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Candy floss JLP01_08_081373

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. Two young children eating candy floss at 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 fireworks display and a gala dance which continued until midnight. This photograph was published in the August 1969 edition of Team Spirit, the Laing employee newsletter

Media ID 24431233

© Historic England Archive

1960s Childhood Fair Festival Food Laing Spirit

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