Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

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Postby Jogon » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 10:07 am

Quite a popular lass, your missus, then?

uno hoo - I just got that, v.good.

K Waterhouse was always going on about a flashing bovril sign somewhere there?
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Postby BLAKEY » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 12:43 pm

uncle mick wrote:
So you are busman 91. How ironic I pick up that quote from the internet and ask you about it Regular Smiley


Oh wow, yes, I hadn't noticed it was under one of my other names from different forums - an amazing coincidence Regular Smiley
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Postby biofichompinc » Thu 25 Oct, 2012 4:59 pm

uncle mick wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:
uncle mick wrote:
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Taken from Flickr a quote from busman 91

The alterations to the Corn Exchange island were rather complex but I've sifted through for these dates which, I must say, have surprised me too now I've seen them. However, after a very brief spell when the West Riding buses used their CX roadway curve in the opposite direction they finally moved into their own new Bus Station on October 9th 1956. The last number 14 tram had run on 30th October 1953 so the two events were not as time connected as I had thought. Completion of the Corn Exchange island in the form we know it today was on 22nd January 1957.

What do you think BLAKEY ?


Thanks Uncle Mick - at least we can now narrow the photo down then to between September 1955 and October 8th 1956. Incidentally I don't recall writing the above info about the dates, but must have done - the old grey matter is getting dodgy from time to time now !! ConfusedConfused

So you are busman 91. How ironic I pick up that quote from the internet and ask you about it Regular Smiley

The photograph that Brandy found earlier this year is now ( - or was it always?) at this link.....
http://www.sct61.org.uk/ld700
....along with many more great bus snaps around the city.
Anyway, the reason for resurrecting the thread is because posters were very keen on the actual date of the photograph.
The narrative at the link contains this detail of the when and where....
Photo taken by John Kaye, Thursday 5 April 1956, Corn Exchange, Leeds
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Postby ArmleyLass47 » Thu 25 Oct, 2012 8:21 pm

Isnt it awful when you can see the Toucan in your mind but
dont have a photo of it.
I used to stand there when I was 16 in 1963 waiting for my
friend to go to the pictures at the Odeon.
I remember the flashing ball thrown by two Seals and once
they had a beautiful coloured Toucan who was throwing his
beak in the air but cant remember if he had anything to throw.
As mentioned before it was a meeting place because of all the
buses who stopped around there.
As for the ladies of the night, I cant remember any of those
there unless it was because I was so naieve.
It brightened up the Winter nights watching those Guiness
adverts especially with a friend like mine who would
constantly miss her bus and we were late for the flicks.

p.s. Just remember the Toucan was throwing his head and
beak in the air and drinking a glass of Guiness of course laugh.
On Ilkla Moor ba'tat!!!

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Postby Phill_dvsn » Mon 07 Jan, 2013 12:09 am



I found this good late 1980's shot of the bus island.
I never realised they painted the mural over an old painted ghost ad.
And look at that four sided clock, I'd forgotten all about that one.    
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu 14 Feb, 2013 3:50 pm



Don't know if this has been linked to before, but it's the best photo of the Guinness clock I've seen so far.
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Postby uncle mick » Thu 14 Feb, 2013 4:09 pm

[quotenick="Phill_dvsn"]
Don't know if this has been linked to before, but it's the best photo of the Guinness clock I've seen so far.
Wasn't this BLAKEYS photo ??
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Thu 14 Feb, 2013 4:13 pm

[quotenick="uncle mick"]
Phill_dvsn wrote:

Don't know if this has been linked to before, but it's the best photo of the Guinness clock I've seen so far.
Wasn't this BLAKEYS photo ??

Scanned out of this book Mick



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Postby uncle mick » Thu 14 Feb, 2013 4:19 pm

[quotenick="Phill_dvsn"][quotenick="uncle mick"]
Phill_dvsn wrote:

Don't know if this has been linked to before, but it's the best photo of the Guinness clock I've seen so far.
Wasn't this BLAKEYS photo ??

Scanned out of this book Mick

There's a smaller version of the pic on page 2 of this thread
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Postby uncle mick » Sat 18 May, 2013 6:15 am




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