Bradford is a historic city in West Yorkshire, England. Its prosperity grew in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as a centre of the worsted (woolen cloth) industry, and it gained the nickname Worstedopolis. German entrepreneurs invested heavily in the Bradford woolen industry in the nineteenth centure, leading to the creation of a warehouse district close to the city centre known as 'Little Germany'. The city is home to such attractions as The National Media Museum, the most visited national museum outside London.
Bradford is home to Bradford City FC, an association football (soccer) team, and the Bradford Bulls Rugby League team.
- James Berry, executioner
- Frederick Delius, composer
- Albert Pierrepoint, executioner
- J.B.Priestley, author and playwright
- Peter Sutcliffe, serial killer