London and Britain was in a state of ruin after the effects of World War II.
The idea of the Festival of Britain was to help redevelop London through architecture, design, the arts, science and engineering. By showcasing this to help encourage people in the rebuild of Britain.
The Festival opened on May 3rd 1951 till September 1951, The South Bank London being the main area where the festival was held. Other places included Oxford, Bournemouth and Bath.
The festival of Britain was described as 'a tonic for the nation' by Herbert Morrison the labour deputy leader.
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Dome of Discovery 1951
Interior view of the Dome Of Discovery 1951
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth at the South Bank 1951
Skylon exterior 1951
Festival of Britian piazza on the Southbank, 1951
Oil Immerser circuit breakers 1951
Theatre audience wearing 3D glasses 1951
Festival of Britain, crowd,1951
Night view of Waterloo station 1949