National Garden Festival


Description:The National Garden Festival on this site between May and October 1986 is a very important event for Stoke-on-Trent. First of all it will see the restoration and reclamation of this 180 acre site – one of the biggest derelict sites in the West Midlands. Secondly, it will show Stoke’s ability to host a national event of this colossal nature. It will also heighten the tourist awareness of this part of England and show the sort of delights they can have during their holiday times. It will also, of course, bring commercial people to this area who may not otherwise come. And they will see its access and its position in Britain as being a tremendous asset to their business. Above all, the National Garden Festival will herald a commercial renaissance in Stoke-on-Trent and should trigger considerable commercial investment on this site and enhance the commercial future of this community.

This film also features in the documentary; “Stoke-on-Film, 1980s”, produced by Ray Johnson.

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Donor ref:Archive tape reference: 207 (26/6044)

Source: Staffordshire Film Archive

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