Competition - Gaslamps

Leeds by gaslight. Let's make a record of them all, before they go.
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Postby munki » Wed 23 May, 2007 6:57 am

I took a walk down to Park Square. I think they are modern imitations, in the style of gas lamps... I will take a picture of one today.
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Postby drapesy » Wed 23 May, 2007 3:34 pm

Ok Munki - Here's one
Pack Horse yard
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Postby drapesy » Wed 23 May, 2007 3:38 pm

Here's a close-up to show it really is a gas-lamp!
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Postby drapesy » Wed 23 May, 2007 3:43 pm

And another - Ship Inn Yard this time.
Funnily enough the lamp beyond the gas lamp and about half-a-dozen others in the yard are electric.
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Postby stevief » Wed 23 May, 2007 10:51 pm

There used to be a couple of gaslamps on Calverley St. just before the entrance to the new A&E at LGI. I'm talking about 2 or 3 years ago.
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Postby chameleon » Thu 24 May, 2007 11:31 am

I remember as a youngster, how nearer 'lighting up time' the pilot flames in these would get bigger, a good kick on the cast iron standard ( - no chance of damaging them!) would make them come on early.

There were gas lamps just on one side of the street were I lived, but when the new electric lamps (am I sounding od now??) came along, they were errected on both sides. Shortly after their arrival, I was walking up the road with mum one day, and I found one were there used to be just a clear foot path, head first - that hurt!
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Postby drapesy » Thu 24 May, 2007 12:53 pm

Is it just me or were people expecting some kind of feedback here??
you know, points on the board, the odd "well done" - or perhaps" no thats rubbish!" instead nothing.
I'm beginning to think i've wasted my time.....
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Postby Phill_d » Thu 24 May, 2007 1:25 pm

No absolutely not Drapsey.. Your putting some real effort in, well done, You obviously know your stuff. Don't expect any congrats tho...There a great bonus if you get them.. I look at it this way.. i do what i do because i enjoy it & if peole think it's great then good. If they don't..Stuff em...
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Postby munki » Thu 24 May, 2007 1:34 pm

Sorry Drapesy, 'Well Done', of course...

I am busy this morning trying to conceive of some kind of Secret Leeds 'prze' for these little competitions... striking a balance between something worth having & something that we can afford (roughly £0 to spend at the moment!).

I may have over-reached myself with the scoring system on this! Is a real, functioning, gas-lamp worth more than a surviving gas lamp-pole & canopy that has been converated to electric??? Is a wall-mounted one worth less than one with a pole??? I don't know.

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Postby chameleon » Thu 24 May, 2007 3:04 pm

You know what, there is such a wealth of knowledge pours through this site, always something others didn't know or someone who can add a little extra, I think it goes without the need to be said that every contribution is a 'well done' in one way or another, no one should, in my mind anyway, think that their contributions are seen as anything else!


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