The history of an iconic Braintree street was explored during a live radio show.

On Sunday, the BBC's Essex Quest programme visited Bradford Street, where presenters Liana Bridges and Barry Lewis were met by Peter Bayley, chairman of the Friends of Bradford Street (FoBS) conservation group.

The BBC duo quizzed Mr Bayley on the historical significance of the road and the work of the friends group.

A spokesman for FoBS said: "Peter outlined the key objective of conservation, the continuous search for more historical information, the constant struggle to find ways of limiting Bradford Street’s heavy traffic and the social activities to help bring local residents together.

"The social activities particularly caught the attention of both Barry and Liana.

"Peter also talked briefly about some of the colourful characters with jazz, pop and punk musical connections who lived in the street in modern times."

A free guided tour of the street will take place from 10.30am on Sunday as part of the Heritage Open Days event.

Attendance must be booked by emailing

The 10-minute radio segment on Bradford Street can be found on Iplayer.