Life in Bradford in the 19th and 20th centuries

A WEA course in Pudsey, by Dave Weldrake, Heritage Education. Starts 27 September for seven Fridays, at the Parish Church of St James the Great in Pudsey. Six indoor sessions and one guided walk, standard fee £48.00 though FREE if to anyone receiving income-related benefit (only SEA funded). 

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1st classroom session:
Religion: Waterloo churches, chapels, role of Nonconformity in the development of Bradford, other religious groups

2nd classroom session
Houses: mansions, back to backs, semis and suburbia

Bradford Town Centre: Midland Hotel, Georgian Bradford, theatres, shops and masonic lodges

3rd classroom session
Shops: Markets, the Co-op in Bradford, Busby’s, Brown Muff’s

4th classroom session
Entertainment: cinemas, music halls, theatres

5th classroom session
Cemeteries and burial grounds

6th classroom session
Bradford in WW1

To find out more or to book click the link.

Yorkshire U-boats

A Wessex Archaeology diving team helped by local divers and historians, including John Adams of the local Filey Underwater Research Unit, are currently investigating First World War German U-boats off the Yorkshire coast for Historic England.


Pictured here is the control room of the UC-70, whose wreck lies in about 25 m depth of water in the North Sea, close to Whitby. See here for more.