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Bradford Colliery Brickworks

Bradford Colliery Brickworks operated on the site of the Bradford Colliery in Bradford, Greater Manchester, then in the historic county of Lancashire, England,

Bretton Hall

Country house on the north slope of the valley of the River Dearne in West Bretton near Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.

Brick tax

Tax on bricks introduced in Great Britain in 1784 to help pay for the American War of Independence.

Bridgewater Collieries

Coal mining company on the Lancashire Coalfield with headquarters in Walkden near Manchester.

Brig o’ Doon

Late medieval bridge in Ayrshire, Scotland, best known as the setting for the final verse of Robert Burns’s poem Tam o’ Shanter.

British Gas Traction Company

Incorporated on 13 July 1896 to operate gas-powered trams, which it worked initially on the Blackpool, St. Annes and Lytham tramway, the first such tramway in Britain.

British Premonitions Bureau

Organisation set up by the psychiatrist John Barker in 1966 in the wake of the Aberfan disaster. Its aim was to collect premonitions from members of the public in the hope of being able to issue warnings about similar tragedies in the future.

British schools

Establishments offering education to the children of Nonconformist parents, initially run by a single teacher using the monitorial system.

Broadspeed GT 2+2

The Broadspeed GT 2+2 is a Mini-based fastback-styled motor vehicle designed by Tony Bloor, Broadspeed’s sales manager.

Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Ghost said to haunt Raynham Hall in Norfolk, and the subject of perhaps the most famous ghost photograph ever taken.