What and Where

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Loiner in Cyprus
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Kirkstall Road close to where Associated Diaries used to be

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Loiner in Cyprus wrote:Kirkstall Road close to where Associated Diaries used to be
No it's in Hunslet, I do think that Sid will know
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jim
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Pearson Street?

warringtonrhino
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I went to Leeds yesterday to take photos of the place my dad worked.
The mystery picture was round the back of the site.
I would post a photo, if I remembered/knew how.

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You need to use the Full Editor Warringtonrhino. At least in this temporary site "Skin" ts accessible by the button under the quick reply box. I'm assuming you have managed to save the image to your PC in which case click on the attachments "tab" under the reply box and then the add files button that is on that tab. The default tab is Options. If the image is web hosted use the Img button above the full editor text box and insert your image URL between the tags the button generated.
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thanks for that
this is one of the photos
I assume you can guess where it is by the content.
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jim wrote:Pearson Street?
Yes Jim that's correct its The Railway Foundry (1837-1858) in a former mill on Pearson Street.

In 1838 they built six locos for the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, including the famous "Lion".

George Stephenson paid a visit to see this locomotive being built.
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https://goo.gl/maps/VJoA7KkashJ2 StreetView version. The grafitti arrived between August 14 and June this year
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All that's left of the mill and railway foundry today is a few walls

http://binged.it/1OIEefw
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My father worked at the Hunslet Engine Company from his 14th birthday until he retired.
like many of the workers sons, I was smuggled into the works to admire the locomotives under fabrication.

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