The textile industry was pretty specialised by location in England and Bradford specialised in worsteds - fne quality cloth made from wool. The term 'woollens' was applied to cloth of lesser quality. In spite of the later development of some engineering, bradford is very much a city that has been and is waiting to be again, with a brand new shopping centre that cost £260m to fill the huge gap that was left in the recession.
However it is far from being without interest. The National Media Museum is located here and some unusual museums are the Peace Museum and the Colour Museum. The Industrial Museum was one of the first in England and has some splendid working machinery. Another museum is in an old hall - slap on the ring road!
Nor is Bradford confined to its past. Bradford Bulls are one of the Premier League teams for Rugby League and the football team, Bradford City, has a dedicated following.
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