So today (Friday 23rd May 2014) Rebecca and I were invited to a special viewing of the infamous Fenton Lock at Bradford Industrial Museum by the current Curator - Liz McIvor.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the lock (shame on you) then here is a little bit of history, lets rewind and go back in time to Victorian, England, early 1900s and The great, the amazing, the one and only Houdini was coming to town.
In America, Houdini attracted enormous crowds wherever he went, and his first appearance in London in 1900 had caused a sensation. Now he was on his way north to Bradford in West Yorkshire. Houdini’s reputation for extricating himself from seemingly impossible bonds – handcuffs, chains, even the cells of Scotland Yard – had preceded him and so had his willingness to take on challenges. He advertised big