Ann BARLING (Married name: ALLEN)

Scope and Content

Manuscript letters from Ann Barling to her parents and occasionally to her brother describing her studies and life at Bedford College of Physical Education. Includes occasional press cuttings and other enclosures from Ann's parents, but also press cuttings from the Bedfordshire Times & Standard on the opening of the Warwick Gymnasium (4 May 1956) and the visit by the United States women's lacrosse touring team (18 October 1957), and other items of College memorabilia sent by Ann. The letters offer a comprehensive insight into the activities and preoccupations of a PE student in the mid-1950s.



  • File 1: Sep.1955-Aug. 1956
  • File 2: Sep. 1956-Aug. 1957
  • File 3: Aug. 1957-Aug. 1958

Administrative / Biographical History

Bedford College of Physical Education student, 1955-1958

Conditions Governing Access

Restricted access.