A FESTIVAL that was held for the first time since 1825 earlier this year will return in February.

St Blaise Wool Festival re-started after a 194 wait when it was held at Bradford Industrial Museum this year, attracting large crowds.

But the wait until the next festival won’t be anywhere near as long, as it has been announced the festival will return in 2020.

St Blaise is the patron saint of wool combers and was a bishop and physician in historical Armenia in the 4th century.

The Feast of St Blaise is celebrated by the Latin Church on February 3, and with Bradford’s links to the wool industry St Blaise was a significant figure.

The festival was re-started thanks to the efforts of Bradford resident Glyn Watkins.

It has been announced that the event will this year be held in the museum on Sunday February 2.