A photograph of a ‘trolleybus threatened’ Leeds beauty spot is to be displayed at a London railway station, as part of an exhibition by Friends of the Earth.
Dawn Carey Jones’ picture of the monument at Woodhouse Moor has been chosen for the charity’s Big Picture promotion, to highlight what makes our world ‘amazing.’
Her shot, which features grassland under threat from the planned £250m trolleybus scheme, is to be displayed at Waterloo Station from March 24-29. Dawn’s photo will be displayed on a massive screen.
Dawn, 38, who works in reprographics and is a volunteer at Pyramid of Arts and member of Leeds Creative Timebank, said: “The part of the moor I love is at risk from the trolleybus if it gets the go-ahead. It would be completely gone. The grassed area with the crocuses would become a hard surfaced trolleybus stop, the trees would be removed and the trolleybus road would pass very close to the Henry Marsden statue. The scheme would completely ruin the moor.”
Her photograph shows moorland that would be buried under tarmac if the scheme goes ahead.
Dawn added: “I was shocked to find out that it was proposed to run a trolleybus route over Monument Moor. That’s one of the things that makes this photograph even more special to me - this year could potentially be the last time it’s possible to be in such a beautiful place so close to home, and to take such a photo.
“I’ve lived in Hyde Park or Woodhouse since 1997 and love Woodhouse Moor - including Monument Moor. I’m excited that a beautiful part of inner city Leeds, is going to be featured on the big screen and wish I could see it amongst the other pictures people have sent in about what makes our world amazing.”