This week’s nostalgic focus, a look back at the invaluable contribution of Bradford’s Salvation Army.

Fifty years ago, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Alderman Eddie Newby, took great pleasure in showing visitors from London’s William Booth Memorial Training College, just how the “Army” worked in a provincial city.

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Welcoming the nine cadets and two officers, he declared that the they were trying to give Bradford “a new look.” However, the task was becoming “extremely costly and seemed rather unwelcome at times.”

During the ten-day trip, the girls took time out from their busy schedule to visit various courts, hospitals and mills across the district, before ending their visit with a play, “light in the Valley.”