Wednesday, 30 September 2009
Festival of Britain
"The Government really done their best. I am sure the event will be a success. And we must thank Mr Morrison for his amazing imagination ..." Serious fun and lighthearted solemnity, it has ben described as. Talk to people of a certain age, and they will get wistfully nostalgic about the 1951 Festival of Britain, and how it captured the imagination with its absurd ambition. Others will sneer and say it was over-rated and a waste of money. It certainly appealed to calypsonian Lord Kitchener. I would have loved to pop along too, but then I thoroughly enjoyed the Millennium Dome so is there any 'ope for me?