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Search Aspect ( Children''s Day )
Location - Leeds & District

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Eastgate, procession (City Centre)
Black & White imageJuly 1952. View of Eastgate, looking from the roundabout to the Marquis of Granby Hotel. Crowds line the street as a procession goes by, possibly for Leeds Children's Day.
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Gymnastic Tableaux, Blenheim County Secondary School (Woodhouse)
Black & White imageSummer 1955. Image shows young gymnasts of Blenheim County Secondary School performing a 'gymnastic tableaux'. On the back row, from left to right, are Peter Purdy, Leonard Norton and Jeffrey Flint. On the middle row, from left to right are Charles Walker (with arms outstretched) and Peter Chew. Jeffrey Wormald is at the front. Some of the boys were to be chosen to perform an advanced gymnastics display for Children's Day in Roundhay Park.
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Roundhay Park, Children's Day (Roundhay) (7 comments)
Black & White image1939. 2,000 boys from schools around Leeds give a display of exercise routines. In 1920 the first of these events was held, leading to the founding of the Leeds Elementary Schools Sports Association. There were problems in the next year or so, in 1922 storms delayed the event but on July 15th the first Queen was crowned. Her name was Elsie Oldfield, this crown is displayed in Leeds Civic Hall. Children's Day was to become a well loved annual gala, with schools from Leeds selecting the Queen and her attendants, teams for physical exercise displays and dancers. By the 1960s interest began to fade, the last Queen was crowned in 1963. A few attempts were made to generate new interest which didn't succeed.
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Roundhay Park, Children's Day (Roundhay) (4 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a large crowd of people watching an event at Leeds Children's Day at Roundhay Park. This was a popular annual gala with schools from all over Leeds taking part. Physical exercise displays and dances were performed and a Queen was crowned each year. The first event had been held in 1920 and it continued until the 1960s with the last Queen being crowned in 1963. It enjoyed a brief revival in the late 1960s but never achieved the same success.
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Roundhay Park, Children's Day (Roundhay) (14 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View showing crowds of spectators watching a display of Maypole dancing at the annual Children's Day at Roundhay Park. This was a popular event, attended by schools from all over the city, which ran from 1920 until the 1960s. Children took part in physical exercise displays and dancing and a Queen was crowned each year.
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