The 33 photos you'll only understand if you love the Leeds West Indian Carnival

It celebrates heritage and togetherness in a riot of colour.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 12:39 pm
PIC: Tony Johnson

The Leeds West Indian Carnival has become eagerly awaited event on the city's summer entertainment calendar for more than 50 years. And these photos from down the years showcase the colour and vibrancy of the occasion which now attracts more than 100,000 people. Can you spot yourself from back in the day? READ MORE: This is why the 2018 Leeds West Indian Carnival was delayed

The first ever Leeds West Indian Carnival queen Vicky Cielto.
Led by their Carnival Queen, Movva Pinnock, 19, from Huddersfield, the parade procession makes its way down Chapeltown Road.
The Leeds West Indian Carnival in full flow.

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Smile for the camera!
Dancing in the streets of Chapeltown.
Carnival Princess winner Felicia James, 12, in a costume called Princess of Siam, designed by Gloria Fredrick.
Carnival Prince winner Oracio Morton, 11, in a costume called King of the Palace designed by members of the Palace Youth Project in Chapeltown.
Lia Liburd, 10, as a Angel Trumpet Flower.
People dance to music at Potternewton Park.
Alisia France, three, pictured wearing her costume named Hot Like Fire.
Deonne Facey puts lip gloss on Rashaun Bedeau, nine, in Potternewton Park.
The crowds at Potternewton Park.
Davina Williams gets into the party atmosphere at the event.
Junior Isles pictured at the carnival which in 2007 was celebrating 40 years.
Pink was the colour for this fab costume,
Star Wilkes in an incredible costume.
A familiar face. One of the carnival founders Arthur France, now an MBE.
Did you line the streets in 2008?
Dancers in full flow.
Carnival revellers twerk for the camera.
Carnival dancers make their way along Roundhay Road.
Carnival dancers strike a pose for our snapper.
Ten-year-old Vasana Williams from Harehills.
Sherise Findlay James pictured at the Carnival.
Carnival Queen Ann Williams.
Samantha Hudson, the 45th Leeds West Indian Carnival Queen, in her 'Diamond Jubilee' costume.
A policeman joins in the fun.
.Verona Brown showcases her colourful creation.
Marvina Babs-Apata pictured at the Carnival.
Ahmya Wilson-Pyke, nine, reacts at the Carnival.
Don't these dancers look fab.
Crowds watch in the rain.