Saturday, 22 January 2011

Wool Exchange

     This is the modern plate glass facade of the Bradford Wool Exchange building viewed from Piece Hall Yard.  The building now contains a large bookshop, coffee shop and a number of smaller businesses, wool trading ceased here in the 1960s.


  1. This lends itself well to the mono treatment. I was there the other night, at a function at The Bradford Club down that little street.

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  3. Piece Hall Yard, along with a little cobbled back street that ran from the top of Ivegate, were two of my favourite streets when I was a kid in the early 50's. Later, there was a Greek Restaurant in Piece Hall Yard, owned by Panayoitis Sendukaris (how that for memory? :-) If the National Provincial Bank still stands at the bottom of Darley Street, it, along with many banks in Bradford, has the most beautiful figured and painted ceiling. I took a series of photographs of these ceilings in the 70's along with many historical pictures of changing Bradford. Sadly they were all lost when I emigrated. Priceless memories.