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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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Allders Department Store, The Headrow (City Centre) (8 comments)
Colour imageMay 2005. View of Allders Department Store on The Headrow at the time of it's closing in May 2005. Dortmund square is on the left. The building, designed by architects Atkinson & Shaw, was originally Lewis's and was opened on 17th September 1932, being one of the largest department stores in the North of England at the time. Lewis's closed in February 1991 when the company went into receivership, and the store was re-opened by Allders in 1996.
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Architect Exterior Plan, Lewis's (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Architects plan by Reginald Blomfield for Lewis's Store which opened 17th September 1932.
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