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The Queen Mother visits Hotelympia.

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David Hockney provides the design for the poster for Art LA.

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The Liverpool Garden Festival attracted 3.4m visitors – the largest event in the UK since the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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IFE was launched and still runs today as the leading food & drink trade event.

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Lord Louis Mountbatten tore up his notes at IDEA (International Domestic Equipment and Appliance Show) to demonstrate the new Dyson Vacuum cleaner, which was launched at the event.

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Sandy Angus, now Montgomery Group Chairman, joins the company.

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Molly and Bryan Montgomery founded Specialised Exhibitions (Pty) Ltd in South Africa, which is still part of The Montgomery Group and is one of South Africa’s leading exhibition organisers.

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One of the only public duties of King Edward VIII in 1937 was visiting the Building Exhibition at Olympia.

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Hotel, Restaurant & Catering (later called Hotelympia) was launched and is the longest running Trade Show in the UK.

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The only architectural work ever carried out in Britain by Le Corbusier was a stand at the 1930 Building show for Venesta. This marked the arrival of ‘modernism’ to the…

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