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Queen of the Universe in Potternewton Park

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Subject Year:
C.E. Shaw
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LEO 7555
Queen of the Universe in Potternewton Park
25th August 1980. Potternewton Park plays host to the Queen of the Universe in this image. She is 21 year-old Sharon Hall who is taking part in the 13th Leeds West Indian Carnival held on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August 1980. She is dressed in a spangled outfit and surrounded by an elaborately constructed work of art, mounted on a float, and representing a galaxy of stars and the moon. Much time, effort and creativity has gone into designing and making these fantastical costumes in the weeks leading up to the carnival. The spectacular event has been a firm fixture in Leeds' diary for many years and this year (2013) saw the 46th Leeds West Indian Carnival take place.

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