WHERE IN LEEDS - another teaser

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BLAKEY
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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 12:31 pm

A remarkable bit of Leeds history which, to my amazement, I only noticed myself very recently.I have a feeling though that someone will crack it fairly easily !!    Nice to see that in the olden days, even in stonework, the apostrophe is correctly used to denote that there was more than one overseer !!
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Postby uncle mick » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 2:05 pm

BLAKEY If you look at this on street view the sign is covered over so that's why you might not have seen it before EDIT - The image date on street view is October 2012    
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Postby ARGIE » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 4:58 pm

May I hazard a guess? I also have never seen the wording "overseers' office" on this building (if I'm correct, of course!) so if foxed me initially but if I've not got my wires crossed I *think* this is...(I'll be cryptic to give other posters a chance of guessing)is it opposite a place where one may borrow books and close to both a chippy and a grizzly part of Leeds history?
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Postby jonleeds » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 5:05 pm

yes I know it well, Peter Sutcliffe and Geoffry Boycott might have crossed paths right outside here.
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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 19 Aug, 2013 6:52 pm

Hmmmmmm .....the temperature around here is rising quite noticably !! Oh, and I'm really chuffed because after years of being unable to post pictures on SL I've managed to do it somehow
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Postby drapesy » Tue 20 Aug, 2013 10:29 pm

I was going to post a pic of this!! you beat me to it Blakey
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Postby BLAKEY » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 9:34 am

drapesy wrote: I was going to post a pic of this!! you beat me to it Blakey Sorry drapesy - your turn next then I must say, though, that I thought it would be guessed quickly by rather more contestants
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Postby Si » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 9:48 am

Interesting to note the use of the word "overseer" (often seen on old Census forms) as opposed to the now more common "supervisor," which I think is the literal translation in Latin for overseer!

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Postby Leodian » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 11:08 am

BLAKEY wrote: drapesy wrote: I was going to post a pic of this!! you beat me to it Blakey Sorry drapesy - your turn next then I must say, though, that I thought it would be guessed quickly by rather more contestants I don't know and am waiting keenly to find out where it is. It looks to be a recently externally cleaned building and (based on what I think the cryptic clues seem to imply) it is in the Headingley area.
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Postby jim » Wed 21 Aug, 2013 12:33 pm

"1914" surrounding "Pro Rege et Lege" crest above window above doorway?    





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