Permanent Exhibition

Permanent Exhibition

A permanent exhibition of display boards and Brown Rigg school memorabilia was set up at the Bellingham Heritage Centre.
Science Block Development

Science Block Development

The school`s former Science block was developed into 4 self-catering lodges, whilst the Assembly Hall was converted into a Function and games Hall and Brown Rigg began to operate as holiday accommodation for tourists.
Stalag Luft

Stalag Luft

With the use of several props, Brown Rigg was used as the setting for a prisoner of war camp spoof TV drama called ‘Stalag Luft’; starring Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer and Hugh Bonneville. Local residents were paid £30 a day to take on the role of...
Camping & Caravaning

Camping & Caravaning

A former pupil bought 5 acres of the school campus and developed it into a caravan site turning the school`s football pitch into camping pitches!
Closure of School

Closure of School

Gradually investment in the school petered out and the Northumberland County Council took the decision to finally close Brown Rigg`s doors. Brown Rigg was then bought by a local farming family.
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