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Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge (1888)

A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.
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A shot of people walking on The Leeds Bridge.

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Amazing
30 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

On the main page the link to the video clip at the Leeds University website, I believe is a clip of the Traffic Crossing Leeds Bridge film, although, sadly, the website does not make this clear.

To be able to see people from nearly 120 years ago, walking and moving is quite incredible, like a window into a different age. The movement of the carriages, horses and people makes history come alive. I feel privileged to have seen it.

Take a look, this is one of the oldest moving images you are ever likely to see.

I am surprised there are no more significant links to this entry and the Roundhay film on IMDb. I think it is something to be celebrated.


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