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1251 Market Charter Plaque - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 47.762 W 001° 45.428
30U E 581865 N 5961544
Quick Description: This plaque commemorates the granting of a market charter to Bradford by the King of England in 1251.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/18/2014 9:57:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMJYQX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MeerRescue
Views: 2

Long Description:
The plaque is in the form of an engraved paving slab outside the entrance to Bradford's modern indoor market called the Oastler Center.

AS it is on the ground it is easy to miss because of the number of people visiting the market. The text on the stone is as follows.
CHARTER FOR A MARKET AT
BRADFORD
A.D. 1251


The King to the Archbishops, greeting.
Know ye that we have granted and by this our
present Charter confirmed, to our beloved valet,
Edmund de Lacy, that he and his heirs for ever,
shall have one market every week at his manor
of BRAFFORD in the county of York...
These days the City of Bradford has this indoor market rather than an outside one and the center is held Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sat 8.00am – 5pm Wed, 8.00am – 2pm This short film gives a tour of the market and its stalls.
Type of Historic Marker: Engraved pavement stone

Age/Event Date: 1/1/1251

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