Where is this 1924 date?

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Postby Leodian » Thu 09 Oct, 2014 9:40 pm

I took this photo today (October 9 2014, so presumably 90 years after the building it is on was built). What and where is the building?

I've done a search for 1924 and this 1924 does not seem to have been used before as a W&W.
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Postby Leodian » Fri 10 Oct, 2014 9:33 pm

88 views so far but no responses. It's either harder than I thought or just so easy nobody wants to give even a cryptic clue! Tongue

Non-cryptic clue: It's in LS1.
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Postby BLAKEY » Fri 10 Oct, 2014 11:17 pm

Is it the garret bedrooms of the Comfort Hotel Bishopgate Street ??
The curtains and the angle seem rather like what you see from trains leaving Leeds for the east ??
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Postby Leodian » Sat 11 Oct, 2014 1:39 am

BLAKEY wrote:
Is it the garret bedrooms of the Comfort Hotel Bishopgate Street ??
The curtains and the angle seem rather like what you see from trains leaving Leeds for the east ??


Well done Blakey Regular Smiley.

Yes it is what I know of as the Discovery Inn (not that I've ever been in the inn Tongue). I was a bit surprised to spot the date as I was coming out of the Neville Street 'tunnel' after having been to the Dark Arches area and I just happened to look up (almost breaking my neck!) and spotted the 1924 date. This photo (also taken on October 9 2014) shows the building with the date stone high up on the left.

PS. Currently at least there is no access across the foot/road bridge over the river at the Dark Arches. There is a diversion outside for people needing to go that way.    
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Postby BLAKEY » Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:32 am

Thanks Leodian, and sorry I got the name wrong - I had a feeling that "Comfort" wasn't right but knew it was a somewhat unusual name for a hotel. Confused Now I may be very wrong here, but wasn't it originally the bedrooms of the Griffin when that was in its prime ?? - although it must have been a later extension in 1924 as the Griffin is older than that. Confused
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Postby tilly » Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:32 am

Well done BLAKEY i would never have got that one having said that i have never got any yet.
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Postby BLAKEY » Sat 11 Oct, 2014 10:36 am

tilly wrote:
Well done BLAKEY i would never have got that one having said that i have never got any yet.


It was the somewhat dubious looking net curtains, when seen from the trains, that made it stick in my mind and have done for many years. Angry
    
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Postby Leodian » Sat 11 Oct, 2014 12:37 pm

BLAKEY wrote:
Thanks Leodian, and sorry I got the name wrong - I had a feeling that "Comfort" wasn't right but knew it was a somewhat unusual name for a hotel. Confused Now I may be very wrong here, but wasn't it originally the bedrooms of the Griffin when that was in its prime ?? - although it must have been a later extension in 1924 as the Griffin is older than that. Confused


Hiya Blakey Regular Smiley.

It did use to be called the Comfort Inn but I'm unsure when its name changed to the Discovery Inn. I'm unsure of the Griffin connection but my feeling is that I have read somewhere that it was (still is?) part of the Griffin.

Recognising a place by its curtains amused me Regular Smiley. It's clearly time they were changed! Tongue
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Postby LS1 » Mon 13 Oct, 2014 9:17 am

Leodian wrote:
BLAKEY wrote:
Thanks Leodian, and sorry I got the name wrong - I had a feeling that "Comfort" wasn't right but knew it was a somewhat unusual name for a hotel. Confused Now I may be very wrong here, but wasn't it originally the bedrooms of the Griffin when that was in its prime ?? - although it must have been a later extension in 1924 as the Griffin is older than that. Confused


Hiya Blakey Regular Smiley.

It did use to be called the Comfort Inn but I'm unsure when its name changed to the Discovery Inn. I'm unsure of the Griffin connection but my feeling is that I have read somewhere that it was (still is?) part of the Griffin.

Recognising a place by its curtains amused me Regular Smiley. It's clearly time they were changed! Tongue


I think that when the Griffin closed the Discovery used the bedrooms that had been the Griffin and then relocated the entrance to the back. Not sure if both hotels were in operation at the same time however...
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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 13 Oct, 2014 10:24 am

Thanks Leo and LS1 - at least perhaps I'm not "losing it" then after all LaughLaugh
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