Telegraph & Argus (Bradford)
Bradford is very poorly represented considering the size of the city
hi my ancestors Henry and Mary sharpe lived in 12 little Horton green before leaving for Australia, shortly after 1957. What a delight to find their name and photo of house on your site. Many thanks
Ive just moved into a house in bolling hall road Facing the park and very close to the museum. I'm wondering when my house might have been built. It's quite high up off the street and it's definitely one of the older houses on the street. I've been trying to find out about the history of the area including when the homes around bolling hall were built but can't seem to find anything. Does anyone have the answer or ideas of where I could look?
Emma potts commented
excellent site, Some great photos. Loved the view of City Hall in 1920
I was born in Cyaton Heights and my father was a stonemason and built in Haworth
Truly fantastic websight; great to see how lovely Bradford looked with all its victorian buildings; shame there,s not much of them left; I was born in Leeds Road Bradford in 1960; splendid to have my memory jogged by this nice websight! thanks guys
Your website is very interesting, I was born in Thornton in 1937, my grandfather was Wm Robinson who owned the general store in Market St along with other properties/ I believe one of these was the coffin house. My uncle was Walter Holmes the butcher. I lived in Ball St for a while and remember the public washhouse there. An old friend of mine is Ken Russell who lives in Hill Top and is a keen photographer. I now live in Nova Scotia, Canada and am pleased to read your website, it brings back happy memories
Anyone tell me what was the name of the pub at the bottom of thornton road which has now been demolished when we got off the bus in the town from thornton it was directly opposite cant for the life in me remember the name
Enjoyed your website, very much. My brother, Peter, and older sister and I were all born in Thornton at 1,Market Street. I believe it was a Grocer's shop which my father, Lloyd Wilkinson, ran. My grandmother, Mary Ellen Wilkinson, lived in the top house on GreenMount. Some of our relatives whom I remember were the Parkinson's and Jowetts. My family eventually moved away and I spent the next 29 years living on St. Matthew's Road in Bankfoot. My brother still lives in Bankfoot. I worked for the Mg. Dir. of Jeremiah Ambler Ltd. on Valley Road in Bfd. (later it became British Mohair Spinners) for13 years then came to America where I remained for 50 years (Chicago, Illinois, and now retired to Arkansas). I remember my father telling us that when he was a young lad some visitors from America came to Thornton and Haworth to visit the Bronte parsonage. They asked my dad if he would read the plaque on the outside of the Bronte House in Thornton because they wanted to hear his Yorkshire accent, which he did, and they gave him a half-crown! Must have seemed like a fortune to him!
Thank you for a lovely walk down memory lane on your web-site! Lookiong forward to more photos of Bradford and area
Lee Bennett commented
Came across this by accident. am researching my Sugden relatives [David and Mary, son John], who immigrated to the US in 1943. Mary [who is the Sugden] is supposed to have sold the house when she immigrated. ... now there are Sharps from Yorkshire also, but they have never been connected to Horton Green. ummm
Laurie Wright commented
Hi I lived in thornton village in the 60'in a bakers shop I think there were 3 in the village and 3 or 4 butchers shops as the local mills were still working.
thank's for a great site.
Charles Barker commented
My Grandparents ran the Gaping Goose Inn until the early 1950's. My Father and his siblings were raise on the second story. Great to see some of my history
I am trying to trace my ancestors
the earliest John Thornton b1948!
he was married in Midfield 1969.I revealed he was NOT born in Midfield. Can u help me in anyway?
Hi my name is Alan Priestley and my Dad was Stan who was the Landlord of the Reservoir Inn (The Monkey)
I would like my mum to be remembered, Sheila.
Sheila was the real back bone for 35 years in the Monkey.
I lived in the Monkey from the age of 5 up to the age of 22.
Brill site . I was born in Thornton in 1953 , but we moved to Girlington soon after, and then to New Zealand in 1962. My Grandad and Grannie Mawdesley lived in the Chapel house at the corner of James St and West Lane . I am learning so much about Bradford through sites like this. Thanks
m looking for a John CLOUGH born abt 1777/80 Bradford. On the death of his father James CLOUGH in 1796 he was a butcher. He had a daughter Harriet born 1806 and died 1964, at the time he was also a butcher. At the time of his Brother Isaac CLOUGH death in 1969 he was a tailor. 1987 Directory John Clough is a butcher at 34 Shambles, Bradford. I'm looking for a marriage, and his wife,s name any other children and where he died. Any help appreciated
looking for descendants and any info for this family...... Frederick Thomas Laycock, wifes name Elizabeth Barker.Frederick had brother Thomas Laycock b 1921... Frederick and Elizabeth had son Kenneth Laycock b about 1950, who married Kathleen Francis Pooley, ... Kenneth and Kathleen had children, Brian, Betty and Janet all of Bradford ...thanks
Trying to find family of william hodgson . william hodgson married jane and they had a child george frederick hodgson. william hodgson came to australia with his son george frederick hodgson on a passenger ship i guess around 1928. george frederick hodgson born 1945 Guessing william hodgson born around 1960 . William came back to yorkshire as his first wife jane must of died am not shore if he remarried or just lived with this lady elizebeth parry .Elizebeth had a daughter agnus parry i. think william owned either a barber shop or owned a bus company He also was a printer in western australia Hopefully someone can help me
Any information would be appreciated on the Simpson family living in Manningham late 1800,they came from West Hartlepool.Henry father,Sarah Ann mother in 1901 Tom the son was still alive. Other children were Elizabeth, Annie ,Ada and my grandmother Sarah.I think they lived at 44 Newport
I am looking for any info on a Mr Gorge Massey of Bradford, I'm sorry but all I know is he new a family by the name of Foster and was the God Farther of the youngest girl in early 1980s, the service was at The Center for The Deaf, If you think you can help please get in touch, Thank you,
Tim whiting commented
Update to include 1980s