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A report about the Festival of Britain, which took place in the summer of 1951. Colour footage includes film from the London event, showing exhibitions and attractions, sculptures, fairground rides, trains and a boating lake. The narrator explains the purpose of the event.
Primary History
This clip is from:
Primary History, A Better Britain for All
First broadcast:
28 April 2006

Classroom Ideas

How did Britain recover from the sadness and destruction of the Second World War and the Blitz? Children could write an imaginary report, diary entry or letter about their visit to the Festival of Britain.

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