the great northern railway opened a third terminus at adolphus street in 1854, but the station was too far from the centre, and the two companies built a joint station, bradford exchange which opened in 1867.
the city is also home to a number of rugby union clubs—bradford salem are based in the heaton area and wibsey rfc can be found to the south of the city centre.
a mural on the back of the bradford playhouse in little germany commemorates the centenary of the founding of the independent labour party in bradford in 1893.
Dating a guy youre not attracted to  the area's access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of bradford's manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; bradford has a large amount of listed victorian architecture including the grand italianate city hall.
founded by alfred angas scott in 1908 as the scott engineering company in bradford, scott motorcycles were produced until 1978.
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leeds and bradford railway opened forster square railway station on 1 july 1846 with a service via shipley to leeds.
many cities, bradford lost a number of notable buildings to developers in the 1960s and 1970s: particularly mourned at the time were the swan arcade and the old kirkgate market.
recent years bradford has developed a relationship with bollywood, hosting the international indian film festival awards in 2007.
the museum celebrates and explains the significant achievements in bradford's industrial past, from textiles and printing to the manufacture of motor cars.
1801, bradford was a rural market town of 6,393 people, where wool spinning and cloth weaving was carried out in local cottages and farms.
city has a sizeable indian community and the lakshmi narayan mandir which opened in april 2008 is the largest hindu temple in northern england.