Roundhay Park, Children's Day

Undated. View showing crowds of spectators watching a display of Maypole dancing at the annual Children's Day at Roundhay Park. This was a popular event, attended by schools from all over the city, which ran from 1920 until the 1960s. Children took part in physical exercise displays and dancing and a Queen was crowned each year.

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The massed displays by the pupils of numerous schools from around Leeds were very popular. We all wore either red, blue or white shirts, and gave a display of gym exersises, the finale was always a moving tableau, with Hill 60 being the best spot to view it.
Ron Davies