New Publication: William ‘Bill’ Bradley Addingham’s most inventive engineer

William ‘Bill’ Bradley Addingham’s most inventive engineer.
William Bradley Book IMG_1979 100_150Written by Don Barrett and Ian Crawshaw.
This book describes the life of William Bradley from his birth in 1885 to his death at the great age of 98. He set up his own successful business in Church Street, Addingham. Starting as a vehicle repair and servicing garage but later becoming a manufacturer of innovative textile industry equipment. Bill Bradley was a remarkable engineer. This book tells of his early life, becoming well known in motorcycling circles for his ‘Bradley Special’ trials bikes (usually named ‘Felix’), his life as a family man and his time as a manufacturer of textile equipment at his Beacon Works.
The book is priced at £4 and is available at Preston’s Newsagents or by contacting Steve Lloyd on 01943 830853 or email Steve at:

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