23rd July 2013
Thornton’s Arcade has the wonderful Ivenhoe clock at the Lands Lane end which was made by the famous Leeds clock makers William Potts & Sons. The life size painted wooden figures were carved by Leeds mason and sculptor John Wormald Appleyard. The figures are from Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe.
From the left, Robin Hood , Friar Tuck, Richard The Lionheart and Gurth the Swineherd. The figures each have moving parts helping to strike the quarter hour.