National Garden Festival 1986

National Garden Festival 1986
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the National Garden Festival 1986, which took place in Stoke-on-Trent. I worked at the Festival during a university placement.

I took a lot of photos at the Festival and so far I have uploaded roughly half of them. They are available under the “Photos” menu item, but a selection follows.

There is a Wikipedia page about The Festival, and this page gives information not seen elsewhere. There is also a page at, and a Flickr album showing the surviving relics, at least as they were in 2011.

A few embedded YouTube videos are below, including the Festival Theme Tune, which I thought I would never hear again.

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  1. I have searched high and low for that vocal theme for 30 years, thanks for sharing. I used to have a cassette tape with the instrumental version by the Brighouse and Rastrick I think.

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