The Monk Bridge Owls and other owls

Unusual markings, logos and symbols around the city
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Postby chameleon » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 3:54 pm

Chrism wrote: There used to be an owl (not real) in the Merrion Centre, on the ledge near the old Odeon cinema. I think it was there to scare the pigeons out of the place. Remember that - wonder what scared that off then!
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Postby leedslily » Tue 09 Feb, 2010 6:23 pm

Chrism wrote: There used to be an owl (not real) in the Merrion Centre, on the ledge near the old Odeon cinema. I think it was there to scare the pigeons out of the place. There are more of those on the old post office building in City Square - pics here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leedslily/ ... 234173497/
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Postby Si » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:33 pm

Cardiarms wrote: They can be seen on prewar photos of Monk Bridge on Whitehall Road but disappeared during or after the war. Where did they go? Melted-down for the war effort? I once heard that most of the railings which were removed during the war were never used, and eventually were dumped in the Thames estuary. Is there any truth in this, or is it an urban myth?PS I remember seeing a cartoon picturing a man with a brush and pot of paint, touching up the cut-off railing stubs. A bystander is saying, "You're lucky to get your old job back after being demobbed."Well, I thought it was funny.        
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Postby chameleon » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:49 pm

Si wrote: Cardiarms wrote: They can be seen on prewar photos of Monk Bridge on Whitehall Road but disappeared during or after the war. Where did they go? Melted-down for the war effort? I once heard that most of the railings which were removed during the war were never used, and eventually were dumped in the Thames estuary. Is there any truth in this, or is it an urban myth?PS I remember seeing a cartoon picturing a man with a brush and pot of paint, touching up the cut-off railing stubs. A bystander is saying, "You're lucky to get your old job back after being demobbed."Well, I thought it was funny.         Probably over the heads of many younger folk!    

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Postby Cardiarms » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 12:52 pm

I suspect so. i heard that much of the metal being low grade was unsuitable for armaments, as was implied, but it did get used elswhere in concrete reinforcement etc.I was just thinking about old railings going up Cardigan Road this morning, although most went, a few are still around still around. A new thread and photos perhaps....
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Postby Si » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 1:07 pm

Cardiarms wrote: I suspect so. i heard that much of the metal being low grade was unsuitable for armaments, as was implied, but it did get used elswhere in concrete reinforcement etc.I was just thinking about old railings going up Cardigan Road this morning, although most went, a few are still around still around. A new thread and photos perhaps.... Good idea. Get yer camera out!Apparently, black painted railings would have been very unusual in Victorian times when they were fashionable. They were nearly all green, because they would look more like expensive verdigris bronze.
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Postby cnosni » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 8:10 pm

Phill_dvsn wrote: Si wrote: Cardiarms wrote: I've seen thread hijacks in my time but to get from Monk Bridge to Southern Californian frogs in Hollywood films, in four moves, has to be the best! ;-D Sorry about that!I'm now busy looking for owls on Leodis! My apologies! Twas my fault methinks itwas twoo
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Postby cnosni » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 8:14 pm

Si wrote: Cardiarms wrote: I suspect so. i heard that much of the metal being low grade was unsuitable for armaments, as was implied, but it did get used elswhere in concrete reinforcement etc.I was just thinking about old railings going up Cardigan Road this morning, although most went, a few are still around still around. A new thread and photos perhaps.... Good idea. Get yer camera out!Apparently, black painted railings would have been very unusual in Victorian times when they were fashionable. They were nearly all green, because they would look more like expensive verdigris bronze. It was part of a general "moral" boost.Ordinary people were encouraged to donate old pots and pans,which werent that much use but made everyone feel like they were chipping in.
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Postby Phill_dvsn » Wed 10 Feb, 2010 8:23 pm

We musn't forget the York road library mosaic owl, that comes complete with a magic genie lamp for added bonus.It has become the centre of attention regarding Leeds been the masonic capital of the world.We cleaned it up and photographed it when we looked in the library, those pictures have now found there way onto this 'Leeds occult' website half way down the page herehttp://occultleeds.blogspot.com/Other owls are featured too.Csnosi, what was the name of the guy behind this illuminati conspiracy theory lol?I forget at present. haha                 
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Postby cnosni » Thu 11 Feb, 2010 1:39 am

Phill_dvsn wrote: We musn't forget the York road library mosaic owl, that comes complete with a magic genie lamp for added bonus.It has become the centre of attention regarding Leeds been the masonic capital of the world.We cleaned it up and photographed it when we looked in the library, those pictures have now found there way onto this 'Leeds occult' website half way down the page herehttp://occultleeds.blogspot.com/Other owls are featured too.Csnosi, what was the name of the guy behind this illuminati conspiracy theory lol?I forget at present. haha                  You know my friend,and dont forget......they are watching!!!!
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