Digital Archive:Photograph, Topping Out ceremony (1961)

Featuring Leslie Evershed-Martin

Photograph Topping Out Ceremony - Exterior Festival Theatre - Leslie Evershed-Martin, Mary Bessborough - Photographer unknown - 23 Nov 1961 - Box 71 CFT WSRO

Leslie Evershed-Martin, Chichester Festival Theatre’s founder, making a speech at the topping out ceremony for the new Festival Theatre building. (When the build reaches its highest point). To his right is Mary Bessborough whose husband, Eric (The Earl of Bessborough) was on the original board.

29 November 1961, photographer unknown

CFT archive held at West Sussex Records Office

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Buildings & site, Festival Theatre, Founding of CFT