Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

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Postby biofichompinc » Thu 30 May, 2013 1:35 pm

It would be interesting to get a date for that latest photo Uncle Mick.
Is that a CCTV installation at the top of the post?
Also, how come your post is dated May 18?
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Postby Chrism » Thu 30 May, 2013 3:13 pm

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Postby stutterdog » Thu 30 May, 2013 4:01 pm

BLAKEY wrote:
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 LCT bus number 700 (a former Motor Show exhibit) was withdrawn on 11th July 1969.

Hi Blakey, Nice to see you again at the Bramley reunion! I can remember ,around 1948-52 catching a tram that took me and my mother home up Armley Rd.It turned left from the Calls into the tram stop just under what later became the Guinness Clock. I think it was a number 14 and it stood about 10 mins before setting off. We caught this tram regularly when we went into Leeds on a Sat.I think I remember that a Wakefield bus also used this terminus but it came in the opposite way ,so it would have been wide enough for them side by side. I recall being sat on the tram and looking across at the passengers on the bus who stared back! It would be great if someone had a picture of this!
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Postby uncle mick » Fri 31 May, 2013 3:04 am

stutterdog wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:
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.

Hi Blakey, Nice to see you again at the Bramley reunion! I can remember ,around 1948-52 catching a tram that took me and my mother home up Armley Rd.It turned left from the Calls into the tram stop just under what later became the Guinness Clock. I think it was a number 14 and it stood about 10 mins before setting off. We caught this tram regularly when we went into Leeds on a Sat.I think I remember that a Wakefield bus also used this terminus but it came in the opposite way ,so it would have been wide enough for them side by side. I recall being sat on the tram and looking across at the passengers on the bus who stared back! It would be great if someone had a picture of this!








A couple of photos of the terminus the bottom photo is from 1912

salt 'n pepper wrote:
It would be interesting to get a date for that latest photo Uncle Mick.
Is that a CCTV installation at the top of the post?
Also, how come your post is dated May 18?


This thread appeared again of its own accord, there must be some gremlins in the works Regular Smiley


            
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Postby stutterdog » Fri 31 May, 2013 9:46 pm

uncle mick wrote:
stutterdog wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:
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.

Hi Blakey, Nice to see you again at the Bramley reunion! I can remember ,around 1948-52 catching a tram that took me and my mother home up Armley Rd.It turned left from the Calls into the tram stop just under what later became the Guinness Clock. I think it was a number 14 and it stood about 10 mins before setting off. We caught this tram regularly when we went into Leeds on a Sat.I think I remember that a Wakefield bus also used this terminus but it came in the opposite way ,so it would have been wide enough for them side by side. I recall being sat on the tram and looking across at the passengers on the bus who stared back! It would be great if someone had a picture of this!








A couple of photos of the terminus the bottom photo is from 1912

salt 'n pepper wrote:
It would be interesting to get a date for that latest photo Uncle Mick.
Is that a CCTV installation at the top of the post?
Also, how come your post is dated May 18?


This thread appeared again of its own accord, there must be some gremlins in the works Regular Smiley

Thanks Uncle Mick, the very photo appears as you say As if by magic! You do some times doubt your own recollections,we are going back 60 odd years here! Thanks again!
            

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Postby uncle mick » Wed 07 Aug, 2013 2:54 pm

This triangular building was demolished circa 1910 to make way for the Corn Exchange bus/tram island.
Pic from Leedsface (Kevin Moyles)


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Re: Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

Postby BLAKEY » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 12:41 pm

Can anyone spot something highly irregular about the West Riding bus on the island ??
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Re: Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

Postby Leodian » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 1:43 pm

BLAKEY wroteColonCan anyone spot something highly irregular about the West Riding bus on the island ??


Hi Blakey :).

Where is the image that it is in please?

In the fascinating images posted by uncle mick on Fri 31 May, 2013 I noticed that on the right in the one with the bus with the Heinz Tomato Ketchup advert there is Hills Furnishers. They must have therefore have moved a short way at some stage in view of the recent fire at their premises on Kirkgate.
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Re: Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

Postby tyke bhoy » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 2:31 pm

Leodian wroteColon
BLAKEY wroteColonCan anyone spot something highly irregular about the West Riding bus on the island ??


Hi Blakey :).

Where is the image that it is in please?

In the fascinating images posted by uncle mick on Fri 31 May, 2013 I noticed that on the right in the one with the bus with the Heinz Tomato Ketchup advert there is Hills Furnishers. They must have therefore have moved a short way at some stage in view of the recent fire at their premises on Kirkgate.

Could it be one obscured by a shelter in the first of Uncle Mick's photos. There does appear to be a double-decker and wondering whether that's what Blakey means as from my very limited memory I seem to only recall single deck West Riding buses.
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Re: Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

Postby davidrobert339 » Mon 16 Nov, 2015 6:59 pm

Did you know they the shop window of Dysons used to wind down into the cellar at closing time as security

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