With the school closed and the nation in lockdown, these are extraordinary times as we all try to stay safe in our homes. Many of you were planning to attend the Wilson Run in March, and I was looking forward to experiencing this event for the first time and to meet you and hear your stories of the race from past years.


For those of you missing Sedbergh, the Archives were recently made aware of an online amateur video of the school during the 1930s, including clips of a Wilson Run. You can watch the video here.

The Archives are still very much open during the lockdown – that is, digitally. There is a wealth of resources to be found at www.sedberghschoolarchives.org and collection highlights are being shared on Twitter @SedberghArchive.

Diary 1

The timely donation of OS W.U. Wooler’s diaries of Sedbergh life in 1865-66 (Wooler’s aunt was Margaret Wooler, teacher and friend of Charlotte Bronte) has also prompted the Archives to request diaries from present staff and students recording Sedberghian life during lockdown.

Diary 2

First and foremost, please stay safe.

Dr Steph Carter
Acting Archivist