Posts Tagged ‘tug of war’

Tug of War in 77

November 25, 2015

There was a Tug of War competition as part of the Jubilee Sports in 1977. This celebrated the queen’s 25 years on the throne and now is some 38 years ago.

After the more formal competition, the kids took over and had fun and here’s a photo of them.


1977 tug of war. Boys v …

The flared trouser fashion of 1977 is there to be seen as these youngsters desperately try to pull a similar team . Except the other team was all female.



History has not recorded who won this particular battle of the sexes.

Nor, sad to say, has it recorded the names of any participants. Maybe you can help there.

The Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977

September 18, 2014

This post is a plain, straightforward, request for help.

Can you name any competitors or spectators taking part in tug of war competitions up at what we now call the Elisha Field?

There are several photos for you to enjoy for what we might call recent history but which is, in fact, approaching 40 years ago.



The name we are certain of is Nancy Cooper – the lady on the left.





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