Thornton Road, Bradford, BD13 3LD


01274 834747

Our Tenants, Trustees & Staff

at the Square

Plenty at the Square is South Square’s fantastic vegetarian cafe with a commitment to seasonal food, reducing food waste and supporting small scale producers. 


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The Watchmaker

The Watchmaker is an informal tasting room offering a strong selection of craft ales, wines and artisan gins. The bar has taken on this name to acknowledge the building’s heritage as in 1916 the space was a watchmakers workshop.



Unit 9

Unit 9 are a local artist collective who coordinate and exhibit work for the meeting room space at South Square. Exhibitions change over every month and can include everything from photography and textiles to painting and print. 


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Thornton Antiquarian Society Archive

TAS’ local history archive is publicly accessible at South Square Centre. It is open every Wednesday morning and by appointment. To arrange a visit please email antiquarians (at)

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June Russell

June Russell is a painter and fine art printmaker using processes including dry point and collagraph. 



Diane Jones

Artist and textile designer Diane Jones who works with devore and monoprinting techniques. 



Bev Morton

Bev Morton helps to support people and organisations in transition, creating spaces for individuals and organisations to help them think and plan for what’s next.

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Patricia Calver

Patricia Calver is an artist and painter and is a longstanding  South Square volunteer.  

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Life Education

Life Education run the mobile classrooms across the Bradford district



Bradford Community Cinemas

Bradford Community Cinemas help places across the district host community film screenings

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Rushworths Fine Art Framing

Rushworth’s Fine Art Framing provides quality bespoke framing services to artists, museums and the general public across the North of England.



Nancy Jones

Nancy Jones is a local artist who uses vintage and modern tins to create beautiful sustainable jewellery. She sells her creations in independent shops across West Yorkshire under the name Hammered in Yarkshire.



Carole Griffiths

Carole Griffiths is a visual artist currently studying for her practice based PHD. She also leads the BA visual arts at Bradford College.



Green Communities Network

New group focussed on helping to tackle fuel poverty locally. 


Carbon Monoxide Workshop


Rosie Freeman

Mazhar Ali



Molly Jewitt

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Florence Hoy was the Director of The Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds. Prior to that she’s had a wealth of experience in gallery settings. During this time her practice has focused heavily on participation, engagement and interpretation, she is currently undertaking an MA in Curation to further this knowledge.  Florence is also a designer/maker and works under the name Florence Makes to produce sustainable homewares which utilise obsolete rail tickets, Ordnance Survey maps and stamps.


Alice Withers, is the programme manager and Heritage Activities Officer. She was born in Manchester, now lives in Bradford. Alice is a member of art collective Reet So, Alice has undertaken commissions for Leeds Art Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival developing site-specific responses to people and place. She worked as a freelance producer for UP Projects (London) managing The Floating Cinema and its touring programme for Hull City of Culture 2017.

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Jackie has been working as a cleaner at South Square since 2018. Keighley-born Jackie has been a Thorntonian since 1988 and started out in the textile industry, since then she has worked in automotive and vending industry before she took on cleaning 15 years ago. Jackie is a keen up-cycler and enjoys car boot sales and gardening.

Daniel Butterfield

Daniel is South Square Centre’s building manager, he’s been working for South Square for 3 years after volunteering with us. Daniel has lived in Thornton for 9 years and was brought up in Lower Grange. Daniel has been working in building management for over 10 years and enjoys drawing, furniture up cycling and watching his sons playing football on the weekends.

Chloe Moreton

Chloe is South Square’s first Heritage Activities Assistant.  Having been a volunteer at the centre, helping with activities at Thornton Gala and Wellbeing Weekend, Chloe started her new role in June 2020. Chloe studied at Bradford Art College before completing a degree in Photography at Staffordshire University. After taking time out to travel, Chloe relocated to Yorkshire from London in 2019. 

Connor Hand

Connor is the Heritage Activities Trainee at South Square Centre. Connor has recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Architecture at Northumbria University, and has a passion for fine arts, local History and photography. Connor possesses a keen interest in the visual arts and has great knowledge of the local history of his hometown Halifax. During his time at sixth form, Connor completed a display of commissioned abstract art pieces for his headteacher which focused on local buildings and is excited to help deliver more projects over his time at South Square.