Bradford is home to 40 blue plaques, each celebrating a notable person, building or spot within the city – and, during this 90-minute walking tour, you’ll learn the history and context behind a few of its most famous signs hiding in plain sight.

With author, journalist and Bradford Civic Society Chair Simon Cunningham as your guide, set off to visit plaques marking Bradford’s oldest street and the site where the Labour party was formed, before exploring areas commemorating the work of its iconic residents, such as nursery care pioneer Florence Moser and forensic scientist Felix Marsh Rimmington.

Meet at Western Entrance to City Hall (The Registry Office)

Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing are encouraged.

About The Speaker

Headshot of Simon Cunningham

Simon Cunningham

Simon Cunningham is a writer and journalist from Bradford. In 2017 he became the Chairperson of Bradford Civic Society (the youngest Chairperson of a Civic Society in the UK) and recently launched the city’s first co-ordinated blue plaque scheme. He is a Director of Bradford Business Improvement District, has recently worked on the city’s bid to be UK City of Culture for 2025, and was elected to Bradford Council in 2021 as a Councillor for Bolton and Undercliffe.