Welcome to The Bradford Antiquary

The Bradford Antiquary has been published for over 100 years. The current issue of The Bradford Antiquary (No.77, 2016) can be bought directly from us, we have an order form you can download. The contents of the current issue are given at the bottom of the page. Back copies of some issues are also available, a brief outline of their contents is given on the order page.

We intend to put as much as possible of the contents of past issues onto this website. This is a slow process but there are already over 50 papers and many book reviews and other articles available.

You can browse the online material in several ways. Either go to one of the three lists of articles where you will find papers, reviews of books and pamphlets, or other articles such as editorials and reports of events of interest to local historians

Alternatively, you could look at the list of authors where you will find links to information about them and their writings.

Finally, each individual issue of the journal will eventually be able to be accessed through the links on the right. At the moment there are very few papers from the journals in the first and second series. There are six complete journals from the third series and more articles from others in this series will appear soon.

Contents of the current issue

No.77, 2016:

Discovering Prehistoric Bingley: The Stanbury Hill Project Keith Boughie
Science & Culture in Victorian Bradford - the highs and lows of the Philosophical Society 1865-1905 and the development of a museum Richard A Baker
The Bradford Pals  - Bus-les-Artois and the Battle of the Somme Dave Welbourne
Accidents, Robbery & Death - The Tale of Thackley's Tunnels Norman A. Alvin 
The "Pedlar" of Bradford: The Life and Work Of Otto Mombert  Peter Holmes
Life at Lister's - Sport, sociability and culture at Lister's Mill, Bradford Paul Jennings
The Bradford  Antiquary - A Retrospective Bob Duckett
The House of Hey's Malcolm Toft
The Bradford Historical & Antiquarian Society - the 138th Annual Report 1916  
Mark Keighley - journalist - obituary  Editor
David Croft - 1946-2016 - obituary Bob Duckett
Book Reviews