Albert's Great Hall

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19680901In 1867 Queen Victoria emerged from retirement to lay the foundation stone of the Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences in memory of the Prince Consort.

David Franklin tells the story of London's largest and oddest memorial

Research by Ann Meo

Recordings from the BBC Sound Archives

Produced by Denys Gueroult

Broadcast on May 21, 1967

Genome: [hs Bd=19670521]DAVID FRANKLIN tells the story of London's largest and oddest memorial

Research by Ann Meo

Recordings from the BBC Sound Archives

Produced by Denys Gueroult

Repeated: June 1, 2.0 p.m.

Genome: [hs Bd=19670601]A hundred years ago Queen Victoria emerged from retirement to lay the foundation-stone of The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences in memory of the Prince Consort.

Since then the Hall has been kept open by such diverse activities, in the name of. Art and Science. as speeches by Aimee Semple MacPherson — Boxing matches — Hiawatha — Ice-skating — Festivals of Remembrance and BBC Concerts-all conducted in the teeth of difficulties with acoustics, seat-holders and Parliament.

DAVID FRANKLIN tells the story of London's largest and oddest memorial

Research by Ann Meo

Recordings from the BBC Sound Archives

Produced by Denys Gueroult

Broadcast on May 21 followed by an interlude