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Choose from 7 pictures in our Festive collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Christmas Crane JLP01_11_40966_09
Christmas Crane JLP01_11_40966_09
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Christmas Crane JLP01_11_40966_10
Christmas Crane JLP01_11_40966_10
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Gift from Santa JLP01_09_861773
Gift from Santa JLP01_09_861773
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Night lights JLP01_11_52154_02
Night lights JLP01_11_52154_02
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Carol service JLP01_08_067507
Carol service JLP01_08_067507
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Carol service JLP01_08_067510
Carol service JLP01_08_067510
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Snow face DP087410
Snow face DP087410
Full Range of Prints and Gifts in Stock
Christmas Crane JLP01_11_40966_09 Featured Image

Christmas Crane JLP01_11_40966_09

LONDON METROPOLE HOTEL, EDGWARE ROAD, CITY OF WESTMINSTER, GREATER LONDON. Laing's winning entry to the Financial Times Christmas Crane Competition at the Metropole Hotel, London.
The team were given short notice that the crane at the Metropole site had been selected as Laing's entry for the competition, only finding out on 21st November. EPL, Laing Plc's plant operation, came up with a design and it was fabricated by Jack Casey's group in St. Neots. Bill MacDermott, EPL's Electrical Design Manager, designed the electrical circuitry at his dining room table in an afternoon. The reindeers legs and Father Christmas arm was made to appear to move and the whole display took more than 2,400 bulbs. Laing won the competition again the following year with a crane at the Vauxhall Cross site.
A date of 4th November is given on the negative register but the story in the Jan 1990 issue of Team Spirit, Laing's company newsletter, suggests this is too early

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