Thursday, 30 January 2014

Memorial Wall Dedication Ceremony

The Bishop of Bradford led a service of  dedication for a new memorial last Saturday.  The memorial, a wall bearing the names of thirty  men and women from the Bradford area who have given their lives while serving in the armed forces since 1947 stands in a small garden close to the existing war memorial.  The service was attended by friends and family of the fallen, local dignitaries, the Royal British Legion and quite a large crowd of the ordinary people of Bradford.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Al's Dime Bar - Open Mic Night

A New York style bar in Bradford with an irresistible combination of American style beers, cocktails and live music, that's Al's Dime Bar on North Parade.  I went along on open mic night and really enjoyed listening to some of the talented local musicians performing there, some young and some maybe not so young, a great evening out.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Fifty Years of Doctor Who Fans

The National Media Museum in Bradford is currently running an exhibition celebrating fifty years of Doctor Who fans (running till 14th Feb 2014).  I was a fan myself back in the distant past but never collected memorabilia, many people did though, and this exhibition is a collection of souvenirs loaned to the museum by members of the public.  The Cyberman outfit brought back memories for me, memories from the 1960's and an army of Cybermen invaders emerging from the London Underground, not really all that scary by todays standards but scary enough back then.  Looking back at the pictures though, late at night, my mind did begin to wander a little.  Could that suit contain a real Cyberman and could there be a plot to take over the world using the Media Museum as the Cyberman headquarters.......and where is the Doctor when you really need him?

Monday, 6 January 2014

Barristers Protest

Barristers gatherer outside of Bradford Crown Court earlier today to oppose further cuts in funding to the criminal legal aid system. The protest is part of a national campaign to highlight government funding cuts to criminal law cases, cuts which may make some cases uneconomic for barristers and solicitors to take on.