A family on the 'Caterpillar' ride at the Festival of Britain fun fair at Battersea Park. 1951

A family on the 'Caterpillar' ride at the Festival of Britain fun fair at Battersea Park. 1951 my nan worked on a photoboth next to the big dipper ride, taking the money.

Festival of Britain 1951, fashion on rations tonic for the nation.

Festival of Britain fashion on rations tonic for the nation.-----Laurie Lee's work with Festival of Britain in 1950 earned him an MBE (Member of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire)

Festival of Britain 1951 - Barking Arts Council programme

Festival of Britain 1951 - Barking Arts Council programme, UK

The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, during the Festival of Britain, 1951. Photograph: Jane Bown

Watch London's historic skylines change – in pictures

The Royal Festival Hall, South Bank, during the Festival of Britain, Photograph: Jane Bown. Source:The Guardian

Radio Times cover for the Festival of Britain, 1951. See more at the Museum of London from tomorrow!

Radio Times: 90 years of covers - in pictures

1951 Festival of Britain souvenir tobacco tin by Tinternet on Etsy

1951 festival of Britain souvenir tabak tin van Tinternet op Etsy

1951-Festival-of-Britain-Skylon-fabric-label

1951 Festival of Britain Skylon fabric label

Daily News Publication Festival Of Britain 1951 Complete & Original

Daily News Publication Festival Of Britain 1951 Complete & Original

A Tonic To The Nation - 1951 Festival of Britain book

A Tonic To The Nation - 1951 Festival of Britain book

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