Signs of old leodis

Unusual markings, logos and symbols around the city
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Brunel
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby Brunel » Wed 08 Jun, 2016 10:40 pm

Ex Children's home. LS8

The building is being demolished, but this is marked SAVE, if the Demo. man in his machine reads it.

Is this Terra Cotta ? Could it have been manufactured at the Burmantofts Pottery?

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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby Leodian » Wed 08 Jun, 2016 11:35 pm

Hi Brunel. :)

That is a nice feature which I hope is retained, though the date may make it hard to eventually resite. I realise that not everything of possible interest can be kept when buildings are demolished but that feature does look to be worth retaining.
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby chemimike » Thu 09 Jun, 2016 12:46 am

Leodian wroteColonWhile I was in the area yesterday there were a lot of people going into the Job Centre Plus but I saw nobody come out of a door marked 'Exit' on the outside! I guess it is closed shut, but perhaps suspicion settles on the fate of those who do go in! ;)

I expect the people in there are "Remain " supporters, and won't allow people to "Exit"
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby Leodian » Thu 09 Jun, 2016 9:20 pm

This worn 'Please ring for attention' caught my eye today (June 9 2016) on the Templar Lane side of the long-vacant British Road Services building whose boarded up main front is on Lady Lane (the building has had many uses in the past). I wonder where the bell was to ring as there seemed to be no sign of remains of anything that looked like a bell near the wording (there is a blocked door a couple or so yards to the right but even that had nothing that looked like it was once a bell)? If the bell was in the blocked area below the sign then as that is just above the pavement it would have been very low down! The first photo is a close-up of the wording and the second shows its location on the wall behind the red car.
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Close-up of the 'Please ring for attention' wording on the Templar Lane side of the old British Road Services building (taken June 9 2016).
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View on Templar Lane of the old British Road Services building (taken June 9 2016).
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PS. As far as I'm aware the building is a listed one and so should not be demolished, but it's a shame that it has been closed for so long and the main front has been allowed to fall into disrepair.
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby Brunel » Thu 09 Jun, 2016 9:24 pm

This building has a long history, may be on SL somewhere.
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby johnnyg » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 6:22 pm

It is due to be kept and done up as part of phase of the Victoria Gate scheme. it holds a central position in phase .
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby johnnyg » Fri 10 Jun, 2016 6:28 pm

It is due to be kept and done up as part of phase of the Victoria Gate scheme.
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Re: Signs of old leodis

Postby Cardiarms » Tue 16 Aug, 2016 7:30 pm

There's an old chemist shop front been revealed on cardigan road. Probably be covered up tomorrow. I've got pics on my phone but can't post them for some reason.

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Re: Signs of old leodis

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Re: Signs of old leodis

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