Contributors to volume 1, 3rd series 1985
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David James studied at the University of Wales in Cardiff and Bangor. He held posts at Exeter, Leicester and Nottingham before being appointed District Archivist by Bradford Metropolitan Council in 1974. In 1980 he gained an MA degree at Huddersfield Polytechnic, and is at present undertaking research into Keighley politics.
George Redmonds was formerly a lecturer in Modern Languages, but has been self-employed as a local historian for the last ten years. During this time he has contributed regularly to newspapers and journals and has been active as a tutor in adult education. He was the founding editor of the local history magazine 'Old West Riding', and has written a number of books on surnames, place-names and aspects of local history in West Yorkshire.
A Moment in the History of Bradford Moor
Mary Lister was President of the Society from 1975 to 1977 and has been Excursions Secretary since 1966. She has written several booklets, including 'The Moravian Museum, Fulneck' (1974); and 'The Story of Bolton Woods and St. Laurence's Church' (1980). Miss Lister, who is Assistant Librarian at Bradford Cathedral, devotes much of her spare time to church recording.
The Morris Windows in Bradford Cathedral
John Stanley King was President of the Society from 1967 to 1969. Lord of the Manor of Heaton since 1963 and a City Councillor for the same area since 1970, he has made a particularly thorough study of the history of Heaton, using a wide variety of records and recollections. His publications include 'Keighley Corporation Transport' (1964) and 'Transport of Delight' (1972), and he has also written numerous articles on historical subjects.
Mary W. Batley, President of the Society from 1983. Bradford born and bred, Miss Batley gained her degree in history at Leeds University and became a teacher, holding posts at Fulneck, Salt Grammar School and Belle Vue Girls' School. She is a committee member of the Heaton Township Guild and also an active Past President of the Bradford Branch of the W.E.A.
Alison Armstrong is Curator of Geology at Bradford Metropolitan Council Museums, based at Cliffe Castle, Keighley. Her article is the result of information gathered for exhibition work.
The Walls of Jericho
Paul W.G. Lawson is Principal Keeper, Arts and Extension Services, City of Bradford Metropolitan Council, Arts and Museums Division.
The Tristram and Isoude Stained Glass Panels
Evelyn Hanslip looks back with pride on the day she won a scholarship from Usher Street Board School to Bradford Girls' Grammar School. Mrs. Hanslip joined East Bowling History Workshop on its formation in 1978. Her training as shorthand typist equipped her ideally for the job of secretary and as a member of the Writers' Circle she was an almost automatic choice when an editor was needed.
East Bowling History Workshop
The Tong Manuscripts