WHO remembers browsing at Power's bookstall in the old Kirkgate Market?

Pictured here in 1967, the stall was popular with customers at the much-loved, and much-missed market - which was demolished 50 years ago.

The market was on located a site that had been the retail hub of Bradford from when the city first began to develop. In 1705 it was occupied by Manor Hall and later became a market place. Kirkgate Market was built in 1872, designed by Lockwood and Mawson.

The century-old market was demolished in 1973, despite impassioned protests. There were protests and petitions to try and save the building.

On Monday November 5, 1973 the T&A reported that 33 people had been arrested after an afternoon of demonstrations.

Police reinforcements were called, and demonstrators were led out and bundled into vans as crowds jeered at police officers. The secretary of the action group told the T&A the protestors were trying to immobilise public opinion against the way the market had been condemned.

It was the end of an era of retail in the city.