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Coordinates: 53°47′53″N 1°42′40″W / 53.798°N 1.711°W / 53.798; -1.711

Thornbury, West Yorkshire
Thornbury, West Yorkshire is located in West Yorkshire
Thornbury, West Yorkshire

 Thornbury, West Yorkshire shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE1934
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD3
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Thornbury is a district on the eastern edge of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England on the border with the City of Leeds and located in the Bradford Moor ward and in the East Bradford parliamentary constituency. Thornbury is contiguous with Pudsey - part of the City of Leeds conurbation and borders Laisterdyke, and Fagley (Eccleshill Ward).

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History

Former Thornbury tramsheds now business units

Thornbury was originally a distinct village but became part of Bradford in 1882.[1]

In Thornbury on Leeds Road there are some large former tramsheds and former bus depot[2][3] dating from when Bradford had its own tram, bus and trolleybus service.

Buffalo Bill staged a performance of his Wild West Show in Thornbury when touring England in 1903.[4]

Economy

The Leeds Bradford Odeon multiplex cinema, Gallagher Leisure Park, Thornbury, Bradford.

Off Dick Lane in Pudsey is the Gallagher Leisure Park. In the Gallagher Leisure Park is the Odeon Leeds-Bradford, a 13 screen multiplex cinema, the Aagrah restaurant, Esporta health club,[5] a Travelodge and access to the Phoenix Park Golf Course.

Off Leeds Old Road in The Woodhall Retail Centre is a B&Q, Morrisons and Netto supermarkets and the Thornbury Medical Centre. Also on Leeds Old Road is the Thornbury Centre, a conference centre and church opened in March 1999, built on the site of the demolished St. Margaret's Church with £1.19m funding from the Millennium Commission.[6][7]

On Gain Lane is British Bakeries Bradford bakeries and the new headquarters of Wm Morrison Supermarkets.[8]

The Territorial Army's Thornbury Barracks are actually in the Woodhall area of Pudsey, Leeds.[9]

Education

On the edge of old Thornbury village is Laisterdyke Business and Enterprise College. Thornbury has a public lending library in Leeds Old Road.[10]

Transport

The main roads through the area are the A647 Leeds Road, and the B6381 Leeds Old Road, and Gain Lane and Dick Lane. Leeds Road, Leeds Old Road and Dick Lane meet at Thornbury roundabout, the biggest roundabout in Yorkshire.[11] Thornbury is served by First Bradford's 15, 72, 709, 710, 714, X6, and X11 services.

Sport

To the east of Thornbury is the Phoenix Park Golf Course.[12]

References

  1. ^ "History of Bradford, Yorkshire - 1850 to 1899". Bradford Timeline. http://www.bradfordtimeline.co.uk/185099.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Bradford Corporation Transport: 1898-1974". http://www.petergould.co.uk/local_transport_history/fleetlists/bradford1.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  3. ^ "Former tramshed, Thornbury". Geograph. http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/1537003. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  4. ^ "How Bill Tamed the Wild West". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 1999-04-23. http://archive.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/1999/4/23/163785.html. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Health Clubs / Gymnasiums in Bradford". BusinessClassified.co.uk. http://www.businessclassified.co.uk/health-clubs-and-gymnasiums/bradford. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  6. ^ "The Thornbury Centre". The Thornbury Centre. http://www.thornburycentre.com/tcstory.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  7. ^ "Millennium Commission announces £1.19 million to Thornbury Centre in Bradford" (PDF). Millennium Commission. 1996-12-17. http://www.millennium.gov.uk/news/17_12_1996.pdf. Retrieved 2010-03-11. 
  8. ^ "Company history". Morrisons. http://www.morrisons.co.uk/Corporate/About-Morrisons/Company-history1/. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  9. ^ "Territorial Army, Parachute Regiment, Thornbury Barracks". Brownbook.net. http://www.brownbook.net/business/1263632/territorial-army. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  10. ^ "Thornbury Library". Bradford Metropolitan District Council. http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/information_and_communication/library_and_information_services/libraries_thornbury_library.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  11. ^ Wainwright, Martin (2002-10-18). "Bradford plans angel of the not-so-far north". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2002/oct/18/regeneration.arts. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 
  12. ^ "Bradford Golf Courses". UK Golf Course Guide. http://www.ukgolfcourseguide.co.uk/yorkshire_golf_courses/bradford_golf_courses.html. Retrieved 2010-03-06. 

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