Mrs Thatcher's forecast
Mrs Margaret Thatcher, MP for Finchley and Friern Barnet, believes that “we are all in for a very difficult time in the next 12 months or so.”
Mrs Thatcher opening her constituency's autumn fair in St. Mary's Church Hall, Hendon Lane, also said that no Government could give the people more than they were prepared to earn.
“In our fight against Socialist doctrine we need all the money we can make in furthering the Conservative cause,” she added.
She then urged the large audience to ensure that the fair was a financial success, and thanked everyone connected with the organisation.
Mrs Thatcher was presented with a poinsettia by Nicola Thurlow, daughter of the chairman of the entertainments committee responsible for organising the fair.
Mr and Mrs Bill Vokes again organised lunch for over 100 people.
Those who attended the fair included Barnet Councillors Jimmy Sapsted (chairman of Finchley and Friern Barnet Conservative Association) and Mrs Sapsted, John Tiplady and his wife, Frank Gibson, Mrs Edna James, Miss John Parmer and John Fitzgibbon, Alderman Leslie Snelling and Mr and Mrs Ron Thurlow.
More than £400 was raised for association funds.