Vivienne Joy Set XXII (1923-1926)

Scope and Content

Loose pages (11) from an album which belonged to Vivienne Joy of Set XXII. The 117 photographs show Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. Many of the images have captions describing scenes, activities and naming individuals.

Scenes from College life include the following: students swimming in the Commercial Road Swimming Baths and Newnham Baths, Bedford, engaged in displays of English folk dancing, Revived Greek Dance and gymnastics for Demonstration Day 1925 and 1926; cricket, hockey and tennis teams; picnics, a birthday tea party for Diana [Coutts], having fun in the snow; the College Sports Day; the cricket coach Mr Baker, tutor Elizabeth Roberts, and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld; the interior of the medical room and a lecture room, house gardens; scenes from the 1925 summer Guide Camp at Woodbridge, [Suffolk]; a group of schoolchildren posing with their teachers at an unidentified school in Bedford and scene from a school sports day; Miss Charlotte Genevieve MacEwan (1897-1975) from Wellesley College Massachusetts and her pianist, Miss Thomas, who visited Bedford Physical Training College in June 1926 to teach a month-long course in Modern Dance.

See HRef 2/1/1 (1927) for a brief report of the visit made by Miss MacEwan.