Welcome to The Bradford Antiquary

The Bradford Antiquary has been published for over 100 years. The current issue of The Bradford Antiquary (No.82, 2021) 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.

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.

We have now digitised each series up to and including the edition for 2015. These can be accessed by clicking on the DIGITISED COPIES link right.
There are thgirteen PDFfiles available to download. Each file has a number and the years covered. Clicking on the file will bring up a list of the volumes included. downloaded files can be searched Using a PDF reader by using Control F for any word you choose and the pages will be highlighted at the left of the screen. That page can then be checked for your search word.

Contents of the current issue

No.82, 2021:

John R.Fyfe's Shipley Fire Brick Works    Tony Woods and Derek Barker
The Mouse That Got Away: An Act of Militant Activism during the Votes for Women Campaign Bradford 1913   Jane Wheeler
Margaret Mc Millan (1860-1931), Social Reformer and Educationist   Dave Welbourne
Thackley Navvy Mission   Norman A. Alvin
Joseph Wright and the English Dialect Dictionary   Christine Alvin
The Wool is Rising by Branwell Bronte  Bob Duckett
The Making of Bradford Grammar School (1865 to 1876)   Martin Greenwood
Betty Woodrow BHAS President 2016-2017 and lecture Secretary 2006-2020    John Haigh and Astrid Hansen

Book Reviews
Bradford Places: A New perspective by George Redmonds                              Astrid Hansen

Descendants of the Sea Gods or The Legacy of the Vikings by Richard Donovan Glover                                                                                            Sarah Powell

A Bradford Pal: George William Broadhead 1894-1980 by John Broadhead       Bob Duckett

Great Northern Outpost, Volume 3: Faded Glory: The Bradford, Queensbury, Halifax & Keighley Lines  by Alan Whitaker & Jan Rapacz         Bob Ducket