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Leeds West Indian Carnival, young girl in costume

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Subject Year:
C.E. Shaw
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LEO 7552
Leeds West Indian Carnival, young girl in costume
25th August 1980. Photograph of a young girl in Potternewton Park dressed in her exotic and beautiful costume for the 13th Leeds West Indian Carnival. The elaborate design has been carefully planned and constructed using a wealth of materials. The carnival procession set off from Potternewton Park at 2pm after a launch by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eric Atkinson. The costumed participants, accompanied by steel bands, then wended their way along Harehills Lane, Roundhay Road, Barrack Road, Chapeltown Road and Harehills Avenue before arriving back at the park for the judging of individuals, troupes and bands. The winners of the troupe with best costume design were children dressed as African Butterflies. It is believed that the young girl pictured is one these.

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