Memories of Bellingham

Good Times

1 was there from 60 to 63 I was in wansbeck. I remember carrying bread to Bellingham when road was closed by snow. I also remember all the good times I had while there. I used to look after the farm letting chickens in and out. I live in Canada now in Niagara falls have been here since 79. if anyone wants to get in touch please do. peter Henderson.(

Sunday Teat Times

Happy days indeed, made lots of friends - after the Sunday bridges hikes we used to race to be first in the dining hall queue. You had a better selection of fancy cakes to choose from if you got there first! Len Johnson was head boy and Ann Rea, I think was head girl at the time. I was in the football team and Len was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bellingham by Edmund Doull

The Good Old Days

Hi, can anyone remember me? I was at the school from 1962 until 1965, I joined the Pony Club to avoid Sunday hikes. I was in Tyne dorm and I remember Mr Burrage was a teacher in the dorm.

A memory of Bellingham by Peter Booth

Magic Times

Hi boys and girls, you may not remember me by my proper but my nickname for 3 great years was 'Spud'. I will never forget all the good times I had at Brownrigg and the friends I lived with for 3 years. Many a tale I could tell; anyway here's wishing you all a happy 2014. Cheers for the memories.

A memory of Bellingham by Barry Wood

Bad Times

Not the silly little ginger kid no more! I'm great blonde n beautiful n proud of my family. Are any of you alive!? I'm fandabbydozee. Get in touch n if not I will see you in the ablutions! ha ha.xx


When I arrived in1946 as a13 year old boy, my first impression of Brown Rigg was how are we all going to stay here. I can remember digging out the swimming pool - we never got swim in it because we all left before it was complete.

A memory of Bellingham by John Cairns

Happy Days

I was actually there in 1960. I too benefitted greatly from the experience, but I am surprised that no one seems to mentioned the health benefits. I suffered from Asthma and Bronchitis and usually suffered when I returned home for the holidays. In my three and one half years at Brown Rigg School I suffered just one 24-hour ...Read full memory

Long Long Time Ago

I attended Brownrigg for the winter term of 1953/54; I was in Tyne dorm and our dorm master was a Mr Robson (no relation), his wife also taught at the school. Mr Walsh was the Headmaster and if I remember rightly Collin Wilkinson from Bedlington was, I think, the school Captain. Another lad, Eric Tait from Holy Island, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bellingham by Alan Robson

Memory Lane

I was at Brownrigg from 1963 to 1966, I was in Pennine dorm, Lorna Herron. I remember Bent Toe, he had to be put down at the school, a girl called Diane was really upset about that. I remember gathering bracken on the fells for the bonfire, freezing cold winters, dances on a Saturday night, church on Sundays and the dreaded ...Read full memory

Brownrigg Reunion

For many people their days at Brownrigg were, quite literally, the 'Happiest Days of their lives' and they will have the opportunity to relive those idyllic times when the Brownrigg Reunion takes place over the weekend of 11/12/13th June 2010. Bellingham will be full of happy faces as people revisit old haunts, bump into ...Read full memory

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