1) The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were recreated for the 1974 Show, full scale!
2) The last Daily Mail ideal Home Show to be held at Olympia was in 1978, and since then it has been held at it’s current home of Earls Court
3) Over 60,000,000 people have visited the show since it first opened in 1908. That is equal to the population of Great Britain!
4) Captain Scott (‘of the Antarctic’) visited the show in 1911 and bought a pneumatic piano-player to take with him on his ill fated voyage to the South Pole where he and his four companions lost their lives
5) In the 1980′s and 90′s the Show House village took 12 days to build. Each house had to be able to take the weight of 200 people!
DIY Doctor’s Mike Edwards stepped in to rescue Linda Barker during her ‘Custom Chic’ presentation at the Ideal Home Show yesterday.
Linda had prepared a custom, candle lit wind charm for display to her large audience when her team realised the stage did not allow for any kind of hanging display.
Mike brought his building skills to the fore immediately to put together a tripod which stood solidly on the stage.
Linda was able to present her piece in it’s full splendour and the audience were none the wiser…..until now that is!
The photo shows Linda and Mike sharing a smile on the ‘How To’ theatre stage where DIY Doctor are appearing in a further 12 presentations over the next 5 days.
Today Mike is presenting ‘How to Avoid Cowboy Builders’ at 11.30am followed by ‘How to Skim Plaster’ at 12.30pm, while Martin from TileTracker will demonstrate ‘How to Tile a Bathroom’ at 4.30 this afternoon.