Set XVI (1917-1920)

Scope and Content

Grey oilcloth album with 'Album' embossed on cover containing 145 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College for the years 1917-1919. It is thought that this is a personal album of a student. Most of the images have captions in a neat and uniform hand describing places, occasions, and naming individual students and staff. Many of the images and captions are similar to those in PH 1/11.

Scenes from life at the College include the following: students playing hockey, lacrosse, netball and tennis, demonstrating gymnastic positions and showing poses for Revived Greek Dance; enjoying picnics, skating and having fun in the snow; students of Set XV and some students from Sets XIV and XVI; the Junior cricket, hockey, lacrosse, netball and rounders teams; the groundsman Mr Mansfield, tutors: Freda Colwill, Ida Hadley, Molly Petit, Elizabeth Roberts, and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld; the exterior of 31 and 37 Lansdowne Road seen from Lansdowne Road, the exterior of 29 Lansdowne Road seen from the garden, interior of gymnasium and Senior lecture room; view of Lansdowne Road; R31 airship over Bedford.