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Within the Metropolitan Borough of Bradford (even though it is outside Bradford itself) lies a town called Shipley, West Yorkshire.

The town is first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, referred to as 'Scipeleia.' This derives from the Old English for 'sheep-clearing' which emphasises the large sheep population that used to reside here.
Shipley lies alongside the River Aire. There is a wooded ridge called Shipley Glen which is popular for its beautiful views. Since 1895, the Shipley Glen Tramway carries visitors to the top to admire the scenery. Through its ups and downs, the tramway is still in use, with it being open most weekends.

Film Director Tony Richardson was born in this town in 1928. He used Shipley to direct some of his successful films such as 'Look Back in Anger.'

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