Thornton Road, Bradford, BD13 3LD


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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 will launch online on Friday 9th April 2021.

Discovery Maps will be available to pick up from South Square Centre or you can walk to Market Street and look out for the QR code markers. 

How to take part 

Taking part is free!

You’ll need a smartphone connected to 4G

For the best experience, use a set of headphones to listen to the sound.

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