Monday, August 04, 2008

Festival of Britain Film


The National Archives website has provided online access to a documentary film on the Festival of Britain held in London in 1951. Originally produced in 1951 as a public information film for the Central Office of Information for Commonwealth Retlations Office, this nine-minute film can be viewed with a Windows Media Player or QuickTime in either high or low quality. This colour film shows all the various areas of the festival with a large number of visitors enjoying the facilities, as well as an overview of sculptures, demonstrations and objects on display. The last section features the funfair and activities held at Battersea as part of this festival. Six film screenshots are also provided, together with a text version of the film.
Link: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/1945to1951/filmpage_fil.htm
Access: Free