Monday, 31 May 2010

Morrisons Delivery Van

This Jowett Bradford van was acquired by the Morrisons Supermarket chain in the 1980's.  It was restored using the distinctive livery of a 1940's Morrisons delivery van.  It has attended car shows and has been used for publicity purposes by the company for the past 25 years.  The Idle-Bradford branch of the supermarket stands on what was once the Jowett car factory.

Jowett Centenary - Cannon Hall

This is probably the largest ever gathering of Bradford built Jowett cars.   Some club members have travelled from as far away as Australia and New Zealand to attend this event, held at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, near Barnsley.

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Jowett Bradford

This is the radiator grille of a Jowett Bradford van.  These light vans were introduced after the Second World War and were economical to run.  Acceleration was a liesurely 0-50mph in 47.6 seconds!

Jowett Car Club Centenary Weekend

The Jowett Car Company began manufacturing their vehicles in Bradford in 1910.  The Jowett Car Club are celebrating this with a centenary weekend of activities.  This early Jowett is pictured leaving the rainy Cedar Court Hotel car park near Wakefield headed for the Peak District.

Friday, 28 May 2010

This canal towpath is popular with walkers and cyclists.  It connects the towns of Leeds, Shipley, Bingley and Keighley.  I use it twice a week myself, cycling between home and Saltaire.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

189 Miles: Wool Installation

This art installation is currently on display in the Peace Chapel of Bradford Cathedral.  It is a collection of 3 ply wool threads suspended from the ceiling.  '189 Miles: Wool Installation' is the work of Angela Wright and uses wool donated by a local wool merchant which was then spun and twisted by a Dewsbury firm.  The original 55 fleeces needed were supplied by a farm in nearby Bingley.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Business as usual

Large parts of Bradford city centre resemble building sites at the moment.  It's all part of an ambitious scheme to regenerate the town centre.  Many businesses are struggling to survive due to a fall in trade.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Subway Art

I took my car in for its annual MOT test today, so I had some time to kill and decided to walk into town.  I wanted to visit the Central Library,  but due to the roadworks and extensive 'City Centre Regeneration' I was unable to cross the road at my usual place.  I headed for the Jacobs Well roundabout and came across this scene in the subway.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Picnic in the park

Waiting for the Brass Band to play at  Roberts Park opening day, Saltaire.

Morris Dancers at Roberts Park Saltaire

This is Rainbow Morris, a Saltaire based team of female morris dancers performing at Roberts Park Saltaire in temperatures of around 28C.

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Opening Day - Roberts Park Saltaire

Today was the official opening day for the new bandstand at Roberts Park Saltaire.The original bandstand was apparently demolished during the Second World War.  This picture was taken early in the morning before the park filled up with visitors.

Friday, 21 May 2010

My first picture, the tower of Bradford Cathedral, taken earlier this month.