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'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

Reports features:

David and Marlene Cook, local residents

Danny Corns, local historian

Mark Skinner, local resident

Faye Atkin, local resident