STAINED glass windows designed by acclaimed author J.B. Priestley which have been salvaged and painstakingly restored have been unveiled at a Bradford school.

The windows were recovered from the former Bell Vue Boys School in Heaton, where Priestley was a student.

They have been wonderfully restored to their former glory, and on Wednesday were unveiled in their new home in the library at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School, which stands on the former site of Belle Vue Boys.

The window, made of 45 individual glass panels, was unveiled to students, staff, and members of J.B. Priestley's family - stepson Nicolas Hawkes and his daughter Camilla Hawkes - and the J.B. Priestley Society.

J.B. Priestley, who was born in Manningham in 1894 and died in 1984, was a student at Belle Vue Boys before going on to become one of the 20th Century's most celebrated authors and playwrights.

He is best known for his play An Inspector Calls and novel The Good Companions, as well as for his efforts in maintaining national morale during World War Two.

He was awarded the Freedom of the City in Bradford in 1973 and a statue of him stands outside the National Science and Media Museum.

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