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Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench
Portrait Bench

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This is one of many 'portrait benches' creates by Sustrans to mark the National Cycle Route. Each comprise a wooden bench in front of a portrait silhouette, in this case three portraits with subjects chosen by the local community. The portraits are approximately life-size, laser cut in sheet steel, based on photographs. The subjects here are Beryl Burton, OBE (a champion cyclist), Nicola Adams, MBE (an Olympic boxer), and, chosen by local children, a water vole.
Title

Portrait Bench

Date

2010 or before

Medium

steel

Measurements

H 250 x W 375 x D 2 cm (E)

Accession number

LS8_PF_S001

Acquisition method

built following allocation of lottery funds to Sustrans

Work type

Street furniture

Owner

Leeds City Council

Custodian

Leeds City Council

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

2010

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

Beryl Burton OBE / 1937-1996 / Winning over 90 UK cycling championships and 7 world titles. Born in Halton & lived in Morley. / Nicola Adams MBE / Won the first ever Olympic Women's Boxing Gold / Medal at the London 2012 Games. Born & educated at East Lee

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Located at

Wetherby Road, Leeds

LS8 2LE

Located east of Roundhay St John Church, on the south side of the road, at the northern end of Wyke Beck Way.