What’s your top hidden Bradford treasure?

Sarah Howsen

Sarah Howsen

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

The organisation with the job of attracting visitors to Bradford is asking for help from the people who know the area best – its residents.

Visit Bradford, the marketing office for the city and its surroundings, is to produce a promotional video to lure visitors.

It wants to tap into the insider knowledge residents have of the hidden treasures, sights and sounds which when featured on video will make the city a must-visit destination.

The video will be used on Visit Bradford’s websites and across social media.

Sarah Howsen, senior tourism development officer at Visit Bradford, said: “Not only does Bradford and the surrounding district have so much to offer visitors, it is also full of local people who are passionate about the place where they live.

“What better way to attract people to the region than by seeing and hearing what we have to offer visitors directly from the people who live and breathe the area each and every day of their lives?

“Local people are being asked to submit pictures of their favourite places, things to do, and sights to see in the area via e-mail or Twitter. It could be anything from a family picture outside the Alhambra to an image of a couple sharing a picnic in the grounds of Cliffe Castle.”

Those with ideas are asked to submit pictures of their favourite places, activities or sights.

“Everyone at Visit Bradford is excited to see all of the different photo submissions. It’s a great chance for local people to reminisce about special times they have enjoyed in and around Bradford, as well as sharing their experience with others who may also want to visit the area,” she said.

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Bradford Council’s executive member for Employment, Skills and Culture, said: “I see fantastic images of Bradford posted on Facebook and Twitter so I know there’s some great material and expertise out there among Bradford residents.

“I hope they’ll hear this appeal and contribute to this important piece of marketing material for the district.”

Appropriate images will be added to Visit Bradford’s Pinterest board, with a number of pictures then making it into the film.

Photo submissions can be sent to bradfordphotographs@gmail.com or via Twitter using the hashtag #BradfordPics. The closing date for submissions is Friday, June 6.

Visit visitbradford.com for more information.

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8:29am Mon 2 Jun 14

collos25 says...

They have pulled down most of the trearures,why on earth anybody would want to risk coming to Bradford is anybody's guess.
They have pulled down most of the trearures,why on earth anybody would want to risk coming to Bradford is anybody's guess. collos25
  • Score: -1

9:27am Mon 2 Jun 14

thatsnotmyname says...

Asking others to do their job?
Asking others to do their job? thatsnotmyname
  • Score: 7

10:30am Mon 2 Jun 14

Here today says...

Best attraction in Bradford?? The roadsign pointing to the M62 and far far away.
Best attraction in Bradford?? The roadsign pointing to the M62 and far far away. Here today
  • Score: 3

10:45am Mon 2 Jun 14

They only do damage! says...

Still looking!!.
Still looking!!. They only do damage!
  • Score: 1

10:55am Mon 2 Jun 14

Albion. says...

I trod in it this morning!
I trod in it this morning! Albion.
  • Score: 6

11:17am Mon 2 Jun 14

alive and awake says...

Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them.
The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses.
Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags.
Photography Museum, allowed to become run down.
Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be.
Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open.
The Odeon, say no more.
All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed
Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane
**** and Bottle Church Bank.
and on and on and on.
So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals?
When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?
Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them. The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses. Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags. Photography Museum, allowed to become run down. Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be. Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open. The Odeon, say no more. All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane **** and Bottle Church Bank. and on and on and on. So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals? When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford? alive and awake
  • Score: 18

1:27pm Mon 2 Jun 14

northern pig says...

alive and awake wrote:
Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them.
The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses.
Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags.
Photography Museum, allowed to become run down.
Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be.
Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open.
The Odeon, say no more.
All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed
Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane
**** and Bottle Church Bank.
and on and on and on.
So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals?
When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?
There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.
[quote][p][bold]alive and awake[/bold] wrote: Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them. The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses. Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags. Photography Museum, allowed to become run down. Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be. Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open. The Odeon, say no more. All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane **** and Bottle Church Bank. and on and on and on. So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals? When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?[/p][/quote]There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull. northern pig
  • Score: 4

1:41pm Mon 2 Jun 14

basil fawlty says...

Saltaire is a big attraction but visitors shouldn't overlook the walk through Roberts Park to nearby Shipley Glen and the tramway which both can add a lot to a family day out in Saltaire. Just a shame that the old fairground was destroyed by fastbuck developers.
Saltaire is a big attraction but visitors shouldn't overlook the walk through Roberts Park to nearby Shipley Glen and the tramway which both can add a lot to a family day out in Saltaire. Just a shame that the old fairground was destroyed by fastbuck developers. basil fawlty
  • Score: 5

3:32pm Mon 2 Jun 14

octyvrs says...

northern pig wrote:
alive and awake wrote:
Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them.
The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses.
Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags.
Photography Museum, allowed to become run down.
Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be.
Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open.
The Odeon, say no more.
All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed
Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane
**** and Bottle Church Bank.
and on and on and on.
So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals?
When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?
There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.
I for one found your post spot on. The four asterix in the place of **** was clearly a work of satire, I got it, I suspect "most" other folks did too even though someone felt the need to point it out. Well done! I say.
[quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alive and awake[/bold] wrote: Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them. The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses. Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags. Photography Museum, allowed to become run down. Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be. Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open. The Odeon, say no more. All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane **** and Bottle Church Bank. and on and on and on. So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals? When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?[/p][/quote]There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.[/p][/quote]I for one found your post spot on. The four asterix in the place of **** was clearly a work of satire, I got it, I suspect "most" other folks did too even though someone felt the need to point it out. Well done! I say. octyvrs
  • Score: 2

3:36pm Mon 2 Jun 14

octyvrs says...

octyvrs wrote:
northern pig wrote:
alive and awake wrote:
Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them.
The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses.
Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags.
Photography Museum, allowed to become run down.
Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be.
Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open.
The Odeon, say no more.
All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed
Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane
**** and Bottle Church Bank.
and on and on and on.
So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals?
When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?
There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.
I for one found your post spot on. The four asterix in the place of **** was clearly a work of satire, I got it, I suspect "most" other folks did too even though someone felt the need to point it out. Well done! I say.
Update: having just posted a comment regarding the use of the four asterix I need to point out that the T&A's own censoring software probably inserted the asterix assuming a swear word was about to be used. Just a thought.
[quote][p][bold]octyvrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alive and awake[/bold] wrote: Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them. The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses. Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags. Photography Museum, allowed to become run down. Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be. Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open. The Odeon, say no more. All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane **** and Bottle Church Bank. and on and on and on. So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals? When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?[/p][/quote]There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.[/p][/quote]I for one found your post spot on. The four asterix in the place of **** was clearly a work of satire, I got it, I suspect "most" other folks did too even though someone felt the need to point it out. Well done! I say.[/p][/quote]Update: having just posted a comment regarding the use of the four asterix I need to point out that the T&A's own censoring software probably inserted the asterix assuming a swear word was about to be used. Just a thought. octyvrs
  • Score: 2

4:37pm Mon 2 Jun 14

AndyWineHands says...

This is a bit funny really that visit bradford are running 'a campaign' to have your photo added to their pinterest board? Seems pointless when you can just create your own pinterest board or submit pictures to the popular 'one weekend in bradford' twitter hashtag or bradford hour or to the website hiddenbradford. Whoever is at Visit Bradford is a bit behind the times on the old social media and it's slightly embarrassing that local people are already doing her job for her for free in their spare time, she doesn't need to run a bit of a 'school project' campaign to encourage the few die hard Bradford supporters already promoting their home town daily.
This is a bit funny really that visit bradford are running 'a campaign' to have your photo added to their pinterest board? Seems pointless when you can just create your own pinterest board or submit pictures to the popular 'one weekend in bradford' twitter hashtag or bradford hour or to the website hiddenbradford. Whoever is at Visit Bradford is a bit behind the times on the old social media and it's slightly embarrassing that local people are already doing her job for her for free in their spare time, she doesn't need to run a bit of a 'school project' campaign to encourage the few die hard Bradford supporters already promoting their home town daily. AndyWineHands
  • Score: 4

4:50pm Mon 2 Jun 14

northern pig says...

octyvrs wrote:
octyvrs wrote:
northern pig wrote:
alive and awake wrote:
Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them.
The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses.
Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags.
Photography Museum, allowed to become run down.
Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be.
Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open.
The Odeon, say no more.
All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed
Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane
**** and Bottle Church Bank.
and on and on and on.
So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals?
When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?
There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.
I for one found your post spot on. The four asterix in the place of **** was clearly a work of satire, I got it, I suspect "most" other folks did too even though someone felt the need to point it out. Well done! I say.
Update: having just posted a comment regarding the use of the four asterix I need to point out that the T&A's own censoring software probably inserted the asterix assuming a swear word was about to be used. Just a thought.
You are absolutely right,i was gobsmacked when i posted the pub sign explanation and found it censored,thats computer technology for you.Just goes to prove it's not perfect.
[quote][p][bold]octyvrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]octyvrs[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northern pig[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alive and awake[/bold] wrote: Bradford has many treasures, but the Council has done it's best to devalue them. The Industrial Museum, lost the heavy horses. Bolling Hall, thieves were allowed to steal the stone flags. Photography Museum, allowed to become run down. Cartwright Hall, not a patch what it used to be. Windsor Baths, should have been looked after and kept open. The Odeon, say no more. All the wonderful buildings that have been destroyed Royal Standard Pub Manningham Lane **** and Bottle Church Bank. and on and on and on. So has someone from out of town been given a job, and is trying to pick the brains of the locals? When did Bradford Council ever listen to the people of Bradford?[/p][/quote]There is no need to delete the word'****' as in the pub sign eg **** and Bottle. in the historical context it means the pub sold draught and bottled ale.The word **** meant ' tap' where the beer was dispensed into the glass through the hand pull.[/p][/quote]I for one found your post spot on. The four asterix in the place of **** was clearly a work of satire, I got it, I suspect "most" other folks did too even though someone felt the need to point it out. Well done! I say.[/p][/quote]Update: having just posted a comment regarding the use of the four asterix I need to point out that the T&A's own censoring software probably inserted the asterix assuming a swear word was about to be used. Just a thought.[/p][/quote]You are absolutely right,i was gobsmacked when i posted the pub sign explanation and found it censored,thats computer technology for you.Just goes to prove it's not perfect. northern pig
  • Score: 4

9:27pm Mon 2 Jun 14

Here today says...

I vote for the dole office on manningham lane, it attracts people from all over the world
I vote for the dole office on manningham lane, it attracts people from all over the world Here today
  • Score: 0

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