Monday, 4 January 2016

Lacrosse: Bedford v. Dartford

In the 1955-56 Season, Bedford College of Physical Education fielded no less than four lacrosse teams.  Alice usually turned out for the 1st or 2nd XII.  On the 26 November 1955 all four teams played against Dartford College of Physical Education and swept the board with wins for all four teams.  In her letter of 27 November Alice describes something of the journey to Dartford and the elation of winning.
Alice also gives an account of a visit to the College by one of the participants of the successful 1953 British Mount Everest expedition - the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest and the first team confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953 – but rather frustratingly does not mention who!

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