By Ninder Kaur


Geoffrey Brindley, who is also known as Bradford’s Jesus man, was taken ill last Thursday.

The 88-year-old fell down the stairs at his home in Baildon and is now in the Intensive Care Unit at BRI following a stroke.

Jesus Man

Mr Brindley is known by many for walking the streets of the district in a brown robe and sandals, which he has been doing since the 1960s.


Hundreds of well-wishers from the community have taken to social media to wish Mr Brindley a speedy recovery.

Councillor Simon Cooke (Con, Bingley Rural) tweeted: “Bradford legend, now 88. Hope he pulls through.”


Zahid Khan said: “Sad news, hope he gets better and back on his feet real soon. The streets of Bradford won’t be the same without him!”

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Karen Worden said: “I used to love seeing him as a child and waving at him. Although I know nothing about you Geoffrey, my thoughts and best wishes go to you. Get well soon and thank you for all the lovely smiles and waves you gave us. Hope we will see you soon.”