1969: Rocket to the Moon

Janet France as Rocket to the Moon. Photo: Ian Charles

Janet France’s costume Rocket to the Moon by Ian Gill, inspired by the first moon landing.
Felina Hughes appointed LWIC’s youngest Secretary at age 16.

Masqueraders – with their folklore costumes, characters, symbolism and dance steeped in African heritage, Masquerade is a tradition amongst many Caribbean islands and carnivals.

Though now retired, Captain Wenham is still widely considered an icon and pioneer of Masquerade in Leeds.