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Jogon
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I loved this as a kid.
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1) Peter Pan statue2) Temple Newsam gardens3) No ideaTwo out of three ain't bad.

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1 - Peter Pan2 - Roundhay Park3 - Canal Gardens
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I was at Canal Gardens on February 28 2012 and on not noticing them I felt sure there used to be 2 fountains (possibly in addition to the statue but I'm unsure about that). Does anyone know when the fountains were removed, unless they were still there but I just did not see them!
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Am I correct in thinking the Pan statue used to be in the park proper, not far along from the main gate?
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It's not actually Peter Pan. It is the "Spirit of the Woods"See... as it was given a new flute recently- I'm not sure Peter Pan had a flute did he?I wonder why it is known as Peter Pan? I always knew it as that when I was younger.

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LS1 wrote: I'm not sure Peter Pan had a flute did he? Pan pipes?

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LS1Correct.The (then) Leeds Director of Parks Mr L. G. Knight found the statue on the Fulham, London premises of Crowthers - specialists in antique garden ornaments.He brought this to Roundhay Park.It proved popular as a background for photos of children trying to identify the woodland creatures (rabbits, frogs, mice + various birds) sculptured around the base by it's originator - G. W. Ashmore.Understood to have been located in from the upper entrance (N of main gates).http://tinyurl.com/d68qfu8
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Statue of little boy ....... that never grows up?

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Si wrote: LS1 wrote: I'm not sure Peter Pan had a flute did he? Pan pipes? Sibirth certificate saidPan, Peter

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