The Festival of Britain 1951 celebrated the centenary of the 1851 Great Exhibition, but more importantly its numerous exhibits throughout greater London and in major cities around Great Britain, were attempts to give Britons a much needed feeling of recovery and progress after WW11 had left London, Plymouth, Sheffield, Liverpool and many other cities still in ruins from German airstikes. National morale was low due to the devistation and redevelopment was badly needed to take the mind off the past and focus it on the future. The Festival was used to promote better quality designs in the rebuilding of British towns and cities following the war and was hailed by many as "the tonic needed for the nation."
HORSE BRASS: SPECIAL EVENTS COLLECTION: Festival Of Britain 1951.
Cast using a pure first-run ingot brass mix rich in copper for superior colour and durability. Hand filed and polished to remove rough edges and to bring out the beauty of quality brass. High copper content increases the cost due to the steady rise in price for copper on the world market, but it does require less tin and zinc, resulting in a superior quality brass. All of our brassware is collector quality.