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Filename: jlp01_09_771210.jpg

Size: 5276 x 5301 (4.7MB)

Date: 28th February 2022

Source: Historic England

Credit: A© Historic England Archive. Joh

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

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Hay bale tossing JLP01_09_771210

Laing Sports Ground, Rowley Lane, Elstree, Barnet, Greater London. A man attempting the Hay Toss at the annual Gala Day, held at the Laing Sports Ground in Elstree.
The Hay Toss was run by Laings Flying Section, the aim was to launch a bale of hay over a high bar using a pitchfork

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Media ID 24414405

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1970s Fair Festival Games Laing Spirit People Recreation Sport Sports Ground


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures a moment of pure excitement and determination at the annual Gala Day held at the Laing Sports Ground in Elstree, Greater London. In this snapshot from the 1970s, we witness a man bravely attempting the Hay Toss challenge organized by Laings Flying Section. With an intense focus on his face, he grips a pitchfork tightly as he prepares to launch a bale of hay over an impressively high bar. The crowd surrounding him eagerly watches, their eyes filled with anticipation and admiration for his strength and skill. The Hay Toss event was one of many exhilarating games that took place during this festive fair. It symbolized not only physical prowess but also embodied the spirit of Laing's community. People from all walks of life came together to celebrate sport, recreation, and camaraderie. As we gaze upon this image, we are transported back in time to experience the joyous atmosphere that permeated through every corner of the sports ground. It serves as a reminder that even simple activities can bring people together and create lasting memories. This remarkable photograph is part of A© Historic England Archive's collection, preserving moments like these for future generations to appreciate and cherish.

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