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Religion section[edit]

The figures have been updated in the box above in this section making the ones I've removed redundent.Bradford4life (talk) 11:17, 5 July 2014 (UTC) The statistics were sourced. New figures are available from the 2011 census. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bradford4life (talkcontribs) 17:07, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Is there a reason the Religion section does not contain a paragraph about the Muslim population? 176.24.20.202 (talk) 12:21, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

No -- 213.38.213.226 (talk) 15:11, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

I'm in the process of taking photos of various Bradford landmark buildings, if no one else adds a picture of a mosque in the mean time I'll upload one and add a paragraph in regards to the Islamic faith.12:16, 1 September 2014 (UTC)Bradford4life (talk)

I've removed the muslim graph from the religion section, plainly there should be some reference to the Islamic faith on there but a graph regarding one section of the population make up of Bradford seems odd, I've never seen a Christian graph who are by far the biggest religious group in the city. Bradford4life (talk) 16:34, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Ownership[edit]

A user (Bradford4Life) is assuming ownership of this page, reverting constructive edits without reason and inserting copyrighted images without rationale. '''tAD''' (talk) 00:10, 23 November 2014 (UTC)


That of course is not correct, I saw 'Bradistan' included in some text added to the Bradford page which made a mockery of the page. I'll get some pictures I've taken up loaded regarding the films, 'a fairy tale' and 'the railway children' to replace the posters which seem to be copyrighted.Bradford4life (talk) 01:06, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm removing the paragraph with the word Bradistan in it. Bradford4life (talk) 01:10, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

I've restored it, as it's well sourced. Get over it, it's how Bradford is frequently seen.
As to your addition of "The Railway Children" posters, I just can't imagine what you're even on about. The book (AFAIR) has no specific connection to Yorkshire, the film was filmed where it was because that was one of the first couple of preserved steam railways available, and there's still nothing to connect Oakworth to Bradford. Andy Dingley (talk) 01:41, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

I'm removing the sentence with the word Bradistan in it. After all Leicester has a much bigger South Asian population without such a similar degrogatory term being used on it's page.Bradford4life (talk) 08:25, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

Bradford Park Avenue[edit]

Park Avenue have been playing in the Conference North for two seasons now. It's one league above the Northern Premier League. It may be worth an edit. I would do it but i don't know how — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.22.231.237 (talk) 12:11, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 13 December 2014[edit]

Paragraph headed: Bradford Pals

The statistics given are quoted from an unreliable BBC source. The paragraph should be amended viz:

"On the morning of 1 July 1916 the Bradford Pals were in trenches opposite the village of Serre in Northern France. Out of a fighting strength of the 16th Battalion there were 527 casualties with 12 of their 22 officers killed. The 18th suffered 490 casualties. Of the casualties perhaps 1 in 4 died on 1 July or in the next few days from wounds sustained in the battle." Sources: Hudson, Ralph, The Bradford Pals and Raw, David, The Bradford Pals.

Continuing: Incorrect information in the following paragraph: 2/6th and 3/6th were not in France at the time of the Somme. This paragraph should read:

"Other Bradford Battalions involved in the Battle of the Somme were 1st/6th Battalion (Bradford Territorials), The Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment, based at Belle View barracks in Manningham and the 10th Battalion of the Prince of Wales's Own West Yorkshire Regiment. The 6th Battalion first saw action in April 1915 at Neuve Chapelle before moving north to the Yser Canal near Ypres and then to positions near Thiepval on the Somme.[33] The 10th Battalion was involved in the attack on Fricourt. Middlebrook suggests that 10th West Yorks suffered the highest casualty rate of any battalion on the Somme on 1 July and perhaps the highest battalion casualty list for a single day during the entire war. Nearly 60% of the battalion's casualties were deaths." Source: Middlebrook. M, 1 July 1916, the First Day on the Somme, page 268

Continuing: Next paragraph also incorrect. Both the WR artillery batteries were in France, not in Manningham

"The 1/2nd and 2/2nd West Riding Brigade Royal Field Artillery (Territorial Force) had their headquarters at Valley Parade in Manningham. They were joined by the Otley, Burley and Ilkley Batteries and crossed to France with the 6th Battalion West Yorks in April 1915. These Territorial forces were to remain close to each other throughout the war, serving in 49th Division."

(Information supplied by Bradford WW1 Group, Mechanics Institute, Bradford BD1 1SZ)

46pearls (talk) 16:53, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 20:23, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

There is a serious doubt cast about the BBC figure(2,000) given for the Bradford Pals 16th, 18th battalion numbers, a new figure estimated locally is 1,394, I've used this and referenced it in the Bradford Pals section.Bradford4life (talk) 13:25, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

The dreaded-definite article ('the') spelled with a capital ('The') in the middle of a sentence. How very annoying is that?[edit]

"Also in the city is The St George's Hall—a grand concert hall dating from 1853..."

Also in the city is the St George's Hall- (much better)

It may only be a little thing but I find it most annoying to say the least. So please cut it out will you? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.29.83.177 (talk) 20:16, 29 June 2015 (UTC)