Until 1825 the wool-combers in the district of Bradford would hold a parade in Bradford to celebrate their Patron Saint - Bishop Blaise. As part of the four day festival Wool-Combers would dress as the Bishop and parade around the town.
Glyn has sent many years recreating the Wool Festival celebration including leading an annual guided walk dressed as Bishop Blaise and hosting talks about Bishop Blaise.
Bradford Woolly Heritage has now taken on the role of promoting this annual festival held in February each year.
The Wool Fair is held on the first Sunday of February as part of the Blaise Wool Festival. With thanks to our partners at the Bradford Museums Service
We are researching the history of Bishop Blaise and the celebration of Blaises Day across England ready to produce the definitive guide to this fascinating character.
Born on Ilkley Moor 10 years ago the Yorkshire Hat Throwing Championship combines a celebration of Yorkshire culture with a fun event for all the family.
As much as we love Glyns guided walks, it would be great to offer the people of Bradford the chance to follow a self guided tour of historic Bradford.