Leeds beats Manchester at Festival Exhibition

LEEDS attendance figures for the Festival of Britain Land Travelling Exhibition are beating Manchester’s “hands down,” a Festival official said today. Total for the first three days in Leeds is 26,120 – which is 11,467 more than the number in the first three days at Manchester. Yesterday’s Leeds total of 7.371 was well over double […]


Festival – Leeds in the lead

Attendances at the Festival of Britain travelling exhibition on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, are easily beating the Manchester figures. Bt 3pm, 3,954 people had today visited the exhibition bringing the total figure since the exhibition opened on Saturday, to more than 30,000. Yesterday’s attendance at Woodhouse Moor was 7,301, compared with Manchester’s third day figure of […]


32,757 see Leeds exhibition

The Festival of Britain travelling exhibition on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, was visited by 6,723 people yesterday, bring the total attendance since the exhibition opened on Saturday to 32,757, compared with 27,829 at Manchester. For the first time the attendance figure yesterday was lower than on the comparable day at Manchester, when 7,834 visited the exhibition. […]


Leeds still leads Manchester

The Festival of Britain travelling exhibition on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, was visited by 6,498 people yesterday, bringing the total since the exhibition opened last Saturday to 54,619. The exhibition at Manchester on the comparable day attracted 5,779 visitors, and and the total reached was 48,579.


Where Manchester leads

MANCHESTER is certainly giving a lead to other provincial centres. The city is sending no fewer than 10,000 of its children to London for two-day visits to see the Festival of Britain. The children come up in parties of 500 or so and spend the nights in the deep shelter at Clapham. They are looked […]


Leeds has beaten Manchester

With one day still to go, the attendance at the Festival of Britain Travelling Exhibition on Woodhouse Moor, Leeds has exceeded the final Manchester attendance figure of 135,736. Yesterday’s attendance in Leeds of 4,011 brought the total to 137,967. The total attendance on the equivalent day at Manchester was 130,471. The Exhibition closes in Leeds […]