EAW035167 ENGLAND (1951). The Festival of Britain Festival Pleasure Gardens under construction and the Boating Lake, Battersea Park, 1951

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Details

Title [EAW035167] The Festival of Britain Festival Pleasure Gardens under construction and the Boating Lake, Battersea Park, 1951
Reference EAW035167
Date 3-April-1951
Link
Place name BATTERSEA PARK
Parish
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 527903, 177399
Longitude / Latitude -0.15789047741372, 51.480581152543
National Grid Reference TQ279774

Pins

Festival Pleasure Gardens Pier for boats to the South Bank Exhibition site of the Festival of Britain

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 01:10:33 AM
The Tree Walk's spiral staircase was positioned here, but not yet.

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 01:05:41 AM
The Festival Clock, better known to everyone as the Guinness Clock. After the Festival it was relocated down the slope and continued to parade its toucans and the man with the fishing rod for many years.

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 01:01:11 AM
The Riverside Theatre. Resident compere for this music hall was Leonard Sachs.

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:56:52 AM

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:55:13 AM
The Dragon Ride, predecessor of the Water Chute

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:52:18 AM
The Grand Vista. Recently revitalised in a style reminiscent of Festival design, it's well worth a vist

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:45:33 AM
The Amphitheatre

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:44:08 AM
One of the kiosks along North Carriage Road. Painted in red and white stripes, these were constructed of hardboard and bamboo poles. Despite this some of them lasted until the early seventies.

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:43:30 AM
Terminus of the Festival's Far Tottering and Oyster Creek Branch Railway by Rowland Emett

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:40:56 AM
Wooden pier constructed for a Festival attraction which didn't happen as the contractor pulled out. The Festival site manager had to think of some other use for the pier and so the Show Boat, a mock Mississippi paddle steamer, was invented and built in double-quick time.

Robin
Sunday 9th of September 2018 12:36:03 AM
Battersea Park

Alan McFaden
Monday 28th of April 2014 09:16:01 AM
Battersea Park

Alan McFaden
Monday 28th of April 2014 09:15:31 AM
Battersea Park

Alan McFaden
Monday 28th of April 2014 09:14:53 AM