Nostalgia: Leeds West Indian Carnivals through the decades

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Just as vibrant in monochrome our photographs have captured the extraordinary atmosphere of the Leeds West Indian Carnivals through the decades.

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AUGUST 1977: Leeds West Indian Caribbean Carnival.

AUGUST 1977: Leeds West Indian Caribbean Carnival.

Carnival Queen Movva Pinnock from Huddersfield was followed by a number 3 Middleton bus in 1973 and revellers of all ages enjoyed the festivities in 1985.

Steel bands were much in evidence in 1977 and there was a slight Star Wars influence on the costumes in 1980 .

They may have looked fearsome but it was all smiles when these friendly axe wielders joined the cast of thousands in 1986.

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