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An evening with the ghosts of City Hall – 31 October 2017

This Halloween, Bradford Civic Society and Bradford Police Museum invite you for a very special nocturnal tour inside City Hall to discover the building’s spine-chilling secrets…
Your intimate, lantern-lit tour will take in the preserved Victorian cells of the Bradford Police Museum where you’ll hear about some of its more infamous inhabitants. There will then be a special talk about City Hall’s ghosts held in the historic 1873 Gothic courtroom, hosted by author and psychical researcher Les Vasey.
To end the evening, we invite ghost-hunters to join us for a candle-lit supper and yet more spooky stories a short walk away at The Brick Box Rooms on Ivegate – Bradford’s oldest and most infamous street.

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Can Little Germany ever thrive?

It’s been described as the finest Victorian merchant quarter in Europe, and is undoubtedly one of Bradford’s architectural gems – but are we making the most of Little Germany? Why aren’t its streets full of life?

Bradford Civic Society welcomed Dave West – of Little Germany Action – to talk about their work to make Little Germany a great place in which to live, work and play.

Unseen Undercliffe

Bradford Civic Society invite you to discover the secrets of northern England’s magnificent Victorian cemetery. We heard about Undercliffe’s fascinating history before taking in a short guided walk of some of the cemetery’s more notable sites and grand monuments. The cemetery contains the graves of the city’s rich and famous. More recently it’s provided a backdrop for popular films and TV dramas including BBC’s Peaky Blinders.


What will Bradford City Centre look like in ten years from now? Can the top of town be transformed? Will Bradford become a major railway hub once again?
Bradford Civic Society hosted a panel discussion on the plans that are in the pipeline for Bradford over the next decade. On the panel were representatives from Bradford City Council’s Department of Place including Bhupider S Dev, Saira Ali and Tom Jones.