"Speaker's Stone" - Burley Park, Leeds

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Postby Cardiarms » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 9:05 am

Could the stone be one of those concrete blocks that are scattered around some of our parks.
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Postby jim » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 9:39 am

Enter "speakers stone" lnto the google custom search box at the head of theses threads, and you will find info on several Leeds parks where these are or were to be found.    
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Postby dsco » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 1:32 pm

Updated the thread title to reflect the info from Jim: hopefully will help others researching in the future.
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Postby Steve Jones » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 7:23 pm

I think the former drinking fountain might be the answer, as this could be the original base after it was removed.
If you examine the picture blown up,you will notice behind the shoes of the speaker on the top of the stone, what appear to be the remains of bolts for holding something on top of it.
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Postby Bugblatter » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 8:02 pm

I remember the drinking fountain still functioning in the late 1960s.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 8:41 pm

There is one of those big blocks of stone on Harehills Park too.
http://goo.gl/maps/ZuT9F

I've often wondered what is was. I'll look on the map and see if there was a drinking fountain nearby.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Tue 22 Apr, 2014 8:45 pm

There is another secret Leeds thread about these stone blocks on various other parks across the City.
http://secretleeds.co.uk/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=2312

There are photos of some of the stone blocks on page 2.
    
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