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When not in his Cowper Street Studio, Edward Caldwell Spruce worked at the Burmantofts Pottery.The pottery ceased production in 1957, the year that Guy Debord et al introduced Situationist International.

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The 5th Earl Cowper owned land to the east of Chapeltown Road; in the early 1800’s he sold fifty-five acres to a London bookseller for development. Sir Walter Scott, novelist, invested heavily in this (doomed) proposed building of ‘New Leeds.’ Charles Walter Scott, tobacconist and confectioner, of 3 Chapeltown Road, Leeds died on the 3rd day of November 1927, four years previously, Sculptor, Edward Caldwell Spruce passed away, having had a studio in Cowper Street. Spruce sculpted a memorial to Sam Wilson, chairman of worsted coating manufacturers Joshua Wilson and Sons; the memorial consists of several figures, one of which, Benevolence, bears a cross and cup.

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