It was always said that the Bradford landscape was dominated by the chimney of Lister’s Mill (as below) but the following photographs taken in June, 2020 demonstrate the extent to which Valley Parade is nowadays a prominent landmark in the district.
The following photographs were taken of Valley Parade from the east side of the valley…
Contrast with this from 1947…
These were taken from the south near the junction of Rooley Lane and the M606:
From Baildon Moor to the north of Valley Parade with the Emley Moor TV mast on the horizon:
From Queensbury to the west:
Other images of Valley Parade from these links:
The development of Valley Parade, 1886-1908 – includes a history of the early development of the ground.
Valley Parade photos from the 1970s
Valley Parade photos from the 1980s
Photos of the rebuilding of Valley Parade in 1986 – Part One
Photos of the rebuilding of Valley Parade in 1986 – Part Two
Valley Parade photos from the 1990s
The construction of the Midland Road stand 1996 (Part One)
The construction of the Midland Road stand 1996 (Part Two)
Valley Parade of today (photos taken by myself at the Stephen Darby Testimonial July, 2019)
More photos of today’s Valley Parade (photos taken by myself at the Salford City fixture in December, 2019)
Other galleries to follow with links updated from here.
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