Film ID:
YFA 1730

LEEDS

1888

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Description

In 1888 Louis Le Prince made a pioneering film recording of traffic on Leeds Bridge from an upstairs window of No 19 Bridge End, then Hicks the Ironmongers.  This is a print of the second earliest surviving moving image, made shortly after Le Prince made 'Roundhay Garden Scene' on 14 October, 1888.

The film shows horse drawn carts and pedestrians crossing Leeds Bridge on the River Aire.