in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In 1950 the company I worked for "Clark Signs" had some signwriting to do at the Festival. One evening the contractor said "Wait here. The Royal Family are coming to open the Festival Hall and we watched the Royal Family arrive. Working there for some weeks I watched the building being built. It was said it was years ahead of its time. Many memories come to us: the RAF concerts; the nurses and doctors from the London hospitals filling the stage with their uniforms; the concert conducted by Charles Farncombe. To get tickets for that concert we had to go early in November to get the tickets I…   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 16 July, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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London Hospitals' Doctors and Nurses
written by London Hospitals' Doctors and Nurses
RAF Concerts performed by RAF
Various performed by Charles Frederick Farncombe

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:41:31 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:49:19 +0000