Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

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Postby slw » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 5:01 pm

Thanks for the pic Blakey Regular Smiley (and to everyone else who tried to find one)

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Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 8:09 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.


Wasnt there two seals passing a pint of guiness back and forth?
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Postby Geordie-exile » Sun 18 Jan, 2009 9:13 pm

That's probably what I'm thinking of Loiner.
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Postby Brandy » Sat 18 Apr, 2009 1:29 am

just look what ive found lol
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Postby uncle mick » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 12:21 pm

Brandy wrote:
just look what ive found lol
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Can anyone hazard a guess to the year of the pic ? The Guinness Clock is not there in September 1955 according to Leodis

http://www.leodis.org/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=7965&DISPLAY=FULL

The clock is not there in 1969
http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_christie/sets/72157625499171284/
    
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Postby BLAKEY » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 1:35 pm

uncle mick wrote:

Can anyone hazard a guess to the year of the pic ? The Guinness Clock is not there in September 1955 according to Leodis

http://www.leodis.org/displresourceIdentifier=7965&DISPLAY=FULL
The clock is not there in 1969
http://www.flickr.com/photos/david_christie/sets/72157625499171284/


Just at present I can't find the date when the West Riding buses to Rothwell and Wakefield/Kettelthorpe ceased to use the Corn Exchange island (one is there in this picture) and were banished to their new mini bus station in York Street. LCT bus number 700 (a former Motor Show exhibit) was withdrawn on 11th July 1969.
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Postby keyholekate » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 1:37 pm

http://www.guinntiques.com/clocks.aspx    .I havent time to look on here this morning but maybe this site will have a pic?
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Postby uncle mick » Mon 13 Feb, 2012 12:45 pm

BLAKEY wrote:


Just at present I can't find the date when the West Riding buses to Rothwell and Wakefield/Kettelthorpe ceased to use the Corn Exchange island (one is there in this picture) and were banished to their new mini bus station in York Street. LCT bus number 700 (a former Motor Show exhibit) was withdrawn on 11th July 1969.


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 ?

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Postby BLAKEY » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 9:56 am

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
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Postby uncle mick » Tue 14 Feb, 2012 10:04 am

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

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