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More Festival of Britain

As I’ve noted elsewhere, this year sees the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain. I think I also mentioned I had a copy of the Festival magazine which my father had acquired when he was taken to see the exhibition at the tender age of 11.

I had been thinking of scanning the pages and putting them online somewhere, but being a cautious type I worried over copyright and other stuff, so prevarication and procrastination won the day. The magazine still sits in the drawer, protected from the light.

Luckily, the nice people at Things Magazine took the challenge, and have posted scans of the book’s pages.

Consider the advertising therein, and consider how many of the companies advertising are still operating. It’s a little sobering.

Related posts: 

A FLAT FESTIVAL TONIC FOR BRITAIN | OWEN HATHERLEY | COMMENT IS FREE | THE GUARDIAN

“OH, NOT ANOTHER QUEUE” | IAN JACK | CIF | THE GUARDIAN

FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN SHOWCASE | THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES