An attempt was being made today to apply to a high court judge in chambers in London for an injuction against the Ministry of Housing and Local Government to halt a public inquiry which started in Bradford yesterday………
Archive for the ‘1970′s’ Category
The doors of the public opened for the first time on the 15th November 1973. Immediate impressions were warm, light and spacious, a market which in time could have its own atmosphere and could win a lot of friends into the bargain.
The new building came with 43 shops, cafes and snack bars and 142 stalls in the centre, a lot different to the one seen today. One of the first customers Mrs Irene simpson commented “I always called in the other market but this seems much more pleasant and is certainly warmer” and Mrs Elizabeth Carlin commented “there isn’t that smell in here. I think people will like this market!”.
The old Tower Clock in St James Market Bradford stopped just before christmas in anticipation of the markets closure in a few years time which will give way for a more modern complex.
Before the days of high speed travel and container lorries, the clock would run five minutes fast so buyers wouldnt miss the mornings only train back to Morecambe or Settle…..
As work began on phase one of the new Kirkgate Market the date of demoliton for the old market drew nearer, for when the new market is completed the traders will be moved in and the old market pulled down. Shoppers attempted to get the building listed as “special interest” but it could not be done “so it is to go”.
A history of Bradford Markets from our historic newspaper archive.
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