'Festival village' Trowell marks 60th anniversary
22 April 2011 Last updated at 13:46 BST
A village in Nottinghamshire is about to celebrate a unique anniversary.
Next week marks 60 years since Trowell was chosen to represent the best of British village life during the Festival of Britain in 1951.
The 'festival village', as it was known, was not picked for its picture-postcard looks but for its strong community and spirit of self-help.
Tom Bateman has been finding out how things have changed.
Courtesy British Pathe
David and Marlene Cook, local residents
Danny Corns, local historian
Mark Skinner, local resident
Faye Atkin, local resident