Memories of Bretby

Rose Cottage

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

A memory of Bretby

Happy Times

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

A memory of Bretby by fuzzyballs123

Bretby Hall Hospital

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

A memory of Bretby by Brian Spray

Nursing At Bretby Hall

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

A memory of Bretby by Joyce Trousdale

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