Nancy Broome Set XXXV (1936-1939)

Scope and Content

Brown leather album containing 60 photographs predominantly of Bedford Physical Training College students participating in college life. The album belonged to Nancy Broome of Set XXXV and may also contain some personal photographs of excursions and of family or friends. None of the photographs are captioned.

The images show students dressed in their clinic overalls, digging a trench for an air-raid shelter and collection of items to be taken into a shelter including a gas mask and fire bucket, preparing for a swimming demonstration in an indoor pool; scenes from the Festival of Youth held at the Empire Stadium, Wembley on 3 July 1937 and rehearsals in the College gardens and playing field; view of Lansdowne Road and 17 Lansdowne Road; groups of schoolgirls in gymnastics and movement classes.