The Hallé


From 'hole' to 'Hallé'...  It may not have lovely shops to entice me, but Bradford does have some excellent museums (including the National Media Museum), galleries, theatres to be proud of and a good concert hall, St George's Hall, designed by Saltaire's architects Lockwood and Mawson.  It provides the Yorkshire venue for the world famous Hallé Orchestra, based at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester but who have played regular concerts in Bradford since 1865.  And don't they travel in style?  This is one of their smart vans, complete with its personalised numberplate  - HA10 LLE!