Carnival 1980. Photo: Yorkshire Post Newspapers

1982 Carnival Parade goes down Regent and North Street cutting out Leeds city centre for the first time.

1983 Carnival Parade takes the current route for the first time.

The last Queen Show to be held at Primrose High School. Kooler Rooler and Mavrick Sound systems played music. The rise of soca DJ’s including Mackie, Beresford, Godfather, Brandy and Caribbean Sound from Manchester.

1984 New World Steel Orchestra founded.

1985 Carnival Queen Show moves to Leeds West Indian Centre Marquee.

1986 Rhonda Ward becomes the first Carnival Princess.

1987 The first full Carnival Prince & Princess show held at Leeds West Indian Centre, Wayne Bailey takes the first Carnival Prince title.