Monday, 1 June 2009

The Dome of Discovery


Advert celebrating the awarding of a work contract on the Festival of Britain's Dome of Discovery to SMD of Slough. From Future magazine, February/March 1951.

3 comments:

Alan said...

My father was one of the bricklayers that built the Dome.
A. Samuels
New Zealand

Anonymous said...

My grandad Mr. Clifford Leggett was the man that put the first rivet and also the last rivet in to hold down the aluminium sheeting that covered the dome all of the rivetting was done by hand Mr leggett is still around today living in Whittlesey near Peterborough Cambridgeshire

Ned Trifle said...

Great scan - I've added it to the Festival of Britain pool on flickr (which you might find of interest).
http://www.flickr.com/groups/festivalofbritain/. Thanks.