Leeds Territorials are to give big Festival show on Woodhouse Moor

TERRITORIAL Army units in Leeds will have a big show on Woodhouse Moor at the end of this month, with the Festival Exhibition and a funfair alongside. Woodhouse Moor looks like being a busy place from June 23, when the Royal Tank Regiment, the Royal Artillery, the R.A.S.O., the Women’s Royal Army Corps. The Royal […]


REFUSING applications from eight licensees in the Woodhouse Moor area of Leeds for extended hours, Mr J R Hibbart, chairman of Leeds Licensing Bench today said they were asking for 11½ hours of continuous drinking facilities during the visit of the Festival of Britain Exhibition in Leeds from June 23 to July 4. He granted […]


Tingley Girl’s Success. Sybil Noble, a nineteen-year-old girl, of 6, Back Fenton Street, Tingley, will represent the Leeds district in the “Miss Festival” area finals to be held at the Odeon Theatre tomorrow. A tall brunette, Sybil won the Leeds final held at the Gaumont Theatre, Leeds, and was also awarded a three-guinea voucher to […]

Civic procession to Leeds Festival service

An old custom is to be revived in Leeds on June 24 when public representatives will walk in procession – weather permitting – from the Civic Hall to the Parish Church for a Festival Sunday civic service.

Leeds Festival: 3 weeks of music

Three weeks of British music are to be featured from next Saturday as part of the Leeds Festival of Britain celebrations. The programme, describing in detail the 20 important musical events, was published to-day. It is compiled by Mr Maurice Miles, conductor of the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, and the City Libraries staff. The programme is […]

Leeds’s busy programme of Festival events

The opening of the travelling Festival Exhibition at Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, by the Princess Royal on Saturday will be a curtain-raiser to a score of events planned to celebrate Britain’s Festival Year in the city. On the opening say alone there will be 12 major events covering music, the theatre, athletics, military marching and several […]

Tanks on Regent Street


When the Princess Royal arrives in Leeds on Saturday to open the travelling Festival of Britain Exhibition on Woodhouse Moor she will be welcomed by the Lord-Lieut of the West Riding, the Earl of Scarborough and the Lord Mayor, Lieut.-Col. F. Eric Tetley. A distinguished gathering will also include the Lord Mayors of York, Hull, […]

Festival flowers and flags in Leeds

THE Dome of Discovery and the Skylon have appeared in Albion Street, Leeds, in the form of a new patterned curtain fabric. The city is now busy getting itself into shape for its own Festival, I find, after being away for a few days in London, racing and Festival viewing. The red-nosed bomber on Woodhouse […]

Ready to make festival

A ROSE-COLOURED sky over Leeds yesterday evening raised my hopes of a fine day for the opening of the festival of Britain celebrations in the city. With a wise respect for the vagaries of the English summer, Leeds has delayed the Festival until the eve of Midsummer’s Day. If we are let down by the […]


When the Princess Royal officially opens the Festival of Britain land travelling exhibition at Woodhouse Moor, Leeds today, she will be inaugurating a comprehensive programme of events in which the city is offering displays and entertainment designed to cater for all tastes.


THE guide to the Leeds Festival of Britain celebrations says that Leeds is a city in which the present over-weighs the past. “It’s vigour,” it declares, “is more noticeable than the intimations of a past age.”

Spotters seek 766 prizes in Leeds shops

LEEDS shoppers eagerly scanned shop windows to-day for the 766 prizes offered in connection with Leeds Shopping Festival organised by the Leeds Chamber of Commerce as a contribution to the City’s Festival of Britain Week. First claim for a prize – a Biro pen – was made half an hour after the competition opened. The […]

Y.S.O. Festival of British Music

A Festival of British Music by the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra began in Leeds Town Hall on Saturday night with the first of seven concerts. The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Lieut.-Colonel F. Eric Tetley and Mrs. Tetley) and many other prominent citizens were in the audience. The chief work was Elgars’s Symphony No. 1 in […]

Festival prizes in Leeds shops

SCHOOLBOYS in Leeds have discovered a new form of spotting that may prove more profitable than railway engine numbers. The spotting competition organised by the Leeds Chamber of Commerce during the city’s Festival celebrations, has started them scanning shop windows for the 766 prizes.  

‘A Sleep of Prisoners’

The Pilgrim Players’ performance of Mr. Christopher Fry’s new play, “A Sleep of Prisoners,” at St. George’s Church, Leeds, this week, should prove to be one of the most important events in the city’s Festival of Britain celebrations. First, the producers and four actors are the original company which gave the world premiere of the […]

Guild of singers

Music’s appeal, so far as the size of audiences goes, is sometimes mystifying. The Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra have played British music to many empty seats in Leeds Town Hall lately. Last night at St. Chad’s Church, Far Headingley, was hardly big enough for the numbers who were drawn by a recital of British music by […]