Ida Hadley Set I student (1903-1905)

Scope and Content

Green cloth album with 'From my Camera' embossed on front cover containing 82 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College for the years 1903-1905. The album was donated by Ida Hadley of Set I.

The images show scenes from life at the College and include the following: students fencing, playing tennis, engaged in gymnastics displays, using a vaulting horse; students and staff at picnics; students dressed in theatrical costume and using box brownie cameras; group photographs of Set I, the cricket team; 37 Lansdowne Road: the garden, interior of teaching room and student rooms; scenes from rural Bedford life. Students Ida Hadley and Molly Petit are identified in one of the photographs.

Note: the album is fragile.