WATCH: Children's sports day in Roundhay Park, 1947

This fascinating archive footage shows the incredible scale of a sports day held to celebrate Leeds Children's Festival in the summer of 1947.

Tuesday, 27th September 2016, 3:18 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:45 pm

Thousands of youngsters gathered in Roundhay Park to give perfectly-choreographed demonstrations of drill and dance and compete in sack, obstacle and running races.

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Local dignitaries are seen enjoying the spectacle in the short film, which was produced by British Pathe, and there is a large crowd of family members watching the children put on a show.

Are you one of the children featured in the footage, or do you recognise a relative? Email [email protected] with your memories of the day.