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Bradford, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bradford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Edmund Burke

1947 Child Patient

The memories of this then hospital has remained with me 64 years. I survived a very serious kidney operation. At the time I dont' think a young child had ever survived. The ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Barbara Ann White Nee Cooper

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Diane Leytham