Film ID:
YFA 3428

BRADFORD TOWN HALL SQUARE

1896

Visitor Tabs

Description

This is a film of Bradford’s Town Hall Square taken in the early days of filmmaking and includes images of the crowded streets of the square.  

The film opens with a shot of the Town Hall which includes three placards affixed to the first floor of the building. Tram lines run in front of the building and across the square. A small brass band in the distance is watched by pedestrians. The band marches towards the camera. Traffic in the street also includes a horse-drawn carriage and a horse-drawn cart. A steam tram comes into view, and on the side of the tram is a Liptons advertising sign. People are walking around the square, and there are also two men on bicycles.