Alumni - The Early Days

Bretton Hall opened in 1949 as a College for the training of teachers of Music and Art, with the intention of adding the study of Drama as soon as practicable.   Before this time there were no specialist courses in England for school music teachers.

On 25th September, 1949,  fifty-six students were admitted to study Music or Art.   (Drama students joined the community three years later.)

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1950 – Photograph supplied by Dorothy Morris (nee Cropper)   –  Music    1949-51

1953 College Group Photograph - Unknown Source


Principal and six Foundation Tutors