Filmed during the early stages of cinema, this film captures Leeds Bridge and city centre near the turn of the 20th century.
This film contains very early images of the fairground entertainment on Shipley Glen in 1912. Included are scenes of a wooden roller coaster and a broken down Helter Skelter.
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.
This early nitrate film was made by Debenham & Co. and documents the wedding of Fred Groves and Alice Rothwell on the 20th October, 1920 at St Edmund’s Church, Roundhay, Leeds. The bride, Alice, was given away by her father, John Rothwell Esq. who was a furniture dealer. And the groom, Fred Groves, was a civil servant.
This is a film of Bradford’s Town Hall Square taken in the early days of filmmaking and includes images of the crowded streets of the square.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents the first electric tram to arrive in Elland, part of the Huddersfield transport which was extended from Birchencliffe to Elland in 1914.
Made exclusively for the Central Picture House in Elland, this film features some events and local faces of Elland, a small market town in West Yorkshire. The film documents First World War Peace Celebrations which took place in July, 1919.