11 long-lost Leeds events we haven't forgotten

Leeds has played host to some events to remember through the decades.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 9:16 am
How many of these long lost Leeds events do you remember?
How many of these long lost Leeds events do you remember?

The majority are woven into the social fabric of the city attracting thousands of people and providing happy memories for a generation. How many of these do you remember? And which would would most like to see make a return? CHANGING LEEDS: Demolished Leeds landmarks | Leeds International Pool | Leeds Inner Ring Road |Corn Exchange | City Square | Vicar Lane | Dark Arches LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join the Leeds Retro facebook group

Launched in the 1990s this colourful summer arts city centre festival was enjoyed by thousands of people. Scrapped in 2004 when council chiefs claimed it didn't offer best value for money and ruled it should be scrapped.
Celebrated city life during the late 1970s through the 1980s and into the 1990s. The parade,featuring marching bands, hundreds of majorettes alongside dozens of floats, brought huge crowds onto the streets.

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It was the annual free pop party that everyone was invited to. Started in 1994 it played host to a galaxy of chart-topping artists at Temple Newsam. The music stopped in 2014.
Kirkstall Abbey was the spectacular backdrop for this classical music concert held each year at the end of September. Axed in 2015.
A classical music concert whose history dates back to 1858 with the first ever attended by Queen Victoria. Held every three years until 1985.
The now demolished Queens Hall in the city centre hosted two music festivals in 1979 and 1980 whose line ups read like a who's who of rock history. They included Hawkwind, U2, Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen.
Children's Day in Leeds was one of the biggest festivals of youth staged anywhere in Britain. Organised by local teachers it ran at Roundhay Park from 1922 until 1963 and included pupils from just about every school.
Opera fans flocked to Temple Newsam for thise annual celebration of the musical genre. Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins were just two of the big names to perform over the years. Cancelled in 2014.
Roundhay Park hosted a miliary tattoo for the Northern Command from the early 1920s until the 1960s. It was in aid of civil and military charities and welfare.
Thousands turned out to enjoy this event held at Roundhay Park in August during the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Were you one of them?
Held under a big tent in Roundhay Park at the back end of the 1990s audiences were treated to performances by Northern Ballet.
Have we missed any long lost Leeds events out which should have been included? Email [email protected] or tweet him - @AndyHutchYPN