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Leeds West Indian Carnival: A Brief History About The Oldest West Indian Carnival In Europe

Leeds West Indian Carnival: A Brief History About The Oldest West Indian Carnival In Europe

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The City Talking, Max Farrar

The first West Indian carnival in Europe was founded in Leeds in 1967 by Arthur France, who remembers the first year being packed — with people who thought his mad idea would never work. Now nearing its 50th anniversary, Leeds Carnival attracts 100,000 party people to Potternewton Park every year.


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