International Sports Festival at Crystal Palace 1965

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Charleville
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International Sports Festival at Crystal Palace 1965

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International Sports Festival
Crystal Palace, London.
11th-21st August 1965.

Admission 6 shillings (30p), Schoolchildren 3 shillings (15p).

Advertised as...

This summer at the Crystal Palace something new is being presented!
A gay, colourful presentation of modern sport.


Weekdays 10am-8pm.

It's rare that family photographs can be dated with such accuracy but here are photos of my brother and I on a zipline at this event (note flag) – No H&S or safety harness in those days. You let go, you fall ...simples!

I have a vague memory of being allowed inside a cockpit section of an American WW2 Liberator bomber – can anyone verify if such a thing was there.

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Charleville
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Re: International Sports Festival at Crystal Palace 1965

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The festival featured on this British Pathe newsreel

Link to video:
https://www.britishpathe.com/asset/87730
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Re: International Sports Festival at Crystal Palace 1965

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Six shillings! That seems a lot @ 1965 prices. 18 bob for the family?
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