Colour Inspiration

Just for fun, to brighten up your day we’ve given colours names to represent Bradford.  From striking ‘Bolling Hall Red Room’ to bright yellow ‘Laburnum Grove’.  Colour can elevate your mood and stimulate your senses.

The beautiful red room inside Bolling Hall Museum, every nook and cranny is packed with history.

Orange Tree Roads, a song by Bradford Rock band ‘New Model Army’ in 1980.

Laburnum Grove is a comedy-drama play by the Bradford born writer J.B. Priestley which was first staged in 1933.

Legend has it that there was a Ferocious Boar that lived in Cliffe wood on the outskirts of Bradford. The Wild Boar Terrorised Bradford and caused much damage to land and property.

Peel Park was Bradford’s first public park, and is on the English Heritage and National Register of Historic Parks and Gardens online databases. The park is a Green Flag Award.

The large drawing room at Cliffe Castle Museum houses, a malachite fireplace. A rare restored Russian chimneypiece, said to be one of only two of its kind in the world.

Saltaire is named after Victorian industrialist Sir Titus Salt who sited his textile mills beside the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the River Aire (hence Salt-Aire).

A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by Bradford born artist David Hockney.

In 1920 a series of photos of the Cottingley Fairies captured the attention of the world. The photos had been taken by two young girls, cousins Frances Griffith and Elsie Wright, while playing in the garden.

The ‘Pink’, was a sports publication from the Telegraph and Argus, which made its way into literature in 1929, courtesy of JB Priestley.

The colour purple is often associated with magic. Steven Frayne, better known by his stage name Dynamo, is a magician from Bradford.

The dramatic Haworth Moor is the location of Top Withens. This is a truly unique landscape and during the summer month of August and into early September the heather is in bloom.

Sparkling Ice Arena White represents the Bradford Ice Arena.  In January 1966 Mecca Leisure Limited opened the ice rink in Bradford under the name of the Silver Blades Ice Rink.

Agnes Grey, A Novel is the debut novel of English author Anne Brontë, first published in December 1847. The novel follows Agnes Grey, a governess, as she works within families of the English gentry.

High on Ilkley Moor the Cow and Calf Rocks are a large rock formation consisting of an outcrop and boulder, also known as Hangingstone Rocks.

Smokie are a rock band from Bradford. Their most popular hit single, “Living Next Door to Alice”, and other hits “If You Think You Know How to Love Me”, “Oh Carol”, “Lay Back in the Arms of Someone”, and “I’ll Meet You at Midnight”.

When you think about your city, what colours spring to mind?


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