Bedford evacuation – WW2

This photos dates from the 1980s and shows representatives of Bedford Borough Council and RGS/ROSA. Rye Grammar School (RGS) was evacuated to Bedford during WWII – from 1940 to December 1944. Will Dunlop, ROSA founder, is standing in the back row, second from the right. On his right is John Smith, former Town Clerk of Rye Borough Council and ROSA stalwart. Miss Turner, former Senior Mistress of RGS, is seated third from the right.


Rye Grammar School at Bedford – 1942


 RGS at Bedford – 1944


 RGS 6th form at Bedford – 1944


 RGS cricket team, Bedford, 1944


RGS tennis team, Bedford, 1944


 RGS Hockey Team, Bedford