Memories of Pudsey Carnival from the 1990s and early 2000s

It's the date in Pudsey's entertainment calendar which brings the community together.

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 4:30 pm
Enjoy these photo memories of Pudsey Carnival from the 1990s and early 2000s. PIC: Mark Bickerdike
Enjoy these photo memories of Pudsey Carnival from the 1990s and early 2000s. PIC: Mark Bickerdike

Pudsey Carnival has been part of the market town's DNA for more than three decades celebrating the very best of life in LS28 every May. The event traditionally kicks off with a parade which winds its way through the town before making its way to the showground at Queens Park which features displays, attractions and a fun fair. These photos, plucked from the YEP archive, showcase Carnival day memories from the mid-1990s through to the early 2000s. Do you recognise anyone? READ MORE: 18 photo memories of Pudsey in 2001 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook

Leeds Town Crier Stanley Haigh with Charlotte Roberts in May 1996.
Carnival Queen Hayley Mc Dermott pictured with Emmerdale star Jacqueline Pirie in May 1996.

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Lucy Wilcock was Queen for the day at Pudsey Carnival in May 1997.
Emily Brayshaw dressed as as 'Lil from Brazil' on the Lollipop School of Dance float in May 1997.
Sharing a secret on the Pudsey Methodists float during the Carnival parade in May 1997 are Natalia Miller and Andrew Kemp.
The Sound Of Music at Pudsey Carnival in May 1998. Pictured, left to right, are Debra Hoyland (Louise Von Trapp), Tony Hoyland (Director), Shirley Hoyland (Mother Abbess) and Claire Hoyland (Novice Nun).
Melissa Beatty is pictured dancing on the Waterloo Infants School float at Pudsey Carnival in May 2001..
Children on the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (ASBAH) float at Pudsey Carnival in May 2001.
Pictured, left to right, are Matthew Powell, Benjamin Martin and Laura Cresswell on the Pudsey Lowtown Primary School 'King Midas' float in May 2002.
Pictured on the Asda float in May 2002 are, from left to right Christine Taggart, Carol Baird and Clare Allman.
Jim Sasaki on the 4th Pusdey Scout Group float in May 2002.
Laura Billam with Henry from the Bradford Industrial Museum at Pufdsey Carnival in May 2002.
2002 Carnival Queen for the day Florrie Baldwin, aged 106, a resident of Radcliffe Gardens Nursing Home in the town.
Pudsey Womens Institute 'Calendar Girls' are full of joy on the float at Pudsey Carnival in May 2004
Classroom assistant Karen Hudson on the Pudsey Waterloo Infant School float in May 2004.
Holly Savage (left) and Laura Huckerby pictured before boarding the Asda float in May 2004.
Jessica Swinfield (left) and Charlotte Whitaker on the 4th Pudsey Scout Group float in May 2004.
This is Carnival Queen Sadie Wild pictured in May 2004.
La Classique majorettes in the Carnival parade in May 2004.
Youngsters enjoying a dance routine on the Pudsey Waterloo Infant School float in May 2004.
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