Origins of sport in the Bradford district

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The following features have been published on VINCIT about Bradford sport pre World War One:

Bradford’s military heritage and the links with sport: The story of the Bradford Rifles by John Dewhirst

Victorian athletic festivals in Bradford by John Dewhirst

The origins of cycling in Bradford in 1869 by John Dewhirst

Bradford’s boxing heritage: Part One by Ian Hemmens

Bradford’s boxing heritage: Part Two by Ian Hemmens

The role of the railways in developing Bradford sport by John Dewhirst
The story of Shipley FC and Bradford’s other long forgotten c19th junior rugby clubs by John Dewhirst

Origins of women’s football in Bradford by John Dewhirst
The significance of sport in shaping a Bradford identity by John Dewhirst

Keighley AFC 1886-89 by Rob Grillo

Keighley AFC, 1896-1901 by Rob Grillo

History of the Bradford Charity Cup by John Dewhirst
Compendium of Bradford sports club names by John Dewhirst
The History of the Bradford Cricket League by Reg Nelson

The myth that the City – Avenue rivalry was based on class politics by John Dewhirst
The political origins of Bradford Cricket Club in 1836 by John Dewhirst
The birth of Bradford Northern by Ian Hemmens

Cricket: the DNA of Bradford sport by John Dewhirst
The late development of soccer in Bradford by John Dewhirst
John Nunn, Bradford physical aesthete by John Dewhirst
The story of the Belle Vue Hotel, a nineteenth century pub adopted as a sports headquarters in Bradford by John Dewhirst
150th anniversary of football in Bradford, 1867-2017 by John Dewhirst
The history of Bradford rugby and the case to reassess the split in English rugby in 1895 by John Dewhirst
Bradford’s rugby heritage by John Dewhirst
Taking the long view about Bradford football by John Dewhirst
Bradford Rowing Club by John Dewhirst

What’s in a name? The saga of Bradford Park Avenue’s brackets by John Dewhirst