Welcome to The Bradford Antiquary

The Bradford Antiquary has been published for over 100 years. The current issue of The Bradford Antiquary (No.81, 2020) 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.81, 2020:

From Donkey-Boy to Oxford Don: The childhood of Dr Joseph Wright of Thackley Christine Alvin
The Birds and Beasts – The Text of Tract in the Empsall collection of pamphlets Bob Duckett
“We can take it” Again Norman A Alvin
No Food or Fire – decent people: Bradford during the first national coal strike of 1912 Derek Barker and Jane Wheeler
Bradford in Fiction Astrid Hansen
Some Empsall Treasures Bob Duckett
W E Forster and the 1870 Education Act David Welbourne
A Shelter for the Cabmen of Bradford Laura Bird (The National Tramways Museum)
The Ancestry of the Phoenix Dynamo Company, Thornbury Gina Bridgeland

Book Reviews
The Slaughter of Baildon in 1318 by Philip Baxter
 A Visitor’s Guide to Saltaire by David Weber
Bradford Trolleybuses: The Final Years  by David Christie
Secret Ilkley by Mark Hunnebell
Aldersgate Methodist Church: The First Fifty Years by Geoff Twentyman
Every Picture tells a Story by Alan Duckworth

Bob Duckett

Annual Report 2019-2020