Bradford Local Studies Library was represented at an event organised by the Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society. The event was a day-school called “Bradford In 1851” and featured guest speakers giving talks on the Bradford Poor Law, Bradford Architecture, The Census, and the Religious Census.
The well attended event took place at the historic Bradford Club in Piece Hall Square (the manager even gave an impromptu short talk on the history of the Club!). Bradford Libraries stall featured an original map of the city centre from 1851, examples of Acts of Parliament relating to Bradford from the 1850s, early examples of Electoral Registers, giving details of Bradford luminaries of the time such as Titus Salt and much more.
The stall proved very popular with those attending the event, and we have already seen some of them visit the library as a result of what they saw.