Friday, 21 April 2017

April 1957

April 1957

Alice seems to be busy during April 1957 as there is only one letter to her parents lodged in the Bedford Physical Education Archive for that month.  The letter is sent from The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick where she is at a Christian Conference and appears to be part of the Executive Committee as she is attending a meeting which is going to last all day.

She is very taken with the Anglican Evangelist Rev. Dick Rees who is one of the speakers and also a Mr Aldis and Major Batt whom she says are ‘both very helpful, inspiring Christian men’

On a lighter note there seems to be evening entertainment where some of the groups have put on skits, Bedford College of Physical Education have dressed in shorts and gone barefoot  ‘and took the mickey out of various people who had tried to do the same to us’  

April 1957 seems to have been a very cold month and Alice is pleased she had taken her winter clothes with her but has still managed to get a cold.  Although she has obviously enjoyed her stay she is tired and is suffering from ‘spiritual indigestion’ but feels it has been a lovely preparation for Easter.

Programme from 1957 Rally

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