Cicely Read (1891-1949): student (1909-1911), tutor and later Vice-Principal (1918-1945), and Principal (1945-1949) of Bedford Physical Training College

Scope and Content

Collection of 445 letters of condolence sent to Bedford Physical Training College following the sudden death of Cicely Read. The letters came not only from former students and staff but also from national and international organisations reflecting her wide sphere of influence. Also contains a press cutting of an obituary from the headmistress of Bedford High School, a printed notice sent to members of the Bedford Physical Training College Students' Association reporting on suggestions for a permanent Memorial, and a printed notice sent to parents announcing the appointment of Phyllis Spafford to succeed Cicely Read as Principal and interim arrangements for the running of the College.