Council consultation leeds monuments

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Leodian
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urban rambler wrote:
Thu 23 Jul, 2020 10:19 am
I wonder if a review of the objects in storage will be included. Such as the China gate gift from about 2007 intended for china town. Maybe it woukd spoil hammersons plans for the area.
Hi urban rambler :)

I did not know of that (or have forgotten if I did) so I wonder what the China gate gift is. I assume it was intended for the Templar Lane area where there are Chinese premises that have been shuttered and disused for ages now (long before Covid-19).
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I am surprised that Montague Burton has not been more widely commemorated in Leeds. His business employed thousands of Leeds people. The Hudson Road factory alone could employ 10,000. The working conditions were above average for the time. The brand was well known and respected throughout the Uk and he contributed to the war effort, by producing a huge proportion of the military uniforms in both world wars. He received a knighthood but no statue as far as I know.
It used to be said that the statue of the Black Prince had been placed in City Square , near the station, pointing South to tell all the southerners who've just got off the train to b****r off back down south!

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Wonder why i got agitated about Mandala Square/gardens It only cost Twelve Million Pounds

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I'd like someone to find out who commissioned the Androgyne and ask what they were thinking of.

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mhoulden wrote:
Sat 25 Jul, 2020 11:19 pm
I'd like someone to find out who commissioned the Androgyne and ask what they were thinking of.
The link says many think it is made of fibreglass, but actually is not. A shame that. In birmingham they had another load of rubbish like that in fibreglass and someone set light to it.

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