In 1897, Bradford photographer and inventor Richard J Appleton, keen to demonstrate the abilities of his new Cieroscope, decided to set himself a daring challenge: to film the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee procession in London and screen it for an audience in Bradford the very same day. The ambitious plan turned out to be a success, and an estimated 250,000 spectators are reported to have seen the films projected outside the Bradford Argus building throughout the week.

Unfortunately, the film is now lost.