Transfer of Ownership

Scope and Content

Contains correspondence relating to negotiations in transfer of ownership and includes the following: a list of freehold property owned by Bedford Physical Training College Ltd (BPTC) and a valuation of BPTC's assets, and copies of letters sent to prospective, new and existing students explaining the change in ownership and the distinction between 'recognised' and 'private' student.

Administrative / Biographical History

On 1st August 1952 Bedford Physical Training College Ltd went into voluntary liquidation and passed to the control of Bedfordshire Education Authority following negotiations conducted by Eileen Alexander. The College subsequently became known as the Bedford College of Physical Education. As a maintained college, eligible students entering the College after 1st August 1952 were 'recognised' i.e. they did not have to pay tuition fees and were entitled to receive a grant towards expenses. Ineligible students could apply to enter the College as a 'private' student.