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Leeds City Centre in the 1950s tour


City Square

27th May 1955. Elevated view of City Square, with the circular flower bed and the statue of the Black Prince prominent. Behind is the Norwich Union Building, with Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel on the right, with scaffolding in front. On the left, the General Post Office is just visible. The statue of Edward, The Black Prince, is by Sir Thomas Brock R.A.. It is about 30 feet high. The surrounding statues of eight nymphs are allegorical representations of 'Morn' and 'Even', each repeated four times. The sculptor was Alfred Drury R.A.. The statues were erected in 1903, donated by Col. T.W. Harding (Lord Mayor from 1898 to 1899).

City Square
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