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December 2012

Posted on 14/12/2012

Founder's in the Snow

RHC PH.285.5 vi snowy Founders

RHC PH/285/5

There is a definite chill in the air and up in the Archives’ office we’re dreaming of a white Christmas so this month’s archive item is a photograph showing heavy snow fall on campus from the early 1910s. The photo was taken from beside the lake below Founder's looking up towards the South tower, which is where the Archives Service is located. The lake used to be known as the boating lake (even though it looks more like a big pond!) and it’s thought that the students would practice their rowing on there which would have been particularly useful for less experienced rowers before they were let out onto the Thames.

The photograph is part of an album which has views from all around the campus and interior shots of Founder's Building, as well as staff and students of the College. It was given to Miss Walters, Head of the Music department between 1904 and 1915, as a leaving gift and she must have been a well loved teacher to be given such a beautiful present.

Annabel Gill, College Archivist


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