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Saturday & Sunday
From 3pm


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Thornton Road, Bradford, BD13 3LD

Echoes of Thornton

Echoes of Thornton 

A new, interactive artwork to experience in Thornton Village. 

Created by artist Lucy Barker, this audio-visual walk combines memories of Thornton collected from former residents of South Square’s cottages with images from Thornton Antiquarians Archive. This interactive walk brings to life the heritage of Thornton Village. Listen to Mary Lou reminiscing on childhood mischief or Derek recounting the aromas of Market Street. 

The walk will take place on Market Street and is now available to view online on this webpage, or pick up a map at South Square!

How to take part

Taking part is FREE


When taking part remember to be aware of busy roads, always stop your video before travelling to the next stop. 


The memories that have been collected are personal recollections, which at times can be freeform, inaccurate, biased and nonlinear in their presentation due to the nature of personal memory. The opinions expressed do not reflect that of South Square Centre or any other parties involved. 

Access Information

A version of the walk will be available to view from your armchair.

If you know someone who would like to take part but does not have a smartphone device – or is maybe not able to leave their home to take part – South Square can deliver a device to them to view the experience at home. Get in touch with Alice at or call 07828988575 for more info.

Funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund & Arts Council England


Developed and created by artist Lucy Barker
Graphics by Lucy Courtney-Clegg
Sound grading by Tom Maynard

With thanks to:

South Square’s Oral History Volunteers who collected the memories used in this artwork
Former residents who allowed us to listen to and record their memories
Images from Thornton Antiquarian Society Archive
Funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund & Arts Council England