Archive for July, 2014

A Day at the Grandest of Departs!

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

By local journalist, Brogan Cope, who has kindly written for us on her experiences of the day that showed off our fantastic county to the entire world! On Saturday the 5th of July something incredible happened to Yorkshire, Le Tour De France came and grabbed the attention of thousands of people –not just from Yorkshire, […]

Continue Reading

Putting on the Bradford Ritz!

| July 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

James looks back at the history of the Ritz cinema on Broadway (later the Cannon and ABC), from its opening to its sad end and demolition. The Ritz is one of the most fondly remembered cinemas in the Bradford city centre, attracting a lot of attention from the Bradford public throughout its life. The cinema […]

Continue Reading

Plan for the Odeon is the ONE for Bradford!

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

James & Megan look at community group Bradford One’s plans for the former Odeon cinema in the city centre, currently under consideration by Bradford Council. The future of the former Odeon building in the city centre has long been a topic of discussion both inside and outside City Hall. Tragically, the plug was pulled on […]

Continue Reading

The tale of Joseph Wright: from donkey boy to don

| July 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Lisa Firth Beginning work as a lowly donkey boy at the age of six, Joseph Wright was an unlettered Thackley millhand who could barely read a newspaper until he was 15. But life changed for the young man when he started work at Salts Mill in Saltaire. With access to the free schooling Sir […]

Continue Reading