Bretby was 'discovered' by my dad who liked to vary his route in Ashby to work at Burton Girls' Grammar School. Bretby is not exactly the-land-that-time-forgot, but it is a delightfully unspoilt oasis, despite its proximity to Burton-on-Trent. Rose Cottage was a dilapidated house in the middle of the village, near the Green. The ...Read full memory
I was a patient at Bretby in 1961 and spent 3 months there having 2 operations My specialist was Mr Lund I didnt realise at the time but this man changed my life After I recovered I went on to lead a full life after struggling with Polio and the after effects I would be interested in anyone who was there at the same time There was ...Read full memory
My name is Brian Spray and I first saw Bretby Hall when I was 4 years old. I contracted Infantile Paralisis (Polio) in 1944 and was referred to see the lady doctor who practiced at Bretby, Dr Greason and Mr Lund. I spent 6 months on my first visit in 1948 and another 6 months in 1951. My next visit was in 1955, again 6 ...Read full memory
I was nursing at Bretby from about 1951 for a couple of years. Does anyone have any news of Jim Ruddock and Marie? I lost touch a long time ago. I believe they went to Canada. We used to have concerts in the Hall, we also had dances in one of the large rooms and there was a tennis court. So, a busy social life, but we had to work very hard too! Joyce
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