Molly Tod Set XXII (1923-1926) Volume I

Scope and Content

Brown paper album with 'Album' inscribed on front cover containing 174 photographs of Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. It is thought that the album belonged to Molly Tod of Set XXII.

All of the images have captions describing scenes, activities and naming individuals. Many students from Set XXII are identified.

Scenes from College life include the following: students swimming in the Commercial Road Swimming Baths and Newnham Baths, Bedford, engaged in displays of country dancing, Revived Greek Dance and gymnastics for Demonstration Day 1924 and 1925; group photograph of Set XXII; scenes from entertainments The Man with the Bowler Hat (Junior Play Spring Term [1924]), The Romantic Age [1924] and the Seniors Topical Play (1924); the cricket, hockey, lacrosse, netball and tennis teams; the exterior of 5 Dynevor Road; the interior of the Big Lecture Room, gymnasium, dining room in 3 Lansdowne Road, and a bedroom in 17 Lansdowne Road; scenes from a Folk Dance competition held at Lilford Hall, Northamptonshire at which the College competed (1924), the College Sports Day [1925], excursions to Margaret Stansfeld's cottage at Pavenham, Bedfordshire, and Guide Camp (probably Heacham, Norfolk). Several staff including the cricket coach Mr Baker and tutors Aileen Carr, Helen McMinn, Molly Petit, Cicely Read, Elizabeth Roberts and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld, and Class IV Clapham Road School, Bedford (1924).