Rowland Emett's "Heath Robinson Clock" - Merrion Centre

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Postby Loiner1960 » Sat 10 May, 2014 11:38 am

Seems that it has been found and restored. Strange that Nottingham had on a as well as the Merrion Centre.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-27313438
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Postby Flickerfree » Sun 11 May, 2014 7:40 pm

From the centre web site

http://merrioncentre.co.uk/events/view/78/the-return-of-the-emett-machines

The Return Of The Emett Machines
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Postby Leodian » Wed 01 Oct, 2014 2:59 pm

There is a report on page 6 and 7 of the YEP today about the coming display of various Roland Emett machines at the Merrion Centre. This is a link to the YEP online version:- http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/emett-machines-march-back-to-leeds-merrion-centre-1-6869489
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Postby chameleon » Wed 01 Oct, 2014 6:07 pm

Leodian wrote:
There is a report on page 6 and 7 of the YEP today about the coming display of various Roland Emett machines at the Merrion Centre. This is a link to the YEP online version:- http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/emett-machines-march-back-to-leeds-merrion-centre-1-6869489


This article says they will be unveiled as part of the annual Light Night festival, in an article in tonight's edition, Light Night is said to be taking place tomorrow Thursday????

The light night website says Friday; good old YMP.

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Postby Croggy1 » Wed 01 Oct, 2014 6:24 pm

chameleon wrote:
Leodian wrote:
There is a report on page 6 and 7 of the YEP today about the coming display of various Roland Emett machines at the Merrion Centre. This is a link to the YEP online version:- http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/top-stories/emett-machines-march-back-to-leeds-merrion-centre-1-6869489


This article says they will be unveiled as part of the annual Light Night festival, in an article in tonight's edition, Light Night is said to be taking place tomorrow Thursday????

The light night website says Friday; good old YMP.


5pm until 10pm on Friday as far as I'm aware, lol.

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Merrion Centre. Flying Machine

Postby snotty » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 7:26 pm

Been away from Leeds for over 15 years . Last in the Merrion Centre ... 20 years ago, or so.

As a schoolkid, I watched it being built instead of listening to French , Geography & History lessons .


The Roland Emmet Flying Machine fascinated our kids, when young, as did the pet shop window in The Tower Arcade .

Is the Flying Machine still there ? If not, where is it ?
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Re: Merrion Centre. Flying Machine

Postby jim » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 7:34 pm

A number of Emmett's machines have lived for some time in an unused area of the Merrion Centre. For the last couple of weeks or so a number of them - including the flying machine - have been displayed in rotation just past the ramped Merrion St entrance. I don't know for how much longerthis will continue -mor whether the "season" of display has already finished.
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Re: Merrion Centre. Flying Machine

Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 7:37 pm

A bit more on the reminiscence front on this threadhttp://secretleeds.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=165&start=50
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Re: Merrion Centre. Flying Machine

Postby Leodian » Wed 12 Nov, 2014 9:31 pm

I have passed the machines currently on display a number of times but have not taken any photos as there were always too many people milling around them when I've been there to get good photos. :cry:
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Re: Rowland Emett's "Heath Robinson Clock" - Merrion Centre

Postby dsco » Fri 14 Nov, 2014 4:46 pm

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