Set XV (1917-1919)

Scope and Content

Brown oilcloth album containing 141 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College for the years 1917-1919. All of the images have captions in a neat and uniform hand describing places, occasions, and naming individual students and staff, and next to each photograph are the initials of the photographer. It is thought that this is the personal album of a student.

Scenes from life at the College include the following: students playing hockey and netball, demonstrating gymnastic positions and dance friezes; picnics and paddling in the river Great Ouse, skating and having fun in the snow, relaxing in the garden; students of Set XV; the cricket, hockey, lacrosse, netball and rounders teams; group photograph of hockey teams from the College and an Officers Team from the No. 1 School of Instruction at Elstow, Bedfordshire; the groundsman Mr Mansfield, tutors: Freda Colwill, Ida Hadley, Molly Petit, Cicely Read, Elizabeth Roberts, and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld; 5 Dynevor Road: view of rear of house from garden; view of Lansdowne Road; scenes from Demonstration Day and Sports Day 1919; R31 airship over Bedford.