This week’s blended picture shows Oakwood Clock just after it was moved to its present location in 1912.
As can be seen from the original picture, below, a lot has changed - the building in the background no longer stands and the clock stands proud but alone, a refuge for pipe smokers and passing pedestrians waiting for a tram perhaps.
Today, of course, it stands on one of the busiest road junctions in north east Leeds and is passed by hundreds of cars a day.
The Potts and Son Clock at Oakwood, located at the junction of Princes Avenue and Roundhay Road, originally sited in the New Market Hall of Kirkgate Market but it was moved in 1912 when the market was redeveloped.
Over the years it went from cherished landmark to a neglected eyesore.
Earlier this year, the historic landmark was officially unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun David Congreve, after being given a new lease of life in a £270,000 renovation project.
The restoration project was backed by the Oakwood Traders’ And Residents’ Association (OTRA), which spearheaded a two-year fundraising campaign.
In April this year, a time capsule was buried at the base of the clock by the first chairman of OTRA, Roger Williams. The capsule will not be opened until 2112.
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