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Fancy dress winner JLP01_08_065944

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Fancy dress winner JLP01_08_065944

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A young girl, dressed as the cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, receiving a prize from Hilda Laing after a fancy dress competition at the annual Laing sports day at Elstree.
In 1964 Laings annual Sports Day was held at sports ground on Rowley Lane at Elstree on 22nd June. Events included inter-branch tennis, a football competition, an athletic programme, and bowls. There were sport and athletic events for children, as well as fancy dress competitions. A week before this photograph was taken, Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to travel into space. This photograph was published in the August 1963 edition of Team Spirit, the Laing employee newsletter

Media ID 24431223

© Historic England Archive

1960s Childhood Laing Spirit Sport And Recreation Women


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