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Hicks Bros, close up of inscription on wall

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City Centre
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Leeds Library & Information Services
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LEO 5705
Hicks Bros, close up of inscription on wall
1967. View of the premises of Hicks Bros, ironmongers with the sign depicting a kettle. Part of Leeds Bridge is visible in the foreground, left. On the wall of the building is an inscription that reads : 'In 1847 at a meeting on these premises the 'Band of Hope' movement was formed, its title being suggested by the Reverend Jabez Tunnicliffe, a prominent temperance worker'. What is thought to be the earliest sequence of moving pictures showing activity on Leeds Bridge was taken in 1888 by Louis Le Prince from a second storey window in this building. He used his famous single lens camera and nowadays the event has been commemorated by Leeds Civic Trust in the form of a Blue Plaque.

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