College Albums

Scope and Content

It is thought likely that the 'College Albums' were created by individual Sets (year group) of students and presented to Bedford Physical Training College as a souvenir. The presentation of images in these albums shows similarity in layout, themes, captions, etc. with repetition of the same or similar image appearing in albums of different Sets. Typically, the images show students participating in a variety of games, dance, gymnastics and swimming; the interior and exterior of College buildings and grounds; activities and scenes from Holiday Week (e.g. the annual tennis tournament, past and present cricket match, entertainments and plays, displays of dancing and gymnastics, picnics and tea parties, and excursions on the Great Ouse river); and individual members of staff.