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Leeds West Indian Carnival
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Crowds Awaiting Leeds West Indian Carnival Parade 1980

Crowds are gathered in Chapeltown Road on August Bank Holiday Monday, 25 August, 1980 to view the procession of the thirteenth West Indian Carnival to be held in Leeds since its beginnings in 1967. A group of youngsters have claimed a higher vantage point on top of a bus shelter. The procession was to leave Potternewton Park at 2pm to follow a route along Harehills Lane, Roundhay Road, Barrack Road, Chapeltown Road and Harehills Avenue before entering the park again for the judging of the elaborate and colourful costumes of the troupes and individuals, and of the steel bands.

Image courtesy of C.E. Shaw from the Leodis website