Nigel Grizzard (1984 and 2007) Additional material and locations (c) Marcus Roberts (2007)
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Bradford is well worth a special visit to enjoy both the remnants of its Victorian civic grandeur and its significant Jewish heritage. While Bradford is not an obvious tourist destination, the city has great character and the city centre is filled with superb stone buildings from its hey-day as a wool capital. There is much Jewish interest within walking distance and close to the city centre, though 'Little Germany' is the high-light, with its great number of listed ware-house buildings, many of which were Jewish built and owned. Further out from the centre, the Reform Synagogue, which remains in use, is a jewel of Moorish architecture and decoration. The Reform cemetery at the municipal cemetery has some exceptional funereal monuments to the great and good of the community. The central sites can be walked around, though transport may be needed to visit some of the other sites. It is best to start ones tour from Hall Ings, in the Centre of Bradford, where a convenient car park can be found for those arriving by car.