What do Richard Whiteley, Gareth Gates, cricketer Jim Laker, the man who broke the bank at Monte Carlo and Harry Corbett, inventor of Sooty, have in common? They are all children of Bradford and they all feature in Derek Lister's collection of mini-biographies telling the stories of the city's finest, past and present. Bringing together the extraordinary lives of those who were born or lived in Bradford, this book includes sportmen, poets, musicians, actors, politicians, scientists, doctors, soldiers, clergymen, artists and novelists.
A unique pictorial history of the evolution of Bradford city centre from industrial powerhouse to a 21st century place in which to work, live and be entertained. Delving into the files of Bradford's famous newspaper, the Telegraph & Argus, this volume brings together some rarely-seen photographs of how Bradford looked in the past and the people that populated it.
Recalled are the origins and development of districts as diverse as Idle, Eccleshill, Undercliffe, Laisterdyke, Bowling, Bierley, Little and Great Horton, Lidget Green, Crossley Hall, Girlington, Manningham, Heaton, Allerton and Shipley. The authors offer a concise history of each district, but they also feature local anecdotes, myths and folklore, and remember remarkable, sometimes bizarre episodes and notable individuals who played their part in the story.