Set XLIV (1945-1948)

Scope and Content

Black album with 'Photographs XLIV Set 1945-48' embossed on cover containing 69 photographs of Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. It is likely that the album was presented to the College by the students of Set XLIV as a record of their time at the College. Individual pages and photographs are captioned with some students and staff named.

The images show views of College houses in Lansdowne Road, the laboratory and the Big Lecture Room; views of Prague taken during the World Festival of Democratic Youth held July-August 1947; students enjoying the snow and skating at Goldington Green, relaxing in the garden, playing tennis, climbing up Mount Snowdon, Wales (1947); hockey and tennis teams; visit by Madame Carlquist and the Sophia Girls Team from Sweden to Bedford Physical Training College (1947); scenes from rehearsals for gymnastic displays at athletics meetings (1947) and Wembley (held in the Empire Pool - now known as Wembley Arena) and the actual demonstration (1948); scenes from a camping course at Box End, Bedfordshire attended by 3rd-year students. The course was run for the College by staff from the Central Council of Physical Recreation (CCPR).

See also PH 2/59.