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Lidget Green maps

Historic maps of Lidget Green and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Lidget Green maps

Lidget Green photos

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Lidget Green area books

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West Yorkshire memories

Great Horton Industrial Society Ltd

We have just acquired a silver teapot with the following inscription:-
Presented to Mr L A Drake by the EMPLOYEES of the Great Horton Industrial Society Ltd February 7th 1899.
It is a beautiful antique teapot with a highly decorative surround to the central inscription. Have you any other information on this event or person ?
We are Roy & Jeanette Walker 19, Glenstrae Road Christchurch 8081 New Zealand
Email royal@xtra.co.nz

Allens Temperance Bar

Hello everyone. I have fond memories of visiting Allens in White Abbey Road, Manningham, Bradford. It would be usually while walking home from school, St Patricks on Rebecca St, or after mass at St Patrick's Church on Sedgefield Terrace. I distinctly remember it was unlike any other place I had ever been in. The large shop window would be glowing in the dark drawing you in where it was warm & quiet. It was tiny with a couple of table and chairs set on a bare floor. The walls were lined with numerous little barrels with wonderful names such as dandelion & burdock, sarsparilla etc. Behind the actual bar were beautiful hand pumps. It was run by an elderly couple who I thought were the Allens, not knowing anything about the temperance movement. I understand that there was a second Allens on Manningham Lane but I never had the chance to visit there. I would love to know if anyone had a picture of the white abbey Allens or could... Read more

Saddle Bar

Hello me again. As I have so many lovely memories of Manningham, which I could reminisce about all day, I've decided to start by concentrating on what I think were local land marks. The Saddle Bar stands out vividly in my mind. Situated on Carlisle Road opposite the Malborough Picture house, the shop incorporated a wagon into its counter complete with wheel and all the associated horse tack etc. The smells were wonderful and would drift down the street to greet you. Ham shanks, meat & potatoe pies, cheese & onion pasties, pie & peas with lashings of mint sauce. My sister and I would always visit after swimming at the Drummond Road swimming baths on a saturday morning for a glass of Tizer and just to take in what to my young eyes was the sheer fantasy setting of it all. Has anyone got a photograph they would be willing to share? It would be most appreciated.

A Wartime Symbol of Defiance - A Giant Meat Pie!

Manningham Lane c1950, Bradford
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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 inspired Priestley had been a feature in the window of Arthur Roberts’s food shop in Godwin Street for around 40 years; it actually consisted of a pie crust over an empty pie dish, which concealed a mechanism that puffed steam out of holes in the crust at intervals. During the war Priestley broadcast a series of radio talks on Sunday evening, and one day he visited Bradford just after the window of Arthur Roberts’s shop had been blown off in an air-raid. Priestley happened to wander past the bomb-damaged shop and there, in the partly boarded-up window, was the pie, still puffing away and trying to entice shoppers to come in and buy. Priestley described the scene in his next... Read more

Notes From The Frith Files.

The Alhambra c1955, Bradford
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The policeman is PC Roy Brookman.

Mumming

The Alhambra c1955, Bradford
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I used to live in College Road off Manchester Road, but I now live in Australia. I can remember going Mumming on New Years Eve, we used to dress up and go round all the Pubs in Town and also the Alhambra at the end of each show of the Pantomine and folk would give us Money and ask us to do a turn for them, good old days when kids could stay out till all hours of the night without any fears.

Happy Memories of my Grandparents

Chellow Dene 1897, Bradford
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My first memory of Chellow Dene reservoir dates back to the mid-sixties. My grandparents Jack and Betty Parkinson lived at Chellow Grange Lodge, just down the road from the reservoir, and when I visited them - my parents and I lived about 20 minutes walk away - they would often take me there. A few weeks ago I visited the area for the first time in 30 years and was pleased to find it almost unchanged, although the fountain has now disappeared!

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