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A city of north-central England west of Leeds, historically noted for its worsted mills.


1. (Placename) an industrial city in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: a centre of the woollen industry from the 14th century and of the worsted trade from the 18th century; university (1966). Pop: 293 717 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in West Yorkshire. Pop: 477 800 (2003 est). Area: 370 sq km (143 sq miles)


(ˈbræd fərd)

1. William, 1590–1657, second governor of Plymouth Colony 1621–56.
2. a city in West Yorkshire, in N England. 481,700.
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Noun1.Bradford - United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)Bradford - United States printer (born in England) whose press produced the first American prayer book and the New York City's first newspaper (1663-1752)
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It were an occupation peculiarly pleasing to cull from our early historians, and exhibit before you every detail of this transaction; to carry you in imagination on board their bark at the first moment of her arrival in the bay; to accompany Carver, Winslow, Bradford, and Standish, in all their excursions upon the desolate coast; to follow them into every rivulet and creek where they endeavored to find a firm footing, and to fix, with a pause of delight and exultation, the instant when the first of these heroic adventurers alighted on the spot where you, their descendants, now enjoy the glorious and happy reward of their labors.
Robinson more than once appeared, with credit to himself, as a public disputant against Episcopius; and from the manner in which the fact is related by Governor Bradford, it is apparent that the whole English Church at Leyden took a zealous interest in the religious part of the controversy.
Our affections as citizens embrace the whole extent of the Union, and the names of Raleigh, Smith, Winthrop, Calvert, Penn and Oglethorpe excite in our minds recollections equally pleasing and gratitude equally fervent with those of Carver and Bradford.
There was a story they liked to tell of a man who had done well for himself at Bradford, and had five shops of his own, and had come back after fifteen years and visited Ma Fletcher and given her a gold watch.
Then there was Mason of Bradford, and the notorious Muller, and Lefevre of Montpellier, and Samson of new Orleans.
Why, Sir Simon is one of Exmoor's greatest pals; and it would ruin that cousin of the Eyres that's standing for us at Bradford.
Bradford council wish to procure a keyworker service for vulnerable families living in bradford & district that meet the national troubled families criteria and the locally set criteria.
LONDON -- Syed Ibne Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner to the UK, will inaugurate new building of the Consulate of Pakistan at Bradford today.
ISLAMABAD -- As part of the celebrations of Pakistan's 70th Independence Anniversary, the Consulate of Pakistan, Bradford for the first time took part in 'Lord Mayor's Dragon Boat Race' from May 5 to 7.
WOODSOME Hall maintained the pace at the top of Section A in the Lawrence Batley Seniors League despite being held 4-4 at Bradford Moor.
HOW THEY GOT THERE R3: Liverpool (a) 2-0, Ernie Curtis, Joe Bradford R4: Port Vale (h) 2-0, Joe Bradford (2) R5: Watford (h) 3-0, Ernie Curtis (2), Joe Bradford R6: Chelsea (h) 2-2, Ernie Curtis, Joe Bradford Replay: Chelsea (a) 3-0, Joe Bradford (2), Jack Firth SF: Sunderland (n) 2-0, Ernie Curtis, Joe Bradford THE TEAM Goalkeeper: Harry Hibbs Full Backs: George Liddell, Ned Barkas (c) Half Backs: Jimmy Cringan, George Morrall, Alex Leslie Forwards: George Briggs, Johnny Crosbie, Joe Bradford, Bob Gregg, Ernie Curtis |THE GAME Blues thought they had taken the lead but Bob Gregg's sixth-minute header was ruled out for offside.
Gerald is survived by his loving companion of forty years, Theresa (Godey) Cronin; two sons, Stephen Bradford of Denver and Scott Bradford of Worcester; two daughters, Patricia Bradford of Carmel, Indiana, and Amy Cronin of Worcester; two step-sons, Brian Cronin and Michael Cronin, both of Worcester; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his former wife, Barbara (Hession) Bradford of Worcester; nieces and nephews.

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