2 old mile posts near Weardley.

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Postby Leodian » Fri 03 May, 2013 12:44 am

Like Jon and LS1 I also recall the white cat on posts. If I had not first seen the posts about the cat and had been asked I would have unhesitatingly said they were in the Weardley area. I walk occasionally in the area but do not however recall seeing them now for a while, so perhaps they have been removed or just faded a lot.    
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Postby LS1 » Fri 03 May, 2013 8:57 am

One was definitely here... on the corner where Eccup Lane goes south-west.

http://goo.gl/maps/Tmf2P

It was visible on the left hand side of the road coming in a southerly direction.
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Postby Jogon » Fri 03 May, 2013 12:05 pm

funny that, I do recall it (having feline loyalties) but had not noticed that it was no longer there.
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Postby Steve Jones » Fri 03 May, 2013 2:07 pm

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Postby Steve Jones » Fri 03 May, 2013 2:16 pm

another view ,this is definitely the stone referred to earlier:

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Postby jonleeds » Fri 03 May, 2013 5:39 pm

Steve Jones wrote:
is this what you meant?

http://www.yorkshiredailyphoto.com/2009/08/cat-on-stone-yorkshire.html


Yes well done for finding that Steve! Thats definetely one of the stones with the cat painted on them. Although I am certain there was more than one because one had 'I love baby lion' painted on and I'm sure there was another white cat with multi-coloured stars painted on it. I dont remember the exact location other than it was along the lower end of Eccup Lane towards Weardley.

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Postby jonleeds » Fri 03 May, 2013 7:00 pm

I've found the stone gate post with the cat on it in Google Maps Street View! see:

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Weardley+Lane,+Leeds&hl=en&ll=53.890467,-1.556738&spn=0.00032,0.000603&sll=57.746995,-4.687341&sspn=8.51066,17.20459&oq=weardle&t=h&hnear=Weardley+Ln,+Harewood,+Leeds+LS17+9LS,+United+Kingdom&z=21&layer=c&cbll=53.890467,-1.556738&panoid=lQpl0HoCVpfNX5NeeK4IaA&cbp=12,317.55,,1,14.82

I think that will show you the streetview image of the stone fence post with the cat painting. If it doesnt you and you want to see it then you need to be about a 1/4 of a mile back from the northern end of eccup lane looking on the left hand side of Eccup Lane heading north and the stone fence post with painted cat is in an entrance to a field just before the road takes a sharpish left hand turn. On the satellite view there is a silver looking car right next to the field entrance where you can find the cat. So I guess this one is there, or was whenever they did the last Google street view pictures.

Here is the pic I grabbed from Google streetview:


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Postby Jogon » Fri 03 May, 2013 7:37 pm

jon
That is weird (ley) I'd have bet a tenner it was at the junction to the old Tadcaster Turnpike. Unless it's been moved.

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Postby Leodian » Fri 03 May, 2013 7:50 pm

I now know why I've not seen that cat for a while as I've not walked on that stretch of Eccup Lane for at least a couple of years, as I've gone down the wonderfully named Bedlam Lane to come onto Rawden Hill road (as I did on April 23) and then on by Weardley and beyond. Regular Smiley

PS. There were quite a number of Red Kites around, including at least 6 over Weardley. They are a gorgeous sight.
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Postby jonleeds » Fri 03 May, 2013 8:35 pm

I agree Leodian, I could have sworn thats where the painted cat was at the junction of the old turnpike, on the left hand side as you were heading south, maybe there is another one there too as I'm certain there was more than just the one.

I know they breed the red kites on the Harewood Estate, I think individual pairs have been moving out for the past few years, where I live in West Park there are a couple of pairs to be seen virtually everytime I look up.    
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