Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

Public timepieces, on buildings, churches, etc.
Brandy
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Postby Brandy » Fri 16 Jan, 2009 11:11 pm

BLAKEY wrote:
It was an enormous display - very impressive - and occupied more than 50% of the gable end of the buildings.

If someone can kindly suggest how I can post it I will do it straight away Trojan has kindly offered an explanation of what's wrong but to no avail yet. I've scanned it already and saved it as normal in My Pictures.


blakey if you email me it at (now taken down) il post it
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Postby BLAKEY » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 9:45 am

Brandy wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:
It was an enormous display - very impressive - and occupied more than 50% of the gable end of the buildings.

If someone can kindly suggest how I can post it I will do it straight away Trojan has kindly offered an explanation of what's wrong but to no avail yet. I've scanned it already and saved it as normal in My Pictures.


blakey if you email me it at (now taken down) il post it
then i will take down my addyRegular Smiley    


Sorry, logged off before I saw this, and missed the address ??
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Postby Chrism » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 12:31 pm

Send it to me if you like and I'll do it for you
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Postby Arry Awk » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 4:22 pm

sundowner wrote:
The Guiness Clock allso had a mural around it think i stated Tucans in there nests agree Guiness is good for you cant remember next bit but ended and you will see what one or two can do.I remember a picture of a tucan in bright yellow black and orange.I had forgotten that the trams cut through under it untill i saw the pictures from Leodis the mind plays funny tricks.

HiSundowner
I posted this Toucan rhyme on a thread dealing with the same
murals which have appeared on this gable end over the years.
I thnk it was a pic Isent in of the back of the Regent pub.
It's probably under 'signs of Leeds'? over a year ago.

Herewith the 'Toucan' logo!

If he can say as you can,
'Guinness is good for you'
How grand to be a Toucan,
Just think what Two can do!'
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Postby sundowner » Sat 17 Jan, 2009 5:49 pm

'Arry 'Awk wrote:
sundowner wrote:
The Guiness Clock allso had a mural around it think i stated Tucans in there nests agree Guiness is good for you cant remember next bit but ended and you will see what one or two can do.I remember a picture of a tucan in bright yellow black and orange.I had forgotten that the trams cut through under it untill i saw the pictures from Leodis the mind plays funny tricks.

HiSundowner
I posted this Toucan rhyme on a thread dealing with the same
murals which have appeared on this gable end over the years.
I thnk it was a pic Isent in of the back of the Regent pub.
It's probably under 'signs of Leeds'? over a year ago.

Herewith the 'Toucan' logo!

If he can say as you can,
'Guinness is good for you'
How grand to be a Toucan,
Just think what Two can do!'
Owzat?    

Great stuff Arry Awk just shows what tricks your mind can play i dont know were my verse came from.Could i be going round the twist?
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Postby Chrism » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 10:51 am

Right everyone, calm down. Here's Blakeys pic... ... ...
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Postby Trojan » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 10:58 am

Chrism wrote:
Right everyone, calm down. Here's Blakeys pic... ... ...

That's definitely it. Regular Smiley
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Postby BLAKEY » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 11:55 am

Chrism wrote:
Right everyone, calm down. Here's Blakeys pic... ... ...


Thanks indeed Chrism - regrettably its such a poor original picture that, for those not remembering the clock, I'll just add :-

The word "Guinness" (a neon sign I believe ??) occupies the entire width of the top of the feature, the final "S" being above the left roof dome of the tram. The actual clock is the black circle showing approximately ten to six in the picture. I must admit that, even though I remember the feature very well, I had forgotten just how huge it was.
I'm sure a better picture will turn up and if so I'll put it on.
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Postby Geordie-exile » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 12:03 pm

Hurray!

Am I remembering correctly that across the bottom montage, lights would illuminate alternately as if a ball was being thrown back and forth?

I may be thinking of a later incarnation of this gable end.
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Postby BLAKEY » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 12:08 pm

Geordie-exile wrote:
Hurray!

Am I remembering correctly that across the bottom montage, lights would illuminate alternately as if a ball was being thrown back and forth?

I may be thinking of a later incarnation of this gable end.


Mmmmm - got me there Geordie I'm afraid - perhaps someone will know.     Mind you, I'm always suspicious of flashing lights - they are sometimes caused by a pint or two too many LaughLaugh
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