Plaque 1 is alongside Bradford Live, on Thornton Road.
On westerly moors
Rise Chellow, Pinch, Pitty
Standing here, Bradford Beck flows about 4 metres below you. In the 18th century a brewery stood here using the beck as a source of water. The brewing process kills cholera bacteria and so beer provided safe liquid and calories for working people.
Bradford Live is a renovated cinema which many older local people refer to as The Odeon or Gaumont. The Odeon’s doors closed in 2000 but this building with its beautiful listed façade looks hopeful once again as a major entertainment venue.
A resin casting of the carved stone plaque is attached to the wooden surround until building work is complete.
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