In 1968, Glynis Rawe, a 17-year-old hairdresser from Burley-in-Wharfedale, beat off competitors to take home the Bradford sash of the Miss England competition held at the Mecca Locarno in only her second beauty contest.

Angry scenes erupted as protesters locked and barricaded themselves in a Bradford community centre. The chaotic scenario in 1982 was due to the turning away of several jobless dog owners who were trying to hold a training class at the Lower Grange Community Centre. With no resolution over who officially should be using the building, police were finally called in to try settle the dispute.

In 1971, first up in a series of weekly features on various sports personalities was manager, player and groundsman, Tony Leighton. Unlike other football managers, Tony was always the first to pull up his sleeves to get “whatever the job,” done.

During the 1970-71 season Bradford Park Avenue hit an acute financial crisis and had to cut down on the number of non-playing staff in addition to selling several players. One of the first positions to go was the full-time groundsman.