John Arthur Roebuck Rudge and William Friese-Greene black plaque in Bath

To perpetuate the name and memory of John Arthur Roebuck Rudge who lived for many years in the adjoining house and after numerous experiments conducted in the basement was the first Englishman to produce moving pictures by means of photographs mounted on a revolving drum

And also of his friend William Friese-Greene who had his studio at no. 9 The Corridor nearby,the inventor of commercial kinematography, being the first man to apply celluloid ribbon for this purpose.

Kinematography can thus be attributed to the labours of these two citizens of Bath where this wonderful invention undoubtedly received its birth.

William Friese-Greene (7 September 1855 – 5 May 1921) (born William Edward Green) was a British portrait photographer and prolific inventor. He is principally known as a pioneer in the field of motion pictures and is credited by some as the "inventor" of cinematography, although his work post-dates that of Louis Le Prince, who successfully shot the world's first moving pictures in Leeds in 1888.

Source: dbpedia

Local area map loading...
All plaques in Bath

Tell us what you know about John Arthur Roebuck Rudge and William Friese-Greene black plaque in Bath

BluePlaquePlaces.co.uk is a Good Stuff website.