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Residents in a block of luxury flats overlooking the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington
Residents in a block of luxury flats overlooking the Pump Room Gardens, Leamington, are angry about the "appalling" noise from a pop concert held in the park on Saturday. People living in Manor Court Flats claim the were driven from their homes by the sound of the music. The show was organised by LAGA - Leamington Area Group Action - to raise money for a bus for the town's elderly and deprived children. Organisers had hoped for an audience of up to 2, 000 but in fact only about 250 turned up for an afternoon of disco records and live music from two groups. They also had to cut down the amount of live music played and the final programme featured only Sundance and Burlesque - a group who called in on their way back from that more controversial event, the Windsor Festival. Chris Day, the organiser, blamed the bad turn-out on lack of publicity. "there's been a happy atmosphere - but financially things haven't gone so well. We shall just about break even, " he said.
31st August 1974