A royal monument

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Postby cnosni » Sat 11 Feb, 2012 11:59 pm

jdbythesea wrote: I know that Her Majesty is visiting Leeds this summer as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.Has anyone heard of any plans to erect a lasting memorial to this landmark event? Given the current economic climate i tnink not,plus i would also think that she would probably dissaprove herself,taking into the same circumstances,she seems pretty tuned in ,shrewd and frugal after all.Heres an idea,why not do what they did in 77 and fill Elland Road with school kids,and let the Queen drive around the pitch in an open topped Range Rover and take a big hello from them .I was there in 77,and apart from getting a day out of class i will never ever forget the tens of thousands of kids shouting "We want the queen" over and over again.Wouldnt cost much me thinks (uh oh,forgot about chairman Bates)
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Postby jdbythesea » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 4:06 pm

cnosni wrote: jdbythesea wrote: I know that Her Majesty is visiting Leeds this summer as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.Has anyone heard of any plans to erect a lasting memorial to this landmark event? Given the current economic climate i tnink not,plus i would also think that she would probably dissaprove herself,taking into the same circumstances,she seems pretty tuned in ,shrewd and frugal after all.Heres an idea,why not do what they did in 77 and fill Elland Road with school kids,and let the Queen drive around the pitch in an open topped Range Rover and take a big hello from them .I was there in 77,and apart from getting a day out of class i will never ever forget the tens of thousands of kids shouting "We want the queen" over and over again.Wouldnt cost much me thinks (uh oh,forgot about chairman Bates) It's true that times are difficult at present but it would be sad if we were to let such an amazing milestone in our history go by without a lasting memorial: by all means let the kids cheer, light bonfires and fireworks; they'll turn out in their thousands anyway but in time those will become wonderful memories, but only memories just the same As a nation we are regularly asked to tighten our the belts but also we have to stump up for money-swallowing ideas like the London Olympics that we simply cannot afford.I don't think it is unreasonable therefore, for a city the size of ours to lead the way and show the rest. It needn't cost much. If not a monument then what about naming or renaming a thoroughfare, building, sports ground, park or something appropriate in her honour.Her Majesty deserves this at least.We did it for Nelson Mandela and he's only a politician!And before you ask, yes, I am a royalist. JD
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Postby tyke bhoy » Sun 12 Feb, 2012 6:51 pm

Cardiarms wrote: both, I think the arch was moved and Queen Vic def was. Nope the Arch was built by the owner of Beckett's Bank who also owned the Grange on what is now Leeds Met's Headingley Campus. He was under the impression that Queen Victoria would stay at the Grange when she visited Leeds to open the Town Hall. He would then escort her after dinner to the Arch which at the time had a view of Leeds.Queen Victoria had alternate arrangements for her accommodation on that visit and never got to see the arch built in her honour.Note that his is an account I have been given from an employee of Leeds Met who has done a lot of historic research about Leeds Met and particularly Beckett Park
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Postby pablo leeds » Tue 03 Apr, 2012 3:30 pm

"which at the time had a view of Leeds."trees now in the way?

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Postby Jogon » Tue 03 Apr, 2012 8:48 pm

PabloA surprise to me researching a few old places has been how much more tree cover/canopy there is.A book of old Alwoodly shows Stairfoot bridge with barely a tree in sight. Meanwood ridge Bandstand allows a distant view too.
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Re: A royal monument

Postby Ludwik » Sun 17 Feb, 2019 1:39 pm

I came across this arch while exploring Beckett park woods. It's starting to decay very slowly and being over 150 years old I'm not surprised.
I've failed to find any more information about it, except what is written on it.
A few days ago while on a walk with the ramblers association i mentioned it. And a lady claimed that it was too narrow for Queen Victoria's carriage to pass through on the headrow. So they errected the arch out of the way here in the woods. Rather than destroying it. Don't know if any of this is true.
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Re: A royal monument

Postby Ludwik » Sun 17 Feb, 2019 1:40 pm

I came across this arch while exploring Beckett park woods. It's starting to decay very slowly and being over 150 years old I'm not surprised.
I've failed to find any more information about it, except what is written on it.
A few days ago while on a walk with the ramblers association i mentioned it. And a lady claimed that it was too narrow for Queen Victoria's carriage to pass through on the headrow. So they errected the arch out of the way here in the woods. Rather than destroying it. Don't know if any of this is true.
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Re: A royal monument

Postby Ludwik » Sun 17 Feb, 2019 1:52 pm

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