Dolls Houses, Holy Wells and the Wembley of the North

By Footymad
Last updated : 13 October 2006

The culmination of months of hard work comes on November 4, when the

exhibition: ‘Dolls Houses, Holy Wells and the Wembley of the North'

opens at Bradford City AFCs museum ‘bantamspast'.

It's a history of the sports grounds of Bradford, where for the first time all the major sporting obsessions of Bradford will be brought together in one exhibition. It will give a unique view of how Bradfordians have spent their leisure time over the last century.

The grounds featured are: Odsal Stadium, Park Avenue, Lidget Green, Greenfield, Birch Lane, City Stadium and of course Valley Parade.

Each ground will have its own storyboard and exhibit cases. The launch will take place at 1.45 prior to the Brighton game.

The undoubted highlight of the exhibition will be large aerial photographs of several of the grounds. They come from Bradford Industrial Museum's archive and have never been published.

The museum has worked in close collaboration with the Bradford Bulls RLFC, Bradford Park Avenue AFC, Bradford & Bingley RFC, as well as scores of individuals involved in sports ranging from speedway to greyhound racing.

The exhibition is being kindly sponsored by ‘The City Gent', the Bradford City AFC fanzine. Their support has been invaluable and without the sponsorship, the exhibition could not have gone ahead. We feel it is somehow appropriate that a grassroots organization has

sponsored an exhibition which is all about the sporting obsessions of ordinary Bradfordians.

http://www.bantamspast.co.uk/bfdsportsgrounds/

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