Daily Prompt: Local Flavor

 

Bradford City Hall

Bradford City Hall

 

 

 

 

 

Write a piece about a typically “local” experience from where you come from as though it’s an entry in a travel guide.

Thanks for the great idea, biancadventures!

West Yorkshire is land lock county with contains five major boroughs City of Bradford, City of Leeds, City of Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees.  West Yorkshire is the most built up and biggest urban areas in all the Yorkshire regions.

Wakefield was the first to granted city status in 1888, although were followed quickly by Leeds; 1893, and Bradford; 1897.  Leeds is now the largest city within West Yorkshire.

Woolen Mills allowed cities and towns like Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield to grow and flourish, Leeds growth industry was that of cloth.  Pontefract, Castleford and Wakefield were built around mining.  Although most of these industries have gone.

Leed City Market - Indoor Entrance (Found through Google search)

Leed City Market – Indoor Entrance (Found through Google search)

Leeds has attracted banks, building society and insurance companies.  Wakefield has attracted a large number of call centres.  Also West Yorkshire is the original starting area for two out of the top four British supermarket’s.  Morrison was started in Bradford and ASDA was started in Leeds and they still parts of headquarters in these cities.2012-08-13 11.50.46

Leeds is considered the best area for shopping outside London.  Most towns and cities in West Yorkshire have their own market, Leeds being the largest, followed by Wakefield.

Wakefield Cathedral (Found through a Google Search)

Wakefield Cathedral (Found through a Google Search)

There is a number of  things that draw the tourists to West Yorkshire, not just the shopping Haworth more well known for where the Bronte family lived.  Haworth also is one of destination for Keighley & Worth Valley Steam Railway.  Museums like Eureka Halifax, National Armoury Leeds, National Media Museum Bradford and The National Coal Mining Museum Wakefield.

Leed's Victorian Market Place (Found through Google search)

Leed’s Victorian Market Place (Found through Google search)

Even though West Yorkshire is considered to most built up region of Yorkshire, you don’t have to go far to find open countryside or moorland, the most famous of is Ilkley Moor which is contain Cow and Calf range which is popular with is popular with climbers.

Calderway Walk, (found through Google Image search)

Calderway Walk, (found through Google Image search)

West Yorkshire is a county that is something everyone; young and old, to keep them entertained for days if not weeks.

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  3. Doesn’t the Bradford City Hall look wonderful? I don’t think I appreciated it in the 80’s when I was waiting for the 5pm bus to Halifax every day after work! I will take a better look at it next time i am in the city! x

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