Guinness Clock - Corn Exchange

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Post by SPARTACUS »

I always remember the Guiness Clock at the Corn Exchange. Used to meet the missus there regularly. So did everyone else it seemed !Always remember a clock at the bottom of Briggate where the buses stopped. Opposite where the Stylo shoe shop was. I believe its a McDonalds now.Dixons jewellers also had a clock everyone knew about and used to meet beneath it.
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Think you mean Dysons there mate, not DixonsAlan

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the clock at the corn exchange was a populer meeting place also dysons in lower briggate why did things have to change ? it was part of leeds history
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The Dyson's clock and drop ball (which marked national time from Greenwich) is still there - outside what is now Georgetown Restaurant. The restaurant looks fantastic too - they've kept all of the inside features, even all the little wooden booths and counters I remember from when I went in as a kid with me mam.dsco
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skippy wrote: the clock at the corn exchange was a populer meeting place also dysons in lower briggate why did things have to change ? it was part of leeds history The Guiness clock is mentioned in Keith Waterhouse's "City Lights" ladies in a certain line of business were reputed to wait under it.
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I have been searching for a picture of the Guinness clock but cannot find one (I have checked Leodis etc). Can anybody tell me where i might a picture of it please ?

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Usually a lot of pleading brings results on here.I too would love to see a picture of the Guinness clock. I used to meet new dates there, but as i think back I don't know why. It was always a case of if you met someone and asked them out, you met them under the Guinness clock. Once I arrived early for one of these meetings and there was a whole line of people waiting for their dates under the clock. Each stood about one yard from the other!
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Samson wrote: Usually a lot of pleading brings results on here.I too would love to see a picture of the Guinness clock. I used to meet new dates there, but as i think back I don't know why. the number of buses that stopped at the Corn Exchange Interchange or very close by perhaps?
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slw wrote: I have been searching for a picture of the Guinness clock but cannot find one (I have checked Leodis etc). Can anybody tell me where i might a picture of it please ? It definitely appears on many of the pictures of The Corn Exchange bus/tram island but, after a brief look through mine, I haven't located one just yet. Will keep trying when time permits - pardon the pun     
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Post by slw »

Thanks Blakey Will have another look on Leodis as well - searching under Corn Exchange

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