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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.
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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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Daniel Hannan mentioned the results of this consultation in an article on 31/11/20.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/1 ... t-radical/
Here is an extract of the paragraph relevant to Leeds:

We knew that the anti-statue protesters were statistically in the minority; but I’m not sure we appreciated quite how tiny a minority.

Leeds, like other cities, saw a spate of Black Lives Matter protests over the summer. The monument to Queen Victoria on Woodhouse Moor was vandalised, and a petition was circulated against the nearby statue of Robert Peel – the deft Lancastrian who gave us the police, free trade and the Conservative Party. Instead of panicking, the Labour council calmly set up a review, chaired by a black city councillor, which initiated a major public consultation. When the responses were in, it turned out that only 10 per cent of people wanted to rethink the monuments – and only a third of that ten per cent actually wanted any statues removed.


I expected that before long Haverah park might be recording the seismic shocks as statues were toppled from their plinths. Maybe it won't happen now as the result of the consultation turned out to be more of a damp squib than an earthquake!
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@HICKLINGMICK:

I'm not being racist here but read other day that the leader of the review into all this is from a non white background,so could look at this from a different view point to normal Leeds folk.

Yes you are being rascist, think about it if you can.

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Brunel wrote:
Wed 04 Nov, 2020 12:58 am
@HICKLINGMICK:

I'm not being racist here but read other day that the leader of the review into all this is from a non white background,so could look at this from a different view point to normal Leeds folk.

Yes you are being rascist, think about it if you can.
Yes I did think of it before I posted.

You only have to look at say London where the mayor is non white to see whats happening in this country.

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Hi Mick You have to let things ride and say nothing, that seems to be the case in any situation now.
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"the leader of the review into all this is from a non white background, so could look at this from a different view point to normal Leeds folk."

So white is normal, and non-white is abnormal. Is that right Mick?
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