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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Leeds, 3rd February 1976''West Leeds Girls High School.''The "no trousers" row continued today at West Leeds Girls High School and girls who turned up in trousers expected to be asked to change at school.''Wearing trousers in our picture are (from left) Deborah Woollin, Annett Bransberg and Dawn Kearsley.''In the skirt is Lorraine Bransberg.

Leeds nostalgia: Brave girls who defied ‘trouser ban’ in 1976.