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Search Aspect (Lord Mayor's Parade )
Location - Leeds & District

7th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade showing the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Leeds. (City Centre)
Colour image21st June 1980. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Eric Atkinson MBE, and the Lady Mayoress, Mrs Atkinson chat to one of the team from Lewis's department store in the Headrow who have submitted an entry of a decorated float in the 7th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade. It can be partially seen, right, and depicted an American Western style steam engine cleverly constructed and decorated using 20,000 ribbon bows. The float and participants had assembled on Woodhouse Moor prior to the procession.
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7th Lord Mayor's Annual Parade, Lewis's 'Fells Wargo Railway Co.' (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour image21st June 1980. Image shows proud members of Lewis's 'Fells Wargo Railway Co.'(A humorous play on words with reference to 'Wells Fargo', of course). They pose in their colourful costumes in front of the spectacular decorated steam engine of the American West. This was Lewis's entry to the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade for which it won Best Overall Entry. It took over 20,000 ribbon parcel bows to decorate the float. Four female staff are dressed as saloon girls complete with buttoned boots and Ostrich feather headdresses. There is a cowboy in the centre and the two North American indians are Neil Malloch, left, and Simon Riley, right, both from the Display Department of Lewis's on the Headrow. The Parade set off from Woodhouse Moor, seen here, then went down Woodhouse Lane, then Merrion Street and Vicar Lane, into Briggate then the Headrow, on to Calverley Street, past the Civic Hall to salute the Lord Mayor and finally returned to Woodhouse Moor.
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7th Lord Mayor's Parade, Woodhouse Moor showing a young participant (City Centre)
Colour image21st June 1980. Image taken during the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade which started from Woodhouse Moor. The little girl, in her fancy costume, is seated on the float entered by Lewis's department store depicting a steam engine of the American West. The engine is constructed using bales of straw, but on the outside it was completely covered in over 20,000 ribbon bows in red, green and gold. The little girl wears a sequinned, layered net skirt and a silver cape trimmed with swansdown. She carries a wand with silver bells, beads and trailing white ribbons. It was a cold, showery day but a successful one for Lewis's as the store won 'The Lord's Mayor's Award for the Best Overall Entry.
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Lewis's decorated float at the 7th Lord Mayor's Parade (City Centre)
Colour image21st June 1980. Image shows the carriage of the American Western 'steam engine' which was Lewis's entry in the 7th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade. It was cleverly designed and the colourful red, green and gold effect was achieved by over 20,000 ribbon bows of the type used to decorated parcels. This attention to detail help it to win the 'Lord Mayor's Award for the Best Overall Entry' on the day. Staff also turned out in fancy dress in keeping with the theme of the wild west. Lewis's department store had been located in the Headrow since 1932.
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Lewis's Decorated Float for the 6th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade (City Centre)
Colour image23rd June 1979. Image shows a brightly decorated float by Lewis's department store in association with Trebor. It was one of 70 floats which paraded through the streets of Leeds on the occasion of the 6th Annual Lord Mayor's Parade. The procession was over 1 mile long and included 8 marching bands and 400 drum majorettes. 50,000 people turned out to watch. The theme for the parade was 'Together with Children'. Lewis's chose to design this large dog and rocking horse which was cleverly decorated with over 30,000 pink, white and green ribbon bows. The Lewis's girls on the float are dressed in lime green dresses trimmed with shocking pink sashes and frills topped off by straw hats. They handed out lollipops along the route and when they arrived in front of the Civic Hall they saluted the Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Thomas, making sure that she received a lolly also. In the background is Calverley Street, the Civic Hall is off camera, right. Leeds General Infirmary can be seen in the background and red brick buildings in Portland Street can be seen at the left edge.
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