Closure — 2007

Door to Administration Block. (Photo taken 2014)

 On the day of Bretton Hall’s closure in July 2007,  Alan Parker  was granted permission to take photographs.   Ten months later,  he returned to visit the site, and described his experience as eerie.
” … The scene was really quite surreal.  All the furniture is still in the hostel blocks, the grounds have been maintained and the grass cut, but no-one is there, apart from the odd security officer.  One of the officers also found it a bit weird as the staff seemed to have just walked out as if someone had told them to evacuate in a fire practice.  Papers and other documents were left at desks.  Certainly, when I visited in July 07, the staff were starting to pack up, but couldn’t have completed before the final date and holidays. 
“Our beloved Bretton is in Stasis.” 


“No-one was there!”