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Re: Fred Hartley from Chapeltown writing re Leeds

PostedCOLON Fri 22 Sep, 2017 9:14 am
by uncle mick
The Prince of Wales visited Leeds in 1868, there are mentions of a triumphal arch & large crowds etc in 19th century newspapers ????

Re: Fred Hartley from Chapeltown writing re Leeds

PostedCOLON Fri 22 Sep, 2017 10:03 am
by Geordie-exile
uncle mick has it I think. Leeds Exhibition of Arts 1868. There are a few pictures online, and one on Leodis.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 0_65635318

http://www.sleekburnprints.com/1868-pri ... 1662-p.asp

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/new ... d455704229

Where was this grand staircase I wonder?

Re: Fred Hartley from Chapeltown writing re Leeds

PostedCOLON Fri 22 Sep, 2017 11:38 am
by blackprince
Geordie-exile wroteColonuncle mick has it I think. Leeds Exhibition of Arts 1868. There are a few pictures online, and one on Leodis.

http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?reso ... 0_65635318

http://www.sleekburnprints.com/1868-pri ... 1662-p.asp

http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/new ... d455704229

Where was this grand staircase I wonder?


The grand staircase is probably in the brand new Leeds Infirmary building which was used for the 1868 exhibition.

Re: Fred Hartley from Chapeltown writing re Leeds

PostedCOLON Fri 22 Sep, 2017 11:54 am
by blackprince
I'm a bit puzzled by his reference to "luminated cars". I can only think this refers to illuminated tram cars which were often used in Leeds to mark state occasions from 1902 to 1957.

The first illuminated tram was used to celebrate the end of the Boer war in 1902 and coronation of Edward VII
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2012227_173287

They really went to town on the illuminated tram for the royal visit in 1908 (which he wouldn't have seen if he emigrated in 1906)
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2009318_168662
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=2009318_168663

The 1908 royal visit also included triumphal arches
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=200244_59392947

Re: Fred Hartley from Chapeltown writing re Leeds

PostedCOLON Fri 22 Sep, 2017 12:29 pm
by iansmithofotley
Hi Steve,

I think that you have copied and pasted this item in the wrong thread. I am sure that someone will rectify this and place it in the 'Elephant' thread.

Ian

Re: Fred Hartley from Chapeltown writing re Leeds

PostedCOLON Fri 22 Sep, 2017 1:47 pm
by tyke bhoy
iansmithofotley wroteColonHi Steve,

I think that you have copied and pasted this item in the wrong thread. I am sure that someone will rectify this and place it in the 'Elephant' thread.

Ian

Done