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Talk:Heritage Open Day: The Cream of Yorkshire at Bradford Cathedral

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Talk, Sun 19 Sep 2021, free entry

Heritage Open Day: The Cream of Yorkshire

Heritage Open Day: The Cream of Yorkshire

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1 Stott Hill,


Open Afternoon
All are welcome from 1pm - 3:15pm you'll be able to explore the Cathedral and discover more about:
Louisa Pesel, a renowned embroiderer who pioneered the use of the craft as occupational therapy, with shell-shocked First World War soldiers
Joe Hardcastle, a well-known local character and Bradford Cathedral bell-ringer for sixty years
William Scoresby Jr, a distinguished Arctic explorer, scientist and later vicar of Bradford Parish Church (now cathedral)
Ernest Sichel, acclaimed Bradford artist and sculptor, who produced work for the cathedral
Come and see examples of the beautiful craftmanship of Louisa Pesel and Ernest Sichel, explore where Joe Hardcastle rang the bells for sixty years, and find out more about all of these interesting characters and their connections to Yorkshire through displays, presentations and related activities.

From 3:30pm, there will be an opportunity to join us for Choral Evensong.

Early Evening Talk
At 5pm, this will be followed by a talk entitled 'Healing Stitches - Louisa Pesel, Bradford’s Inspirational Embroiderer’. This is a talk all about Louisa Pesel, her life and her work, including the practical conservation work on the Khaki Club Altar Frontal, which is part of the Bradford Cathedral textile collection. It will include a short Q&A following the talk, which is delivered by Jacqueline Hyman BA (HONS) ACR, textile conservator. You can book a free ticket for the talk via Eventbrite -

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcome

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 19 Sep 2021 13:00 to 18:00


Free entry


Plan route to Bradford Cathedral using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Public Transport:
Train:Bradford Forster Square (nearest) and Bradford Interchange
Bus: Church Bank (Stop P9/P10), 613/614, 645/646, 636/637, 670, 682 Bolton Road (Stop P6/P8) 612, 640/641
Metro:Canal Road/Cathedral (Stop 3) round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road.
Parking - the Broadway Bradford 0600 to 0100 weekdays £3.50/weekends £1.50 all day: Captain Street £1.50 all day.
Driver-disabled only parking onsite.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • a mix of tarmac and york stone paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


Please remember that the Cathedral is over 500 years old! We have done our very best to make the building accessible to all disabled visitors and hope you enjoy your visit. * * For assistance please ask a member of staff to help. * * The Cathedral Office is up a short flight of steps so please ring the bell in the shop area and someone will come out.