Archive for January, 2014

The Legend of the Black Castle

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

In the Domesday book of 1086, the area we call Bradford was described as wasteland after the Normans had burned it down. It was said to be worth just £4! Bradford had less than 1000 people at the time of the Norman Conquest. A man of Norse descent named Gamel was the biggest land owner. In 1070, the people of […]

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Paving the way for affordable crafting

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tuliptoppers, Shipley’s leading independent crafting shop, has been established for over 8 years and in that time has covered a wide variety of craft – always trying to keep up with the latest trends and in some cases inventing them. Proprietor, Meryle Holland, started out appearing on TV crafting channels but quickly moved in to […]

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The tale of the Bradford Boar

| January 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The boar has long been associated with the city of Bradford since medieval times. The crest of the City of Bradford depicts it. But why has it been? It all begins with a story from the 1300’s relating to a menacing boar and a heroic huntsman who saved the city from it. Here is an […]

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