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The War in West Yorkshire

With the 60th anniversary of the end of WWII being marked this Summer, take a look back at stories and memories from World War Two with a West Yorkshire perspective...PLUS tell us YOUR family's stories in The People's War.

HISTORY ON YOUR DOORSTEP NEXT STOP, FAIRYLAND!
Wyke Check out our photogallery of the history of Wyke and Low Moor and the people of times gone by. a Cottingley "fairy" Once upon a time it was thought fairies could be found at the bottom of a Bradford garden...
BRONTE MAGIC! ON THE TRAIL OF THE KING
charlotte bronte The Brontes are Haworth's most famous export to the world! Find out all about them here! candle Did you know that Richard II was murdered at Pontefract Castle? Take our trip back in time...
FROM EAST TO WEST... THE STUFF OF LEGEND?
'east to west' Tales from people who left their lives in South Asia in the 1950s, 60s and 70s to come to Bradford. Tank in Haworth Can West Yorkshire share some of the glory of the Robin Hood legend? Find out why we think so.
MORE THAN BRICKS AND MORTAR! LOST CITY?
lock on Manningham Mills gate West Yorkshire's old buildings can be treasure houses - but many are under threat. Find out more! The dance hall It's 1958 and writer J.B Priestley has returned to Bradford to rediscover the city of his youth.
THERE'S BRASS IN MUCK A VERY ECCENTRIC SQUIRE!
Esholt Down in Esholt we prove the truth of the old Yorkshire saying: "Where there's muck, there's brass!"
national debt Find out about Wakefield's Charles Waterton who found the world's first nature reserve right here...
MILL MEMORIES... THE LOFTHOUSE DISASTER
women working in mill Revisiting memories of West Yorkshire's mill women is just part of a look back at the last century. pitwheel Thirty years on we ask if Yorkshire's worst post-war mining accident could have been avoided.
THE MINERS' STRIKE: 20 YEARS ON R.I.P VICTORIAN STYLE
picket and line of police Two decades on, take a look at how the 1984-85 strike affected West Yorkshire - then and now... mausoleum The dead were not always allowed to lie in peace in West Yorkshire... Find out why.
WARP AND WEFT JUST 728 DAYS TO DEMOB
weaver at work In 2001 we went out in Bradford to look at the state of the textile industry. national service Forty years ago National Service came to an end. One of those who "did the time" looks back.
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What's on across West Yorkshire? From gigs to the top ten films, from clubbing to the theatre - it's all here!

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Contact Us
BBC Bradford and West Yorkshire
National Museum of Photography,
Film and Television,
Bradford
BD1 1NQ
(+44) 01274 841051
bradford@bbc.co.uk
westyorkshire@bbc.co.uk



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BBC Bradford and West Yorkshire, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford, BD1 1NQ,
Tel 01274 841051


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