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Report - Bradford Beck AKA Macro

Discussion in 'UK Draining Forum' started by MJS, Mar 6, 2010.

  1. MJS

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    The name Bradford is derived from the "broad ford" at Church Bank (below the site of Bradford Cathedral) around which a settlement had begun to appear before the time of the Norman Conquest ("Bradeford" in the Domesday book of 1086). The ford crossed the stream called Bradford Beck.

    At the turn of the 19th century, Bradford was a small rural market town of 16,000 people, where wool spinning and cloth weaving was carried out in local cottages and farms. The Industrial Revolution led to rapid growth, with wool imported in vast quantities for the manufacture of worsted cloth in which Bradford specialised, and the town soon became known as the wool capital of the world, the Beck being one of its main power sources

    Some pics from the upstream section this week...

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    Some downstream pics from last year shot on film...

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    This place is huge! There is so much more that I need to explore down there (Bypass and Academy)
     

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    A couple more from upstream

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    Here's some from the 'Cathedral Chamber'

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    Panorama action...

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