Bradford, Towards Town Hall Square c.1950

Bradford, Towards Town Hall Square c.1950

Neg. B173028


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This view shows the square just before the abandonment of the tramway system. In the background a trolleybus is about to pass a tram as it heads towards the Town Hall. Like the electric tramcar, the trolleybus drew its power from overhead and did not require rails. In 1911, a joint scheme between Leeds and Bradford saw the inauguration of Britain's first trolleybus service.

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The Roxy

Saturday mornings at The Roxy, Barkerend Road, Bradford were a magical event in the lives of 8 year olds plus in the 1950's. The film breaking down which it did every week to the sounds of a hundred kids stamping and yelling and booing. It's a wonder the cameran didn't go to an early grave through sheer "stress".....which was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Diane Leytham

Happy Days!

Ohh...if there was ever a place to find peace was/is Chellow Dene. I was born at St. Lukes hospital in 1967. We lived on Manningham Drive until I was about five ...then moved to the new Dale Croft Estate on Sandy Lane and our house backed on to the quarry view. I had a west Highland Terrier called Tina and we spent so many ...Read full memory

Dog Walks

I remember walking our dogs Bradley and Monty here. It was always beautiful. We now live in Australia and Brad came with us. He passed away peacefully in 2011. Monty stayed at home and also had a long life. Bitter sweet memories

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A Wartime Symbol Of Defiance A Giant Meat Pie!

One of Bradford’s famous literary sons was the author and playwright J B Priestley, who was born in Mannheim Road, Bradford, on 13 September 1894. J B Priestley provided Britain with a rather strange morale-boosting symbol during the Second World War – a meat and potato pie. The pie which ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Julia Skinner
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