'The Festival of Britain', medal

'The Festival of Britain', medal

'The Festival of Britain'
Medal (uniface)
Cast by Vaughtons Ltd (active from 1831)
England (Birmingham)
1951
Gold, struck and enamelled
Museum no. A.95-1980

The Festival of Britain was a nationwide celebration that looked to an optimistic future beyond post-war austerity. It was a huge success and attracted around 18 million people. The 'Festival Star' - a stylised portrait of Britannia with a star in the colours of the Union flag - appeared throughout the Festival.