What and Where

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Loiner in Cyprus
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Re: What and Where

Postby Loiner in Cyprus » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 9:24 pm

Kirkstall Road close to where Associated Diaries used to be
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Re: What and Where

Postby buffaloskinner » Tue 20 Oct, 2015 11:30 pm

Loiner in Cyprus wrote:Kirkstall Road close to where Associated Diaries used to be


No it's in Hunslet, I do think that Sid will know
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Re: What and Where

Postby jim » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 8:48 am

Pearson Street?
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Re: What and Where

Postby warringtonrhino » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 9:43 am

I went to Leeds yesterday to take photos of the place my dad worked.
The mystery picture was round the back of the site.
I would post a photo, if I remembered/knew how.

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Re: What and Where

Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 10:22 am

You need to use the Full Editor Warringtonrhino. At least in this temporary site "Skin" ts accessible by the button under the quick reply box. I'm assuming you have managed to save the image to your PC in which case click on the attachments "tab" under the reply box and then the add files button that is on that tab. The default tab is Options. If the image is web hosted use the Img button above the full editor text box and insert your image URL between the tags the button generated.
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Re: What and Where

Postby warringtonrhino » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 12:18 pm

thanks for that
this is one of the photos
I assume you can guess where it is by the content.
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Re: What and Where

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 1:12 pm

jim wrote:Pearson Street?


Yes Jim that's correct its The Railway Foundry (1837-1858) in a former mill on Pearson Street.

In 1838 they built six locos for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, including the famous "Lion".

George Stephenson paid a visit to see this locomotive being built.
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Re: What and Where

Postby tyke bhoy » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 1:22 pm

https://goo.gl/maps/VJoA7KkashJ2 StreetView version. The grafitti arrived between August 14 and June this year
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Re: What and Where

Postby buffaloskinner » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 6:08 pm

All that's left of the mill and railway foundry today is a few walls

http://binged.it/1OIEefw
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Re: What and Where

Postby warringtonrhino » Wed 21 Oct, 2015 6:23 pm

My father worked at the Hunslet Engine Company from his 14th birthday until he retired.
like many of the workers sons, I was smuggled into the works to admire the locomotives under fabrication.

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