The National Garden Festival Stoke-on-Trent 1986


"The construction of the Festival site has reclaimed from industrial dereliction 180 acres of land for the future benefit of the local community. The staging of the Festival itself will bring an injection of wealth into the area, together with work experience across a wide field for over 1,000 people. But through well-directed development, the site should then host even more permanent jobs and widen the industrial base of this historic city."

Managing Director, NGF '86


The Past: The history of the Festival area, cleaning-up and greening-up the city, planning the Festival.


The Festival: The festival begins, photographs and maps of the site.


After the Festival: The development of the area after the Festival.


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