Origins of sport in the Bradford district

VINCIT provides free, accessible history about Bradford sport…

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

Bradford’s boxing heritage  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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