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Memories of Bradford

Great Memories.

My name is Frank Raper I was born in 1936 lived on Ravenscliffe Estate until 1961.Childhood days were great we were surrounded by woods and fields at that time their were no other estates in that area.Even though war war was raging in the 40s we were unaware of it and apart from having to take our Gas Masks to school and the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Frank Raper

Growing Up In Fitzgerald St

Oh the good old days !!! From 1938 to 1976, when we emigrated to Canada, I remember the places talked about in the other peoples memories having lived in Fitzgerald St until they tore it all down. I remember Paisley St, Grafton St, Earl St, Stirling St etc. When I was old enough to drink we used to go to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Harry Blott

Santa Busby Claus

My dad, Teddy Burke, was Santa Claus at Busby's on Manningham Lane. He was certainly popular, since in the 1950s and 1960s the crowds lined the streets when he was due to arrive on his float. When he did appear, he played Christmas carols on his trumpet before making his entrance into the grotto. What few people knew was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Edmund Burke

Collinson's Cafe And Brown, Muff & Co., The Early 1960s

As a schoolboy in the 1960s I would generally go to the city centre to lunch with my parents so as to avoid school meals. Large stores offered various dining options. Collinson's had an ensemble on the ground floor playing popular classical works. The musicians would ...Read full memory

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

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

1960s Slum Clearance And High Rise Flats In Bradford. Social Comment!

I recall my grandmother, Florence Peyton, who lived in Little Horton Lane writing a poem about the Slum Clearance and High Rise Flats Programmes of the early 1960s. The poem was published in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in the early 1960s. The Old Folks’ ...Read full memory

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

Rocking Horse

In the 1960s and early 1970s I remember visiting the outpatient dept with the beautiful rocking horse and dolls house, I always looked forward to my appointments.

A memory of Bradford by Carol Brown

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

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