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Paw Lickin’ Good

23 November, 2010

After a tasty meal, this Lion of Saltaire, Yorkshire, licks his paws clean.  Not the most attentive or threatening feline, this fellow does not seem overly concerned about his duty of protecting Victoria Hall.  I wonder what, or who, he has recently devoured.  Please provide your own pun on the name ‘Salt-aire’ and salty food.

This Lion belongs to the tradition of satiated statues, such the Lion in the Jardin des Plantes settling down for a post-meal nap.

the Author would like to thank Miss N. Bentley (no relation to E.Clerihew Bentley), a gracious hostess and well informed tour guide, for introducing her to the lovely town of Saltaire. 


Don’t let the engraving on the stone confuse you. This Lion may have been born in London, but he resides in Saltaire.

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