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The Carnival Queens have always had some amazingly exuberant costumes that involve a degree of structural engineering.
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The Carnival Queens have always had some amazingly exuberant costumes that involve a degree of structural engineering. The costumes are often sponsored by youth groups, student associations, firms, companies and organisations. This photograph shows costumes being made at the Palace Youth Project, Shepherds Lane, LS7.

The first Queen Show was held in the Jubilee Hall, on Savile Place, off Chapeltown Road, Leeds 7. (This building subsequently became the Leeds Trades Council’s headquarters. Between 1999 and 2001 it was transformed into the Leeds Media Centre.) Samlal Singh’s costume "The Sun Goddess" worn by Vicky Seal, took first prize. Betty Bertie designed and made a costume called The Snow Queen, and Wally Thompson made one called The Gondola. Willie Robinson made Cleopatra, a costume worn by Gloria Viechwech, while the fifth costume was called The Hawaiian Queen.

This photograph shows Diana Lennon and Edris Browne in troupe costumes and Melvina Chapman in a Queens costume from 1975.