Evelyn Jennings Set XXIII (1924-1927)

Scope and Content

Loose pages (12) from an album created by Evelyn Jennings of Set XXIII. The 53 photographs show Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. Most of the images have captions describing scenes, activities and naming members of staff.

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 and gymnastics for Demonstration Day 1925; 1st and 2nd hockey and lacrosse teams, 1st tennis team, group photograph of Set XXIII, groups of students resident at 17, 23 and 25 Lansdowne Road; picnics, a 21st birthday tea party for Helen [Finch]; the College Sports Day; tutors Joyce Clappen, Helen McMinn, Molly Petit, Cicely Read, Elizabeth Roberts, and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld; 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.