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Leeds West Indian Carnival, Potternewton Park

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C.E. Shaw
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LEO 7550
Leeds West Indian Carnival, Potternewton Park
25th August 1980. Image taken in Potternewton Park on the 25th August, 1980 (August Bank Holiday Monday), the day of the 13th Leeds West Indian Carnival. Costumed troupes, dancers and steel bands assembled in the park ready for the 2.00pm procession, which followed a route along Harehills Lane, Roundhay Road, Barrack Road, Chapeltown Road and Harehills Avenue before returning to the park for the judging of groups and indiviuals taking part. The event was launched by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eric Atkinson. Members of one of the steel bands are seen in the foreground.

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