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Search Aspect ( horse-drawn carriage )
Location - Leeds & District

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Bramley Carnival, procession (Bramley)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a decorated horse-drawn carriage taking part in the procession at Bramley Carnival, watched by crowds gathered along Town Street. The first official Bramley Carnival was held in 1892 but it may have dated back to around 1865 unofficially. It is believed to have originated from Friendly Society Walks which were an annual event in the 19th century. There were several Friendly Societies in the town and on one occasion in the mid 1800s it is said that two Society Walks met head on in Town Street, with the bands leading each parade trying to outplay each other. The event is remembered as the 'Bramley Clash' and is believed to be the forerunner of the Carnival.
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Stanningley and Farsley Carnival, horse-drawn carriage (Stanningley)
Black & White imageUndated. View shows a decorated horse-drawn carriage at the Stanningley and Farsley Carnival, carrying what may be the Carnival Queen and her attendants. This popular event organised by Stanningley and Farsley Workpeople's Hospital Fund took place annually around the early part of the 20th century. A procession including comic bands and decorated floats from local mills paraded around the streets of Stanningley and Farsley before gathering in a field off Stanningley for various entertainments.
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