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Gala Day JLP01_08_081384a Featured Fairs and carnivals Image

Gala Day JLP01_08_081384a

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A view of a fairground carousel and stalls, with crowds gathered on a sports pitch beyond, during a Gala Day held at the Laing Sports Ground at Elstree.
A Gala Day was held by Laing at the Laing Sports Ground on 14th June 1969, as a replacement of the annual Sports Day. Sports events were held by the Sports Club, which included hockey, tennis, bowls, and football tournaments. A traditional English fete programme featured coconut shies, bingo, pony rides, catering and a beer tent, candy floss, and roundabouts. The day ended with a beauty contest, prize draw, and the election of Miss Sports Club. In the evening there was a firework display and a gala dance which continued until midnight. This photograph and JLP01/08/081384 formed a panorama which was published in the August 1969 edition of Team Spirit, the Laing employee newsletter

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Dunk a director JLP01_09_841341 Featured Fairs and carnivals Image

Dunk a director JLP01_09_841341

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A Laing director in a dunking chair being raised from a water-filled skip, as part of the dunk-a-director game during Gala Day at Laing's Elstree Sports Club.
The dunk-a-director game involved Laing directors being dunked into a skip of water in response to accurate horse-shoe throwing. The directors taking part included the Sports Club Chairman Martin Laing, Plant and Transport's Managing Director Derek Walsh, Homes Division Chairman Robert Wood, and Ray Randle, Lisa Althuizen and Pat Beaumont. The Gala Day also involved sporting competitions for adults and children, 31 stalls and charity stands, a raffle and more. Approximately £1000 was raised for the NSPCC

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Performing dogs JLP01_09_792076 Featured Fairs and carnivals Image

Performing dogs JLP01_09_792076

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A crowd of people watching a woman with performing dogs on pedestals at the annual Laing Gala Day.
An article published in August 1979 in Laing's monthly newsletter Team Spirit describes that Gandey's Miniature Circus attended the event with acts including performing dogs, horses, llamas and a snake

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