Two Documents on Bryn Alyn circa 1980

bryn-alyn-hall2Wirral Borough Council have released two documents [2] in response to a FOI request [1].

The first is a letter or notice to John Allen, Bryn Alyn Community at Chester Road, Gresford from the D.F Beames on behalf of the Registrar of Independent Schools in Wales, Welsh Office Education Department, dated 30th April 1980. This  confirms the  registration of Bryn Alyn Hall in the Register of Independent schools in Wales. It was copied to Mr Curran, Assistant Director of Wirral Social Services Department Wirral Borough.

The second was a letter dated 23rd May 1980 to Mr Wainwright Deputy Chief Executive of Bryn Alyn Community at Llay Road , Cefn-y-Bedd from an unnamed authority, [presumably Wirral Borough], agreeing to pay £25 for the Summer Educational Programme for [five] boys whose names are redacted under S40 FOI Act [6] for personal information. The letter is from the Senior Officer (residential) but unsigned.  The letter has a name Mr. Sinkins on top but it is unclear who this is.

Wirral was named in the HTV documentary by Des Frost, former Bryn Alyn Finance Director, as the Authority which set the price for other authorities with boys at the Home. Wirral though found no information as regarding commissioning.

HTV Documentary                Part 1                  Part 2                            Part 3

If you have more information that helps put these into context, I would be grateful for it.

Please note that victims of abuse may be triggered by reading this information. The Sanctuary for the Abused [A] has advice on how to prevent triggers.  National Association for People Abused in Childhood [B] has a freephone helpline and has links to local support groups. Other useful sites are One in Four [C] and Havoca [D]. Useful post on triggers [E] from SurvivorsJustice [F] blog.

Links and References

[1] FOI

[2] Document. Download

[3] HTV Bryn Alyn Documentary Part 1

[4] HTV Bryn Alyn Documentary Part 2

[5] HTV Bryn Alyn Documentary Part 3

[6] Freedom of Information Act 2000

[A] Sanctuary for the Abused


[C] One in Four

[D] Havoca

[E] SurvivorsJustice Triggers post

[F] SurvivorsJustice Blog

This is all written in good faith but if there is anything that needs to be corrected please email

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2 Responses to Two Documents on Bryn Alyn circa 1980

  1. Tony Carter says:

    Hi cathy,unfortunately all the truth hasn’t come out

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