Plaque 10 is on Bank Street, outside Ladbrokes
This plaque is sponsored by Grattan
Under our city lies
A misused, abused stream
Look up-hill from this plaque, and you can just see a corner of the former Wool Exchange. On 9th August 1864 Lord Palmerston, the Prime Minister at the time, laid the foundation stone of the building. It was to be the hub of Bradford’s wool trade until the 1960’s by which time the city’s world-renowned position as ‘Worstedopolis’ had all but ended. Nowadays the Wool Exchange building provides a beautiful location for a branch of Waterstones bookshop.
Beneath your feet