Bradford in its Hey Day – A day school

On Saturday 15th October, Bradford Historical and Antiquarian Society, in partnership with Bradford Local Studies Library ran a day-school entitled “Bradford In Its Hey Day – The Late Nineteenth Century”.

This was a very well attended event at the Bradford Club in Piece Hall Yard. Speakers included George Sheeran (A New Generation – Bradford Architects and Architecture 1880 – 1914), David Pearson (Railways In Bradford), Alan Hall (Notable Bradfordians) and George Ingle (The Textile Trade In Bradford). During the lunch break, attendees were also offered the chance to join a short tour of the historic Bradford Club.

The Local Studies Library provided a stall highlighting many items of our stock relating to the period, including Trade Directories, maps and illustrations and a selection of bound volumes of material originally published by associations and institutions active in Bradford during the latter part of the nineteenth century.


The stall attracted a good number of people during the day, many of whom were unaware of the resources the Library holds. We hope to see many of these people visiting us in the coming weeks following up on the research questions they were asking at the event.

All in all this was a very successful, enjoyable day all round.

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