Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 12:51 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:
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Was it actually on the Corn Excahnge, another building or free standing?


No, not on the Corn Exchange - it was on the wall of the building just above the West Riding bus in the photo above - I'm still searching.


The west riding bus?


Yes indeed - in those days the circular slip road on the island ws shared by the number 14 trams to Half Mile Lane and the West Riding buses to Rorhwell (eighteen) and Kettlethorpe (ten, now 110). The slip road was later filled in (as now) and West Riding built a new little bus station in York Street - after closure of that and transfer of those routes into the Central Bus Station premises were built which were until recently an Autoglass workshop. Isn't history fascinating ??, and all those things seem like centuries ago now.
    
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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 12:55 pm

tyke bhoy wrote:
I did think similiar my self Cardiarms but then thought with Blakey's enclopaedic knowledge of liveries, chassis and bodies that he could tell the difference between the operators of the bus disappearing off shot down Kirkgate to the right and the one on Vicar Lane.


Thank you tykebhoy - I think everyone has detailed knowledge of some pet subject or another, which is what makes conversation and discussion so interesting eh ?? Regular Smiley
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Postby Brandy » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 12:59 pm

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Postby Cardiarms » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 1:17 pm

Clock and a bus - but not the right one.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2002103_28550356

I'm trying a few searches on 'New Market Street'.

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Postby Brandy » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 6:37 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
Another clock outside the corn exchange

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20081230_168158&DISPLAY=FULL



This is the one is it not?
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Postby chameleon » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 6:39 pm

Cardiarms wrote:
Another clock outside the corn exchange

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=20081230_168158&DISPLAY=FULL


Seem to remember that was one clock which was always eight and used by the Bus Drivers - should I ask if they used this to make sure they were always either early or late Laugh (sorry Blakey and all!)
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Postby Trojan » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 9:39 pm

Chrism wrote:
Close!

The bus half shown on the right is a West Riding central entrance AEC, the clock was immediately above where that bus is now.
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