History

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

Looking Both Ways

21/04/2017

Our Archivist spends his time looking back to pick up gems from our past that might be both interesting and useful in looking to the future. This week he writes about a couple of recent enquiries which have brought some of Brathay's past explorations to Iceland and Norway to the surface.Find Out more

Tea and scones in the conservatory anyone?

16/03/2017

Have a glimpse into the past of Brathay Hall to see a long lost conservatory which once stood alongside the main hall. Could this piece of the past return or is it to remain a distant memory? Find Out more

The Government Visitor

22/12/2016

This is a story about a rather distinguished visitor who came to Brathay and the surprises he encountered while he was here.Find Out more

The seven ages of Brathay, part 2

03/11/2016

Our archivist, Maurice Dybeck, looks back at the early days of Brathay and the groups of young people and adults benefiting from our residential programmes. Part 2 takes a look at the 1970s and Bulmers Cider using Brathay...Find Out more

A Brathay Love Story

01/11/2016

In 1971 a new love story was about to start for two young adults attending a team leadership programme at Brathy Hall near Ambleside in the beautiful Lake District. 45 years later and the happy couple returned for a long weekend to celebrate their anniversary and to take a trip down memory lane...Find Out more

The seven ages of Brathay, part 1

18/10/2016

Our archivist, Maurice Dybeck, looks back at the early days of Brathay and the groups of young people and adults benefiting from our residential programmes. Art classes and Shakespeare? All part of our Apprentice programmes in the 1950s...Find Out more

The benefits of outdoor education... 1955-style

07/07/2016

A recent email, from a former beneficiary of a Brathay programme, takes our archivist, Maurice Dybeck, back to 1955 and memories of orienteering, impressive lectures, and the perils of scree rides...Find Out more

Archivist Maurice Dybeck takes up a challenge

17/06/2016

When our Chief Exec asked Archivist, Maurice Dybeck, to write about our last 10 years as part of our 70th anniversary, it turned out to be a challenge so vast, only a series of blogs could do it justice. So here's the first one...Find Out more