Cliff Richard was a supporter while other luminaries included Mary
Whitehouse, Salvation Army leaders and senior clergy. Even Prince
Charles sent his "good wishes".
But despite tens of thousands of
Christians taking part in September 1971's Nationwide Festival of Light,
a month-long campaign against Britain's "moral breakdown" and the
permissiveness ushered in by the previous decade, it eventually ran out
of steam. After torches and hilltop bonfires were lit around the
country, the culmination was a spectacular Trafalgar Square rally.