History

Two hundred year timeshift as Harden descendants visit Brathay Hall

04/01/2019

Time went back two hundred years at Brathay Hall recently, as descendants of John & Jessy Harden visited the ancestral home for the first time.Find Out more

Mark Wolfson - a personal tribute

23/11/2018

Brathay Archivist, Maurice Dybeck, remembers his time with Mark Wolfson, who was Principal of Brathay from 1962-1965, going on to be Chair of Trustees.Find Out more

Brathay staff from the 1960s remember their time with us

22/10/2018

Gwyn and Chris both worked for us back in the 1960s. After 50+ years they returned to Brathay Hall to see how things have changed and take a trip down memory lane.Find Out more

Memories from 1949

13/09/2018

Maurice, our archivist, shares a letter that was sent to one of our Youth Managers back in 2002, which shares memories from 1949.Find Out more

Do you know your way around?

11/06/2018

Our archivist, Maurice, shares some thoughts on how Brathay, in so many ways, does its best to ‘point the way’.Find Out more

Remembing influential filmmaker, Christopher Mylne

16/05/2018

Someone associated with the Brathay Exploration Group in its early days passed away recently - our Archivist looks back on his influence on Brathay film-making.Find Out more

Life at Brathay long ago

24/01/2018

Maurice, from our archive, shares some quotes from customers’ contributions to the 1960's course magazine: BRATHAY NEWSFind Out more

Extracts from the Log Book of Jim Cave (Coniston Dormitory) 1952

26/10/2017

Extracts from a Log Book completed by a young man named Jim Cave who came to Brathay in 1952. Jim was on one of the Four Week Apprentice Courses – our standard fare in those days.Find Out more

A letter from France

14/09/2017

Our archivist puts the spotlight on a recent letter he received from France containing memories of a visit to our Ambleside HQ in the 1970s.Find Out more

Whatever (still) floats your boat

20/07/2017

​Plenty of the present and past generations have enjoyed (or struggled in) the famous Brathay boats but this post looks at the first outing of a brand new boat in 1955.Find Out more