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Bairds Television


Mar 27 2024 - May 31 2024

About The Event


Bradford Industrial Museum
235 Moorside Rd, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP

We’ve been delighted to work with former employees of Baird Television & Thorn Electricals who have generously shared their time, knowledge and memories to create a display of information panels about their experiences working for the company using images from our own collections as well as those supplied by the employees.

Based over several sites in Bradford, Bairds made on average 1,400 televisions and employed 2 and half thousand workers at its height in the 1960s and 70s.  Closing in 1978, many of its workers went on to be employed in other technological companies including Microvitec and Pace.

Visitors to Café Gallery can learn about the production lines, the lively social life of its employees and it’s innovative approach and impact on television technology  –  and are invited to share their own memories of the company too.

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
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29th May –
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30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
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Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.

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Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.