A BOOK of condolence has been set up at Bradford Cathedral for people to pay their respects to Geoffrey Brindley, as tributes come in from across the world.

Various people have signed the book already, while the Telegraph & Argus has received tributes to Bradford's Jesus Man from as far afield as Malaysia, the USA and Russia.

A spokesman for the cathedral said: "Geoffrey Brindley was a man whose life had imposed itself upon the city, and we need to reflect on the goodness that he offered to Bradford."

The book of condolence will be at the cathedral until Saturday.

Michael Fryer, of San Diego, said: "More than anyone else he united Bradfordians through the simplicity of his life, through walking, smiling and waving. I'd love to see not just one but a number statues dotted around the district inscribed with the simple words, "Geoffrey Brindley, Man of the People, He Walked, He Smiled, He Waved".


Kenneth, a Bradfordian living in Malaysia, said: "It was with great sadness that I read of the death of one of Bradford's most loved characters. I personally always felt it was my lucky day when I saw him and give him a wave."

Mark, of Eccleshill but now Moscow, said: "I saw him many times throughout my childhood, we always called him Moses when we were kids.

I spoke to him many times and he was always a chirpy man and friendly to everyone."

Grahame Chapman, of Florida, said: "I remember vividly how he used to wave to me when walking up Boothtown Road in Halifax back in the 1960s. It always gave me a feeling of wellbeing and joy, I don’t know why but it did and for that I will always be grateful."