Digital Archive:Photograph, Topping Out ceremony (1961)

Featuring Leslie Evershed-Martin

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


Buildings & site, Festival Theatre, Founding of CFT