East Bowling

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East Bowling is an area of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, located approximately one mile south of Bradford city centre. It is roughly bordered by Wakefield Road, Rooley Lane and Bowling Hall Road/ Hall Lane.

Landmarks[edit]

In the centre of East Bowling is Bowling Park, Bradford with its fossil tree, and the nearby Bolling Hall museum.Bowling Cemetery is situated to the south on the ring road.

St Ann's (RC) church, presbytery and school.

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Churches of several faiths fall within the area. These include St John's Anglican, and New Hey Road Methodist. St Ann's Roman Catholic Church was closed in 1996 and the parish amalgamated with St Joseph, Manchester Road. St Ann's was the centre of the Irish community of Broomfields once one of the most densely populated areas of Bradford.

When the area was first constructed, it was a well-to-do part of Bradford, and built at a time when the city was thriving. In recent years East Bowling has become rather run-down. The housing stock in the area is mainly late Victorian Terrace houses, built around 1900, with some more modern houses.

Musicians[edit]

East Bowling is also home to X Factor's Zayn Malik who is a member of boyband One Direction. Gareth Gates also grew up in East Bowling.

Transport links[edit]

East Bowling lies approximately 1 mile north-east from the end of the m606 motorway. Public Transport is provided by the 634 First Bus service to and from Bradford Interchange, also connecting with West Bowling, and in the evenings, service 620.

Coordinates: 53°46′35″N 1°44′24″W / 53.77639°N 1.74000°W / 53.77639; -1.74000