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24 October 2016

BRADFORD'S MOST BRUTAL | OCTOBER 2016


After checking out Radome near Harrogate on Sunday, went to check out the concrete bunkers of inner city Bradford. If/when RAF Menwith Hill does discover an incoming H-bomb, these buildings will no doubt still be there afterwards.....

First up, the undisputed Bradford Brutalist Champion - West Yorkshire Building Society's abandoned air defence tower Headquarters...



Chris Hammond on the BBC Bradford & West Yorkshire website in 2008 describes it brilliantly... 


See further below for photos of Kirkgate Centre & here's more of Bradford's best building...






















Ace. You can find out more about the site by reading this.
There's also some exploration photos here.

Next up is the aforementioned Kirkgate Shopping Centre...opened in 1976 but soon to have a stylistic sanitisation, very soon...














& a few other structures of note spotted around the way....


















& so back to Chris Hammond...




Also, shouts out to Eugene Paul who has a gig near Kirkgate next month...



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