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Alexandra Park Pageant, 27 June 1970
The beginning of a Mancunian tradition - could this be the first Moss Side Carnival?
Amateur film 1970 8 mins Silent
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All traditions must start somewhere, and in this fascinating film, local people come together on a wet summer day in Alexandra Park in Manchester for what is arguably the first Moss Side Carnival. Now one of the largest community events in the North of England, this early Carnival is packed with floats, fashion, football and dancing, plus Rita Fairclough from Coronation Street lending her support.
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