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Bradford is a beautiful city is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire in the foothills of the Pennine mountains.

The name Bradford is derived from the Old English brad and ford the broad ford which referred to a crossing of the Bradford Beck at Church Bank below the site of Bradford Cathedral, around which a settlement grew in Saxon times. By the middle ages Bradford, had become a small town centred on Kirkgate, Westgate and Ivegate. In 1316 there is mention of a fulling mill, a soke mill where all the manor corn was milled and a market. During the Wars of the Roses the inhabitants sided with House of Lancaster. Edward IV granted the right to hold two annual fairs and from this time the town began to prosper. In the reign of Henry VIII the city exceeded Leeds as a manufacturing centre. Bradford grew slowly over the next two-hundred years as the woollen trade gained in prominence.

Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford was an integral part of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the earliest industrialised settlements, rapidly becoming the ‘wool capital of the world’. The area's access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; Bradford has a large amount of listed Victorian architecture including the grand Italianate City Hall. The textile sector in Bradford fell into decline from the mid-20th century.

Since this time, Bradford has emerged as a tourist destination, becoming the first UNESCO City of Film with attractions such as the National Science and Media Museum, Bradford City Park, the Alhambra theatre and Cartwright Hall. Bradford's oldest building is the cathedral, which for most of its life was a parish church. Few other Medieval buildings have survived apart from Bolling Hall, which has been preserved as a museum. Bradford's main art gallery is housed in the grand Edwardian Cartwright Hall in Lister Park.

The National Science and Media Museum celebrates cinema and movies, and is the most visited museum outside London. It contains an Imax cinema, the Cubby Broccoli Cinema, and the Pictureville Cinema. Also in the city is The St George's Hall - a grand concert hall dating from 1853 making it the oldest concert hall in Britain and the third oldest in the whole of Europe. The Alhambra theatre was built in 1914 for theatre impresario Frank Laidler, and later owned by the Moss Empire group. The theatre was refurbished in 1986.

Within the city district there are 37 parks and gardens including Lister Park, with its boating lake and Mughal Water Gardens, was voted Britain's Best Park for 2006. Bowling Park in East Bowling is the site of the annual Bradford Carnival celebrating local African and Caribbean culture. Bradford City Park, now home to the Bradford Festival which includes the Mela.

A number of famous faces also come from Bradford, including Andrew Lee-Potts, Natalie Anderson, Ricky Wilson, Jennifer Metcalfe, Kimberley Walsh and Gareth Gates.

Maintenance Engineer - Nights

Manufacturing Futures - Bradford UK - 18/09/2018

Manufacturing futures are looking to appoint a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer working a permanent night shift (10pm 6am) for a leading tier two manufacturing business. Manufacturing...

ARCHIVES ASSISTANT

REED - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Are you an experienced Archivesa Assistant looking for a new challenge?If so I am happy to announce I am currently working on an exciting...

Marketing & Events Officer

JV Recruitment Ltd - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Our client is a leading professional services company and they have a requirement for an experienced Marketing & Events Officer.  This would be a...

Telehandler Driver

Linsco Limited - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Linsco Recruitment require a Telehandler operative in Bradford for an immediate start. Requirements for the position are: A valid CPCS/NPORS licencePrevious experience operating the...

Math Teacher

Rotherwood Recruitment - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Rotherwood Teachers are seeking a Maths Teacher for a long term role starting in SeptemberYou must be a dynamic, innovative and skilful Maths Teacher...

Import/Export Key Account Manager

Xcel Recruit - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Our client, a busy freight forwarder, is now seeking a Key Account Manager to join their team. Duties: You will manage and actively seek...

Nutritional Coach

SSF-Simple Nutrition - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Health/Weight Loss/Nutritional CoachAverage earning £10,000 - £50,000 Depending on commitment and client listBonuses are also availableWork And Earn Qualifications In...

Key Stage 2 -Year 6 Teacher - Bradford

Academics - Bradford UK - 17/09/2018

Key Stage 2 - Year 6 Teacher - Bradford A vacancy has arisen at a Catholic primary school in Bradford who are seeking a...

Purchase Ledger Clerk

Page Personnel Finance - Bradford UK - 13/09/2018

Page Personnel are currently recruiting for a FMCG business who are based in Bradford who have an opening for a Purchase Ledger Clerk to...

Archives Assistant

The Works Recruitment Ltd - Bradford UK - 13/09/2018

Our well-loved client is looking for a talented ARCHIVES ASSISTANT to join their Admin team in their BRADFORD office. Apply now without delay if...

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