Lost friends

I have constructed this page to act as a notice board to help locate lost friends.  I have experimented with submission forms for people to fill in, but, in the end have decided to keep it simple.  I have started the ball roiling by adding two friends that I am looking for.  I have used their maiden names and an image.  If you want to find someone, or, report a finding, then please use the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Alan Parker.

Name /year group

Is looking for


Claire  Wheeldon (nee Foster)

email:  pcfsrn@gmail.com

Mick Connell

Neville Pegg

Chris Lucas


Claire was college nurse at the beginning of 1963.  She would like to contact these three alumni  via email.


Arran Poyser Naomi Vatcher

Bernard J. Gooding

Wishes to contact these two students – at Bretton 1962-65
Barbara Phillips (Lecturer)

Middle Years – Dance, Theatre, Inter  Arts


Jo Barnes Wishes to contact Jo Barnes (Drama), who left circa 1961
Elizabeth Woolley (nee Clyma)

Music 1964-68


Jean Gracie Elizabeth wishes to contact her former close friend who also studied Music 64-67
Neville Pegg – Art  1960-63


Anyone from 1960-63 Neville now lives in New Zealand.

Brenda Jones – Maths – 1961-64


Anyone from 1961-64 Memories from 50+ years ago.  Please contact!
Alan Parker 1968 to 1971 Wendy Fletcher and Janet Evington (became James) last seen in the Leicster area
Moira long 1969-72 Arthur Lucas 1967-70 Last seen by the war memorial and red telephone box.
Margaret Rooney 70-73 Valerie Henderson did Drama and Dance 1970-1973 Last seen living in the N.E of England near Hexham.
Margaret Rooney 70-73 Gordon Robertson 1969-1972 came from the North East – Hartlepool
Anita Reeve 80-85  Jim Kimber Left Bretton after just one year on the BEd course. Believe he came from the south.
Craig Clarkson 89-94 Howard Thomas 89-92 He taught for a bit, briefly came back to Wakefield in the mid 90’s before I lost contact. I believe he went back to Essex
John Gillow 75 – 78  Ruth Parker I believe she was working and living somewhere in the South West.
Louise Williamson 86-90 Angela Williamson BEd Early Years. She came from Levenshulme in Manchester last I heard.
Helen Shea 1987-1990 Steve Stigwood Was at Bretton on the TA course
Barbara Howard/Northmore 71 – 74 Jane Nicholls & Sue Beach Not seen since leaving – from south of England
Greg Cole Mike Cunningham Mike, if you’re still alive, be great to hear from you
Gill Harrison 1969 – 1972 David Ketteringham Last seen in Diss , Norfolk
Ian Fitzsimmons (Fritz) 85-88 Frances Smiles Did fashion and textiles at the same time
Martyn Snell 69-72 Dave and Barbie Heslop Last saw Dave at my wedding March 1980 (Music)
Martyn Snell 69-72 John Smith last seen June 85.  Did English
Tamara Newman 94-99 VictoriaVizia ne Widdowsl Last known location St Peter Port Guernsey – studied Music – married to Dean Vizia – may have moved back to UK
Lesley Pitkin 70 – 74 Margie Pitt Also Shona Robertson and Mark Lupton
Suzanne Cliffe 98-01. Caroline Davis Was in my year at uni. Fashion design degree Also would like to try and find people from my fashion course at uni
Debbie Jameson ne Wilson 80-81 Denise Tuffin, also, Evelyn Jamieson, Sharon, Jo and Jay Beale
Peter Revell 1968-70 Cheryl Muller, Vanessa Johnston, Ian Bamford Cheryl believed to be in Yorkshire. Last seen summer ball 1971 as was Ness Ian believed to have moved from West Bridgford to Australia about 19773
Steven Langley 89-90 Alison Groom / and Pete Cummins She studied Art 2nd yr 1990. Pete studied DA Drama
David Newland 84-89 Hilary Steele, Dramatic Arts/Dance 84-87, came from Oldham, avid dancer, drank blackcurrant C-Vit, taught us about brown paper bag for her asthma attacks, lived in Saville in our first year.
Drew Elliot 69-72  Anyone who knows him  Music & Drama
John Durrant 67 -71 Anyone who knows him.Alison Shireff  I was in Drama67 and would be interested in anyone who was at Bretton from 1967 to 1971 in particular in that drama group. Also Alison Shireff who was and art student at the time.
Annette Clarke ( Southwell)1988-1992 Margo Atwel Margo trained for a BeD with Music. We were at Bretton from 1988-1992. She was a pianist and also played the viola. I did a BA in music and then a PGCE. Would love to catch up with her!
Gerry Lomas – 1956-58 Derek Walters,  Jean Roberts,  Judy Winterbottom, Gerry, who now lives in New Zealand, played the part of Adam in the Wakefield Mystery Plays in 1958.  He would like to contact anyone else  who took part.
Lucy Roots (nee Skelton)1954 – 56  Music Students from 1954-56  Lucy is interested in communicating with any other alumni from her period at Bretton
 Mike Connell  –  Art  –  1960-63



 Anyone who knows him  Mike’s message: “Love to hear from anyone from years 1960-2-3.  Bretton was such good fun – have many wonderful memories.”

Please state the years you were at Bretton somewhere in the text ?