Film ID:
YFA 1378

LORD MAYOR'S PARADE 1975 (LEEDS)

1975

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Description

This is one of eleven films made by Leeds Cine Club of the Lord Mayor's Parade, from 1974 to 1984. This film covers the Parade assembling on Woodhouse Moor and making its way through Leeds and back again, with a look at Leeds Children's Holiday Camp Association at the end. The whole is accompanied by a witty commentary.

Title - Leeds Cine Club Super Eight Group Proudly Present
Leeds Lord Mayor's Parade, Saturday 31st May

In the Leeds Merrion Centre a group of young women, all dressed in white, are handing out flyers for the Lord Mayor's Parade. They go off around the city centre streets handing out the flyers to shoppers. Tents and Marquees are being erected on Woodhouse Moor, and then the floats start arriving. A tank is driven off an articulated lorry. There is a large model of HMS Ark Royal. The floats are being prepared for the Parade. The organisers have Leeds Junior Chamber of Commerce high visibility vests. Young people are blowing up balloons with gas cylinders. At Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House, where the Gypsy Princess is showing, children are dancing on the stage, and there are some boys who have appeared in adverts. Back at Woodhouse Moor people are in their fancy dress costumes. Some on the parade are having a picnic on the grass.