Bradford Hockey Club is part of the National Hockey Club in England and the team plays in the English Hockey League Division 1 in the Under 19s Championship. The hockey club features a special youth division that was established to inspire the young women of Bradford to play hockey. This is one of the oldest hockey clubs in this part of England and in fact it was established all the way back in 1894.
Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Bradford is a city with a rich industrial heritage, situated on the edge of the West Yorkshire moors. During the nineteenth century it was the wool capital of the world and magnificent reminders of its industrial history are still evident today.
Three miles north of the city is Saltaire, a model industrial village and textile mill. Salt’s Mill was the biggest factory in the world when it opened in 1853. It now houses art, craft and furniture shops, but the centerpiece is an entire floor given over to the world’s largest collection of works by the Bradford-born artist, David Hockney.
Alternatively you can spend a full day at the National Museum of Film, Photography and Television. Among five floors of highly interactive displays are galleries dedicated to digital technology, news, animation and light. For those who prefer history, the Bradford Industrial Museum, located in an original worsted spinning mill, recreates life in Bradford at the turn of the 19th century.
The main pedestrian areas of Broadway, Darley Street and Kirkgate provide hassle-free shopping in the heart of the city center. Bradford’s cosmopolitan mix of restaurants and bars means there is a wide choice of eating experiences and the city is hailed as the ‘curry capital’ of Britain.
A short drive from Bradford is the village of Haworth, home of the famous Bronte sisters. Its steep Main Street, lined with historic inns, shops, and galleries, leads to one of Britain’s best preserved steam railways. If you like the outdoors, the spa town of Ilkley, situated in the Wharfe Valley is surrounded by glorious countryside. The southern slopes of the valley form the Ilkley Moor.