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Leeds West Indian Carnival, Portrait of a Pan Player

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Subject Year:
C.E. Shaw
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LEO 7557
Leeds West Indian Carnival, Portrait of a Pan Player
25th August 1980. Portrait of a Pan Player in one of the steel bands taking part in the 13th Leeds West Indian Carnival on August Bank Holiday Monday, 1980. The photograph was taken in Potternewton Park, an assembly point for the carnival procession which comprised a lively mix of bands, individuals and troupes, many wearing exotic beautifully detailed costumes. After completing a route taking in Harehills Lane, Roundhay Road, Barrack Road, Chapeltown Road and Harehills Avenue, the procession returned to Potternewton Park where the winners of each category were announced; 'Troupes', 'Individuals' and 'Steel Bands'.

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