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Archive Image of the Month

Let Selwyn's archivist, Elizabeth Stratton, give you a taster of the college archives. Every month Elizabeth selects a particularly interesting piece from the archives and provides an insight into its history and significance. 

 Archive Image of the Month – August 2019

Selwyn Cricketers, 1938

Archive Image 82 August 2019

Our archive image of the month is a photograph of Selwyn cricketers in 1938 at the former sports ground. It’s from an album compiled by Frank Woodward (1904-1994, SE 1923).

He presented the album to the college in 1969 and it has proved useful for the history of the college as it contains some unique images of Old Court, The Master’s Lodge, former Fellows such as Frederick Shipley Marsh and images of the war time precautions against air raids.

Woodward came to Selwyn as a mathematical scholar in 1923 and he graduated as a Wrangler (that is, with a first class degree) in 1926. He was also Captain of Cricket in that year. He taught for a year at Oundle School and then returned to Selwyn in 1928 as Fellow. He was also appointed Assistant Bursar with special responsibility for investments and later took charge of the air raid precautions during the war. He left Selwyn in 1944 and moved to a post in London. He was closely involved with many projects in York, his native city. He founded the York Civic Trust and was associated with the movement to found a new university. He also continued to remember Selwyn and gave several generous gifts to the college.

As always, any questions about the college archives can be directed to the archivist on archives@sel.cam.ac.uk. We are always grateful to hear from members of college about any photographs and memories you may have of your time at Selwyn and they can also be uploaded directly here.

Previous archive images can be seen here.

Elizabeth Stratton, August 2019

 

The Archivist is always delighted to arrange Archive visits and to receive Selwyn memorabilia, photos and stories. To contact Elizabeth Stratton, please email:  archives@sel.cam.ac.uk

 

 

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