Set I (1903-1905)

Scope and Content

Brown cloth album with 'Photographs' embossed on front cover containing 118 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College which is understood to date from Set I. The photographs are of variable quality and size and have been randomly pasted into the album suggesting this is the personal album of a student.

The images show scenes from life at the College and include the following: students fencing, swimming in the Commercial Road Swimming Baths, playing tennis, engaged in dance and gymnastics displays; students and staff at picnics and boating on the river Great Ouse; group photographs of Set I, the hockey and lacrosse teams; the cricket and fencing masters; Miss Roberts; 37 Lansdowne Road: the exterior, garden, interior of gymnasium, teaching room and student rooms; scenes from Bedford life including shops and the countryside.

Note: the album is fragile.