place in mid October and I WILL report back immediately afterwards in the newsletter. Sorry for the delay.
Also, it was reported that skips were emptying the contents of the Hall.
Anna Bowman from the 'Archive' is continuously now monitoring what is being thrown away and has already rescued some interesting bits and pieces.
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Dear All. Apologies in advance! I have just had a very large number of emails from the website about inclusion on the mail list. I normally respond personally to each submission, but on this occasion, Ouch! you will all get a mailout in about a week or so's time. Thanks for the interest though! ... See MoreSee Less

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