Set XLI (1942-1945)

Scope and Content

Collection of 18 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College for the years 1942-1945.

All of the photographs have captions on the reverse (although some of the dates may be erroneous). The images show students picnicking by the river; engaging in a gymnastics display as part of the 'Wings for Victory' mass demonstration held at Bedford rugby ground in June 1943; assisting on a farm in the summer of 1944; and skating on flooded fields at Goldington in January 1945. Staff member Molly Petit and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld are pictured at the farewell party for Margaret Stansfeld in July 1945.