1964 Festival

1964 - The First Festival

The first Bollington Festival, led by Dr John Coope, was held in 1964. Events included a “Dance to the two Beat Groups” in the marquee (tickets 4 shillings), a bowls tournament and a horticultural show.

Here’s Tim Boddington’s YouTube video of Eric Wainwright’s film of the 1964 Festival:

Have a look at the original brochure here: