I scanned this old postcard of Bradford Wool Exchange yesterday and became curious about when it was built. I eventually found an account of the opening in the Bradford Observer of 14 February 1867 which I was intending to write about at great length and in considerable depth. And then the broadband service started playing … Continue reading A Pint Of Sherry And A Good Connection To The Wool Exchange
A Mesmeric Tea Party
If you were in Bradford on New Year's Day in 1881 you could have entertained yourself by going to the Mechanic's Institute to a "Mesmeric Tea Party", courtesy of Professor Kershaw, Electrician, of Southport.
An old vintage postcard of Kirkgate Market, Bradford : a reminder of a beautiful building, now long gone.
Christmas Shopping In Bradford
We caught a bus to Bradford yesterday to do a little Christmas shopping and to look at the wonderful Victorian architecture that still lines the stone city streets. A few days ago I came across an old copy of an 1893 Yorkshire Trade Directory - before you ask, yes it was lodged up my back … Continue reading Christmas Shopping In Bradford
20 Images : The Man With The Self-Changing Gear
Advert From 1931 Pageant Of Bradford Programme My life continues to be dominated by the Herculean task of clearing the garage of thirty years of accumulated rubbish, so that a new door can be installed in ten days time. I have managed to dispose of a library's worth of books, a china shop's worth of … Continue reading 20 Images : The Man With The Self-Changing Gear