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Aerial view, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White image10th June 1933. Looking down on City Square across the rooftops of railway station. Old Queen's Hotel can be seen, also Mill Hill Chapel Post Office and Majestic Cinema. Black Prince Statue and War Memorial are clearly visible in City Square. Photograph first appeared in Leeds Mercury.
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Black Prince (City Centre) (5 comments)
Colour image21st September 1999 'Edward the Black Prince' (1903) by Thomas Brock. Why Edward the Black Prince should mark the city's entrance (by rail) is not immediately apparent. To commemorate Leeds's elevation from town to city in 1893 the city fathers decided to create an open civic space and the future Lord Mayor, Alderman T Walter Harding, devised and was the major benefactor of a sculptural scheme to decorate it. Major cities display their civic pride, wealth and power through symbols such as sculpture, of which the equestrian statue is one of the most potent. To take its place in the arena Leeds needed a champion. 'The Black Prince' was chosen (somewhat controversially) to symbolise chivalry, good government, patronage of the arts and education, encouragement of industry, and democratic values; the names of men from the princes era entwining the pedestal emphasise the allegory. Sir John Chandos (founder member of the Order of the Garter); Walter de Mannay (soldier); Bertram du Guesclin (military leader); Chaucer (father of English literature); Van Artevelde (encouraged Flemish weavers and dyers to visit northern England, laying the foundations of the textile industry); William of Wykham (Lord Chancellor, Bishop of Winchester, endowed Winchester College, and New College, Oxford, member of the Good Parliament). The bronze low relief panels on the pedestal show land and sea battles, evoking the Prince's heroism against France (particularly topical in the light of contemporary rivalry for Africa's gold coast). The grand bronze took 7 years to complete and had to be cast in Belgium as it was too large for any British foundry. The Black Prince was brought to City Square in Venetian style by barge from Hull along the Aire and Calder Navigation and unveiled on 16 September 1903. Although the sculptor Thomas(later Sir Thomas) Brock was criticised for 'just a touch of the stage heroics' the equestrian was an assured success and Brock went on to sculpt the national memorial to Queen Victoria in The Mall, London. Harding envisaged an equivalent for Leeds of the grand piazzas which graced the centres of the historic Italian city states. For Leeds this would be an equestrian of an heroic royal prince, namesake of the current heir to the throne, set in an illuminated diadem of figure lamps. 4 paladins of Leeds civic pride, Watt, Harrison, Hook and Priestley were added to complete the composition. During the 1960s City Square was rearranged and various elements removed' Source: Hall M, Leeds Statues Trail, Walkabout Series p4-5.
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Black Prince Monument, postcard (City Centre)
Black & White imagec1915. Postcard with a postdate of 1915 showing the Black Prince Monument situated in City Square. It was sculpted by Thomas Brock and unveiled on 16th September 1903. In the background are part of the General Post Office (left), Standard Life Assurance building (centre) and Priestley Hall (right).
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Black Prince Statue etc, multi-view postcard (City Centre)
Black & White imagec1910. Multi-view postcard with a postmark of 17th March 1910 showing five images of the city centre. In the middle is the Black Prince Statue while around the outside are (clockwise from top left) City Square, Briggate, Boar Lane and Commercial Street.
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Black Prince statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White imagec. 1930s View of the Black Prince statue in City Square. It was sculptured by Thomas Brock and unveiled on 16th September 1903. It had taken seven years to complete and was a gift to the city from Colonel Thomas Walter Harding of the Tower Works. The Standard Life Assurance Building to the left of the photograph was built in 1901. It was later demolished and rebuilt by Norwich Union in 1967 and then again demolished in 1995 to be replaced by number 1 City Square. To the right of the statue is Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel which opened on the 27th December 1848.
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Black Prince statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White imageSeptember 1903. View of the Black Prince statue just after construction was completed. The figure of the Black Prince was covered in readiness for the official unveiling ceremony which took place on 16th September 1903. It was sculptured by Thomas Brock and paid for by Colonel Thomas Harding.
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Black Prince statue, City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White image1903. View of the statue of the Black Prince under construction in City Square. It was sculptured by Thomas Brock and unveiled on September 16th 1903. It had been paid for by Colonel Thomas Harding who owned Tower Works. Colonel Harding was a keen medieval historian and had the following inscription put on the statue ' Hero of Crecy and Poitiers. The flower of England chivalry. The upholder of the rights of the people in the Good Parliament'.
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Black Prince Statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White imageOctober 1979 View of the Black Prince statue in City Square looking towards the Norwich Union building immediately behind the statue with the Post Office to the left. The Black Prince was sculptured by Thomas Brock and unveiled on 16th September 1903 on the opening of City Square. The Norwich Union building was demolished in 1995 and number 1 City Sqaure is now on the site.
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Black Prince Statue, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White imageOctober 1979 View of the Black Prince statue in City Square, a gift to the city from Colonel Thomas Walter Harding of Tower Works. The statue to the right is of Dean Hook and was given by the same benefactor. To the left is one of the eight nymphs which are allegorical representations of Morn and Even repeated four times. The buildings in the background are the Post Office building to the right and the former Majestic Cinema as this time the Top Rank.
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Black Prince Statue, City Square (City Centre)
Colour imagec1915. Colour-tinted postcard with a 1915 postmark showing the statue of Edward the Black Prince situated in the centre of City Square. Steps in the foreground are flanked on either side by the 'Morn' and 'Even' lamp statues sculpted by Alfred Drury : four pairs of these are placed around the circular walls of City Square.
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Black Prince Statue, postcard (City Centre) (2 comments)
Colour imageUndated. Colour-tinted postcard of City Square showing the statue of Edward the Black Prince in the centre. In the background are the General Post Office and Standard Life Assurance building with Park Row on the right. Infirmary Street is just seen between the two large buildings.
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Black Prince Statue, postcard (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view showing the statue of Edward the Black Prince in City Square. Sculpted in bronze by Thomas Brock, this mounted figure on top of a pedestal was unveiled at a ceremony in 1903. Panels on the sides of the pedestal depict battles on land and at sea. The Standard Life Assurance building can be seen in the background, left, while an open-top tram is on the right.
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Black Prince Statue, postcard (City Centre)
Black & White imageSeptember 1903. Postcard view of the statue of Edward the Black Prince in City Square. The card was posted on 19th September 1903, three days after the ceremony in which the statue was unveiled. A note written on the back says 'This is the best photo of the new equestrian statue'. The statue, commissioned by Alderman T. Walter Harding, was sculpted by Thomas Brock. In the background of the photo is the Standard Life Assurance Building, left, while on the right is an open-top tram.
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Black Prince Statue, postcard (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view of City Square focusing on the Black Prince statue. Sculpted by Thomas Brock, it was unveiled at the opening ceremony of City Square on 16th September 1903. Part of the General Post Office (left) and the Standard Life buildings (right) can be seen in the background.
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Black Prince, City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Side view of the Black Prince statue surrounded by the smaller statues of 'morn' and 'even. Behind the Black Prince on the left is Priestley Hall and on the right Mill Hill Chapel. In the background a sign is visible for The Ocean Accident & Guarantee Corporation Ltd. at number 1 Royal Exchange Buildings. This company was there from the 1930s - until at least the 1960s. The image is thought to be post-war - from between the late 1940s and mid 1950s. The edges of the flight of steps leading up to the statue of The Black Prince still have the white markings made for pedestrian safety in the blackout hours during the Second World War.
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Black Prince, City Square (City Centre) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated, Side view of the Black Prince statue sculpted by Thomas Brock. It was unveiled on September 16th 1903 and the inscription reads 'Hero of Crecy and Poitiers'. The flower of England chivalry, the upholder of the rights of the people in the Good Parliament.' On the left behind the statue is the Norwich Union Insurance building and in the right Priestley Hall. Also on the right can be seen tram stops.
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Black Prince, City Square (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. View of the Black Prince statue in City Square, showing Royal Exchange House on the right. The dated 1966 building was renovated to become the 186 roomed Park Plaza Hotel in 2004. Mill Hill Chapel is visible in the background, left, behind the red double decker bus. photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Black Prince, City Square (City Centre)
Colour imageUndated. An unusual view of the bronze statue of the Black Prince in City Square, taken from beneath. Photograph courtesy of Stephen Howden.
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Black Prince, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White imageSeptember 1966. Image shows the statue of the Black Prince in City Square with the Portland Stone Queen's Hotel in the background.
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Black Prince, City Square (City Centre)
Black & White imageUndated. Postcard view of City Square showing the mounted statue of Edward the Black Prince prominent in the centre. It was sculpted by Thomas Brock and unveiled in 1903. Also visible are two of Alfred Drury's 'Morn' and 'Even' nymphs, also dating from 1903.
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