Bradford, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Myrtle Street

i was brought up in myrtle street all during the war ...i remember the Tivoli picture house, i well remember the life we lived ...so poor but a real community spirit...our doctor was Dr. Black, up Lapage St. we first went to Bowling Back Lane school then later to St. Peters in Leeds Road....i was 12 in 1945 and well remember the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bradford

Mumming Night

I was born in 1953 and live at Number 2 Thornton Square just on the opposite side of Manchester Road to Ryan Street where I went mumming down to Donisthorpe Street where my Great Auntie Doris lived. I was dressed in what was called a siren suit in red with a pointy bit at the top of the head. It is lovely to hear of someone else who remembers mumming night.

1960s Slum Clearance And High Rise Flats In Bradford. Social Comment!

I recall my grandmother, Florence Peyton, who lived in Little Horton Lane writing a poem about the Slum Clearance and High Rise Flats Programmes of the early 1960s. The poem was published in the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in the early 1960s. The Old Folks’ ...Read full memory