Leeds University Library

Through the Lens of Godfrey Bingley

Published Wednesday 24 April 2013

Leeds-based photographer Godfrey Bingley and assistant

Join us in recreating pictures from the past

Come along to Kirkstall Abbey on 4 May to join in and recreate your own versions of Bingley's pictures.

100 years ago this year, Godfrey Bingley, a Leeds foundry owner and industrialist, donated his photographic collection (including notebooks that detail where and when the photographs were taken) to the University of Leeds.

We've discovered that Bingley took several pictures of Kirkstall Abbey on 4 May 1888. To celebrate 125 years since they were taken, we will be attempting to recreate these photographs at the exact time Bingley took them.

Also on Saturday 4 May, the Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery will be holding Combobulate Leeds! A family-friendly workshop where you can create your own artwork from copies of Godfrey Bingley's photographs taken around Leeds. 

Read more about Godfrey Bingley's photographic collection or take a look at digitised images from the collection.