Memories of Bradford

Regal Feeling In The Early Sixties

There was an almost Regal feeling as we walked past the Alhambra, up the steps past the memorial, by the Queen Victoria statue and into the fabulous little Chester Street bus station. The buses in there were uniquely designed with attention to detail and with quality features.

A memory of Bradford by Paul Mc Evoy

Student Club And Alessio Coffee Bar

It is so nice to read all the memories of Bradford (the good old days). I went to the student club even though I wasn't a student! We would get a stamp on the wrist so we could go out to the Alessio for coffee. I worked as an hairdresser at Fould's in Manchester road and after work at the Majestic in the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by annbleazard

Bradford Chellow Dene

I remember chellow dene fondly from walking with my mum and our dog Lassie. Yes, I remember the ice cream place and water fountain. It was a place we always went to and then, when I grew up, I took my boyfriend who later became my husband and then my children went. I also remember playing in the wood with my friends, and the bluebells, and my friend and I had a secret garden in the wood, magic.

A memory of Bradford

War Memorial Gaumont Coffee Shop Toy Shop & Beatles!

I remember standing here in the cold with my dad & mum on remembrance days when I was very young. Opposite the Gaumont/Victoria Cinema there used to be a row of shops, one of these used to be a coffee bar where my aunty used to take me in the 50's; we used to meet up with her boyfriend and ...Read full memory

Happy Days!

Ohh...if there was ever a place to find peace ...it 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

A memory of Bradford

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

My Youth

I was born on the Haworth Road estate and in my childhood roamed all over the district. Chellow Dene was a particular favourite especially in winter when it froze over! Sandy Lane park was another place we visited to go on the swings and slide. Any one remember 6 days only by Heaton Woods and the nettle drink shop? Only time I ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Derek Fordham

Working In Piccadilly

In 1944 I worked at 36 Piccadilly, an electrical wholesalers (next door to the invisible menders). My duties were to deliver accessories to the electrical shops round town. Each evening there were parcels to post, the nearest post office was in Darley Street. The shortest way was by way of through the back door of ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Eric Brook

Childhood Memories

Born in Bradford in 1956, emigrated to Australia in 1969 (40 years this year). Memories of my grandma's house in Arum Street, Canturbury where I was born in her lounge room and going to church every Sunday morning in the snow. My mum and dad were both born in Bradford and still have family living there. Remember going to ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Sandra Browne

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