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J.B. Priestley – National Media Museum - Bradford, UK
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N 53° 47.458 W 001° 45.342
30U E 581969 N 5960983
Quick Description: J.B. Priestley who was a successful novelist, essayist and playwright who was born in Bradford.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/22/2011 3:55:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMB191
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
This plaque is on the plinth of a statue of Priestley and stands outside the National Media Museum.

The quotation is taken from the start of his novel Bright Day written in 1946. It describes an imaginary city called Bruddersford, but it is recognisably Bradford.

Lost in its smoky valley in the Pennine
hills, bristling with tall mill chimneys, with
its face of blackened stone, Bruddesford is
generally held to be an ugly city, and so I suppose
it is, but it always seemed to me to have the kind
of ugliness that could not only be tolerated, but
often enjoyed; it was grim but not mean. And the
moors were always there and the horizon never
without its promise. No Brudderford man could
be exiled from the upland and blue air, he always

had one foot on the heather; he had only
to pay his tuppence on the tram and then climb for half
an hour to hear the larks and curlews, to feel the
old rocks warming in the sun, to see the harebells
trembling in the shade.
National Media Museum Pictureville Bradford West Yorkshire United Kingdom BD1 1NQ

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