The Big Bradford Quiz of 2020
It’s been the strangest year in living memory, but there have been glimmers of good news across the Bradford District in 2020.
As we celebrate the people and places that made the city sparkle in 2020, how well do you know these brilliant bits of Bradford?
Thornton arts hub South Square Centre was taken into community ownership back in January 2020. What is the village also famous for?
Birthplace of J B Priestley
Birthplace of Zayn Malik
Birthplace of the Brontë Sisters
In February, Keighley and Worth Valley Railway took delivery of a notorious ‘Pacer’ train to become a new attraction. Which of these has not been filmed on the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway?
The Railway Children
“Do remember they can’t cancel the spring” said Bradford’s David Hockney with an uplifting painting back in March. What was David’s brother, Paul, well known for?
He played for Bradford City
He was a Lord Mayor of Bradford
He was Vice-Chancellor of Bradford University
Keighley’s fundraising legend Captain Tom Moore made headlines around the world when he turned 100 in April. But which TV quiz show was he a contestant on in 1983?
The Generation Game
May saw dozens of Bradford creatives create new artistic works from home as part of Bradford Council’s ‘Response’ initiative, including an homage to Leeds Road by poet Kamal Kaan. Which famous Bradford restaurant chain started life on Leeds Road?
Bradford Literature Festival went online for 2020 back in June. What is the name of the author who pens the Bradford-based Detective Harry Virdee book series?
A A Dhand
July saw the release of comedy crime thriller ‘Say Your Prayers’ – starring Derek Jacobi and Roger Allam. The film was centred on which popular annual Bradford District event?
Ilkley Literature Festival
Bradford’s North Parade enjoyed a boost in August with the opening of two independent bars – Crafted, and Boar & Fable. But which well-known artistic Bradfordian once had a creative studio next to the street?
Bradford Civic Society teamed up with Bradford BID to commission a series of new blue heritage plaques for some of the city’s most historic buildings in March. Who is there a statue of inside the Wool Exchange?
Legendary Dracula author Bram Stoker featured in a spectacular pumpkin trail in Bradford city centre back in May. Stoker was a guest at the historic Midland Hotel when which famous performer died there in 1905?
Sir Henry Irving
Bradford Cathedral was named Yorkshire’s ‘Small Visitor Attraction of The Year’ in November. Which year do some parts of the building date back to?
Cartwright Hall art gallery opened a new exhibition this December, ‘Being Young in Bradford: Youth Culture in the 1970s and 80s’. But which member of 80s sitcom ‘The Young Ones’ hails from Bradford?
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