(a) On 3 May 1951, King George VI, speaking from the steps of St Pauls’s Cathedral, declared the Festival of Britain officially open. The centre piece of the festival was a huge exhibition on the south bank of the River Thames, which cost the taxpayer £11 million to stage. The displays on show illustrated ‘Modern Britain’, reflecting the latest developments in industry, transport, housing, education, the arts, the sciences and technology. By the time the exhibition closed on 30 September 1951 it had attracted 8 455 863 visitors. In addition, hundreds of local events (pageants, displays, dances, etc.) were organised throughout the country.
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- Britain 1951–86
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