Society News

Unfortunately due to continuing uncertainty regarding the Covid 19 pandemic we are as yet unable to confirm if we will be able to hold our Autumn Convention in October. Please keep your eye on the website and facebook page for information when it becomes available.

Pleased to announce that Festival Times 115 is now published and on its way free to members. This is the first of the 20 page A5 editions and articles include Battersea Book review, Ray Leigh and the Festival of Britain, The Emett Puffin cutout model, The tale of Two Campanias, The Festival Girl Competition, and lots more.

Good news that Joyland Books have finally got round to printing Nick Laister and Robert Preedy's book on the history of Battersea Fun Fair. Although not all about the Festival of Britain this interesting A5 publication stretches over nearly 180 pages and traces the history of the fun fair and Festival Gardens from early planning to eventual closure in 1974. Lots of illustrations and a must for any Festivaler's bookshelf. Available at just £10.99 plus £2.99 p&p from the publishers (…/battersea-fun-fair.htm)