Origins of sport in the Bradford district

VINCIT provides free, accessible history about Bradford sport…Bradford shield
The following features have been published on VINCIT about Bradford sport pre World War One:

The story of Usher Street, a Victorian urban sports venue by John Dewhirst

Historic Bradford pubs and their links with the development of football by John Dewhirst

The origins and early history of harrier running in the Bradford district by Rob Grillo

The construction of Park Avenue, Bradford in 1879-80 by John Dewhirst

Aborigine cricketers in Bradford, 1868 by John Dewhirst

The Bradford Rifles – the influence of the military volunteer movement on Bradford football 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