HOW well do you know Bradford? This quiz, devised by Visit Bradford and Sparkling Bradford, highlights some of the good things that have happened this year.

It has been the strangest year in living memory, but there have been glimmers of good news across the Bradford district in 2020. As we celebrate the people and places that made the city sparkle in 2020, how well do you know these brilliant bits of Bradford?

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

1) Thornton arts hub South Square Centre was taken into community ownership back in January 2020. What is the village also famous for?

A) Birthplace of JB Priestley

B) Birthplace of Zayn Malik

C) Birthplace of the Bronte Sisters

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

2) In February, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway took delivery of a notorious ‘Pacer’ train to become a new attraction. Which of these has not been filmed on the historic railway?

A) Peaky Blinders

B) Brief Encounter

C)The Railway Children

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

3) “Do remember they can’t cancel the spring” said Bradford’s David Hockney, with an uplifting painting back in March. What was his brother, Paul, well known for?

A) He played for Bradford City

B) He was a Lord Mayor of Bradford

C) He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Bradford

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

4) Keighley-born fundraising legend Sir Captain Tom Moore made headlines around the world when he turned 100 in April. But which TV quiz show was he a contestant on in 1983?

A) Blankety Blank

B) The Generation Game

C) Family Fortunes

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Kamal Kaan picture by Maria Spadafora

5) May saw dozens of Bradford creatives produce new artistic works from home as part of Bradford Council’s ‘Response’ initiative, including an homage to Leeds Road by poet Kamal Kaan. Which Bradford restaurant chain started life on Leeds Road?

A) Aagrah

B) Akbars

C) Mumtaz

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

6) Bradford Literature Festival went online for 2020 in June. What is the name of the author who pens the Bradford-based Detective Harry Virdee book series?

A) David Barnett

B) A A Dhand

C) Liz Mistry

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

7) July saw the release of comedy thriller Say Your Prayers, starring Sir Derek Jacobi. The film is centred on which popular annual event?

A) Ilkley Literature Festival

B) Saltaire Festival

C) Bingley Weekender

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

8) Bradford’s North Parade had a boost in August with the opening of two independent bars - Crafted, and Boar & Fable. Which artistic Bradfordian once had a creative studio next to the street?

A) Frederick Delius

B) David Hockney

C) Branwell Bronte

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

9) Bradford Civic Society teamed up with Bradford BID to commission a series of new blue heritage plaques for some of the city’s most historic buildings in March. Who is there a statue of inside the Wool Exchange?

A) Richard Cobden

B) Titus Salt

C) Margaret McMillan

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

10) Dracula author Bram Stoker featured in a spectacular pumpkin trail in Bradford city centre back in October. Stoker was a guest at the historic Midland Hotel when which famous performer died there in 1905?

A) Henry Irving

B) William Morris

C) Harry Houdini

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

11) Bradford Cathedral was named Yorkshire’s Small Visitor Attraction of The Year in November. Which year do some parts of the building date back to?

A) 1758

B) 1458

C) 1858

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Cartwright Hall

12) Cartwright Hall art gallery opened a new exhibition this December, Being Young in Bradford: Youth Culture in the 1970s and 80s. Which member of 80s sitcom The Young Ones hails from Bradford?

A) Rik Mayall

B) Nigel Planer

C) Adrian Edmondson


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