Gymnastics at Bedford Physical Training College & in Sweden

Scope and Content

Brown canvas album with missing front cover containing 51 photographs of young men and women and children performing gymnastics in a variety of different settings. None of the photographs are captioned and the provenance of the album is unknown.

The images include students of Bedford Physical Training College demonstrating various gymnastic movements in the College gardens and rehearsing and performing a gymnastic demonstration in a playing field (possibly for the Bedford athletics meeting in 1947); a demonstration in the College gymnasium by the Sophia Girls Team from Sweden in 1947; young men and women demonstrating various gymnastic movements in a non-College setting which may have been taken during a visit to Sweden by Bedford students in [1947]; schoolchildren in a gymnastics class inside a gymnasium and demonstrating various gymnastic movements in the grounds of Lillsved Gymnastics Folk High School.