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Thornbury, West Yorkshire
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Thornbury Roundabout, Thornbury
Thornbury, West Yorkshire shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE185336
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BRADFORD
Postcode district BD3
Dialling code 01274
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places
UK
England
YorkshireCoordinates: 53°47′53″N 1°42′40″W / 53.798°N 1.711°W / 53.798; -1.711

Thornbury is a district on the eastern edge of Bradford, in West Yorkshire, England on the border with the City of Leeds and located in the Bradford Moor ward and in the Bradford East parliamentary constituency. Thornbury is contiguous with Pudsey – part of the City of Leeds conurbation and borders Laisterdyke, and Fagley (Eccleshill Ward).

History

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Former Thornbury tramsheds now demolished

Thornbury was originally a distinct village but became part of Bradford in 1882.

In Thornbury on Leeds Road there were some large former tramsheds and former bus depot dating from when Bradford had its own tram, bus and trolleybus services. Bradford Corporation Trams had their own works in Thornbury where over 150 tram cars were built.

Buffalo Bill staged a performance of his Wild West Show in Thornbury when touring England in 1903.

The Kozey Picture Hall was converted from a boxing stadium and gymnasium operating as a cinema from 1912 on Leeds Old Road

The cinema closed in 1920 principally due to competition from the larger Lyceum Cinema opening in 1919 in nearby Laisterdyke and became a weaving shed.

Landmarks

Elephant at the Aagrah 
Woodhall Avenue 
Methodist church on Leeds Old Road 

Transport

The main roads through the area are the A647 Leeds Road, the B6381 Leeds Old Road, Gain Lane and Dick Lane. Leeds Road, Leeds Old Road, and Dick Lane meet at Thornbury roundabout, the biggest roundabout in Yorkshire, where Leeds Road, Gipsy Street, and Dick Lane encircle a roughly triangular green space.

Thornbury is served by First Bradford's 72, 508, 611/X11, 660, 711, 714, X6, M and MORR services.

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