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Festival of Britain, Land Travelling Exhibition: 'People at Play' section exhibiting sports clothing

RIBA42541
NOTES; 'People At Play' was one of six sections of the Land Travelling Exhibition which visited Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Nottingham between the beginning of May and the beginning of October of 1951.

Pimlico Secondary School, Lupus Street, Westminster, London: the south elevation

RIBA43046
Bancroft, John (1928-2011)
NOTES: This co-educational comprehensive school for 1725 pupils occupied a four and a half acre rectangular site bound by streets on all four sides, which was well below the standard for a school of this size. It stood approximately ten feet below the road surface at the level of the basements and gardens of the houses that originally occupied the site. The demolition of this controversial school began in 2008 to make way for a new school campus. The architect for the school was John Bancroft.

Children feeding the swans at Tower Beach, River Thames, City of London

RIBA47688
NOTES: This beach on the foreshore of the Tower of London opened officially on the 23rd July 1934. The beach closed in 1971 owing to pollution and the water being deemed unfit to bathe in.

Recreation time at Credon Road School, Bermondsey, London

RIBA51085
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 4: The continuing community' in Architectural Review, vol. 147, 1970 Jan.

Crawshaw School, Pudsey, Leeds: housing seen from the playground

RIBA51086
NOTES: This is one of the images taken for 'Manplan 4: The continuing community' in Architectural Review, vol. 147, 1970 Jan.

Central Baths, Fairfax Road, Coventry: the games deck

RIBA57148
Coventry City Architects Department
NOTES: Designed in 1956 and built in 1962-1966, these swimming baths with attached sunbathing terraces were amongst the most ambitious of those built during a short period in the 1960s when such complexes were encouraged. These baths and Swiss Cottage swimming baths, Hampstead, designed by Sir Basil Spence Bonnington & Collins and completed in 1964, were the only complexes of the period to be built with three pools.
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