Fairhill Playing Field

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence between the College and Bedfordshire County Council Education Committee, principally concerned with applications to use the playing field during specified periods, but also includes papers on reasons why the College needed additional playing field space, the importance to the College of retaining use of the Fairhill Playing Field, and consideration of alternative playing fields.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Fairhill Playing Field adjoined the Bedford College of Physical Education games field in Sidney Road. The College used the playing field for hockey and cricket matches to supplement its own limited playing field facilities. Its use was administered by Bedfordshire County Council and so the College had to share the playing field with other users.