Empire Clock

Public timepieces, on buildings, churches, etc.
Scotteh2k8
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Postby Scotteh2k8 » Thu 06 Mar, 2008 1:40 am

I dont have a picture but I always found it funny how the clock on the Empire building at the bottom of Easterly Road near harehills, is always the wrong time. Doesnt say much about the electrical store empire does it now!
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Postby LS1 » Thu 06 Mar, 2008 8:39 am

Scotteh2k8 wrote:
I dont have a picture but I always found it funny how the clock on the Empire building at the bottom of Easterly Road near harehills, is always the wrong time. Doesnt say much about the electrical store empire does it now!


Not particularly secret or hidden, but more demolished. A pic of the old Clock Buildings at the bottom or Easterly Road...
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Postby LS1 » Thu 06 Mar, 2008 8:44 am

And a more familiar view
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Postby urf » Tue 20 Jan, 2009 11:08 pm

That brings back a few memories, thanks! The very first film I ever saw was at the Clock Cinema and it was Disney's Robin Hood. Many a James Bond (Connery variety) film I saw there too.

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Postby Brunel » Wed 21 Jan, 2009 2:33 pm

Scotteh2k8 wrote:
I dont have a picture but I always found it funny how the clock on the Empire building at the bottom of Easterly Road near harehills, is always the wrong time. Doesnt say much about the electrical store empire does it now!


Electrical store EmpireDirect now gone into administration, now what will happen to the building?
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Postby zip55 » Thu 22 Jan, 2009 2:24 am

urf wrote:
That brings back a few memories, thanks! The very first film I ever saw was at the Clock Cinema and it was Disney's Robin Hood. Many a James Bond (Connery variety) film I saw there too.


Me too, or the latest Elvis film. Dragged along by my dear departed mother on the promise of a Wall's ice cream or a Kia-Ora orange juice ...
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Postby Lt » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 2:25 am

Is it still there? I remember it been an electrical shop or something? There is a club next door now that, if you believe what my mum tells me, is a front for an Escorts business
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Postby Jogon » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 8:30 am

Scotteh2k8 wrote:
I dont have a picture but I always found it funny how the clock on the Empire building at the bottom of Easterly Road near harehills, is always the wrong time. Doesnt say much about the electrical store empire does it now!


Suppose if I owned an old building with a ?Potts clock and it either didn't work or for £8,000+ it might be got to work, then it wouldn't work.

Edit - thanks LS1 I hadn't seen the old building as a 60's baby

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Postby LS1 » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 9:23 am

No probs. I don't even remember posting those pics!
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Postby James » Tue 06 Nov, 2012 9:24 am

Nowadays the only place you have to queue is to get out of the supermarket. Years ago, people were prepared to queue in the rain to see a show and the more 'classy' cinemas had a bloke at the entrance, dressed in a commissionaire's uniform, who controlled admission.

I used to think, when I went there, the Clock was quite a classy cinema - certainly when compared with another picture house further down Roundhay Road which I think was just called the 'Harehills'. This building was on the left hand side as you go down towards town. Even further down the road, the Gaiety was on the right.
    

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