|Booklet for the 1938 fair.|
Great 1930s graphics!
In the 1930s it was stated that there were 27 miles of stalls, taking up over 10,000 square feet! Even royalty attended; King George V & Queen Mary visited in 1928, and in the 1950s the Duke of Edinburgh was treated to a springy crown display (see below).
|A crown of springs for the royal visit.|
|The Exhibition Hall for the British Industries Fair in Castle Vale, 1937.|
One of the reasons for the sites position was the open building
space that the area still retained. You can see the river to the top-left.
|Map from c. 1930s.|
|The fair in the 50s. Tufnol Ltd (originally George Ellison's) is|
a bit further up the River Tame, in Witton.
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A snippet from British Pathe- no sound I'm afraid, but I'll be making one of those balloon robots/aliens for sure!