Mary L. Carr Set XXXIX (1940-1943) Volume II

Scope and Content

Loose pages (5) from a photograph album containing 46 photographs of Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. The album is the creation of Mary L. Carr of Set XXXIX. No pages or photographs are captioned.

The images show students of Set XXXIX; a hockey team; scenes of students contributing to the war effort through assisting with the fruit harvest at a farm in Evesham, Bedfordshire in the summer of 1941 and 1942; students performing gymnastics and dance displays in the College gymnasium and gardens on Demonstration Day, preforming a gymnastics display on the Bedford rugby ground on Whit Monday as part of the Bedford 'Wings for Victory' week in June 1943 organised by the Borough Savings Committee, taking picnics and boating and swimming in the river; views of various College buildings including row of College houses in Lansdowne Road, air-raid shelter, College gardens and the interior of a student bedroom in 29 Lansdowne Road; a gathering of staff on Demonstration Day with a non-contemporaneous note identifying some individuals, and Eileen Griffiths, housemistress at 3 Lansdowne Road.