Evelyn Jennings Set XXIII (1924-1927)

Scope and Content

Collection of 26 photographs of students and staff of Bedford Physical Training College for the years 1924-1927. The photographs were donated by Evelyn Jennings of Set XXIII.

Most of the photographs have captions on the reverse. The images show scenes from life at the College and include the following: students engaged in a dancing display for Demonstration Day 1927 and around a maypole at a fete in [Goldington Road], swimming at Newnham Baths, and in a massage class in the Medical Room (formerly the gymnasium); 3rd-year students dressed in theatrical costume for the 1927 Seniors' Entertainment – a Victorian Light Opera ; group photographs of the 1st XI cricket, 1st XII hockey, 1st XII lacrosse, 1st VII netball and 1st VI tennis teams for the 1926-27 season; and the interior of the Big Lecture Room.

Staff members Madeline Angus, Joyce Clappen, Freda Colwill, Mary Lace, Miss Perkins, Molly Petit, Cicely Read and the Principal Margaret Stansfeld can be identified along with students Madge Docking and three lacrosse internationals for the 1926-27 season – Katharine Ellershaw (England), Margaret Lewis (Wales) and Margaret Helen Wilson (Scotland).