The Headrow, Leeds, LS2 8RE
In 1980, the area between Headrow House and Lewis store was converted to Dortmund Square. To celebrate the 10 years of twinning the people of Dortmund presented the people of Leeds the bronze statue, sculpted by Arthur Shulze-Engels, of the Dortmund Drayman which now stands in the square. In the Late 1980’s to mid 1990’s Leeds Sculptor Robert James White was granted special permission through his small family business The Robert James White collection consisting of family members, his wife Marion and son Anthony to reproduce monuments in miniature. The Drayman in Leeds Dortmund Square was reproduced and presented to visiting dignitaries and some years later when Leeds and Siegen were twinned Robert James White was commissioned to produce a special statue as a presentation piece to the city of Siegen. More significantly The Black Prince statue in leeds were reproduced in bronze. These were presented around the world to visiting dignitaries and to each Lord Mayor in office. Later Robert James White went on to do many other monuments and statues including one presented to HRH The Queen of the Queen trooping the Colors. The Black Prince statue was also presented to HMS Ark Royal.