1925 - 1949

Bradford Timeline

1975 - 1999

1950
Events Fire Canal Road/Forster Square  - YMCA (8/6)
Last tram service - car 104 (6/5)
Bingley Coumcil proposes by-pass
Jowett Cars - Jupiter sports car 
The Park, Harrogate Road - community centre (12/6)
Cliffe Castle donated to Keighley by Sir Bracewell Smith
Lord Mayor - Alton Ward
New Victoria cinema changed name to Gaumont
Coal seam exposed in Tyersal Lane
Rugby League in schools - 12 month trial
Wool Record & Textile World Magazine
Bradford City 19 (D3) - Avenue 22R (D2) - Northern 21 (RL)
National Petrol rationing ended (26/5)
Soap rationing ended (9/9)
Klaus Fuchs found guilty of spying
Link between cigarettes and cancer established
Timothy Evans hanged for murder (9/3)
England beaten by USA in World Cup (28/6) (Wikipedia)
Edgar Rice Burroughs died (19/3)
Legal Aid introduced
Coronation Stone stolen from Westminster (31/12)
George Bernard Shaw died (2/11)
George Orwell died (21/1)
Princess Anne born (15/8)
Ark Royal launched (4/5)
Proposal to charge 1 shilling for prescriptions
International India became a republic (26/1)
Vaslav Nijinsky died (8/4)
Korean War started {1953}
 
Sport FA - Arsenal (Liverpool)
WC - Uruguay (Brazil) - Brazil
RLCC - Warrington (Widnes)

1st - Portsmouth (Wolverhampton)
RL - Wigan (Huddersfield)
RL - Wigan (Huddersfield) - playoffs
F1 - Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo)
Firsts Gas turbine powered car - Rover
Kidney transplant - Chicago (17/6)
Farnborough Air Show (7/7)
J Sainsbury self-service store
Xerox copy machine invented
F1 race - Silverstone (13/5)
Arts/Media Educating Archie - BBC radio (06/06)
The Archers - BBC radio (Midland Region) (Pilot)
Andy Pandy - BBC childrens tv (11/7)
Cinderella (Disney)
The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
Treasure Island - Walt Disney
Eagle - comic (14/4)
 

1951
Architecture Ravenscliffe Infants school  Bridge across River Aire, Myrtle Park, Bingley (8/6) 
Events Population 292,405
Festival of Sport - Cooperative Hall (2/3)
Bentlet Street wool warehouse fire
Market Rights and Leasehold purchased by Corporation (20/3)
700th Anniversary of Markets Charter [Yorkshire Film Archive]
Holme Moss television transmitter
Lord Mayor - Horace Hird
Bowling Junction station closed (3/12)
Floodlit game at Odsal - first outside London (24/10)
Price of Telegraph & Argus increased to 2d (7/5)
Bradford City 7 (D3) - Avenue 6 (D3) - Northern 14 (RL)
Peak District - first National Park (17/4)
National PM - Winston Churchill - Con {1955}
Burgess & Maclean escaped to Russia
Ivor Novello died (6/3)
Pension payable at 60/65 - proposal was 65/70
Festival of Britain (3/5)
Nationalisation of railways (1/1)
Coronation Stone found at Forfar
 
International Suez Canal Zone seized by British troops
Egypt rejects peace treaty with Britain 
Korea captured by communists

Sport FA - Newcastle United (Blackpool)
RLCC - Wigan (Barrow)

 
1st - Tottenham (Manchester United)
RL - Warrington (Wigan)
RL - Workington (Warrington) - playoffs
F1 - Juan Manuel Fangio (Alfa Romeo)
Firsts Zebra pedestrian crossings
United Nations building, New York (9/1)
Hydrogen bomb test - USA, Pacific Ocean (12/5)
 
Arts/Media First Party Political Broadcast (15/10)
The Archers - BBC radio (National) (1/1)
Showboat
The Goon Show (Crazy People)
(28/5)
Deutsche Grammaphon - 33rpm record
Alice in Wonderland - Walt Disney 
An American In Paris
 
Products Bounty chocolate bar
 
Ford Zephyr/Zodiac Mk 1 (external link)
Ford Console Mk 1 (external link)

1952
Architecture Buttershaw Infants school
Clayton Infants school 
Margaret McMillan foundation stone
Brookfield school  
Events Zebra crossing in Town Hall Square
Empire cinema closed (25/1)
Dudley Hill station closed (7/4)
Bradford City Manager - Albert Harris {1952}
Odsal Top roundabout
Bradford Northern win RL title
Lord Mayor - John Shee
Horton Park station closed (15/9)
St Dunstans station closed (15/9)
Cinemas & Theatres (15/2)
Bradford City Manager - Ivor Powell {1955}
Bradford City 15 (D3) - Avenue 8 (D3) - Northern 1 (RL)
National King George VI died  (6/2)
Princess Elizabeth proclaimed as Queen (6/2)
Queen Elizabeth II returns from Kenya (7/2)
Queen Elizabeth II publicly proclaimed (8/2)
Funeral of King George VI (15/2)
Myxomatosis introduced to destroy rabbits
Identity cards abolished (21/2)
Flying Enterprise sinks off Falmouth (10/1)
Tea rationing ends (3/10)
Clean Air Act
John Cobb died attempting water speed record (29/9)
 
International Kenya - State of Emergency - Mau Mau
King Farouk of Egypt abdicated (26/7) 
British Atomic bomb test in Australia (3/10)
Eva Peron died (26/7)
Sport FA - Newcastle United (Arsenal)
RLCC - Workington (Featherstone)
Olympic Games (15th) - Helsinki, Finland
 
1st - Manchester United (Tottenham)
RL - Bradford Northern (Wigan)
RL - Wigan (Bradford Northern) - playoffs
F1 - Alberto Ascari (Ferrari)
Firsts Miss World contest
Bristol Britannia aircraft maiden flight (16/8)
Adidas used at Olympics (Helsinki)
Comet - scheduled flight (2/5)
Arts/Media Mousetrap - Agatha Christie opened (25/11)
MAD magazine
New Musical Express (NME) - music paper
Singing In The Rain 
Sooty tv show
Diary of Anne Frank -
USA Breakfast tv [NBC] (14/1)
 
Products Mr Potato Head - Hasbro
Airfix construction set - Golden Hind
Scalextric 
Matchbox cars - Jack Odell
Weber "kettle" barbecue

1953
Architecture Springfield, Duckworth Lane - Children's Home (11/2)   
Events St George's Hall re-opened (30/9) (Flickr)
Jowett cars into liquidation
Train crash - Forster Square -1 died
Wardley 20 year Development Plan (?/9)
David Hockney attended School of Art
First cross city bus service
School crossing (Lollipop) service
Lord Mayor - Angus Crowther
Baildon station closed (5/1)
Wyke station closed (21/9)
Birkenshaw station closed (5/10)
Julie Andrews, Alhambra (30/6)
Frankie Laine, Gaumont (19/10)
Bradford City 16 (D3) - Avenue 7 (D3) - Northern 3 (RL)
National Queen Elizabeth II coronation (2/6) (Flickr)
Queen Mary died (24/3)
Royal yacht Britannia launched (16/4) 
Sweets rationing ended (5/2)
John Christie hanged for murder 
 
International USA - Dwight D Eisenhower
Mount Everest climbed by Hillary & Tensing (29/5)
Joseph Stalin died (5/3)
Dylan Thomas died, New York (9/11)
Korean War ended (27/7)
Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta jailed
Kruschev beomes leader of USSR
Sergei Prokofiev died (5/3)
Sport FA - Blackpool (Bolton) - "Matthews Final"
RLCC - Huddersfield (St Helens)


1st - Arsenal (Preston)
RL - St Helens (Halifax)
RL - St Helens (Halifax) - playoffs
F1 - Alberto Ascari (Ferrari)
Firsts DNA identified - Watson & Crick
Flashing direction indicators in UK
Polio vaccine tested [Dr Jonas E Salk]
Matchbox cars
Arts/Media Quatermass Experiment (18/7) - BBC tv
Panorama - BBC tv
Kiss Me Kate
Guinness -  Toucan trademark
Allied Carpets
Calamity Jane
Products Babycham (see also 1993)
Polo Fruits
Blue Daz - washing powder
Polycell
Ford Prefect [£395]
Ford Anglia [£360]
Birds Eye Fish Sticks [Fingers] (USA)
 

1954
Architecture Margaret McMillan college (20/1
Buttershaw Infants school
Eccleshill Upper school 
Reevy Hill school
St Anthonys school
Playground - Westgate/Lumb Lane
Events City Circle bus route (25/7)
Royal Visit - Queen Elizabeth II (28/10) (Flickr)
Laurel & Hardy at Alhambra
Diesel train from Bradford to Leeds
Stock car racing, Odsal stadium
Thomas William Pierrepont died (10/2)
Lord Mayor - Henry James White
102,569 attendance at Odsal
Swan Arcade sold to Arndale Property Trust
Cinemas & Theatres (24/10)
International Harvesters take over Jowett factory (Flickr)
Bradford City 5 (D3) - Avenue 9 (D3) - Northern 9 (RL) 
National Food rationing ended (4/7)
Flashing indicators for cars made legal (1/1)
Smoking linked to lung cancer (13/2)
Independent Television Act
Road Traffic Bill published [MOT tests] 
 
International USA Atomic bomb tests (1/3)  
Sport FA - West Bromwich Albion (Preston)
WC - West Germany (Hungary) - Switzerland
RLCC - Warrington (Halifax)
Sports Personality - Chris Chataway (Athletics)
1st - Wolverhampton (West Bromwich Albion)
RL - Halifax (Warrington)
RL - Warrington (Halifax) - playoffs
F1 - Juan Manuel Fangio (Mercedes Benz)
Firsts Roger Bannister - sub 4 minute mile (6/5)
Eurovision Television link up (6/6)
Report linking smoking & cancer published (12/2) 
Lester Piggott's first Derby win (2/6)
Picture cards in Brooke Bond tea
Rugby League World Cup [France]
Atomic submarine - USS Nautilus (21/1)

Arts/Media Sports Personality of the Year - BBC tv
Marlboro Man - cigarette advert
Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

Products/Prices Austin Cambridge
Kellogs Sugar Frosted Flakes
NCR paper - National Cash Register Co 
Whisky £1.50 - Monopoly £0.64 - Corgi truck £0.40

 

1955
Architecture Rolarena destroyed by fire (13/7)
Thorpe Edge Junior school
St John (RC) church
Nab Wood Crematorium (11/7)
Events Hippodrome cinema changed name to Roxy
Frances Laidler died (6/1)
Proposal for Inner Ring Road
Elysian Palace cinema closed (12/3)
Darley Street PO moves to Sunbridge Road
Radios fitted to Bradford ambulances
Bradford City v Chester (8/10)
Alhambra - Carl Rosa Opera (17/10)
Lord Mayor - HW Semper (died) - RC Ruth
Empress cinema closed (15/7)
Wilsden station + all on line closed (23/5)
Espresso coffee available at Farmer Giles (19/8)
Hammonds Brewery closed
Bradford City Manager - Peter Jackson (26/2) {1961}
Bradford City 21(D3) - Avenue 16 (D3) - Northern 17(RL)
National PM - Sir Anthony Eden - Con {1957}
Donald Campbell breaks water speed record 
Colour television tests
Sir Alexander Fleming died (11/3)
Winston Churchill resigned as PM (5/4)
Ruth Ellis hanged at Holloway Prison (13/7)
International USA evacuates it's North Vietnam consulate
Albert Einstein died (18/4)
Le Mans track disaster (11/6)
James Dean died (30/9)
Hungarian uprising (23/10)
 
Sport FA - Newcastle United (Manchester City)
RLCC - Barrow (Workington)
Sports Personality - Gordon Pirie (Athletics)
 
1st - Chelsea (Wolverhampton)
RL - Warrington (Oldham)
RL - Warrington (Oldham) - playoffs
F1 - Juan Manuel Fangio (Mercedes Benz) 
Firsts Disneyland, Anaheim, CA (18/7)
Television advert - Gibbs SR toothpaste
Floodlit international at Wembley - Spain (30/11)
MacDonald's restaurant, California (9/4)
ABTA formed in London
Snooker break of 147 - Joe Davis (22/1)
Coca-Cola in cans
Vienna State Opera House (5/11)
Arts/Media  ITV - ABC Television (22/9)
"Murraymint too good to hurry mint" - advert
Davy Crockett - Walt Disney
This is Your Life -  BBC tv [Eamonn Andrews]
"Snap, crackle and pop" - Rice Krispies advert
Oklahoma! - Film [Rogers & Hammerstein]
Sunday Night at the London Palladium
Quatermass II (22/10) - BBC television
Guinness Book of Records (27/8)
Double Your Money - ITV [Hughie Green] (26/9)
"Gibbs SR - tingling fresh" - advert (YouTube)
Persil - first washing powder advertised on tv
Children's Hour Christmas Appeal (Children in Need) - BBC tv

Products Lego 
Birds Eye Fish Fingers (UK)
Hole added to Polo mints (Wikipedia)
Mars Treets sweets
Blend 37 freeze dried instant coffee

1956
Architecture Public Washhouse, Leeds Road
Buttershaw Comprehensive School (3/9)
Shirley Manor school 
St Winifride's school
Holme Wood estate
Horton Lane Congregational Church demolished
Events Picturedrome/Astra cinema closed (29/1) (external Link)
Tivoli cinema closed (24/2)
Clayton/Rialto cinema closed (17/3)
Topic Folk Club founded (external link)
Alhambra - Mr Kettle & Mrs Moon (30/4)
Lord Mayor - Horace Robert Walker
Majestic/Picture House closed (27/10)
Pavillion cinema closed (24/11)
Bradford City 8 (D3) - Avenue 23 (D3) - Northern 8 (RL) 
 
National Import/export of heroin officially banned
MPs vote to abolish death penalty (16/2)
Traffic wardens announced by MoT
Coventry Cathedral foundation stone (23/3)
Jim Laker takes 19 wickets (30-31/7)
A.A. Milne died (31/1)
Health Minister - cigarettes do not cause harm
British Rail ended 3rd class travel (3/6)
Premium Bonds announced in Budget (18/4)
 
International Suez Canal nationalised by Presidemt Nassar
Hungarian uprising against Soviet occupation (23/10)
Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco (19/4)
Bela Lugosi died (16/8)
Sport FA - Manchester City (Birmingham) [YouTube]
EC - Real Madrid (Stade de Rheims) - Paris  [YouTube]
RLCC - St Helens (Halifax)
Olympic Games (16th) - Melbourne
Sports Personality - Jim Laker (Cricket)
1st - Manchester United (Blackpool)
RL - Warrington (Halifax)
RL - Hull (Halifax) - playoffs
F1 - Juan Manuel Fangio (Lancia Ferrari)
 
Firsts Premium Bonds (1/11) Calder Hall nuclear power station (17/10) {2003} 
Arts/Media "Katie" - OXO advert
Rock Around the Clock - film
West Side Story - musical [New York]
Carousel - Rogers & Hammerstein
The King & I
PG Tips "Chimp" advert
"Don't forget the fruit gums mum" - Rowntrees advert
Muffin the Mule - ITV (3/3)
High Society
 
Products Tetley Tea Bags
Play Doh - Joe McVicker [wallpaper cleaner]
Fox's Glacier Fruits
Corgi die cast models
Bounty (Plain) chocolate bar

1957
Architecture Sir Robert Peel statue moved to Peel Park
Bolling Road police station (14/3)
Thorpe Edge estate - commenced
Idle Congregational church
Woodside estate 
Fairfield school
Woodside school
St Francis' school
Demolition - Market St, Bridge St, Broadway
 
Events Bradford Flower Fund Homes founded
Low Moor cinema closed (15/6)
Queens Hall cinema closed (15/6)
Bill Haley & the Comets, Gaumont (17/2) 
For sale : 19/21 Bolton Road
Lord Mayor - David Black
Saltaire cinema closed (19/10)
Institute of Technology (Bradford Tech)
Bradford City 9 (D3) - Avenue 20 (D3) - Northern 21 (RL)
 
National PM - Harold MacMillan - Con (10/1) {1963}
Asian flu epidemic 
 
Housing Act
Post Office announces Post Codes (12/11) 
Anthony Eden resigns as Prime Minister (9/1)
International USA - Dwight D Eisenhower
Treaty of Rome - EEC formed with 6 countries (25/3)
Humphrey Bogart died (14/1) 
Oliver Hardy died (7/8)
Sputnik 1 (4/10)
Sputnik 2 (3/11) - Laika the dog
Elvis Presley receives call up papers (20/12)
Sport FA - Aston Villa (Manchester United)
EC - Real Madrid (AC Fiorentina) - Madrid
RLCC - Leeds (Barrow)
Sports Personality - Dai Rees (Golf)
1st - Manchester United (Tottenham)
RL - Oldham (Hull)
RL - Oldham (Hull) - playoffs
F1 - Juan Manuel Fangio (Maserati) 
Firsts TV detector vans
ERNIE - premium bond draw (1/6)
Link made between cigarettes and cancer - USA Surgeon General
Plastic watering can - Geeco
Vauxhall Victor
 
Arts/Media Room at the Top - John Braine
Sky at Night - BBC tv [Patrick Moore] (24/4)
Queen - Christmas message on tv (25/12)
Six-Five Special - BBC tv (16/2)
Captain Pugwash - BBC tv
"Have a break, have a Kit-Kat" advert
Army Game - ITV (19/6)
"Full of Eastern Promise" - Turkish Delight advert
The Mousetrap (13/9)
Emergency Ward 10 - tv series {1967}
Products Fairy Snow - soap powder

Mackintosh's Weekend sweets
Munchies sweets 

1958
Architecture Picturedrome/Astra cinema demolished
Marks & Spencer extension [Savoy cinema]
Bus shelter, Main Street, Wilsden
Court House, Hall Ings demolished
"The Villa", Rooley Lane {199?}
 
Events Busbys taken over by Debenhams - cv 1973, 1978
Buddy Holly, Gaumont (9/3)
Coronet cinema closed (27/9)
Salts Mill taken over by Illingworth Morris 
Lord Mayor - Norbert William Durrant
Thornton cinema closed (25/1)
Oak Lane/Oriental cinema closed (13/12) 
Bradford City 3 (D3) - Avenue 22R (D3) - Northern (20)
National Women peers admitted to House of Lords
BMA state that smoking causes lung cancer (29/1)
Munich air crash - Manchester United (6/2)
Elvis Presley joined the Army (24/3) 
International Charles de Gaulle president of France (05/29)
Edmund Hilary reaches the South Pole (4/1)
 
Pope John XXIII {1963}
Billie Holiday died (17/7)
Elvis Presley joins US army (20/1)
Sport FA - Bolton (Manchester United)
EC - Real Madrid (AC Milan)
WC - Brazil (Sweden) - Sweden
RLCC - Wigan (Workington)
Sports Personality - Ian Black (Swimming)
1st - Wolverhampton (Preston)
FC - Barcelona (London)
RL - Oldham (St Helens)
RL - Hull (Workington) - playoffs
F1 - Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari) 
Firsts "Radar" speed checks in London (20/1)
Parking tickets issued in London (26/3)
Yellow no-parking lines in London (16/6)
Stereo records
Ikea - Sweden
London Planetarium (19/3)
NASA created (29/07)
Motorway opened by Harold Macmillan (5/12)
Aldermaston CND march (4/4)
Hovercraft invented by Christopher Cockerell
BOAC scheduled transatlantic jet flight
Parking Meters - Mayfair, London  (5/2)
CND formed (17/2)
Sony become Sony Corporation
STD (Subscriber Trunk Dialling) phone call in UK (5/12)
 
Arts/Media Grandstand - BBC tv
Blue Peter - BBC tv
Oh Boy! - ITV (13/9)
My Fair Lady - London (29/4)
Quatermass and the Pit (22/12) - BBC tv 
"Esso Blue dealer" advert
South Pacific - Rogers & Hammerstein
Disc Music Magazine (6/2)
Products WD-40
Galaxy chocolate 
Austin Healey Sprite
Cadbury's Picnic chocolate bar 

1959
Architecture Thornton House, Market Street
Ivebridge House, Market Street 
St Columba (RC) church
Forster Square, row of temporary shops 
Events Beck burst, Thornton Road flooded (2/1)
Water supplies cut off because of drought (22/10)
Automatic doors on trolleybuses
Idle Picture Palace closed (7/2)
Wyke cinema closed (26/2)
C&A, Broadway opened (?/5) {closed 2001}
Broadway House - development advert (16/3)
Lord Mayor - Ernest England
Greengates cinema closed (4/4) 
Colliseum cinema closed (20/6)
Birch Lane cinema closed (26/9)
Coventry Hall cinema closed (12/12)
Alhambra - Sadler's Wells Opera (14/9)
Bradford City 11 (D3) - Avenue 14 (D4) - Northern (10)
National M1 opened - no speed limit   
International Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the "Big Bopper" JP Richardson died in air crash in Iowa (3/2)
Fidel Castro president of Cuba (16/2)
Lou Costello died (3/3)
Russia launches Luna 1 (2/1)
Erroll Flynn died aged 50 (14/10)
Maria Lanza died aged 38 (7/10)
Dark side of the moon, first pictures (7/10)
Hawaii became a state (50th) 
Sydney Bechet died (14/5)
Sport FA - Nottingham Forest (Luton Town)
EC - Real Madrid (Stade de Rheims)
F1 - Jack Brabham (Cooper-Climax) (Wikipedia)
Sports Personality - John Surtees (Motor cycle racing)
1st - Wolverhampton (Manchester United)
RL - St Helens (Wigan)
RL - St Helens (Hunslet) - playoffs
RLCC - Wigan (Hull)
Firsts Post codes - Norwich (28/7) 
Hovercraft flight (7/6)
Sodium lamps - road lighting (17/8) 
 
Arts/Media The Guardian newspaper
Boy Meets Girl - ITV 
"Drinka Pinta Milka Day"
Porgy & Bess
Products Caramac chocolate
Opal Fruits sweets
Strand - cigarettes
Barbie Doll - Elliot Handler/Mattel
Mini - car 
 

1960
Architecture Bulmer and Lumb, Halifax Road
St Blaise School
Immaculate Conception (RC) church
Charles Street rooftop car park 
Events Eddie Cochrane & Gene Vincent, Gaumont (30/1)
Baildon Picture House closed (19/3)
Freeman - Richard Cornelius Ruth (29/11)
Freeman - Henry James (29/11)
Great Britain v Australia at Odsal Stadium (8/10)
Pantomime - Robin Hood
Lord Mayor - Edgar Robinson
Freeman - Walter Hodgson (29/11)
Fatal train crash at Forster Square (18/9)
WH Smith, Broadway (17/4)
Bradford City 19 (D3) - Avenue 11 (D4) - Northern 26 (RL)
 
National Building Societies Act
Lady Chatterley obscenity trial
Beer increased to 1/7d a pint
Eddie Cochran died in car crash (17/4)
International USA - John F Kennedy
Brasilia (21/4)  
Adolf Eichman captured in Argentina
Paula Wolf (Adolf Hitlers sister) died (1/6)
Sport FA - Wolverhampton (Blackburn)
EC - Real Madrid (Eintracht Frankfurt)
EU - USSR (Yugoslavia)
RLCC - Wakefield (Hull)
Olympic Games (17th) - Rome
Sports Personality - David Broome (Show Jumping)
1st - Burnley (Wolverhampton)
FC - Barcelona (Birmingham)
RL - St Helens (Wakefield)
RL - Wigan (Wakefield) - playoffs
F1 - Jack Brabham (Cooper-Climax) [Wikipedia]
 
Firsts Football on tv - Blackpool v Bolton (10/9)
MOT - cars 10+ years old - see 1967
Dr Martens boots manufactured in UK

Arts/Media Coronation Street - Granada  (9/12)
Wham - ITV
"You're never alone with a Strand" - advert 
Four Feather Falls - Gerry Anderson (25/2)
Products Phostrogen - plant food (Official website)
Strand - cigarettes (Wikipedia)
Shield (Signal) - toothpaste
 
Etch a Sketch - Arthur Granjean [Wikipedia]
Game of Life - Reuben Klanner [Wikipedia]
Mackintosh's Good News sweets
Tupperware [UK]  (official website)

1961
Architecture Mecca Ballroom (?/9) (Flickr)
Horton Park Nursery
Bradford Cathedral extension cornerstone
St Michael's school
St Anthony (RC) church
 
Events Population 295,922
Provident Clothing became public company (25/7)
Princes Theatre closed
Morrisons opened supermarket at Girlington (Victoria cinema)
Dorothy Perkins swam channel
Victoria cinema closed (16/12)
Smallpox outbreak
Pantomime - Robin Hood

Lord Mayor - Benjamin Wilfred Berry
Park Road cinema closed (14/1)
Cosy cinemas closed (4/3)
Tennyson cinema closed (1/7)
Grange cinema closed (15/7)
Roxy cinema closed (8/11)
Bradford City v Bury (15/4) (Flickr)
Bradford City Manager - Bob Brocklebank {1964}(Wikipedia)
Bradford City 22R (D3) - Avenue 4P (D4) - Northern 24 (RL)
National Princess Diana born (1/7) {1997}
AA stopped saluting members
George Formby died (6/3)
Work commences on the M62
Marilyn Monroe divorced (24/1)
Farthing ceased to be legal tender (1/1)
International USA - John F Kennedy (died in office) (Wikipedia)
Mercury 3 - Alan Shepard - space (5/5)
Adolf Eichman - Nazi war criminal - hanged in Israel (31/5)
Tristan Da Cunha evacuated because of volcano (10/10)
Kennedy - "Man on the Moon" speech (25/5)
Ernest Hemingway committed suicide
Vostok 1 - Yuri Gagarin - First man in space (12/4) (Wikipedia)
Vostok 1 - Yuri Gagarin -First man in space (12/4) (Flickr)
Orient Express - final trip (20/5)
Berlin Wall (13/8)
Sport FA - Tottenham (Leicester City)
LC - Rotherham (Aston Villa)
CW - AC Fiorentina (Rangers)
RLCC - St Helens (Wigan)
Sports Personality - Stirling Moss (Formula One)

1st - Tottenham (Sheffield Wednesday)
EC - Benfica (Barcelona)
FC - AS Roma (Birmingham City)
RL - Leeds (Warrington)
RL - Leeds (Warrington) - playoffs
F1 - Phil Hill (Ferrari) (Wikipedia)
Firsts Mothercare, Kingston  
Arts/Media Disney purchased rights to Pooh Bear
"Only the crumbliest, tastiest chocolate ..." - Cadburys Flake advert
West Side Story
"Hands that do dishes ...." - Fairy Liquid advert
"Milky Bar Kid" - advert 
Supercar - Gerry Anderson (11/2)
Products Ken [Barbie's boyfriend]   

1962
Architecture Swan Arcade demolished (Flickr)
Bingley Building Society Head Office (19/11)
John Peters [Wolfe & Hollander]
Edmond Campion school
St Walburga (RC) church
 
Events Royal visit - Queen Mother (29/3)
Drighlington station closed (1/1)
Haworth station closed (1/1)
Carlton cinema closed (31/3)
Dispersal Scheme - T&A Report (Flickr)
Bradford Park Avenue floodlights blown down by gale (11/2)

Lord Mayor - Harold Kershaw Watson
Marlboro cinema closed (10/10)
Lyceum cinema closed (13/10)
Glenroyal cinema closed (1/12)
Smallpox epidemic - mass vaccinations (13/1)
Bradford City 5 (D4) - Avenue 11 (D3) - Northern 30R (RL)
 
National Building Societies Act
Car number plates added a suffix letter - see 1983 
Parlophone records sign the Beatles
Met Office weather reports use centigrade instead of fahrenheit (15/1)
International Marilyn Monroe died (5/8)
Jamaica became independent (6/8) 
Escape from Alcatraz (12/6)
Mercury 6 - John Glenn - orbit (20/2)
Adolf Eichman hanged (31/5)
 
Sport FA - Tottenham (Burnley)
LC - Rochdale (Norwich)
CW - Atletico Madrid (AC Fiorentina)
WC - Brazil (Czechoslovakia) - Chile
RLCC - Wakefield (Huddersfield)
Sports Personality - Anita Lonsbrough (Swimming)
1st - Ipswich (Burnley)
EC - Benfica (Real Madrid)
FC - Valencia (Barcelona)
RL - Wigan (Wakefield)
RL - Huddersfield (Wakefield)
F1 - Graham Hill (BRM)
Firsts Telstar launched (10/7) Transatlantic TV link via Telstar (11/7)
Arts/Media Love Me Do single - The Beatles (5/10)
Fireball XL5
- Gerry Anderson
USA Today - newspaper
"We try Harder" - Avis advert
That Was The Week That Was - BBC tv
Guinness - Harp trademark
Spiderman - Amazing Fantasy
"We're going well, we're going Shell" - Shell advert
Sunday Times - colour supplement

Products After Eight Mints
Cadbury's Contrast sweets
Embassy - cigarettes
Ford Cortina - Mark I 
Topic chocolate bar
 

1963
Architecture Town Hall. - three storey extension
Cardinal Hinsley school
Margaret Clitheroe school
Forster Square subway - first in Bradford
Sunwin House extension
St Brendans School
St Johns School
Salts Grammar School


Events Union Street fire (18/5)
Hall Ings extension opened? (17/3)
Plaza cinema closed (20/3)
Fire at Globe Mills, City Road
Lord Mayor - Tom Wood
Institute of Technology becomes University
Bradford Northern disbanded after 13 games (10/12)
Bradford City 23 (D4) - Avenue 21R (D3) - Northern 14 (RL2)
National PM - Sir Alex Douglas Home - Con {1964}
Great Train Robbery (8/8)
Redesigned £5 note issued (21/2)
Hugh Gaitskell died (18/1)
 
Duty free shop opened at Heathrow
Contraceptive pill available on prescription (19/6)
Beeching Report (railways) published (27/3)
The Profumo Affair
John Profumo resigns (5/6)
International John F Kennedy assassinated in Dallas (22/11)
USA - Lyndon B Johnson
Alcatraz (prison) closed (21/3)
JFK - "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech (26/6)
"Hot Line" between White House & Kremlin (30/8)
Pope Paul VI {1978}
Sport FA - Manchester United (Leicester City)
LC - Birmingham City (Aston Villa)
CW - Tottenham (Atletico Madrid)
RLCC - Wakefield (Wigan)
Sports Personality - Dorothy Hyman (Athletics)
1st - Everton (Tottenham)
EC - AC Milan (Benfica)
FC - Valencia (Dynamo Zagreb)
RL - Swinton (St Helens)
F1 - Jim Clark (Lotus) 
Firsts Audio Cassette tape [Philips]
Year "letter" added to UK car number plates
Zip code - 5 digit - USA (1/7)
Woman in space - Valentina Tereshkova (16/6)
Arts/Media Please Please Me - Beatles (22/3)
With the Beatles  - Beatles (22/11)
"Old English Sheepdog (Digby)" - Dulux advert
Dr Who - William Hartnell {1966} - BBC tv 
Stingray - Gerry Anderson
"Schh ...you know who" - Schweppes Tonic Water advert
Billy Liar - film

Products New Omo - washing powder
Kodak Instamatic cameras
Lava lamp - Mathmos, UK
Toffee Crisp chocolate bar
Tootie Fruities sweets

1964
Architecture Arndale House
John Street Market demolished - see 1969
Holy Trinity Church, Bingley demolished (6/4)
Grattan, Anchor House, Ingleby Road
Eccleshill Library (3/3)
Belle Vue Boys School (new building)
Princes Theatre demolished (site is now Imax)
New Inn demolished
Events Bradford University - was Institute of Technology
John Street Open Market closed
David Hockney moved to Los Angeles
New Inn, Thornton Road closed
Beatles, Gaumont (9/10)
Train crash - Exchange - 3 died (3/6)
Bradford Northern reformed
Vallances - Arndale House (10/12)
Lord Mayor - Weber Marshall Hird
Bradford & Bingley Building Society (7/4)
Plans for M606 published (20/2) - see 1972
Alhambra purchased by Council
Rolling Stones, Gaumont (4/3) (26/9)
Rolling Stones, St Georges Hall (14/5)
Bradford City 5 (D4) - Avenue 13 (D4)
National PM - Harold Wilson - Lab {1970}
Death penalty abolished (21/12)
Wimbledon FC turned professional
Pound note ceased to be legal tender (11/3)
Education Act
Children & Young Persons Act
Ian Fleming - James Bond author - died (12/8)

International Jim Reeves died (31/7)
Football riot in LIma, Peru (24/5)
Cassius Clay beats Sonny Liston (25/2)
Nelson Mandela jailed (12/6)
Sport FA - West Ham United (Preston)
LC - Stoke City (Leicester City)
CW - Sporting Lisbon (MTK Budapest)
EU - Spain (USSR)
RLCC - Widnes (Hull KR)
Olympic Games (18th) - Tokyo
Sports Personality - Mary Rand (Athletics)
1st - Liverpool (Manchester United)
EC - Inter Milan (Real Madrid)
FC - Real Zaragoza (Valencia)
RL - Swinton (Wigan)
F1 - John Surtees (Ferrari)


Firsts BBC2 (20/4) Match Of The Day - BBC tv (22/8)
Arts/Media A Hard Days Night - Beatles (10/7)
Beatles For Sale - Beatles (4/12)
Radio Caroline
"Tiger in your tank" - Esso advert
The Magic Roundabout (France)
Thunderbirds - Gerry Anderson
Mary Poppins - Walt Disney
"Tick-a-tick-Timex" - Timex watch advert
 Sun - newspaper [was Daily Herald] (15/9)
My Fair Lady
Products Gold Blend instant coffee

1965
Architecture Bradford University (Flickr)
Wardley House (?/4) or 1966
St Brendan (RC) church 
Events Town Hall renamed City Hall
City Hall stonework cleaned
Technical College - Westbrook extension
Nelson Street warehouse fire (3/6)
Legrams Lane greyhound stadium closed (30/10)
Essoldo cinema closed (30/10)
Traffic wardens
Damart factory in Bingley
Rolling Stones, Gaumont (4/10)
Lord Mayor - Jack Wilkinson
Apperley Bridge station closed (22/3)
Frizinghall station closed (22/3)
Manningham station closed (22/3)
Saltaire station closed (22/3)
Low Moor station closed (14/6)
Asda, Leeds formed - see also 1949 
Bradford City Manager - Bill Harris {1966}(Wikipedia)
Bradford City 19 (D4) - Avenue 7 (D4) - Northern 17 (RL)
National Sir Winston Churchill died (24/1)
Funeral of Sir Winston Churchill (30/1)
Kray Twins arrested (7/1) 
Freddie Mills died (24/7)
Beatles awarded MBE (12/6) 
Substitute allowed in football (1st - Kevin Peacock, Charlton)
Ronnie Biggs escapes from Wandsworth Prison  (8/7)
 Freddie Trueman takes 200th wicket (26/7)
International USA - Lyndon B Johnson 
Malcom X assassinated (21/2)
Gemini 5 - spacewalk
 
Sport FA - Liverpool (Leeds United)
LC - Chelsea (Leicester City)
CW - West Ham United (TSV Munich 1860)
RLCC - Wigan (Hunslet)
Sports Personality - Tom Simpson (Cycling)
 
1st - Manchester United (Leeds United)
EC - Inter Milan (Benfica)
FC - Ferencvaros (Juventus)
RL - St Helens (Wigan)
RL - Halifax (St Helens) - playoffs
F1 - Jim Clark (Lotus) 
Firsts Jet airliner landed using automatic pilot (10/6)  Mt. Blanc Tunnel opened (16/7)
Arts/Media Help - Beatles (6/8)
Rubber Soul - Beatles (3/12)
Cigarette advertising banned on TV in UK (31/7)
Till Death Us Do Part - BBC tv
Beatles at Shea Stadium, New York (15/8)
Tomorrow's World - BBC tv series 
Sound of Music - Rogers & Hammerstein
The Magic Roundabout - BBC tv (18/10) {1977}
Products GI Joe
Tipp-Ex correction fluid
Mackintosh's Reward sweets
Rowntree's Jelly Tot sweets 

1966
Architecture Forster Square subway (28/3)
Wardley House (?/4) or 1965
Silver Blades Ice Rink (?/1) T&A Feature
St George school
Colisseum cinema demolished
St Saviour's church, Fairweather Green 
Events City Hall floodights
Laisterdyke station closed (4/7)
Regal cinema closed ( 23/11)
Oxford cinema closed (8/1)
Lord Mayor - Louis Cowgill
STD telephone dialling
Bradford City Manager - Willie Watson {1968} (Wikipedia)
Bradford City 23 (D4) - Avenue 11 (D4) - Northern 7 (RL)
National Aberfan landslide disaster (21/10)
George Blake escaped from Wormwood Scrubs (22/10)
Decimalisation announced (1/3)
World Cup stolen (20/3)
England win the World Cup (30/7)
Plans for colour television announced (3/3)  
Henry Cooper beaten by Cassius Clay [21/5]
Labour win the General Election (30/3)
International Walt Disney died  Indira Gandhi became PM of India (19/1) 
Sport FA - Everton (Sheffield Wednesday)
LC - West Ham United (WBA)
CW - Borussia Dortmund (Liverpool)
WC - England (West Germany) - England 
RLCC - St Helens (Wigan)
Sports Personality - Bobby Moore (Football)
1st - Liverpool (Leeds United)
EC - Real Madrid (Partizan Belgrade)
FC - Barcelona (Real Zaragoza)
RL - St Helens (Swinton)
RL - St Helens (Halifax)
F1 - Jack Brabham (Brabham)
Firsts  
Arts/Media Revolver - Beatles (5/8)
Adam Adamant Lives! - British tv series
"Go to work on an egg" - advert
Dr Who - Patrick Troughton {1969} - BBC tv
Softly Softly - British tv series
Computer Weekly - magazine
Cathy Come Home - BBC tv

Products Hot Wheels - Elliot Handler/Mattel
Jenson Interceptor [£3743] 
Ford Cortina - Mark II
Action Man 

1967
Architecture Central Library (17/7) - Princess Alexandria
WE Forster statue re-erected (30/11) 
Forster House (?/7)
St Anthony (RC) church, Windhill 
Events Morrisons became public company
Collinson's Cafe stopped playing music (31/12) (Flickr)
Mainline trains transferred to Exchange station
Samuel Ledgard taken over by West Yorkshire
Bradford Pictorial Monthly magazine (17/7)
Pink Floyd, Bradford University (22/06)
Daimler Fleetline - first rear engined bus
Lord Mayor - Tom Lee (died) - JW Taylor
Dudley Hill cinema closed (1/4)
Towers Hall cinema closed ((21/5)
Central Library, Darley Street closed (8/4)
Avenue v City programme (30/9) (Flickr)
Bradford City 11 (D4) - Avenue 23 (D4) - Northern 5 (RL)
 
National Bass Charrington merger
Foot and Mouth disease outbreak
Donald Campbell died (4/1)
Marine Broadcasting (Offences) Act (15/8)
Abortion legalised
London Transport transferred to Greater London Council (GLC)
Torrey Canyon
 
International Ché Guevara killed in Bolivia (9/10)
Three astronauts die in Apollo test fire (27/1)
Elvis Presley marries Priscilla Beaulieu (1/5)
Wall Street Crash (19/10)
Jack Ruby died (3/1)
Jayne Mansfield dies in car crash (29/6)
Sport FA - Tottenham (Chelsea)
LC - QPR (WBA)
CW - Bayern Munich (Rangers)
RLCC - Featherstone (Barrow)
SB - Green Bay Packers (Kansas City Chiefs)
Sports Personality - Henry Cooper (Boxing)
1st - Manchester United (Nottingham Forest)
EC - Celtic (Inter Milan)
FC - Dynamo Zagreb (Leeds United)
RL - Leeds (Hull KR)
RL - Wakefield (St Helens) - playoffs
F1 - Denny Hulme (Brabham)
Firsts BBC2 - colour
Dolby noise reduction system
Super Bowl 1
MOT - cars 3+ years old - see 1960
Heart transplant - Dr Christiaan Barnard (3/12)
UK Cash Dispenser (ATM) - Sutton,Surrey
Rugby League game played on a Sunday (17/12)

Arts/Media Sergeant Pepper - Beatles (1/6)
News at Ten - ITN (3/7) - Burnette & Gardner
"Arthur the cat" - Kattomeat advert
Mission Imposiible - USA tv series
"Henry & Clement Freud" - Chunk dog food advert 
Rolling Stone magazine (9/11)
Captain Scarlett - Gerry Anderson
"Captain Bird's Eye" - Birds Eye fish fingers advert
Callan - British tv series
A Man Called Ironside - USA tv series
"A million housewives every day pick up .." - Heinz Beans advert
 
Products Smash - Instant potato
Twix chocolate bar
Revels sweets 
Maclaren Baby Buggy
Marathon chocolate bar
 

1968
Architecture Richard Oastler statue moved to Northgate  Arnold Laver, Canal Road 
Events City centre flooded - 1" water in 8 minutes (2/7) (Flickr)
Wool Exchange purchased by council
Gaumont cinema closed (30/11) - refurbishment
Elite cinema closed (24/2)
Jane Harrison awarded the George Cross
"My Secret Life" - obscene book trial (22/4)
Lord Mayor - Arthur Walton
Freeman - John Ruscoe (24/9)
Bradford City Manager - Grenville Hair {1968}(Wikipedia)
Bradford City Manager - Jimmy Wheeler {1971}(Wikipedia)
Bradford City 5 (D4) - Avenue 24 (D4) - Northern 6 (RL)
 
National National Provincial  merged with Westminster Bank 
Queen Elizabeth - last transatlantic voyage
First decimal coins issued (23/4)
Ronan Point flats collapsed (16/5)
International Robert Kennedy assassinated (5/6)
Dr Martin Luther King assassinated (4/4)
Yuri Gagarin was killed (27/3)
Apollo 7 - manned flight (11/10)
Apollo 8 - round moon (21/12) 
Sport FA - West Bromwich Albion (Everton)
LC - Leeds United (Arsenal)
CW - AC Milan (SV Hamburg)
EU - Italy (Yugoslavia)
RLCC - Leeds (Wakefield)
SB - Green Bay Packers (Oakland Raiders)
Olympic Games (19th) - Mexico City
Sports Personality - David Hemery (Athletics)
1st - Manchester City (Manchester United)
EC - Manchester United (Benfica)
FC - Leeds United (Ferencvaros)
RL - Leeds (Wakefield)
RL - Wakefield (Hull KR) - playoffs
F1 - Graham Hill (Lotus)


Firsts Yorkshire Television (29/7)
Ford Escort 
Customs - red/green channels
Legoland, Denmark (1/5)
Arts/Media White Album - Beatles (22/11)
Joe 90
- Gerry Anderson
Wombles - Elizabeth Beresford
"And all because the lady loves Milk Tray" - advert
"A Double Diamond works wonders ..." - advert

Products Persil Automatic - washing powder  Gossard Wonderbra 

1969
Architecture John Street Market (?/8) - see 1977
Bradford University Nuclear Science block
The Tyrls
Chellow Heights water treatment plant
Wellington Junior school
Morrisons Supermarket, Girlington
Delf Hill school
Grove House school
St Matthew's school
Lilycroft Methodist chapel
Belle Vue Girls School (new building)
Unitarian Chapel, Town Hall Square demolished 
Events Cinecenta (17/4) {1983}
Odeon Twin cinema (21/8)
Greenfield greyhound stadium closed (5/3)
Rupert Street Washhouse closes
"Green Man" crossing - Hall Ings/Bridge Street
Changing Bradford - YEP publication (Flickr)
Leprosy in Bradford (11/3)
Press award for Peter Harland - editor of the T&A (25/3)
Lord Mayor - Eddie Newby
Odeon, Manchester Road closed (22/3) (Flickr)
Collinson's Cafe, Market Street closed (30/9) (Flickr)
Manchester Road Baths close
Heroin in Bradford
Land available for development (advert)
Bradford City 4P (D4) - Avenue 24 (D4) - Northern 19 (RL)
 
National Prince of Wales investiture (1/7)
John Lennon married Yoko Ono (20/3)
London Underground - Victoria Line opened
Matt Busby announces his retirement (14/1)
Kray twins found guilty of murder (4/3)
Emley Moor television transmitter collapsed (19/3)
Robin Knox-Johnston solo voyage around the world (22/4)
Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park
Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) died (3/7)
50p Coin (14/10)
Maiden flight of Concorde (2/3)
John Wyndham died (11/3)
Billy Cotton died (25/3)
 
International USA - Richard M Nixon
Apollo 9 - docking with LM (3/3)
Apollo 10 - within 9 miles of surface (18/5)
Apollo 11 - blasts off (16/7) 
 
Moon landing - Neil Armstrong (20/7)
Apollo 12 - landing (14/11)
Boris Karloff died (3/2)
General Dwight D. Eisenhower died (29/3)
Judy Garland died (22/6)
Sport FA - Manchester City (Leicester City)
LC - Arsenal (Swindon Town)
CW - Slovan Bratislava (Barcelona)
RLCC - Castelford (Salford)
SB - New York Jets (Baltimore Colts)
Sports Personality - Ann Jones (Tennis)
1st - Leeds United (Liverpool)
EC - AC Milan (Ajax)
FC - Newcastle United (Ujpest Dozsa)
RL - Leeds (St Helens)
RL - Leeds (Castleford) - playoffs
F1 - Jackie Stewart (Matra) 
Firsts BBC1 - colour
B&Q, Southampton - Block & Quayle
Phonepoint mobile phone/network (22/8)
Sun - tabloid edition
Concorde - maiden flight (9/1)
Arts/Media Yellow Submarine - Beatles (17/1)
Abbey Road - Beatles (26/9)
Beatles last live appearance (30/1)
Sun - tabloid edition
Monty Python's Flying Circus - BBC TV (5/10) 
Gardeners World - BBC tv
Special Branch - British tv series
Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) - British tv series
Department S - British tv series
Clangers - BBC tv
Products  Ford Capri - £890 {1987} Raleigh Chopper bike 

1970s
Local A Visit To City Hall (Flickr)
Map of Bradford city centre (Flickr)
Photos Taken From The Town Hall Clock Tower (Flickr)
Map of Bradford and Street List (Flickr)

1970
Architecture Towers Hall cinema demolished after fire
Odeon, Manchester Road demolished
Nelson Street Telephone Exchange demolished
Airedale General Hospital
Adolphous Street goods station demolished 
Provincial House or 1971 {2002)
Events Park Avenue not re-elected to league
Friday bus strikes (Sept/Oct)


Lord Mayor - JEB Singleton
Freeman - James H Shaw (30/6)
Freeman - Henry H Stewart (30/6)
Bradford City 10 (D3) - Avenue 24R (D4) - Northern 12 (RL) 
National PM - Edward Heath - Con {1974}  Half crown (2/6) ceases to be legal tender 
International Apollo 13 - "Houston we have a problem" (13/4)
Gypsy Rose Lee died (26/4)   
Officers take over Libya - Colonel Gaddafi (10/1)
 
Sport FA - Chelsea (Leeds United)
LC - Manchester City (WBA)
CW - Manchester City (Gornik Zabrze)
WC - Brazil (Italy) - Mexico
F1 - Jochen Rindt (Lotus)
SB - Kansas City Chiefs (Minnesota Vikings)
Sports Personality - Henry Cooper (Boxing)
1st - Everton (Leeds United)
EC - Feyenoord (Celtic)
FC - Arsenal (Anderlecht)
RL - Leeds (Castleford)
RL - St Helens (Leeds) - playoffs
RLCC - Castleford (Wigan)
 
Firsts Sun - Page 3 (17/11)
Ford Cortina - Mark III
Penalty shootout in English football (5/8)
Boeing 747 maiden transatlantic flight
IBM System/370 mainframe 
Jumbo Jet landed at Heathrow (12/1)
Arts/Media Let It Be - Beatles (8/5)
Question of Sport - BBC tv series
Dr Who - Jon Pertwee {1974} - BBC tv 
Hawaii Five O - USA tv series
"Mr Shifter - the piano's on my foot" - PG Tips advert

Products Chopper bike   

1971
Architecture Provincial House (?/3) - Lord Selkirk - Official opening {2002}
Arndale Kirkgate Centre
Bradford College - Kent building 
Broadway pedestrian precinct (?/4)
Unitarian chapel, Russell Street

Events Population 294,177
Pink Floyd, University (10/10)
 
Lord Mayor - Herbert Moran
Bradford City Manager - Bryan Edwards {1975}(Wikipedia)
Bradford City 19 (D3) - Northern 27 (RL) 
National Decimalisation Leaflet
Decimalisation (16/2)
Cigarettes forced to carry health warning
Chay Blyth - sailed around the world in a yacht
Ibrox Stadium disaster (2/1)
 
International Apollo 14 - landing (16/4)
Apollo 15 - Lunar Rover (26/7) 
Igor Stravinsky died (6/4)
Jim Morrison (Doors) died (3/7)
Coup in Uganda led by Idi Amin (25/1)
Louis Armstrong died (6/7)
Sport FA - Arsenal (Liverpool)
LC - Aston Villa (Tottenham)
CW - Chelsea (Real Madrid)
RLCC - Leigh (Leeds)
SB - Baltimore Colts (Dallas Cowboys)
Sports Personality - Princess Anne (Eventing)
1st - Arsenal (Leeds United)
EC - Ajax (Panathinaikos)
FC - Leeds United (Juventus)
RL - Wigan (St Helens)
RL - St Helens (Wigan) - playoffs
F1 - Jackie Stewart (Tyrell)
Firsts Disneyland, Orlando, FL
Hard Rock Cafe, London
CAMRA formed - Campaign for Real Ale (16/3)

Arts/Media "I'd like to buy the world a coke" - Coca Cola advert
"Anytime, anyplace, anywhere" - Martini advert
The Persuaders - British tv series
The Two Ronnies - BBC tv {1987} 
Products Space Hopper Clackers 

1972
Architecture Norfolk Gardens Hotel
Magistrates Court (?/6) - opened by Lord Hailsham (Flickr)
Belle Vue Girls  (opened by Margaret Thatcher)
Shipley Baths
Idle Picture Palace/Ace Bingo demolished 
M606 opened (8/8) (official opening 20/9)
United Reformed Church, Wilsden
 
Events Last trolley bus (24/3)
Prince's Hall name changed to Studios 1-4 (13/8)
Alexandra Hotel closes
Natural Gas conversion commences
Bradford In The Picture - T&A publication (Flickr) 
Lord Mayor - Audrey Firth
One-man bus operation (31/12)
Leathers Chemical Works, Canal Road demolished
David Bowie, St Georges Hall (6/6) 
Bradford City 24R (D3) - Northern 2 (RL)
National Local Government Act
Miners strike/Three day week
Harold Wilson resigns as Prime Minister (16/3)  
Duke of Windsor died (28/5)
Chi Chi the panda died
Joined the EEC (22/1) 
J. Arthur Rank died (29/3)
 
International Apollo 16  (16/4)
Apollo 17 launch failure (6/12)  
Apollo 17 (7/12)
Apollo 17 - Last man on the moon (11/12)
Malcolm X shot (21/2)
J. Edgar Hoover (FBI) died (2/5)
Ida Amin expelled Asians from Uganda
Queen Elizabeth burnt out in Hongkong harbour (9/1)
Sport FA - Leeds United (Arsenal)
LC - Chelsea (Stoke City)
CW - Rangers (Dynamo Moscow)
EU - West Germany (USSR)
RLCC - St Helens (Leeds)
SB - Dallas Cowboys (Miami Dolphins)
Olympic Games (20th) - Munich
Sports Personality - Mary Peters (Athletics)
1st - Derby County (Leeds United)
EC - Ajax (Inter Milan)
UE - Tottenham (Wolverhampton)
RL - Leeds (Bradford Northern)
RL - Leeds (St Helens) - playoffs
F1 - Emerson Fittipaldi (Lotus)


Firsts World Trade Center, New York {destroyed by terrorists 2001}  
Arts/Media "Labrador puppy" - Andrex advert
Van der Valk - British tv series
Columbo - USA tv series
"Lipsmackingthirstquenching...." - Pepsi Cola advert
Rainbow - British childrens tv (16/10)
Sounds - music newspaper {1992}
Newsround - BBC tv
McCloud - USA tv series
"Secret lemonade drinker" - R Whites advert
Emmerdale (Farm) - British tv soap
Dougal and the Blue Cat - feature film
Products Odyssey/Magnavox - video game   

1973
Architecture Exchange station (14/1)
Shipley Baths
Mercury House, Manchester Road (?/8) (Flickr)
Bingley Library (17/4)
Kirkgate Market, Arndale Centre (12/11)
Saltaire Methodist church
Baildon station (5/1)
"Old" Exchange Station becomes a temporary car park (21/12) (Flickr)
 St. Theresa & St. Winefride's church, Buttershaw (Flickr)
Mechanics Institute demolished (4/7) (Flickr)
Kirkgate Market demolished (Flickr)
 
Events Kirkgate Market closed (3/11)
Northgate pub closed (30/9)
Bob Martin chairman of Bradford City
Busbys changed name to Debenhams - cv 1958, 1978
Bradford In The Picture - T&A publication (Flickr)
Lord Mayor - Derek Smith - JEB Singleton
Freeman - JB Priestley (8/9)
David Bowie, St Georges Hall (1/6)
Queen, St Georges Hall (6/11)
Bradford City 16 (D4) - Northern 23R (RL)
National VAT (1/4) 
 
United Kingdom joins the EEC (1/1)
Reflective car number plates 
International USA - Richard M Nixon (resigned) 
Sydney Opera House - Official opening (20/10)
Betty Grable died (2/7)
Watergate, USA
Pablo Picasso died (8/4)
 
Sport FA - Sunderland (Leeds United)
LC - Tottenham (Norwich City)
CW - AC Milan (Leeds United)
RLCC - Featherstone (Bradford Northern)
SB - Miami Dolphins (Washington Redskins)
Sports Personality - Jackie Stewart (Formula One)
1st - Liverpool (Arsenal)
EC - Ajax (Juventus)
UE - Liverpool (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
RL - Warrington (Featherstone)
RL - Dewsbury (Leeds) - playoffs
F1 - Jackie Stewart (Tyrell)
Firsts Commercial radio
Argos 
Tandy
Skylab (14/5)
Arts/Media Greetings from Asbury Park NJ - Springsteen
Tetley's Tea Men" - Tetley's Tea advert
Capital Radio, London
Streets of San Francisco - USA tv series
"Martians" - Smash advert
Wombles - BBC tv series 
Products Dungeons & Dragons - D Arnesson & S Gygax  Oxydol soap powder withdrawn 

1974
Architecture Civic Precinct (13/11) - opened by Queen
Police Headquarters, Civic Precinct {2009/2010) (Flickr)
Bradford Permanent Building Society, Westgate (Flickr)
East Ward Labour Club (28/6)
Piece Hall Yard renovated
St Francis (RC) church
Jacobs Well, Manchester Road (Flickr)
OS Wains (Britannia House) changed shop front
Olicana House [LG]
Broadway pedestrian precinct extended (Flickr)
Events Bradford Metropolitan District Council (1/4)
Royal visit - Queen Elizabeth II (13/11)
Park Avenue FC into liquidation (8/4)
Vistors book at City Hall signed by Lord Feather
Council purchase Park Avenue ground
Talbot Hotel closed down (23/3)
Film The Exorcist banned in Bradford (24/4)
Industrial Museum, Moorside Road opened (14/12)
Alhambra management taken over by Council
STD telephone programme completed
The Millat - Urdu daily newspaper (29/9)
Bradford In The Picture - T&A publication (Flickr)
Lord Mayor - Tom Hall
Leader - John Singleton [C] {1979}
Minimum bus fare 3p
Theatre Royal cinema re-opened (16/11)
ABC Film centre re-opened (18/11)
Council appoints a dog catcher 
Number of MPs reduced from 4 to 3 (28/2)
Bradford City try to change name to Metro
Royal visit - Duke of Edinburgh (10/7)
Black Dyke Mills band at Proms - Albert Hall
George Newby & Co, Tyrell Street closed
Bradford City 8 (D4) - Northern 1P (RL2)
National PM - Harold Wilson - Lab {1976}
Local Government reorganisation (1/4)
Beatles formally split up (24/12) 
Housing Act
Rent Act
 
International USA - Gerald R Ford 
Duke Ellington died (24/5)
Patty Hearst kidnapping (4/2)
 
Sport FA - Liverpool (Newcastle United)
LC - Wolverhampton (Manchester City)
CW - FC Magdeburg (AC Milan)
WC - West Germany (Holland) - West Germany
RLCC - Warrington (Featherstone)
SB - Miami Dolphins (Minnesota Vikings)
Sports Personality - Brendan Foster (Athletics)
1st - Leeds United (Liverpool)
EC - Bayern Munich (Atletico Madrid)
UE - Feyenoord (Tottenham)
RL - Salford (St Helens)
RL - Warrington (St Helens) - playoffs
F1 - Emerson Fittipaldi (McLaren)
 
Firsts Sears Tower, Chicago
McDonalds in England - Woolwich, London 
Teletext service - BBC Ceefax (23/9)
"Refreshes the parts other beers can't reach" - Heineken advert 
Arts/Media Wild, Innocent & the E. St Shuffle - Springsteen
"It's frothy man" - Cresta soft drink advert
"Bread delivery - steep street" - Hovis advert (Ridley Scott)
Dr Who - Tom Baker {1981} - BBC tv
Kojak - USA tv series
"Up up and away - balloon" - Nimble bread advert
Tiswas - British childrens tv series

Products/Prices Rubik Cube - Erno Rubik
 
Whisky £3.50 - Monopoly £2.99 - Corgi truck £0.75
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1975 - 1999