Carnivals – 1900 – 1976 (2)

Carnival 1921
Title Carnivals
Date 1921
Location Yeadon
Photo ID SL024
Comment A little shepherdess with a real sheep, she is wearing an entrants badge for Yeadon Hospital Carnival – the money raised at the Carnival would be donated to the local hospital, pre-NHS days. A boy to her right wears a sign “Wanted A house”. These four photographs were originally taken onto a glass slides by E. E. Slater of Hopeville, Yeadon.
Carnival 1921

SL025 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

A woman on the left holds a collecting box marked with a cross , she is followed by someone wearing a goose costume.

Carnival 1921

SL027 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

A group of people in fancy dress, on the left are “twin babies”, next, a person wearing a placard “Precilda, Poor Miner’s Wife”.
The “miner” on the right carries a pick, his card reads “I Think We’ve Settled Darn”.

Carnival 1921

SL092 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

The Yeadon St. John Ambulance Association float for the carnival parade, two St. John volunteers and a boy are on the decorated cart.

Carnival 1921

SL065 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

In the charabanc which belonged to Ben Brown (greengrocer) of High Street are a group of St. John Ambulance volunteers.
All proceeds from the carnival would be given to the local hospital.

Four original images on a glass slides taken by E E Slater, digitally transferred by John Hobson.

Carnival 1921

SL066 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

Men dressed as Vikings and others taking part in the carnival.

Carnival 1921

SL080 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

A fancy dress band parading down the High Street, the float behind is in front of Town Hall Square, the buildings in view were demolished in the late 1920s to enlarge the Square.
The shop with the bunting was Womersley’s Central Stores, the left side was Latterley a dry cleaners and is now opening as a traditional tea shop (January 2014).

Carnival 1921

SL081 – Carnivals, 1921.

Carnivals – 1921

The carnival was held to raise funds for local hospitals prior to the foundation of the NHS.
This cart with floral decorations is on Albert Square.

Carnival 1922

SL083 – Carnivals, 1922.

Carnivals – 1922

This was the winning cart in the carnival, a family sit round a table with a fireplace behind them.
The location is the corner of Marshall Street / High Street, the Clothiers Arms is in the background.

Image originally on a glass slide taken by E E Slater, digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

Carnival 1923

SL084 – Carnivals, 1923.

Carnivals – 1923

A float decorated by a Sunday School with a biblical theme “The Story Teller”.

Images originally on glass slides taken by E E Slater, digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

Carnival 1923

SL085 – Carnivals, 1923.

Carnivals – 1923

Two boys are guiding a comedy cow which was taking part in the carnival.
The location is Marshall Street, on the left the back of the Lecture Hall is seen with a glimpse of Queen Street Chapel in the centre background.

Images originally on glass slides taken by E E Slater, digitally transferred for us by John Hobson.

Carnival Fred Myers 1924

R111 – Carnivals, 1924.

Carnivals – 1924

Fred Myers was a local greengrocer, this is his lorry decorated as a Carnival float, parked at the White Swan Cricket ground.

Carnival Fred Myers 1924

S236 – Carnivals, 1924.

Carnivals – 1924

Two men stand by a lorry which belonged to green grocer Fred Myers, the lorry had been decorated for Yeadon Carnival, the location was the White Swan cricket ground.

Carnival 1925

T54 – Carnivals, 1925.

Carnival – 1925

St. Andrews Church Sunday School float with the theme of “Nursery Rhymes”, Little Bo Peep is there with a live sheep!
Left on the back row is Winnie Dixon, Stanley Croft is in the middle and Hilda Dawson on the right.
In front left to right are Madge Walker, Eddie Buckle,  Barbara Best and ? 

Carnival Yeadon and Guiseley Gas Co 1925

E276 – Carnivals, 1925.

Carnival – 1925

Carnival float for the Yeadon and Guiseley Gas Co. it displays a variety of gas appliances.
The location was the White Swan Cricket Ground.

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Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 01 October 2021.
Last updated: 04 October 2021.

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