Monday, 1 April 2013
Jack (Hartford Daily Photo) asked me recently how I came to live in this area. I was raised in the Midlands but came to study at Bradford University (many) years ago and I've stayed in Yorkshire ever since. I had a little nostalgia trip recently, up to the main university campus. It has grown over the years. The core of this block, the Richmond Building, was there when I was a student but it has had a face-lift and a magnificent glass atrium now sits where the all-important Students Union bar used to be! The beige bit on the very right hand side was/is the main hall - scene of many a lively rock concert in my youth and, later, the hall where I shook hands with Harold Wilson (who was the University Chancellor at the time) when I received my degree. I actually studied at the School of Management, which is on another site, but the main university campus was the focus of much of my social life. Ah... those were the days!