What & Where? #09

How well do you know Leeds?
munki
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Postby munki » Sat 31 Mar, 2007 2:14 pm

Right - take your time over this one, & don't answer only part of the question...What is this architectural feature of Leeds, taken up close & out of context?Where is it?Who erected it, & what occasion was it erected to mark?If you would like to submit a photograph for the competition, please don't post it direct to the site. Send it to us at [email protected] & we will post it up once #09 has been guessed.
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Postby Phill_d » Mon 02 Apr, 2007 12:18 pm

Ok dokey. I believe the out of context object to be a grade2 listed statue in Holbeck cemetry looking towards the engine shed that commerates Henry Rowland Marsden born 1823 & the lord mayor of Leeds from 1873-1874. a generous benefactor & inventer of a stone crusher! with 5 children who all died in 1865. If thats wrong then i'm throwing my rattle out of the pram!!!!!
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Postby munki » Mon 02 Apr, 2007 12:56 pm

Oh dear. I hope you're not going to miss that rattle too much!A lot of detail for a completely wrong answer. Sorry, Phil!
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Postby Phill_d » Tue 03 Apr, 2007 2:12 pm

GRRRRR! :-/
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Postby AliceCake » Tue 03 Apr, 2007 2:25 pm

I think this might be in Armley Cemetry on Green Lane... I can't find any info on it though, and my days of hanging around Armley are well and truly over! x
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Postby munki » Tue 03 Apr, 2007 2:41 pm

Closer...
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Postby Phill_d » Tue 03 Apr, 2007 3:38 pm

Oh dear this will please my mate M :-) The fountain object was erected by William Henry Gott of Armley house in 1897 to commerate Queen Vics diamond jubilee in Armley Gotts park. (It doesn't work anymore either)
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Postby munki » Tue 03 Apr, 2007 3:42 pm

Well done AGAIN, Phil.
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Postby Phill_d » Tue 03 Apr, 2007 3:44 pm

Bonus points for the added pic maybe? :-) I guessed not!!!!
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