Wibsey is a predominantly residential ward to the south of Bradford. It stretches from Southfield Lane in the north to Netherlands Avenue in the south, and includes Bankfoot and much of Odsal Click the link below for more detailed information about Wibsey ward.
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A group of us including representatives from local organisations, residents, local police officers, council ward officers, councillors and the Alzheimer’s Society have been meeting together to discuss how we can make Wibsey a better place for people living with dementia. Below is a list of suggestions made by members of the public.
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What we need to do?
Our group know there are a lot of good things about Wibsey, what can we do to make it even a better place to live?
I went to Wibsey nursery school - Mrs Dobson I think was the teacher and Wibsey Junior School. That was back in 1953 or thereabouts.
My best friend was John Moulson who lived next door with his sisters Barbara and Rita. We climbed every tree in the school yard and I shinnied up the drainpipe to get all the tennis balls that were stuck in the gutter
There was an old mine shaft at the bottom of the field behind the nursery and you could drop stones down the edge where the slab that covered it didn't quite reach.
I lived with grandparents Medley and Edith for some time when my dad Arthur (their son) was ill and again after he died. Their cottage at 63 North Road Wibsey had a shared outside toilet, and I think the house was built in 1768, there were initials and a date over the front door.
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Following their highly acclaimed successful production of 'Annie', Buttershaw St Paul's Amateurs return to bring a breath of sunshine to St George's Hall in January with their fresh production of South Pacific.
South Pacific is a musical composed by Richard Rodgers, with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan.
The show became the second-longest running Broadway musical of it's time and has remained popular ever since. Several of its songs, including "Bali Ha'i", "I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair", "Some Enchanted Evening", "There Is Nothing Like a Dame", "Happy Talk", "Younger Than Springtime" and "I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy", have become popular standards.
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Mike Priestley, the popular walking correspondent for the Bradford Telegraph and Argus Weekend supplement, has created a fine circular walk in Wibsey. Please click here to download a copy, you may print it out and take it with you on the walk, if you have a printer connected to your PC.
To view the PDF files, you'll need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader software installed on your computer.
Thanks to Mike Priestley and the Telegraph & Argus for permission to reproduce the Article here.
Stuart Light has put together a collection of postcards and images of old Bradford, if you would like to view a short slideshow of the images click the link below.You will need Windows Media Player installed on your computer and a Broadband connection.
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On the 15th April West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service will be joining forces with The Neighbourhood Policing Team, Bradford South Area Co-ordinators Office, Neighbourhood Wardens and active residents of the community to launch a Cold Calling Control Zone in the Wibsey area of Bradford, thanks to POCA (Proceeds of Crime Act) money.
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Simon Cooke Councillor for Bingley believes that Ramblers in the Bradford district should be made to pay for the upkeep of stiles and footpaths.
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In the spring of 2000 a number of enquiries were received at Wibsey library about the possible existence of a local history group. Such a group did not exist. As a result of the enquiries, however, a preliminary meeting was held and a number of local residents decided that there was sufficient interest to form a local history group, From September that year meetings have been held on the second Monday afternoon each month, excluding August.