The Story of Bradford

The Story of Bradford

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The Story of Bradford traces the city's history from earliest times to the present, concluding with comments on the issues, challenges and opportunities that the 21st century will present. The departure of the German wool merchants in 1914 and the tragedy that befell the Bradford Pals at the Somme had a serious effect not just on the city but further afield, while the achievements of the great nineteenth-century wool barons are contrasted with the condition of the working-class and industrial unrest. The challenge in the new millennium is for Bradford to use its considerable assets - including the architectural development and heritage - to shine as a prosperous and self-confident more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.99mm | 532g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 16 Plates, color; 30 Illustrations, color; 100 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752499777
  • 9780752499772
  • 721,285

About Alan Hall

Alan Hall gained a degree in English at Durham University, and then qualified as a teacher. For the next thirty-seven years he taught in a variety of comprehensive schools in West Yorkshire, finishing with nine years in Bradford. Over the last few years Alan s interest in the Civic Society movement has increased, and since 2010 he has been the Chair of Bradford Civic Society, whose main focus is how best to use Bradford s Victorian heritage as a means of regenerating the city."show more