Set XXIX (1930-1933)

Scope and Content

Brown leather album with 'The Cambrian Album' embossed on cover containing 151 photographs of Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. It is thought that this is a personal album of a student. All of the images have captions describing scenes and activities. A few members of staff and students from Set XXIX are individually identified.

The images show students of Set XXIX; students relaxing over tea parties, demonstrating gymnastic positions in the garden, ice skating at Goldington and attending a Scout and Guide Jamboree at Ampthill Park, Bedford; hockey, netball, swimming and tennis teams; Junior students from Set XXIX performing an entertainment in 1931; Senior students from Set XXIV participating in gymnastics and Revived Greek Dance and performing an entertainment for Demonstration Day 1933; scenes of coaching and swimming at various swimming pools including Bedford High School Swimming Pool; views of various College buildings including the new laboratory, the netball court, garden, orchard, houses 21-27 in Lansdowne Road, and the interior of the Small Lecture Room, the Big Lecture Room, medical room, gymnasium and a bedroom in 17 Lansdowne Road.

The album also contains photographs of a student (presumably from Set XXIX) with pupils from Clapham Road School and of Fr?ken Eriksen. Loose newspaper clippings showing female gymnasts and tennis players are at the back of the album.