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Leeds West Indian Carnival
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Leeds West Indian Carnival in the 70s and 80s

This film shows the West Indian community and the Caribbean Carnival in the 70s and 80s. This is an edit of two films, one of the pre-carnival costume design followed by footage of the carnival parade in full swing (with added music).

Preparations for the traditional Chapeltown Carnival in Leeds are underway, and this news piece features interviews with different costume designers and committee members, as they get ready for Carnival.

Note: A subtitled version of this film is available on YouTube:

Footage from: YFA 4694 AERIAL VIEWS OF YORKSHIRE (1979)  Part of the West Yorkshire Police collection, features aerial views of Yorkshire and a West Indian Carnival in Leeds, and Footage from: NEFA 21865 CALENDAR NEWS: WEST INDIAN CARNIVAL (1980)