Constance Mason Set IX (1911-1913)

Scope and Content

Green cloth album containing 171 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College for the years 1911-1913. The album was donated by Constance Mason of Set IX.

The images show scenes from life at the College and include the following: students swimming in the Commercial Road Swimming Baths, playing cricket and tennis, engaged in dance and gymnastics displays, using a vaulting horse; picnics, cycling, tending the garden, tea parties in the garden and on excursions in the countryside; students dressed in theatrical costume performing an entertainment and for fancy dress dance; group photograph of Set IX and Sets IX and X combined, the hockey team; the groundsman Mr Mansfield and tutor Molly Petit; 37 Lansdowne Road: the exterior, garden, interior of gymnasium, and student room; children participating in physical education lessons.

Note: some photographs are torn and dog-eared.