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[1]Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park (Chapeltown)
Black Music Festival, Potternewton Park27th August 1989. Image taken on Bank Holiday Sunday, 27th August 1989, at the Black Music Festival held annually in Potternewton Park. It is a free community event sponsored by Leeds City Council and is the biggest Black Music Festival in Europe. This was the fourth Leeds Reggae Concert and included musicians and performers from the Caribbean and the U.S.A. In this image Jamaican Dub poet, Ras Fikre, is performing to the crowds. As well as the more well known artists, the Festival is also a showcase for local talent.
[2]Chapeltown Library, Interior view (Chapeltown)
Chapeltown Library, Interior view1995. Interior view of Chapeltown Branch Library situated on Reginald Terrace. A collection of African/Caribbean books are seen on the left and the counter is on the right.
[3]Daily Bread Bakery, 235 Chapeltown Road (Chapeltown) (1 comment)
Daily Bread Bakery, 235 Chapeltown Road1989. View of the Daily Bread Bakery, a Caribbean baker located at number 235 Chapeltown Road. It is housed in one of the shop units of the Chapeltown Business Centre and run by Ma and Floyd 'the Man' Parris. All the bread and cakes are freshly baked on the premises and include a traditional and an ethnic range.
[4]Dee Adams paints a pillar box in honour of her daughter's Olympic Gold (City Centre)
Dee Adams paints a pillar box in honour of her daughter10th August, 2012. Image shows Dee Adams, the proud mother of Olympic Gold Medallist (2012), Nicola Adams, as she gives a formerly red pillar box in Cookridge Street a lick of gold paint. The two pillar boxes, adjacent to the art gallery, are being given the gold treatment in honour of Nicola's outstanding achievement. She won through to the woman's flyweight 51 kg final at the London 2012 Olympic Games where she beat Ren Cancan from China, 16-7. Nicola Adams, who is from Burmantofts, was the first woman boxer to represent England when she was only 18. She went on to win a European Boxing Medal in 2007 and since 2009 has received sponsorship from the International Olympic Committee. Royal Mail has honoured each Team GB Gold Medallist with a gold pillar box in their home town. It has also issued special stamps to commemorate the success of each Gold Medal winner. Born in Burmantofts, Leeds, in 1982, she came out to her family as bisexual as a teenager and went on to top the Independent on Sunday’s ‘Pink List’ in 2012. Photograph by Ian Nipper.
[5]Dr. B's Caribbean Restaurant, 191-193 Chapeltown Road (Chapeltown)
Dr. BDecember 1989. View of staff behind the counter of Dr. B's Caribbean Restaurant, set up by Doctor Barnado's, the young people's charity. The restaurant was run with funding from Task Force, the Home Office and Leeds City Council. The 36 seater venue provided young people with City and Guilds, Caterbase Hotel and Catering Training Board qualifications over two years, and they were paid YTS training allowances. The restaurant proved very popular for its traditional dishes of Caribbean chicken, steamed fish with cornmeal, stuffed cheese aubergine, served with gunga peas and rice, leaks, plantain and roast potatoes. The successful scheme continues today with approximately 70% of the young people trained finding work in the catering industry. The large, red brick restaurant opens for lunch from Tuesday to Friday.
[6]Harewood House, Harewood Estate (Harewood)
Harewood House, Harewood Estatec1990s View of Harewood House and grounds. The house was built to designs by John Carr of York for Edwin Lascelles (1713-1795) Lord of the Manor of Gawthorpe and Harewood. His father had become wealthy as a result of investment in the sugar plantations of the Caribbean. Capability Brown landscaped the grounds and the park, and the interior of the house was decorated by Robert Adam between 1765 and 1761. Harewood House is the seat of the Earl of Harewood.
[7]Leeds West Indian Carnival (Chapeltown)
Leeds West Indian CarnivalUndated. View of a young woman wearing a colourful and elaborate costume created for the Leeds West Indian Carnival. She is dressed in blue and is supporting a white 'cage' on her shoulders where fish appear to be swimming in and out. A huge canopy of flames in red, orange and gold fan out behind her. The very first West Indian Carnival in Britain was held in Leeds in 1967. This year (2007) has been the 40th anniversary of the Leeds West Indian Carnival and marks the Bi-centenary of 200 years since the end of the slave trade. It also coincides with the 800th year of Leeds as a city. Photograph courtesy of Max Farrar.
[8]Leeds West Indian Carnival (Chapeltown)
Leeds West Indian CarnivalUndated. Image shows children and young people dressed in a colourful array of costumes in the procession of Leeds West Indian Carnival. The participants assemble in Potternewton Park each August Bank Holiday before the procession leads off along Harehills Avenue, down Roundhay Road in Harehills, along Barrack Road and back along Chapeltown Road. The festivities culminate in Potternewton Park where there is music, entertainment and traditional Caribbean food on sale at various stalls. The West Indian Carnival is the oldest in Europe and began in 1967. One of the original organisers, the Carnival Chairman, Arthur France is also responsible for designing some of the fantastic creations worn. He came to Britain from the Caribbean Island of Nevis and introduced the Carnival as a positive way of improving community relations and as a celebration of black culture, artistry and performance. Photograph courtesy of Max Farrar.
[9]Leeds West Indian Carnival (Chapeltown)
Leeds West Indian CarnivalUndated. Image shows the happy, smiling faces of three children, capturing the spirit of the Leeds West Indian Carnival. This year (2007) will be the 40th anniversary of the carnival, the oldest in Europe. It is also the bi-centenary of the end of the slave trade and the 800th year since Leeds received its charter as a city. Carnivals originated in the Caribbean, like the ones of Trinidad and St. Kitts-Nevis, and were a way of showing a strength of spirit amongst the people in a positive way. The carnival is a vehicle for artistic expression and imagination in the design of the fantastic, larger than life costumes in a riot of colours. Music, dancing and food are other traditional elements that make the Leeds West Indian Carnival a unique experience for all members of the community. Photograph courtesy of Max Farrar
[10]Leeds West Indian Carnival, Carnival Queen for 1989, pictured with the Lord Mayor of Leeds (Chapeltown)
Leeds West Indian Carnival, Carnival Queen for 1989, pictured with the Lord Mayor of LeedsAugust 1989. Image taken at the annual Leeds West Indian Carnival showing the Carnival Queen chosen for 1989, Ms Sheila Haworth, in her costume on the theme of 'Rainbow of Peace.' She is pictured with the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Les Carter and the Lady Mayoress. The designer of the elaborate costume was Mr. Kam Sangra, foreground. Both the Carnival Queen and the winning designer won the prize of a holiday in the Caribbean.
[11]Potternewton Park, West Indian Carnival (Chapeltown) (1 comment)
Potternewton Park, West Indian CarnivalAugust 1997 View of some of the colourfully dressed participants at the West Indian carnival at Potternewton Park, talking to the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Linda Middleton. This colourful spectacle of costumes, music and dance of Caribbean origin is the oldest West Indian carnival in the country, having taken place at the August Bank Holiday every year since 1967, and it is second only to Notting Hill in size.
[12]Scott Hall Road, improvement (Chapel Allerton) (1 comment)
Scott Hall Road, improvement8th June 1938. View of a section of Scott Hall Road taken before improvement to extend the road into a dual carriageway. It is believed to be located roughly where the entrance to the Caribbean Cricket Club is now, on the section of the road between Buslingthorpe Lane and Potternewton Lane, which was one of the last parts to be converted.
[13]Wesleyan Chapel, Yeadon (Yeadon)
Wesleyan Chapel, YeadonUndated. On the left can be seen Chapel Hill Wesleyan Chapel, built in 1834 and demolished in the 1950s. Moving clockwise the next building is the caretaker's house, which is now used by the 16th Airedale Scout group, then the Conservative Club and then, to the right, is Chapel Hill Sunday School, now Yeadon Methodist Church. Betsy Sawyer, a former Antiguan slave, worked for the Murray family who lived in Yeadon. Betsy passed away in Yeadon. There is now a plaque at Yeadon Methodist Church commemorating her death in 1839.