Carter''s Cafe

A Memory of Bradford

I am glad Mr Johnson has happy memories of Carter's Cafe. My father and mother, ran this for many years and I remember Mrs Johnson well. My father, and three more Carter generations were all Bradford market people. The other three generations being in the wholesale at St James's market. Somewhere, I have one old photo of some of the St James's tenants of around 1914, if anybody is interested. It was a shame that Kirkgate market was pulled down, as the iron frame was magnificent. I met my wife there in 1956, she worked in a flower stall, in the market. Many of the teenage market workers and shop workers, who in turn were based on the outside wall of the market, would go out together on Saturday night to Ashworth's Dance Hall in Manchester Road. Orange juice only allowed there, how things have changed. My father sold the cafe and moved into a jewellery stall, and from there was moved by the council into the current market. He worked there until he was 74.

A memory shared by Alan Carter , on Mar 28th, 2012.

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