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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.