First films made in Leeds

Louis Le Prince

This is possibly the oldest bit of film it was taken in 1888, in Leeds. Louis Le Prince owned a house on the next street from us, and this film was made up the road in Roundhay.

This is what the people who lived in our house would have been wearing and it is the earliest piece of film in the world! see this trailer for a documentary The First Film all about it released in 2015.

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