La-De-Pom Club

Scope and Content

Contains Minute Book recording resolutions passed and events of the reunion. A list of Honorary Members (made up of husbands and children of members) is recorded at the back of the volume and inserted amongst the pages are signed dinner menus, a list of babies born to members between 1918-1923, a letter from Margaret Stansfeld thanking Set XI for a gift of "little mugs" and occasional correspondence addressed to the President of the Club, Freda Colwill, in particular are three letters of congratulations on her engagement to Michael Holroyd.

Administrative / Biographical History

The La-De-Pom Club was formed at the first annual reunion of Set XI (1913-1915) of the Bedford Physical Training College on 23 December 1915. Annual reunions were held either during 'Holiday Week' at the College in July/August or at the Strand Palace Hotel in January. The members were enthusiastic in their support of the College and Margaret Stansfeld and had the distinction of being the Set which raised the most funds in a collection towards the purchase of a Morris Cowley 4-seater car which was presented to Margaret Stansfeld on the College's 21st anniversary.