Festival of Britain Summer Celebration Walk

On Saturday 9th July we will be holding a guided walk starting and finishing at the Grenoside Reading Room to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Festival of Britain celebrations. The Grenoside community organised a large number of events between May and November 1951 as part of the national festival; a display of some of these will be at the Reading Room for people to see.

View over Birley Carr from Back Edge in May 1970

View over Birley Carr from Back Edge in May 1970

Wortley RDC commemorated the festival by installing a viewing point at the top of Jawbone Hill next to the Birley Stone. On 9th July, setting off at 1.30pm, we will be walking to the viewing point taking photos when we get there and along the way. We are aiming to re-create the 1951 event when the vieiwing point was unveiled with a group photo. at the same spot. We’ll then walk back to the Reading Room for refreshments and a chance to see the displays.

The afternoon will finish about 4.30pm. All are welcome to join the walk or see us at the Reading Room around 3.30pm on our return.