The Archive is administered, presented and edited by Tony Rigby (Mathematics 1961-64)


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The function of the Archive is to present: 
  • aspects of Bretton Hall as a training college for teachers from the time when students were first admitted in 1949 to closure in 2007;
  • images of the past, provided by alumni;
  • profiles of notable owners of Bretton Hall;
  • notable stories and/or events in the days of ownership by the Wentworth and Beaumont families;  these will include newspaper reports and/or photographs (where copyright regulations allow).
Information has been gathered from a variety of sources, including published and unpublished articles,  personal recollections of alumni and the kind assistance of Leonard Bartle, archivist at the National Arts Education Archive (NAEA@ysp).  In this latter case, I should like to express my thanks for Mr. Bartle's ongoing patience, understanding and willingness to be of assistance in readily supplying materials and information.
 Tony Rigby
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