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Television star Anneka Rice yesterday launched a 366-day countdown to next year

Television star Anneka Rice yesterday launched a 366-day countdown to next year


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Television star Anneka Rice yesterday launched a 366-day countdown to next year

Television star Anneka Rice yesterday launched a 366-day countdown to next years Garden Fesival Wales " to be the biggest and best yet." The celebrity promised sunshine and flowers on May 1st 1992 as a shivering crowd of 500 watched her tear a reluctant-to-move tarpaulin from a clock on a windswept, bleak Ebbw Vale hillside. Children released a rainbow cloud of 3, 660 ballons as others took to the air simultaneously elsewhere in South Wales to herald the 56m event. - 1st May 1991

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Anneka Rice Balloons Ebbw Vale 1991


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Television star Anneka Rice kicked off the excitement for next year's Garden Festival Wales with a spectacular countdown event. In this photo print, taken on May 1st, 1991, we witness Anneka's infectious enthusiasm as she launches a 366-day countdown to what promises to be the biggest and best festival yet. Despite the chilly weather and windswept Ebbw Vale hillside, Anneka managed to ignite hope in the hearts of a shivering crowd of 500 spectators. With determination in her eyes, she fearlessly tore away a reluctant-to-move tarpaulin from an eagerly awaited clock. As if responding to her energy, children released a breathtaking cloud of 3,660 colorful balloons into the sky. This image captures not only Anneka's celebrity charm but also the anticipation that filled the air that day. The festival organizers aimed to create an extraordinary experience for attendees by combining sunshine and flowers on May 1st, 1992. This ambitious vision was symbolized by both Anneka's vibrant presence and the soaring balloons scattered across South Wales simultaneously. As we delve into this nostalgic moment from our past through Memory Lane Prints' collection, we are reminded of how events like these bring communities together and inspire dreams for brighter futures. Let this photograph transport you back to an era when television stars could ignite excitement with their mere presence and where even bleak landscapes could transform into vibrant celebrations of life.

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