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1971 Nov 19 Fr
Margaret Thatcher

Speech to Friern Barnet Young Conservatives

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: Friern Barnet Town Hall, Finchley
Source: Finchley Times, 26 November 1971
Editorial comments: 2015.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 219
Themes: Education, Employment, Monetary policy, Trade, Foreign policy (Middle East)

The annual Autumn Fayre organised by Finchley and Friern Barnet Conservative Association looked like a map of the Underground.

Every stall had the London Transport symbol and the name of a station, real or imaginary, above it. Each name indicated what was being sold. Tins of food were at the Canning Town stall, cakes at Baker Street and jewellery at Hatton Garden.

Mrs. Margaret Thatcher, Minister of Education and MP for Finchley, who opened the fayre on Friday, quipped: “I only hope the prices are not quite as high as London Transport's.”

The two-day fayre, held at the association's hall in Ballards Lane, Finchley, attracted large crowds and raised about £400 for party funds.

Mrs Thatcher, seen above at one of the stalls, then went on to Friern Barnet Town Hall, where she spoke to the area's Young Conservatives.

She told them that although there were high prices and much unemployment, we were over the worst and could look forward to a lot of progress.

More money than ever before was being spent on schools, she added.

Mrs Thatcher recently returned from Israel, where she opened an agricultural exhibition and met several Israeli ministers. As a result of her visit there should be new export orders for Britain, particularly for farm equipment.