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Re: Cine film of Leeds city centre in the late 60s

Posted: Sun 26 Aug, 2018 2:54 pm
by Leodian
blackprince wrote:In the second short film clip [url] [url]
I was interested to see the old steam crane with its bucket grab actually working.
Also the canal basin was very busy. I have never considered Leeds as an "inland port" but maybe it was?

The camera also lingered on a square culvert emptying into the river. I am sure that SL experts will know whether this is a named stream or just a drain.
Hi blackprince :)

The culvert/drain is similar to an old drain that I understand took overflow water from the nearby graving dock (still there at Granary Wharf) and drained into the River Aire. That drain is seen in the photo below that I took on February 19 2015 (it is still on the right side bank downriver just after the footbridge over the river at the Leeds Station Southern Entrance). For photo comparison the second image below is a frame that I captured from the cine film.

Like you I found it very interesting to see the old steam crane working.
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