Leeds nostalgia: party in the park from 1937

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This week’s film clip link - available through the Yorkshire Film Archive website or by clicking on tinyurl.com/nlrawvu - shows the events of the 1937 Children’s Day held at Roundhay Park, Leeds and the Golden Acre Theme Park.

It includes scenes from Children’s Day: floats, dance performances and the crowning of the May Queen.

There are scenes of Golden Acre Park, its location and train station, with the journey to the theme park, the boating lake, speedway and various rides including crazy bicycles and bumper cars.

Children are gathered outside a marquee attaching notes to balloons and letting them fly away.

Later, children in various fancy dress costumes climb off the float, and there is a sign that reads, ‘The Basque Children Thank you for giving them a haven of Peace.’

A team of children play with a giant ball on the playing field.Crowds of people gather in the stadium stands to watch the events taking place in the arena bellow.

At one point, four boys compete in a running race around the arena track and a group of schoolboys march around the arena wearing shorts and no tops, followed by their teachers.

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