Friday, 18 March 2011
As promised, some non-London traces of the Festival of Britain I first spotted a few years ago. This is The Exhibition pub in the small village of Upper Shelton between Bedford and Cranfield, Bedfordshire. I like the way the face of the festival symbol has weathered differently on each side of the sign.
Bedfordshire villages also gained these signs at the time of the Festival:
Other non-London Festival remains include this amazingly ancient-looking clock reminiscent of a sundial set into a forgotten stone wall in Derbyshire
and Trowell, Nottinghamshire, which was nominated the Festival Village. More on both of those here