Monday, 29 April 2013

Bradford Epilepsy Action 10k

The Epilepsy Action 10k was held in Bradford yesterday, starting and finishing in Centenary Square.  The event should have been held last month but was postponed due to bad weather conditions.  The event was won by Bradford Airedale Athletic Club runner Tesfaye Debele with a time of 31 minutes and 2 seconds.

Monday, 22 April 2013

St George's Day Parade 2013

Scouts marching from Centenary Square along Market Street on their way to Bradford Cathedral for a special service to mark St Georges Day, possibly for the last time.  The event has been marshalled by the police for many years but due to financial constraints the scouts will have to pay for marshalling from their own funds from now on, which may mean there will be no parade at all next year.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Flying Scotsman Endurance Rally 2013

This event sounded incredible, a three day endurance rally starting in Hertfordshire and finishing in Scotland at the Gleneagles Hotel, traveling in pre-war cars along some of the remotest country lanes with timed sections thrown in for good measure. The participants were stopping for lunch on day two at Skipton, twenty miles west of Bradford, I couldn't resist going along. 
Over 100 vehicles were taking part in the rally with driver and navigator in period dress and some absolutely fabulous cars, like the one in the picture, a 1912 Chalmers 10 with a 7.5 litre engine.  These cars must be quite difficult to drive, very heavy steering, drum brakes, skinny tyres, driver and passenger open to the elements, nice on a sunny day, but not so nice in wind and rain. A fantastic event for participants and spectators alike.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Vaisakhi Celebrations

The annual Vaisakhi celebrations took place this weekend in Bradford.  Thousands of followers of the Sikh faith took part in a procession which called at each of the Sikh temples in the city.  The picture was taken at the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Bolling Hall Reopening

Hmm, a bit of a surreal picture, the Lord Mayor of Bradford with two visitors from the middle ages and a large blue and white bear.  It was the official reopening of Bolling Hall museum at the weekend after recent refurbishment work on the building, parts of which date back to the 1370s, and also the official opening of a small public library in one of the rooms there, which will be open during museum opening hours.  There was also a family fun day being held as part of the celebrations which explains the bear, still think the picture looks a little bizarre though.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Fair Fun At The Funfair

The weather has finally warmed after weeks of bitterly cold winds, and people have started to venture out of their houses.  Out into the garden to tidy up, to put a few plants in and maybe to cut the grass, or out for a walk in the countryside or the local park.  Lister Park was very busy today, probably because of the weather, and probably because of this visiting funfair.