1975-2018

Bradford Timeline

2000
Events Odeon multiplex, Thornbury (7/7)
Morrisons Supermarket, Girlington (17/4)
Sir Titus Salt (Windsor Baths)
Conservatives take control after local elections
Paul Jewel resigns as Bradford City manager (18/6)
Freeman - David Hockney (21/6)
Flooding in Aire/Wharfe valleys (31/10)
Yates's - Queensgate
Bradford Bulls won Rugby League  Cup
Lord Mayor - Stanley King
Leader - Margaret Eaton [C] {2006}
Odeon cinema closes (2/7)
Chris Hutchings appointed as Bradford City manager (22/6) {2000}
Jim Jefferies appointed as Bradford City manager (19/11) {2001}
Bradford City 17 (Premier) - Bulls 3 (SL)
City top scorer - Dean Windass - 10
Map of Bradford city centre
 
National Sir Alec Guinness died (5/8)  
International "Love Bug" virus  (4/5) Concorde crashes in Paris (25/7)
Sport FA Cup - Chelsea (Aston Villa)
League Cup - Leicester City (Tranmere)
Champions League - Real Madrid (Valencia)
UEFA Cup - Galatasary (Arsenal)
European Championship - France (Italy) - Belgium/Holland
Superbowl - St Louis Rams (Tennessee Titans)
Olympic Games (27th) - Sydney
Premier League -  Manchester United (Arsenal, Leeds, Liverpool)
Relegated - Wimbledon, Sheffield Wednesday, Watford
Division 1 - Charlton (Manchester City, Ipswich 3rd)
Rugby League - St Helens (Wigan)
Rugby League - St Helens (Wigan) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Bradford Bulls (Leeds)
F1 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
Firsts London Wheel   
Arts/Media 1 - The Beatles Big Brother - British tv series
Products Snowflake (Cadburys)  

2001
Events Leisure Exchange - multiplex (?/12)
Valley Parade - Sunwin Stand second tier
Lidget Green riots
Centenary Square/White Abbey Road riots (7/7)
Fate & Firkin becomes Edwards
Work started on Bingley Relief Road
Bradford Bulls won Super League double
Lord Mayor - Ghazanfer Khaliq .
C&A, Broadway closed (31/5) {opened 1959}
Jim Jefferies "resigned" as Bradford City manager
Bradford Bulls move to Valley Parade
Bradford City 20R (Premiere) - Bulls 1 (SL)
City top scorer - Benito Carbone - 5 
 
National PM - Tony Blair - Labour {1997-2007}
Foot and Mouth disease outbreak
Selby rail crash
New format car number plates - see 1963 & 1983
International USA - George W Bush

World Trade Centre destroyed (11/9)
Terrorist air attack on New York and Washington (11/9)
Sport FA Cup - Liverpool (Arsenal)
League Cup - Liverpool (Birmingham City)
Champions League - Bayern Munich (Valencia)
UEFA Cup - Liverpool (Alaves)
Superbowl - Baltimore Ravens (New York Giants)
F1 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
Premier League -  Manchester United (Arsenal, Liverpool, Leeds)
Relegated - Manchester City, Coventry City, Bradford City
Division 1 - Fulham (Blackburn, Bolton 3rd)
Rugby League - Bradford Bulls (Wigan)
Rugby League - Bradford Bulls (Wigan) - playoffs
Rugby League Challenge Cup - St Helens (Bradford Bulls)
Products Aero Honeycomb
Windows XP
Sony Playstation 2 (PS2) games console

2002
Local Glydegate - Walkabout, Revolution, Livingstones (17/5)
Provincial House demolished
Mornington Road Methodist Church, Bingley demolished
Goose on Bridge Street
Odsal development referred to Public Enquiry - developers withdraw
Bradford City in administration - nearly all players "sacked"
Bradford fails to make "City of Culture" shortlist
Lord Mayor - Richard Wightman
Nicky Law appointed as Bradford City manager {2003)
Bradford Bulls win World Club Championship -
Bradford City 15 (D1) - Bulls 2 (SL)
City top scorer - Eoin Jess 14

 
National Princess Margaret died Queen Mother died (30/3) 
Sport FA Cup - Arsenal (Chelsea)
League Cup - Blackburn (Tottenham Hotspur)
Champions League - Real Madrid (Bayer Leverkusen)
UEFA Cup - Feyernoord (Borussia Dortmund)
WC - Brazil (Germany) - Japan/Korea
Superbowl - New England Patriots (St Louis Rams)
F1 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
Premier League -  Arsenal (Liverpool, Manchester Utd, Newcastle)
Relegated - Ipswich, Derby, Leicester
Division 1 - Manchester City (West Brom, Birmingham 5th)
Rugby League - St Helens (Bradford Bulls)
Rugby League - St Helens (Bradford Bulls) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Wigan (St Helens)

Products Microsoft Xbox games console
Nintendo Gamecube games console
Pop Idol/Popstars the Rivals

2003
Local Bingley Relief Road (22/12)
Council houses transferred to Housing Trust (24/2)
Nicky Law sacked as Bradford City manager (8/11)
Bradford Bulls return to Odsal
Bradford Bulls win Treble
Lord Mayor - Allan Hillary
Bryan Robson appointed as City manager (24/11) {2004}
Bradford City 19 (D1) - Bulls 1 (SL)
City top scorer - Andy Gray - 15
 
National Cigarette adverts banned on posters/magazines England win RU World Cup
International Space Shuttle explodes (1/2) Iraq War (20/3)
Sport FA Cup - Arsenal (Southampton)
League Cup -  Liverpool (Manchester United)
Champions League - AC Milan (Juventus)
UEFA Cup - FC Porto (Celtic)
Superbowl - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Oakland Raiders)
F1 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
Premier League -  Manchester United (Arsenal, Newcastle, Chelsea)
Relegated - West Ham, West Brom, Sunderland
Division 1 - Portsmouth (Leicester, Wolves 5th)
Rugby League - Bradford Bulls (Leeds)
Rugby League - Bradford Bulls (Wigan) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Bradford Bulls (Leeds)

2004
Local "Shed" in Centenary Square
Colin Todd appointed as Bradford City manager {2007}
Bradford City in administration again - then out again
Lord Mayor - Irene Ellison-Wood
Bradford City 23 (D1R) - Bulls 2 (SL)
City top scorer - Michael Branch/Dean Windass - 6
Sport FA Cup - Manchester United (Millwall)
League Cup - MiddleSuperbowlrough (Bolton)
Champions League - FC Porto (Monaco)
UEFA Cup - Valencia (Marseille)
European Championship - Greece (Portugal) - Portugal
Superbowl - New England Patriots (Carolina Panthers)
F1 - Michael Schumacher (Ferrari)
Premier League -  Arsenal (Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool))
Relegated - Leicester, Leeds, Wolves
Division 1 - Norwich (West Brom, Crystal Palace 6th)
Rugby League - Leeds Rhinos (Bradford Bulls)
Rugby League - Leeds Rhinos (Bradford Bulls) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - St Helens (Wigan)
Olympic Games (28th) - Greece

2005
Local
Lord Mayor - Valerie Binney
Bradford City 11 (CC1) - Bulls 3 (SL)
City top scorer - Dean Windass - 27
Sport FA Cup - Arsenal (Manchester Utd)
League Cup - Chelsea (Liverpool)
Champions League - Liverpool (AC Milan)
UEFA Cup - CSKA Moscow (Sporting LiSuperbowlon)
Superbowl - New England Patriots (Philadelphia Eagles)
F1 - Fernando Alonso (Renault)
Premier League -  Chelsea (Arsenal, Manchester United, Everton))
Relegated - Crystal Palace, Norwich, Southampton
Championship - Sunderland (Wigan, West Ham)
Rugby League - St Helens (Leeds Rhinos)
Rugby League - Bradford Bulls (Leeds Rhinos) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Hull (Leeds Rhinos)

2006
Local Brian Noble - Freedom of the City


Lord Mayor - Choudhary Rangzeb
Leader - Kris Hopkins [C] (2010)
Bradford City 11 (CC1) - Bulls 4 (SL)
Sport FA Cup - Liverpool (West Ham)
League Cup - Manchester United (Wigan)
Champions League - Barcelona (Arsenal)
UEFA Cup - Seville (MiddleSuperbowlrough)
WC - Italy (France) - Germany
Superbowl - PittSuperbowlurgh Steelers (Seattle Seahawks)
F1 - Fernando Alonso (Renault)
Premier League -  Chelsea (Manchester United, Liverpool. Arsenal)
Relegated - Sunderland, West Brom, Birmingham
Championship - Reading (Sheffield United, Watford)
Rugby League - St Helens (Hull)
Rugby League - St Helens (Hull) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - St Helens (Huddersfield)

2007
Local Trafalgar House, Nelson Street - Police HQ
Stewart McCall appointed as City manager {2010}
Lord Mayor - Robin Owens
Bradford City 22R (CC1) - Bulls 3 (SL)
News PM - Gordon Brown - Labour {2010}  
Sport FA Cup - Chelsea (Manchester United)
League Cup - Chelsea (Arsenal)
Champions League - AC Milan (Liverpool)
UEFA Cup - Seville (Espanyol)
Superbowl -  Indianapolis Colts (Chicago Bears)
F1 - Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
Premier League -  Manchester United (Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal)
Relegated - Watford, Charlton, Sheffield United
Championship - Sunderland (Birmingham, Derby 3rd)
Rugby League - St Helens (Leeds)
Rugby League - Leeds (St Helens) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - St Helens (Catalan Dragons)

2008
Local

Lord Mayor - Howard Middleton
Bradford City 10 (CC2) - Bulls 5 (SL)
Sport FA Cup - Portsmouth (Cardiff)
League Cup - Tottenham Hotspur (Chelsea)
Champions League - Manchester United (Chelsea)
UEFA Cup - Zenit St Peterburgh (Glasgow Rangers)
European Championship - Spain (Germany) - Austria/Switzerland
Superbowl - New York Giants (New England Patriots)
F1 - Lewis Hamillton (McLaren)
Premier League -  Manchester United (Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton))
Relegated - Derby, Birmingham, Reading
Championship - West Brom (Stoke City, Hull City 3rd)
Rugby League - St Helens (Leeds)
Rugby League - Leeds (St Helens) - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - St Helens (Hull)
Olympic Games (29th) - China

2009
Local

Lord Mayor - John Godward
Bradford City 9 (CC2) - Bulls 9 (SL)
Sport FA Cup - Chelsea (Everton)
League Cup - Manchester United (Tottenham Hotspur)
Champions League - Barcelona (Manchester United)
UEFA Cup - Shaktar Donetsk (Werder Bremen)
Superbowl - PittSuperbowlurgh Steelers (Arizona Cardinals)
F1 - Jenson Button (Brawn GP)
Premier League -  Manchester United (Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Everton)
Relegated - West Brom, Middlesbrough, Newcastle
Championship - Wolves (Birmingham, Burnley 5th)
Rugby League - Leeds (St Helens)
Rugby League - Leeds (St Helens - Grand Final
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Warrington Wolves (Huddersfield Giants)

2010
Architecture Police HQ, The Tyrls - partially demolished
Work commenced on the City Park

 
Local Margaret Eaton becomes Baroness Eaton in the New Years Honours List
Valley Parade Fire - 25th Anniversary
Freedom of the City granted to Ken Morrison (4/11)
Short film about City Hall (YouTube)
Lord Mayor - Peter Hill
Leader - Ian Greenwood [L]
Peter Taylor appointed as Bradford City manager {2011}
Bradford City 14 (CC2) - Bulls 10 (SL)
News PM - David Cameron - Con/Lib Coalition {?}  
Sport FA Cup - Chelsea (Portsmouth)
League Cup - Manchester United (Aston Villa)
Champions League - Inter Milan (Bayern Munich)
Europa Cup - Athletico Madrid (Fulham)
World Cup - Spain (Holland) - South Africa
Superbowl - New Orleans Saints (Indianapolis Colts)
F1 - Sebastian Vettel (McLaren)
Premier League - Chelsea (Manchester United, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City)
Relegated - Burnley, Hull, Portsmouth
Championship - Newcastle (West Brom, Blackpool 6th))
Rugby League - Wigan (St Helens)
Rugby League Grand Final - Wigan (St Helens)
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Warrington (Leeds)

2011
Local Peter Jackson appointed as Bradford City manager {2011}
Phil Parkinson appointed as Bradford City manager {2016}
Lord Mayor - Naveeda Ikram
Bradford City 18 (CC2) - Bulls 10 (SL)
Sport FA Cup - Manchester City (Stoke)
League Cup - Birmingham (Arsenal)
Champions League - Barcelona (Manchester United)
Europa Cup - FC Porto (Braga)
Superbowl - Green Bay Packers (Pittsburgh Steelers)
F1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull - Renault)
Premier League - Manchester United (Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal)
Relegated - West Ham, Blackpool, Birmingham
Championship - QPR, Norwich, Swansea (3rd)
Rugby League - Warrington (Wigan)
Rugby League Grand Final - Leeds (St Helens)
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Wigan (Leeds)

2012
Local City Park Grand Opening - Telegraph & Argus special
City Park Grand Opening - Photos
Bulls in administration
Lord Mayor - Dale Smith
Bradford City 18 (CC2) - Bulls 9 (SL)
 
Sport FA Cup - Chelsea (Liverpool)
League Cup - Liverpool (Cardiff)
Champions League - Chelsea (Bayern Munich) - Munich
Europa Cup - Athletico Madrid (Bilbao) - Bucharest
European Championship - Spain (Italy) - Poland/Ukraine
Superbowl - New York Giants (New England Patriots)
F1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull - Renault)
Premier League -  Manchester City (Manchester United, Arsenal, Spurs)
Relegated - Wolves, Blackburn, Bolton
Championship - Reading, Southampton, West Ham (3rd)
Rugby League - Wigan (Warrington)
Rugby League Grand Final - Leeds (Warrington)
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Warrington (Leeds)
Olympic Games (30th) - London

2013
Local Capital One Cup Final - Photos
Capital One Cup Final - Videos (YouTube)
Capital One Cup Final - Club Wembley
Capital One Cup Final - T&A Souvenir
Capital One Cup Final - T&A Souvenir (SkyDrive)
Lord Mayor - Khadim Hussain
Bradford City 7 (CC2) - Bulls x (SL)

Bradford City promoted to Division One [beat Northampton in playoff final]
 

Sport FA Cup - Wigan (Manchester City)
League Cup - Swansea City (Bradford City)
Champions League - Bayern Munich (Borussia Dortmund) - Wembley
Europa Cup - Chelsea (Benfica) - Amsterdam
Superbowl - Baltimore Ravens (San Francisco 49ers)
F1 - Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull - Renault) 
Sports Personality - Andy Murray
Premier League -  Manchester United (Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal)
Relegated - QPR, Reading, Wigan
Championship - Cardiff, Hull City, Crystal Palace (5th)
Rugby League - Huddersfield (Warrington)
Rugby League Grand Final - Wigan (Warrington)
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Wigan (Hull FC)

2014
Local Work finally started on the Westfield development
Bulls relegated from Super League
Lord Mayor - Mike Gibbons
Bradford City 11 (CC1) - Bulls 13R (SL)
Sport FA Cup - Arsenal (Hull City)
League Cup - Manchester City (Sunderland)
Champions League - Real Madrid (Athletico Madrid) - Lisbon
Europa Cup - Sevilla (Benfica) - Turin
World Cup - Germany (Argentina) - Brazil
Superbowl - Seattle Seahawks (Denver Broncos)
F1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
Premier League -  Manchester City (Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal)
Relegated - Norwich, Fulham, Cardiff
Championship - Leicester, Burnley, QPR (4th)
Rugby League - League - St, Helens (Wigan)
Rugby League - Grand Final - St. Helens (Wigan)
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Leeds (Castleford)
World Snooker - Mark Selby (Ronnie O'Sullivan)

2015
Local Bradford City beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 4-2
Bradford City lost to Reading in 6th round of the FA Cup
Lord Mayor - Joanne Dodds
Bradford City 7 (CC1) - Bulls 2 (Championship)
Sport FA Cup - Arsenal (Aston Villa)
League Cup - Chelsea (Spurs)
Champions League - Barcelona (Juventus) - Berlin
Europa Cup - Sevilla (Dnipro) - Warsaw
Superbowl - New England Patriots (Seattle Seahawks)
F1 - Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
World Snooker - Stuart Bingham
Sports Personality - Andy Murray
Premier League -  Chelsea (Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United) )
Relegated - QPR, Burnley, Hull City
Championship - Bournemouth, Watford, Norwich (3rd)
Spanish Primera - Barcelona (Real Madrid,)
Rugby League - Shield - Leeds Rhinos
Rugby League - Grand Final - Leeds Rhinos (Wigan Warriors)
Rugby League Challenge Cup - Leeds Rhinos (Hull Kingston Rovers)
Rugby League - Championship - Leigh Centurions (Bradford Bulls)

2016
Local Stewart McCall appointed as City manager {????}

Lord Mayor - Geoff Reid
Bradford City x (CC1)
Newspapers
(Flickr)
David Bowie died (12/1)
Terry Wogan died (31/1)
Prince died (21/4)
Leicester win the Premier League (2/5)
EU Referendum (23/6)
Chilcot Report (7/7)
World War 1 Centenary (4/8)
Bake Off moves to Channel Four (14/9)
George Michael died (26/12)
 
Sport FA Cup - Manchester United (Crystal Palace)
League Cup - Manchester City (Liverpool)
Champions League - Real Madrid (Athletico Madrid) - Milan
Europa Cup - Sevilla (Liverpool) - Basel
European Championship - Portugal (France) - France
Superbowl - Denver Broncos (Carolina Panthers) - Superbowl 50
Premier League -  Leicester (Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester City)
Relegated - Aston Villa, Norwich, Newcastle
Championship - Burnley, Middlesbrough, Hull City (4th)
Spanish Primera - Barcelona (Real Madrid)


2017
Local

Lord Mayor - Abid Hussain
Bradford City 7 (CC1)
Newspapers
(Flickr)
Westminster terrorist attack (22/3)
Westminster - The aftermath
Article 50 signed (29/3)
Snap General Election called (18/4)
Prince Philip retires from public duties (4/5)

 
Manchester Arena Bomb (22/5)
London Bridge terrorist attack (3/6)
General Election - Polling Day (8/6)
Grenfell Tower Fire (14/6)
Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor Who (16/7)
BBC publishes salary details (19/7)
 
Sport FA Cup - Arsenal (Chelsea)
League Cup - Manchester United (Southampton)
Champions League - Real Madrid (Juventus) - Cardiff
Europa Cup - Manchester United (Ajax) - Stockholm
Superbowl - New England Patriots (Atlanta Falcons)
Premier League - Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester City, Liverpool
Relegated - Hull City, Middlesbrough, Sunderland
Championship - Newcastle, Brighton, Huddersfield (5th)
Spanish Primera - Real Madrid (Barcelona)

2018
Local

Lord Mayor -
Bradford City x (CC1)
Newspapers
(Flickr)
   
Sport FA Cup -
League Cup -
Champions League -
Europa Cup -
Superbowl -
Premier League - 
Relegated -
Championship -


1975-2018

Bradford Timeline