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Festival of Britain 1951

The Festival of Britain was designed to be a tonic for the nation. Did it work?
December 30, 2021
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What was the Festival of Britain?

3rd May 1951, King George VI declared The Festival Britain open with venues in London and across the country.
December 30, 2021
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What is left of the Festival Britain in London?

Much of what was built for the Festival of Britain was temporary and after the event was dismantled. In London some remarkable examples have survived, which is what I will be sharing with you today...
December 30, 2021
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Festival of Britain and its Art Legacy

The Festival of Britain was designed to be a tonic for the nation. Did it work?
December 30, 2021
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The Regency Cook

Paul Couchman, The Regency Cook, shares with us how his love for Regency cooking began.
December 30, 2021
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1830s Kitchen

If people were transported back to a kitchen from the 1830s, what would be the most obvious differences? Paul Couchman, The Regency Chef, has the answer.
December 30, 2021
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The Fashion for French Chefs

Having a French chef was all the range in Regency Britain. Paul Couchman, The Regency Chef, tells us about the practicalities of having servants in the 1830s.
December 30, 2021
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Ice cream in the 1830s

Ice cream was a popular delicacy for the elite in 1830s Britain but our taste buds have changed quite a bit. Paul Couchman, The Regency Chef, tells us about popular ice cream flavours in 1830s Britain.
December 30, 2021
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Where Was London’s First Taxi Rank?

Where was the first taxi rank in London?
December 30, 2021
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