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The Easter parade, Battersea Park. Totally blind in one eye

The Easter parade, Battersea Park. Totally blind in one eye


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The Easter parade, Battersea Park. Totally blind in one eye

The Easter parade, Battersea Park. Totally blind in one eye, almost deaf and with a heart complaint, 6-year-old Michel Russel marched at the head of the Newton Aycliffe Grenadiers Juvenile Band from Durham. She followed four feet behind a Drum Major as she walked the complete circuit of Battersea Park today. She is seen here talking to on of the participants dress in a native american costume March 1975

WATFORD
Mirrorpix
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham
England

Media ID 21355433

© Mirrorpix

Easter Parades Fancy Dress


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EDITORS COMMENTS
In this print from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back to the vibrant Easter parade in Battersea Park during March 1975. At the forefront of the procession, we see a remarkable young girl named Michel Russel, who despite her physical challenges, fearlessly leads the Newton Aycliffe Grenadiers Juvenile Band from Durham. At just six years old, Michel's resilience shines through as she takes on life with unwavering determination. Totally blind in one eye and almost deaf, she defies all odds by marching at the head of the band. With a heart complaint weighing her down, Michel's spirit remains unyielding as she completes an entire circuit around Battersea Park. In this particular moment captured by Mirrorpix, our attention is drawn to Michel engaging in conversation with one of the participants dressed in a Native American costume. It is a testament to her infectious curiosity and open-hearted nature that transcends any barriers imposed upon her. This image serves as a poignant reminder that strength comes in many forms and can be found even within those facing immense adversity. As we delve into this snapshot from childhood nostalgia filled with Easter parades and fancy dress uniforms, let us celebrate not only Michel's incredible courage but also cherish our own ability to overcome obstacles and find joy amidst life's challenges.

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