The story of a unique institution by Ian Roberts - in 2022 we reissued an updated version of this popular book. Available at The Heritage Centre Bellingham. 

Brown Rigg was a school for boys and girls near the village of Bellingham in the North Tyne Valley. Beginning as a boarding-school for Tyneside's wartime evacuees from 1940-45. Brown Rigg evolved into a most unusual Country boarding-school with and educational policy way ahead of its time. From then until it's closure in 1985. Brown Rigg provided a rich, varied and incredibly popular school experience for the children who passed through its doors.