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What was studying at Reaseheath like for you? What have you achieved since you left college? Are you now a member of staff at Reaseheath? What advice can you offer our next generation of students?

Whether you’ve just left the College, 1 year or 50 years ago, or still work there now, we would love to hear from you. Our students really value the advice, opinions and experience of alumni*. Share your story and you could help inspire a Reaseheath student of the future.

Please share your story by completing the form below, alternatively contact our alumni officer Katie Burt on alumni@reaseheath.ac.uk or 01270 613 219.

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Alumni stories

A trip down memory lane…

picture 6 Brian Pringle with cows

“Reaseheath played a very important part in my life and it gives me great pleasure in reading all the various publications that so vividly illustrate the present achievements of students today.”

Read more of Brian’s recollections of his time at Reaseheath here.

Brian Pringle
Brian PringleAgriculture student, 1948-49

Best 3 years, got to experience things that I never thought I get chance do including being part of the Reaseheath Freshers Crew and staying in halls of residence.

Emma DudleyAnimal management student, 2006-2009

NCA 1986-87 from alumnus Helen RutterA snapshot of some of our 1986-87 NCA group!

Helen RutterNCA 1987

Mr Turner teaching me chain laying and sharing his stories of when he was at school with John Lennon. Painting the bridge over the lake with bitumen, mucking out Wilbur the Vietnamese pot belly pig. So very many fond memories.

Clare RymanNCCRS, 1992-93

Lived on campus both years – first year in Reaseheath Hall and second in Windsor. Some amazing memories and brilliant friends made, especially when we were all locked out of Windsor because someone decide to bed it down with shavings from the laundry round to the pay phone.. Or playing with a hurling stick and sending the ball back and too over Windsor roof. Nights out in gregg’s and the hypnotist in tags college bar!

Philip MarsdenGNVQ Engineering, 1999-2001

The Coronation: Planted a rotation of crops (potatoes) for a garden party for the “big wigs” in Cheshire. Tutor went up to dig up potatoes but some students had been there the night before and had put crisp bags of soil in their place!

John Cotterill1952-53

Eric & Gervase class of 1946 - 1947Simon Thomas shares this photograph of his father’s class year (1946/47) pictured outside Reaseheath Hall. Simon’s father, Eric Thomas (dark blazer on the right, back row) and his best friend Gervase Brown are both present (directly below the balcony pillar). The picture was kindly presented to Simon by Gervase’s daughter Frances and son David.

Please do contact us if you recognise other people in this photograph.

Simon Thomas on behalf of his father Eric ThomasEric Thomas, 1946-47

When their were pictures behind the bar to identify those under 18…! A fantastic place to grow and learn!

Nicola RevingtonNCA and NDA 1986-89

Football, cricket, the staff!

Tim Ball1975-76

Best step of all on the life ladder!

Peter Eric Graham

RAG Ball 1989, what a great couple of years at Reaseheath!

Dianne Ogden (nee Pennington)1988 -1991

Lots of fun…Is anyone still working with cows? It would be great to hear from old classmates…

Sue Miller1990-91 & 1992-93
Reaseheath NCA Class of 1962 - 1963

Cheshire School of Agriculture NCA Class of 1962 – 1963

“…One highlight was the day Blaster Bates came to college. Blaster Bates was well-known for blowing up chimney stacks and buildings…I look back on my days at Reaseheath with fond memories, little knowing that when I left in the summer of 1963 that fifty years later I would be living in a flat just a short walk along the River Weaver….”

Read more of John’s recollections in the Reaseheath College alumni magazine, Revue.

John Ketteridge NCA, 1962-1963

The Red Lion, a brilliant 12 months!

Alan Simpson1960

Studying animal management at Reaseheath, I have the most amazing memories of the college. The staff and students really were amazing! Met by best friends at college and years later we’re still close friends 🙂 I’ll keep my memories of Reaseheath with me throughout my life… Might even have wedding pics on the grounds one day!!! 😉

April HughesAnimal Management, 2009-11

PJ party 1980

PJ party in Reaseheath Hall!

Lorraine EvansOND Food Technology with Dairy Specialism, 1980

Strong ales and wild times – marvellous! It would be great to hear from anyone who studied NCA (National Certificate in Agriculture) 65/66.

Brian Nicholls1965/66 & 1971/72

Attended full time NCA in Agriculture with day release in Chester. I went on to complete City and Guilds Horticulture for 1 year – phase 1 and 2 in Amenity Horticulture and phase 1 and 2 in Golf and Greenkeeping. Great years, enjoyed it all – now have my own landscaping and gardening business!

Nick Holden1977 - 1986

All a blur – but great times!

Jon Bennion1988 - 1991

Friday night, fright night!!! Karen Jordan and I used to leave the bar early and run like mad up to our rooms in Jodrell. We were terrified it was our turn to get got…! Fab year.

Jane Mullock1986 - 1987

Gregory’s 1, 2, 3! Hilarious times in the College bar.

Bruce Rigby1994-95 & 1996-97

Magnificent!

Michael MooreAgricultural Engineering, 1994-95