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Laing Spirit Collection

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021563

Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021563
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A man and a child on a Ferris wheel during a Laing staff trip to Skegness. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Abseiling for charity JLP01_11_60748_07

Abseiling for charity JLP01_11_60748_07
Lewisham Centre, Citibank, Molesworth Street, Lewisham, Greater London. Abseiling down the outside of the Citibank offices in Lewisham, raising money for the Winged Fellowship Trust

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: High jump JLP01_08_046949

High jump JLP01_08_046949
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A man performing a high jump during a sports day at Laings Elstree Sports Club

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Tennis player JLP01_08_084900

Tennis player JLP01_08_084900
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A man jumping to hit a tennis ball during a match at the Finals Day of the Laing Tennis Section held at the Laing Sports Ground at

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Weymouth Harbour JLP01_07_016_007

Weymouth Harbour JLP01_07_016_007
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. A view from the east looking towards Weymouth Pavilion and seafront, with cranes lining Weymouth Harbour on the left

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Afternoon tea JLP01_08_000297

Afternoon tea JLP01_08_000297
THE SPA, BRIDLINGTON, EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. A group of people having lunch at a long table in the Spa Cafe during a day trip of Laing staff to Bridlington

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Abseiling for charity JLP01_11_60750_01

Abseiling for charity JLP01_11_60750_01
Lewisham Centre, Citibank, Molesworth Street, Lewisham, Greater London. Abseiling down the outside of the Citibank offices in Lewisham, raising money for the Winged Fellowship Trust

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Cycle race JLP01_09_811194

Cycle race JLP01_09_811194
Luton Town Hall, Luton, Bedfordshire. People watching a cycle race, sponsored by Laing and EPL International, passing through Luton town centre

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: On the beach JLP01_08_021246a

On the beach JLP01_08_021246a
LLANDUDNO, CONWY, WALES. Hilda Laing on the beach at Llandudno during a Laing staff trip. In 1947, after a seven year break, Laing had resurrected their Area Outings for staff and their families

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Tennis Courts JLP01_08_001339

Tennis Courts JLP01_08_001339
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A view through a hatch towards people playing tennis at Laings new Sports Ground in Elstree

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Flower pot race JLP01_08_071228

Flower pot race JLP01_08_071228
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Women competing in a flower pot race, with spectators behind a rope fence

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Judo demonstration JLP01_08_060179

Judo demonstration JLP01_08_060179
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A crowd watching a judo demonstration by two members of the Metropolitan Police during a Laing sports day at Elstree

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Golden wedding anniversary JLP01_09_840875

Golden wedding anniversary JLP01_09_840875
A couple toasting their golden wedding anniversary while sitting in their home amongst cards and gifts. Mr and Mrs Birtmead

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Piano player JLP01_08_087582

Piano player JLP01_08_087582
WINDSOR AND MAIDENHEAD. A man playing the piano on a boat named the Windsor Castle, during a trip of Laing Sports Club members on the River Thames near Windsor

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Grand dinner JLP01_08_009072

Grand dinner JLP01_08_009072
Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. Laing workers with their families seated in a dining hall during a Laing staff outing to Whitley Bay

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Dodgems JLP01_08_009068

Dodgems JLP01_08_009068
Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. A couple driving in a dodgem car during a Laing staff outing to Whitley Bay. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Fairground ride JLP01_08_009067

Fairground ride JLP01_08_009067
Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. A group of people enjoying a fairground ride during a Laing staff outing to Whitley Bay. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Gather by the coaches JLP01_08_009044

Gather by the coaches JLP01_08_009044
Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. Laing workers and their families gathered by a line of coaches during a Laing staff outing to Whitley Bay

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Fairground ride JLP01_08_009062

Fairground ride JLP01_08_009062
Whitley Bay, North Tyneside. A group of people on a fairground ride during a Laing staff outing to Whitley Bay. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Life preserver JLP01_07_016_011

Life preserver JLP01_07_016_011
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. A view looking in a north-westerly direction from near the entrance to Weymouth Harbour, showing a lifebuoy in the foreground hanging from quayside railings

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Railings JLP01_07_016_015

Railings JLP01_07_016_015
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. A view from the Pier Bandstand in Weymouth, looking north over railings towards Brunswick Terrace and Greenhill beach

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Fishing from the quay JLP01_07_016_009

Fishing from the quay JLP01_07_016_009
WEYMOUTH, WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND, DORSET. Looking down at a man fishing from the quayside at Weymouth Harbour. This photograph was taken during a Laing staff outing to Weymouth

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Long service award JLP01_08_062940

Long service award JLP01_08_062940
WEMBLEY TOWN HALL, FORTY LANE, BRENT, GREATER LONDON. E L Davies shaking hands with Sir John Laing during an award for 25 years of service at a long service

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Coach trip JLP01_08_021234

Coach trip JLP01_08_021234
WATERLOO BRIDGE, BETWS Y COED, WALES. Two coaches crossing the Waterloo Bridge during a Laing staff trip to Llandudno. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: In the pavilion JLP01_08_021418

In the pavilion JLP01_08_021418
VICTORIA PAVILION, WILDER ROAD, ILFRACOMBE, NORTH DEVON. A group of adults and children posed in the Victoria Pavilion during a Laing staff trip to Ilfracombe

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Party food JLP01_08_020216

Party food JLP01_08_020216
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Children wearing party hats and having tea at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Party hats JLP01_08_020211

Party hats JLP01_08_020211
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. A group of girls adjusting their party hats at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Musical chairs JLP01_08_020208

Musical chairs JLP01_08_020208
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. A game of musical chairs being played at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Audience JLP01_08_020205

Audience JLP01_08_020205
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents with their children watching the entertainment at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Balloons JLP01_08_202223

Balloons JLP01_08_202223
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents and children playing with balloons at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Mothers and toddlers JLP01_08_020204

Mothers and toddlers JLP01_08_020204
THURLEIGH AIRFIELD, THURLEIGH, BEDFORD. Parents with their children watching the entertainment at a childrens party. This photograph shows a childrens party that was organised by Laings Welfare staff

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Dancefloor JLP01_08_054037

Dancefloor JLP01_08_054037
The Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol. A group of people dancing at the Grand Hotel. This dinner and dance was attended by staff from Laings South-Western region with retiring directors

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Arcade games JLP01_08_021570

Arcade games JLP01_08_021570
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A row of people playing a roll a ball game in an amusement arcade during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021567

Ferris wheel JLP01_08_021567
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A couple riding on a Ferris wheel during a Laing staff trip to Skegness. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Waltzers JLP01_08_021564

Waltzers JLP01_08_021564
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A man and a woman riding on a waltzer during a Laing staff trip to Skegness. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Arcade games JLP01_08_021566

Arcade games JLP01_08_021566
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. Adults and children around a game machine at an amusement park, during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Boat ride JLP01_08_021558

Boat ride JLP01_08_021558
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A couple and a young boy in a boat on a water ride during a Laing staff day trip to Skegness

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Miniature railway JLP01_08_021572

Miniature railway JLP01_08_021572
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. Three men accompanying a young child riding on a miniature railway engine during a Laing staff trip to Skegness

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Dressed for the beach JLP01_08_000244

Dressed for the beach JLP01_08_000244
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A portrait of a smartly dressed man and woman on a Laing staff outing to Skegness. A group of about 100 people attended this outing from contracts in Grimsby

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Amusements JLP01_08_000243

Amusements JLP01_08_000243
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A woman with a child in a pushchair at an amusement park during a Laing staff outing to Skegness

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Start them early JLP01_08_000242

Start them early JLP01_08_000242
SKEGNESS, EAST LINDSEY, LINCOLNSHIRE. A Laing worker helping a small child build a sandcastle on the beach, during a staff outing to Skegness

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Retirement gift JLP01_09_803510a

Retirement gift JLP01_09_803510a
Regent Street, City of Westminster, Greater London. Laing retiree Anne Kidd posed sitting on a table beside her retirement gift of a Magimix food processor

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Retirement spread JLP01_09_762122

Retirement spread JLP01_09_762122
MANCHESTER. Guests helping themselves to party food during the retirement celebration for W G Cursons in Manchester. W G Cursons was a Laing Regional Director for the north-west

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Day trip by train JLP01_08_008843a

Day trip by train JLP01_08_008843a
LONDON WATERLOO STATION, YORK ROAD, WATERLOO, LAMBETH, GREATER LONDON. A steam train chartered by Laing leaving Waterloo station, transporting Laings London office on a staff outing to Bournemouth

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Paddling JLP01_08_021236

Paddling JLP01_08_021236
LLANDUDNO, CONWY, WALES. A man holding the hand of a toddler on the beach during a Laing staff trip to Llandudno. In 1947, after a seven year break

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Stick of rock JLP01_08_001082

Stick of rock JLP01_08_001082
MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET. A portrait of a child eating a stick of rock during an outing of Laing staff and families to Minehead

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Cricket on the beach JLP01_08_001074

Cricket on the beach JLP01_08_001074
MINEHEAD, WEST SOMERSET. A group of people playing cricket on the beach, with a young boy as batsman, during a Laing staff outing to Minehead

Background imageLaing Spirit Collection: Slot car racing JLP01_08_081387

Slot car racing JLP01_08_081387
Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Adults and children watching slot cars being raced around a raised circuit, with children operating controllers beyond



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