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Postby munki » Fri 23 Feb, 2007 11:18 am

Bagpuss & Oldboy, I think Statues deserve a thread of their own.

This is HR Marsden, on Hyde Park. Does anyone know who he was?
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Postby munki » Fri 23 Feb, 2007 11:19 am

On the three other sides of the plinth we have... Education...
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Postby munki » Fri 23 Feb, 2007 11:20 am

Industry...
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Postby munki » Fri 23 Feb, 2007 11:21 am

And a blank side which has been lost, destroyed... Does anyone know what other great virtue was represented?
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Postby rikj » Fri 23 Feb, 2007 12:56 pm

He was a Lord Mayor of Leeds in the 1870s I think. Also an industrialist, possibly developing stone crushing machines, not sure.

The two panels are Education and Industry so I'd take a guess at the third being Religion or Family. That missing plaque joins the list of things that LCC have "forgotten where they put them".

It joins the lion off Woodhouse Moor (though bits of that might be in the parkkeepers garden) and also the Speakers' Stone.

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Postby tyke bhoy » Fri 23 Feb, 2007 1:00 pm

Alderman and Mayor of Leeds 1873-76.

Judging by this http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=7342 on Leodis the statue was moved from Woodhouse Lane (where the bus isiland is?) to the park
living a stones throw from the Leeds MDC border at Lofthouse

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