A major part of Britannia Park was to be a "Showcase of Britain", and numerous craftsmen took on displays and shops as part of this promotion.
Following the publication of our original Britannia Park
webpage, we were contacted by one of the original Britannia Park craftsmen,
Clive Quinn, who opened the
These photographs from Clive, showing Britannia Park and his own workshop, are, as far as we are aware, unique. Do any other photographs of this nature exist? If so, we would really like to hear from you.
Clive also remembers some of the events after the park was closed to the public. "When the park was shut down and under administration the craft workshop people had a sit -in to negotiate a settlement, as the administration company originally wanted the crafts people to remain there to sell the park as a working business. Then they changed their minds and wanted us out - one night the crafts people had their electricity cut off and there was a concern that we would be locked out of the workshops and Brittannia Park The candle shop provided candles for all the other businesses."
Clive Quinn is now settled in Australia, where he still runs a musical instrument workshop, along with his artist studio. His website is www.clivequinn.com
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