Thursday, 19 January 2012

Aint nothin but a hound dog..


Another 'looking up' find.... I have puzzled to discover the origins of this dog, perched high up on a building in Bradford's Northgate.  I was pretty sure it was a pub sign and I think I've found the answer in 'Bradford's Timeline', which says in 1893 "The Greyhound Inn, Northgate - closed".  I imagine this building was the Greyhound Inn and, although the inn closed almost 120 years ago, the faithful dog still sits waiting and watching.  What a lot of change he must have seen.

15 comments:

  1. You are observant to notice him on an old building. Thats dogs for you...forever faithful.

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  2. You're capturing some real gems, jennyfreckles.

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  3. He's lovely. I hope someone looks after him when the building's restored (or maybe even demolished). It looks in need of it.

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  4. A gem of a find indeed, well done. I have never noticed the dog before but intend to seek it out at the next opertunity.
    Coincidentally could I direct your attention to the former Baby Clinic in Wilton Street, off Morley Street, (directly opposite the Kashmir restaurant) whereone can find the most enchantingly sculpted images of a couple of infants.

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  5. I know some greyhound lovers who'd love this statue. Better not let them know where it is... ;-)

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  6. Amazing that he is still there after all this time. Great find on your part.

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  7. Siegfried - am making a mental note to look that up sometime (or look up at that!)

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  8. That's amazing that no one wanted to take him as a souvenir and he became long forgotten. So neat that you found out that info about it. ~Lili

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  9. Looking out for everyone still. A great photo!

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  10. That is a long, long and patient wait.

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  11. The building behind looks a bit "frayed at the cuff." It and the statue bring to mind the dog that refuses to leave the master's grave even to eat. Jim

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  12. He's wondering why it's taking the landlord so long to bring his dinner!

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  13. Oh, I love that dog! And yesterday's Masonic hall too!

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  14. He's lovely..such great personality too! I hope someone gives him a good home before time and the damp finally claims the building. 1893! He's so old..."He ain't nothing but a houndog!" ;))

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