Morley’s Nutcrackers

The Mayor of Morley (Ald. A. Woollin) has accepted an invitation to attend the opening of the Festival of Britain land travelling exhibition at Leeds tomorrow. H.R.H. The Princess Royal will open the exhibition at 11-15. Covering an area of more than 35,000 sq. feet, which is about the size of twelve tennis courts or […]


ONE of the biggest assemblies of civic and other notabilities that Yorkshire has even seen was assembled in the foyer of the Festival of Britain Travelling Exhibition at Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, today, to greet the Princess Royal when she came to open the exhibition. There were mayors and lord mayors from all over Yorkshire, M.P.s, […]


WOODHOUSE MOOR, LEEDS, became alive with the spirit of the Festival of Britain to-day when the Princess Royal opened the Travelling Exhibition. Thousands of people lined Woodhouse-lane, five and six deep, and saw the Princess Royal arrive, to be greeted by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Lieut.-Colonel F. Eric Tetley, wearing his civic robes of […]

Traffic jam blocked the view

THOUSANDS of people came away from Woodhouse Moor without seeing the principals or the ceremony. Their view of the arrival of the Princess Royal was blocked by a traffic jam, and cheers turned to expressions of annoyance. Two hours before the ceremony was due at 11 a.m., the crowds began to gather in Woodhouse lane […]

Nearly 19,000 visit Leeds exhibition

Nearly 19,000 people visited the Festival of Britain land travelling exhibition on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, during the weekend. The total attendance on Saturday was 10,442, and yesterday’s figures were 8,307. Mr. J. H. Ralph, the advance manager, told a “Yorkshire Post” reporter last night: “We are delighted with the response of the people of Leeds […]