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Tuesday 4 October 2011

Bradford Car Park and Mill Ablaze

BBC Look North this evening reported that a Bradford multi-storey car park on Sunbridge Road was in flames. Pictures showed that the blaze had taken a firm hold of the building. The Telegraph and Argus however (from which the picture below is taken) state that the fire originated ‘in a large mill building just off ThorntonRoad, not far from its junction with Tetley Street.’

As of 7.55pm the BBC stated that the fire had led to the closure of the B6145 'between the A6181 Godwin Street junction and the Preston Street junction'. Traffic at the time was backing up in both directions. A BBC report from 8:36pm referred only to a fire involving a derelict mill, so it is possible that the initial report on Look North was based upon eyewitness accounts which mistakenly reported flames from inside the car park when they may in fact have been behind the building.

No explanation has yet been forthcoming as to the cause of the conflagration. Hopefully, there have not been, and will not be, any casualties. With this following on from the demolition of a great swathe of Bradford's city centre to make way for the construction of a shopping centre that seems doomed never to be, its aesthetic appeal will now sink to new lows. Video footage of the fire can be seen below, with the car park seemingly ablaze in the first of the two clips.


  1. Who owns the building and will they sell the land for a mega mozque??

  2. A symbolic event: the source of Bradford's (former) wealth going up in flames. T.S. Eliot: The Waste Land - "A silk hat on a Bradford millionaire" - there were lots then, and a million pounds was immense! Unfortunately, a frequent occurrence - I would guess there is at least one inferno in a former mill or warehouse every year. Juniper: they don't need it for a mega mosque: Bradford already has several such barracks, including what I call the Pink Blancmange, a vast building which, if it had been proposed by a non-muslim organisation, would have been shot down in flames (!) by the planners. Between those same planners, the inept council, and fires, whether accidental, or (certainly sometimes) deliberate, Hitler's efforts in Bradford have been far eclipsed since.

  3. cmon England it's not too late wake up and listen to Geert! the San Francisco Bay Area is basically the "liberal progressive" capitol of the U.S. so of course anti-Israel sentiment is high here. but Israel does have it's supporters here too who stand up to these islamonazi loving leftist social parasites. i recently put together a blog that like Gary's is a video link collection of pro-Israel advocates having confrontations here in the S.F. Bay Area. you might be surprised at what you see. you've got a good blog here it speaks my language:

  4. Paki's refused planning permission?


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