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    Default 1951 Festival of Britain - Liverpool's part.

    The full programme of events. Anyone remember them?

    http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Liverpo...eLiverpool.htm




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    The full programme of events. Anyone remember them?

    http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Liverpo...eLiverpool.htm

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    Yet another one you were able to attend that I possibly couldn't

    Makes interesting reading to see some of the venues such as the pro cathedral in Copperas Hill - pre Metropolitan.

    The Harold Davies Baths that was in Dovecot was used for a swimming gala.

    Palais De Luxe showing a film festival etc etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    The full programme of events. Anyone remember them?

    http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Liverpo...eLiverpool.htm







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    Excellent, Ged. I was age three at the time so don't remember it... the first I remember of such national events was the coronation of the Queen in 1953. I did know about the Festival of Britain though from stamps when I began to collect them. Great to see the line-up of concerts, etc. There was a wonderful array of offerings.

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    This was me in August 1951 photographed on the beach at Laxey, Isle of Man, at the time of the Festival of Britain.



    Boy on the Beach

    August 1951, era of the Festival of Britain,
    which I do not remember. . . do you?
    As the British pulled themselves up
    by their shoelaces after World War II--

    I was on a brisk beach at Laxey, Isle of Man,
    dressed for warmth. Although some brave souls
    ventured into the rolling Irish Sea. . . not me,

    content to dig the wet sand
    with my bucket and spade.

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    London's part (cover of the South Bank Exhibition programme). . .



    Photograph from Wikipedia entry on the Festival of Britain where you can read up on the background and features of the festival.

    As Wiki notes, "The graphic designer for the Festival of Britain was Abram Games who had been Official War Poster artist and whose iconic Britannia symbol of the Festival remains memorable."
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