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 about one-third of the size of an international football field., it is the largest transportable exhibition ever produced. Including the Façade the show will occupy nearly 40,000 sq. feet and contains some 5,000 exhibits. Some of the unusual features include a full size theatre where a non-stop show of fashions will be displayed, and Exibition Façade made of steel and plastic, and a complete railway carriage.
Many Yorkshire firms will be represented. A Brighouse firm has sent a corner console television set; Sheffield, as might be expected, has sent cutlery; and Morley is represented by Messrs. C. L. Rimes, New Bank Street, who will exhibit nutcrackers in “The Kitchen” section.
The Princess Royal will be welcomed by the Earl of Scarborough, Lord Lieutenant of the West Riding, and among those present will be the Lord Mayors of Leeds, York, Hull and Bradford, nine mayors from the West Riding, the G.O.C.-in-C. Northern Command (Lieut.-General Sir Philip Balfour), the Bishop of Ripon (Dr. G. A. Chase), the Vicar of Leeds (Canon A. S. Reeve), the Vice-Chancellor of Leeds University (Mr. C. R. Morris), the President of the Free Church Council (Dr. Leatherland), The Very Rev. Canon Bradley (representing the Bishop of Leeds) and the chairman of the West Riding County Council (Mr. J. H. Armistead).
Visitors from London will include the Director-General of the Festival of Britain, Mr. Gerald Barry, who received a knighthood in the Birthday Honours List, and the Director of Exhibitions, Mr. C. Cooke.