Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A police dog jumping during an agility display, with its handler running alongside, at the annual Gala Day held at the Laing Sports Ground at Elstree.
The annual Gala Day was held at the Laing Sports Ground on 9th June 1973. Attractions included model aircraft, the Royal British Legion band, children's races, and sports. Demonstrations of obedience and mock arrests were given by police dogs and handlers. In the evening there was dancing and bingo in the Club House, and beer and beat in the marquee. Over 2,000 people attended the gala, and over 600 people stayed for the evening entertainment
Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh
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