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Leeds Bridge over the River Aire. (City Centre) (1 comment)
Colour image6th October 1999. Image shows Leeds Bridge as it spans the River Aire. It was built between 1871 and 1873 to designs by Thomas Dyne Steele of Newport. The wrought and cast iron was the work of John Butler Iron works of Stanningley. On the far left are warehouses of the Aire & Calder Navigation Canal. The white building, built in the Georgian period was where Jabez Tunnicliffe founded the Band of Hope. Also Louis Le Prince used his single lens camera in October 1888 to make the first moving pictures from a window on the second storey, the premises of ironmongers, Hick's Brothers. The short sequence shows pedestrians and traffic crossing the bridge and can be viewed on the 'Home' page of the Leodis Website. The red brick building, left of centre, is addressed as 20-22 Bridge End.
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Woodhouse Lane, B.B.C. Studios Broadcasting House (Woodhouse) (3 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View of the site of the new television studios during the demolition of old buildings prior to 1974. Broadcasting House in the centre of the image was formerly the Friends Meeting House. The buildings scheduled for demolition were numbered between 148 and 160 Woodhouse Lane. Number 148 is still standing, right, and was the surgery of Doctor's Denton and Moorhouse. Featherstone's Garage, panel beaters is visible as the low light coloured building with pitched roof, left of centre. However, the most notable of the old buildings was Number 160, already demolished. It was to the right of Blenheim Baptist Church (left) but set slightly further back and the site of the workshop of Louis Le Prince renowned for his pioneer work in Kinematography. From here he developed a single lens camera which he used to film his world famous moving picture sequence of Leeds Bridge. A plaque commemorating Louis Le Prince is on the B.B.C. studios unveiled by Sir Richard Attenborough in 1988.
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Woodhouse Lane, BBC Studios Broadcasting House (Woodhouse)
Colour image30th May 1979. View of Broadcasting House situated in Woodhouse Lane; the rear building was formerly the Friends Meeting House. In the foreground part of the new studios, opened in 1974, can be seen. Several very old buildings were demolished to make way for the new studios including the workshop of Louis Le Prince, at Number 160 Woodhouse Lane. It was here that he developed and patented the single lens camera in 1888 and went on to make his world famous sequence of moving pictures of everyday activity on Leeds Bridge.
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