First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

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First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby Wiljoy » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 9:37 am

[quote] I was given to understand that the first traffic lights in Leeds were at the intersection between Hunslet Road & Crown point road,??
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby hyperion3 » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 11:16 am

According to the book:Leeds by Ivan Broadhead. "The junction of Park Row and Bond Street was the setting for the country's first electric traffic lights" this is just a random fact from the book and no other information is offered.
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby uncle mick » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 12:53 pm

16th March 1928 Park Row (edited date)
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 3:05 pm

One of my Pals in the Services was from Wolverhampton and boasted that his Town was the first to have Electric Traffic Lights in 1926. It turned out that they did but only for a days trial and that Leeds had them functioning fully in 1928. .

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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 4:29 pm

Have not seen this before.
Daily Mail . 15th. June 2015.
A Mistle Thrush and her Fledglings have made their Home in a Traffic Light on the Busy Beeston Ring. Road Leeds for a Month before they were strong enough to Fly Away.
The Full Story and some Wonderful Pictures are good to see........ Just Google "Family of Birds living in a Traffic Light Beeston Leeds"
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby uncle mick » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 4:37 pm

volvojack wrote:Have not seen this before.
Daily Mail . 15th. June 2015.
A Mistle Thrush and her Fledglings have made their Home in a Traffic Light on the Busy Beeston Ring. Road Leeds for a Month before they were strong enough to Fly Away.
The Full Story and some Wonderful Pictures are good to see........ Just Google "Family of Birds living in a Traffic Light Beeston Leeds"


Here's the link Jack
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... LIGHT.html
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby TABBYCAT » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 5:34 pm

I would guess the pictures shown were taken nearer to 1928 Uncle Mick, rather than 1828 judging by the fashions worn. :D
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 6:04 pm

uncle mick wrote:
volvojack wrote:Have not seen this before.
Daily Mail . 15th. June 2015.
A Mistle Thrush and her Fledglings have made their Home in a Traffic Light on the Busy Beeston Ring. Road Leeds for a Month before they were strong enough to Fly Away.
The Full Story and some Wonderful Pictures are good to see........ Just Google "Family of Birds living in a Traffic Light Beeston Leeds"


Here's the link Jack
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... LIGHT.html

Thanks Uncle MIck.

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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby Leodian » Thu 25 Jan, 2018 10:40 pm

It's interesting seeing in the images of people by the traffic lights that almost all are waiting for the traffic to stop. Today it seems for many people to be the norm to totally ignore traffic lights and so cross over even when traffic is almost on, or even on, the crossing over point. They sometimes then gesticulate and/or scream abuse at the bus drivers who fast breaking action probably saved their life or at least injury! Sorry for going somewhat off topic.
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Re: First Traffic Lights in Leeds.

Postby volvojack » Fri 26 Jan, 2018 11:15 am

[quote="Leodian"]It's interesting seeing in the images of people by the traffic lights that almost all are waiting for the traffic to stop. Today it seems for many people to be the norm to totally ignore traffic lights and so cross over even when traffic is almost on, or even on, the crossing over point. They sometimes then gesticulate and/or scream abuse at the bus drivers who breaking action probably saved their life or at least injury! Sorry for going somewhat off topic.

Leodian,
The man crossing over right to left on the Top Picture looks like it could be J. Walker.

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