The Telegraph & Argus celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and in honour of the occasion we are printing a story from our archives every day for 150 days.

Today we look at the Telegraph & Argus Friday September 20, 1968: Demolition had started at the former Bridge Street railway goods yard, even though Bradford Corporation had made no final decisions as to a future use for the site. All the buildings had to come down including the big red brick wool warehouse, which still bore the name of the old Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway.

According to Acting City Engineer Mr C. R. Atkinson, the demolition was necessary, whatever the future of the site, as the buildings were becoming dangerous. Empty buildings soon deteriorated and were sometimes used by tramps. Some floorboards had disappeared, so there was a possible danger to youngsters if they wandered in.

Opened in May 1850, at its peak the depot was handling 2,500 tons of freight a week, before closing in 1962, bringing an end to the 112-year business. The site later became part of the eight-acre £16.2m Transport Interchange, which was fully completed in 1977.