Festival of Britain 1951
We, the Greenow family, lived at 107, Maresfield Road. I was 6 years old at this time, and it was my first street party.
I remember that I was very excited by it all. The word ‘Randy’ on my chest only meant that I was supposed to Randolph Turpin the boxer who had just won the World Middleweight Championship in July that year from Sugar Ray Robinson. He was the first British boxer to win this title. Unfortunately he lost the title in September in a rematch with Sugar Ray.
Do you remember this street party? Maybe you recognise someone in the photos? If you can share any memories please leave a comment below