Thornbury, West Yorkshire
|Thornbury, West Yorkshire|
Thornbury Roundabout, Thornbury
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|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
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 Bradford East parliamentary constituency. Thornbury is contiguous with Pudsey – part of the City of Leeds conurbation and borders Laisterdyke, and Fagley (Eccleshill Ward).
Thornbury was originally a distinct village but became part of Bradford in 1882.
In Thornbury on Leeds Road there were some large former tramsheds and former bus depot dating from when Bradford had its own tram, bus and trolleybus services. Bradford Corporation Trams had their own works in Thornbury where over 150 tram cars were built.
The Kozey Picture Hall was converted from a boxing stadium and gymnasium operating as a cinema from 1912 on Leeds Old Road  The cinema closed in 1920 principally due to competition from the larger Lyceum Cinema opening in 1919 in nearby Laisterdyke and became a weaving shed.
East of Dick Lane, but actually in Pudsey, is the Gallagher Leisure Park with the 13 screen multiplex cinema Odeon Leeds-Bradford, the Aagrah restaurant, Esporta health club, a Travelodge hotel and access to the Phoenix Park Golf Course.
Off Leeds Old Road in the Woodhall Retail Centre are B&Q, Morrisons and Asda supermarkets and the Thornbury Medical Centre. Also on Leeds Old Road is the Thornbury Centre, a conference centre, library and church opened in March 1999, built on the site of the demolished St. Margaret's Church with £1.19 million funding from the Millennium Commission.
On Gain Lane are British Bakeries' Bradford bakeries and the headquarters of Wm Morrison Supermarkets and there is only one working public house remaining in Thornbury. The busy 14-woman working brothel in Leeds Road, run by an ex-professional Hull City footballer, was forced to close by 2010 when he was ordered to repay some of the profits.
The main roads through the area are the A647 Leeds Road, the B6381 Leeds Old Road, Gain Lane and Dick Lane. Leeds Road, Leeds Old Road, and Dick Lane meet at Thornbury roundabout, the biggest roundabout in Yorkshire, where Leeds Road, Gipsy Street, and Dick Lane encircle a roughly triangular green space.
New Pudsey 1 mile (1.6 km) east is the nearest railway station.
To the east of Thornbury is the Phoenix Park Golf Course.
The poet and novelist Joolz Denby lives in Thornbury.
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