Leeds Festival radio link with Italy and Sweden

June 26, 1951 | Filed under: Yorkshire Post

The amateur radio station in a corner of the Festival of Britain Travelling exhibition at Woodhouse Moor, Leeds, has already received 20 postcards from radio stations in this country and abroad that they have made contact with since the exhibition opened.

Manned by local radio enthusiasts, the station’s call sign is GB3FB, and all day long they are getting in touch with radio stations elsewhere. Italy and Sweden are two of the countries they have spoken to so far. Yesterday afternoon the post was manned by Mr. John MacDonald, of Bingley; Mr. Vic Foundes, of Keighley, and Mr. E. Batty, of Leeds.

Nearly 2,500 Leeds and West Riding school children visited the exhibition yesterday. The fashions and the gas-turbines were favourite parts of the show.

3,000 books

Books from “Anatomy of Dicotyledons” to Mrs. Beeton are on show at a Festival Book Exhibition which was opened last night by the Lord Mayor of Leeds (Lieut-Colonel F. Eric Tetley) at the Central Library. There are 3,000 books in the exhibition, in which a Leeds publisher and nine Leeds booksellers have co-operated with the Libraries and Arts Committee and Library staff.

Alderman Mrs. D. Murphy, chairman of the Libraries and Arts Committee, who presided, thanked the booksellers who had co-operated in making the exhibition possible. The Lord Mayor was thanked by Councillor A. Adamson, deputy chairman of the Committee amd Mr. R. E. Masters.

On behalf of the Committee and the bookselllers, Mr. Masters presented the Lord Mayor with a copy of “The Reader’s Bible.”

The exhibition will remain open until July 14. Admission is free.

Today’s timetable

Travelling Exhibition – Woodhouse Moor, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Display of Military Equipment – Woodhouse Lane, 10.30 a.m to 10 p.m.
Demonstration of loading tanks on to transporters – Woodhouse Moor, 8 p.m.
Concert Party – Roundhay Park, 7.30 p.m.
Donna Roma Ballet – The Hollies, 7.30 p.m.
Open-air dancing – Woodhouse Moor, 7.30 p.m.
Leeds Amateur Operatic Society in “Merrie England” – Temple Newsam, 7.30 p.m.
Leeds Civic Arts Guild present “In Good King Charles’s Golden Days” – Civic Theatre, 7.30 p.m.
Book Exhibition – Central Library, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.