East Yorkshire Local History Society

1951 Festival of Britain

Thursday, 13th January 2011

I'm currently undertaking research about the Festival of Britain (1951), as celebrated in Hull and other cities across Yorkshire and Lancashire. If any of your members have any memories of, or had involvement with the Festival, I would love to hear from them. They may remember the Festival Ship Campania docking in HUll with an exhibition about the Land and the People, or remember the grand opening of Festival House in the pedestrian precinct in Hull (now a bank), or  maybe they took part in a parade or street party. Any information about this fascinating nationwide event, would be gratefuly recieved.

You can contact me via email on or write to me at Caterina Benincasa-Sharman, Senior Lecturer, University of Huddersfield, Department of Art, Design & Architecture, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 3DH