'Our History in the Future'

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1977 it was agreed by the Committee of the Bedford Physical Education Old Students' Association that former student Erica Burgon (née Bache) 1943-1946, should collect material for a history of Bedford College of Physical Education. Accordingly there was an appeal in the 1977 Annual Report of the Bedford Physical Education Old Students' Association for members to send details of timetables and content of lectures and lessons, and memories of personalities and traditions either in a letter or on audio cassette tape, and photographs. A questionnaire made up of twelve questions was included to assist and provide some structure to recollections. Material gathered in this appeal was later used by Sheila Fletcher in her research for Women First: The Female Tradition in English Physical Education 1880-1980 (1984).

See also HRef 7/6.