1,345 more photos of Norfolk & Cumbria in June 2017 Release

Bradford, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Bradford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Great Memories.

My name is Frank Raper I was born in 1936 lived on Ravenscliffe Estate until 1961.Childhood days were great we were surrounded by woods and fields at that time their were no other estates in that area.Even though war war was raging in the 40s we were unaware of it and apart from having to take our Gas Masks to school and the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Frank Raper

Growing Up In Fitzgerald St

Oh the good old days !!! From 1938 to 1976, when we emigrated to Canada, I remember the places talked about in the other peoples memories having lived in Fitzgerald St until they tore it all down. I remember Paisley St, Grafton St, Earl St, Stirling St etc. When I was old enough to drink we used to go to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Harry Blott

Santa Busby Claus

My dad, Teddy Burke, was Santa Claus at Busby's on Manningham Lane. He was certainly popular, since in the 1950s and 1960s the crowds lined the streets when he was due to arrive on his float. When he did appear, he played Christmas carols on his trumpet before making his entrance into the grotto. What few people knew was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford by Edmund Burke