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Leeds Lifeboat Procession and Sports at Roundhay Park (1902)

Jolly japes and jumping in the lake - it's the water carnival in Leeds on Lifeboat Day.

Non-Fiction 1901 19 mins Silent


Eager crowds perch atop city centre walls and in Roundhay Park in Leeds to view a procession and water carnival raising funds for the lifeboat movement. The events included a demonstration by lifeboat crews from Yorkshire's Robin Hood's Bay and Caister in Norfolk. In the previous year, nine members of the Caister lifeboat crew had died during a rescue attempt off the Norfolk coast.