Plaque 5

Marking Bradford Beck Plaque 5, sponsored by Yorkshire Water

Plaque 5 at the bottom of Sunbridge Road by a fish and chip shop.

This plaque is sponsored by

Yorkshire Water

In pure flow below Sunbridge

Fish once chased

Plaque 5 A
Yorkshire Water sponsor Marking Bradford Beck
View to Centenary Square

From this plaque you can just see Centenary Square and you may want to nip across to have a closer look. It was named to mark the centenary of Bradford being granted city status in 1897. This meant that the Mayor would be known as the Lord Mayor and the Council could enact bye laws. From an obscure market town with a population of 6,000 by 1910 Bradford was booming: the World centre of the wool trade and one of Europe’s wealthiest cities.

In the Square stands the Bradford City fire disaster memorial which the Queen honoured with a wreath on her visit for the centennial ceremonies in 1997.

Beneath your feet

Bradford Beck underground at Plaque 5

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