1850 - 1874

Bradford Timeline

1900 - 1924

Architecture Rawson Place Market (13/11) - see 1905
Brownroyd Reservoir (10/2)
Samuel Cunliffe Lister statue (15/5)
Star Theatre & Music Hall, Manchester Road (23/8) {1938}

Frizinghall station (1/2) {1965}(Wikipedia)
Shipley station - 2nd (1/2) (Wikipedia)
Idle station (15/4) {1931}
Eccleshill station (15/4) {1931}
Windhill station (15/4) {1931} 
Events Great Northern (Victoria) hotel opened
Bradford Girls' Grammar School (27/9)
J Jagger - Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Laisterdyke - Windhill railway (15/4) 
Rimmington's Chemist moved to Bridge Street (?/12) 
Mayor - Wilson Sutcliffe
Hackney Carriage bye-laws
Bradford Canal purchased by Leeds Liverpool Co
Thornton Endowed School advert (9/3) 
National London's main drainage system completed
Blackburn Rovers FC formed
Birmingham City FC formed
Charles Kingsley died (23/1) 
International George Bizet died (3/6)  Hans Christian Andersen died (4/8) 
Sport FA - Royal Engineers (Old Etonians) - Kennington Oval (Replay K.O.)  
Firsts Snooker (India)
Telephone communication (Bell)
Trademark (England) - Bass 
Universal Postal Union in Berne (9/10)
English Channel swum by Captain Webb (24-25/8)

Arts/Media Carmen - Bizet (3/3) 
Trial by Jury - Gilbert & Sullivan (1st) 
Piano Concerto No. 1 - P Tchaikovsky
Products Fry's Chocolate Cream bar   

Architecture Thorpe Buildings (TSB), Tyrell Street - see 1871
Church Institute, North Parade
St Mary's Church, East Parade [LG]
Prince's Theatre (17/4) {1964}
Masonic Hall, Rawson Square
City Road goods yard
Congregational Sunday school, Saltaire {1973}
Union Warehouse
Manningham Thorpe, Toller Lane - Lilycroft WMC
Bradford Club, Bank Street ??
Baildon station (4/12) {1953}
Esholt station (4/12) {1940}
Dudley Hill station - 2nd (1/10) {1952}
St James Church, Bolton Road
Wilsden school
Greenfield Congregational Church, Manningham
Black Horse Inn, St Enochs Road
"Manoah Rhodes", Kirkgate [?]
Events Sir Titus Salt died (29/12)
Shipley - Guiseley railway opened (4/12)
Manningham Albion Rugby Club
Mayor - George Waud
Bradford Literary Club founded (26/2)
Map of Bradford
Map of Bradford city centre
National Middlesbrough FC formed  Port Vale FC formed 
International Victoria proclaimed Empress of India
Wild Bill Hitchkock killed (2/8)
Battle of the Little Big Horn (25/6) 
Telephone patented by Alexander Graham Bell (7/3) 
Sport FA - Wanderers (Old Etonians) - Kennington Oval (Replay K.O.)  
Firsts Telephone patented - Alexander Graham Bell
Carpet sweeper patented (Bissel) 
Plimsoll Line devised by Samuel Plimsoll
Settle and Carlisle railway
Arts/Media Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain  Symphony No. 1 - J Brahms 
Products Budweiser beer, USA   

Architecture Register Office (Poor Law Building), Manor Row
Parkinsons Buildings, Sunbridge Road
Alexandra Hotel {1993}
Semon's Warehouse, 25 Bolton Road
Parkinsons Buildings, Hustlergate 
Union (Bradford) Club, 3 Piece Hall Yard
34 Bavaria Place, Manningham
Clayton Liberal Club
Richard Cobden statue (25/7)
West Bowling Chapel
Management Centre, Emm Lane
Mannville Chapel/Art College/Library
St Augustine, Undercliffe
Sacred Heart School Chapel, Bingley
St Mary Magdalene consecrated (26/1)

Events Court of Quarter Sessions granted (20/6)
Sir Titus salt died (31/12)
Belle Vue Girls' School opened
Mayor - Briggs Priestley
ER Halford, bakers founded
Royal Silver Skaters at Valley Parade 
National New Forest scheduled as National Park
Crewe Alexandra FC formed
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC formed
International USA - Rutherford Hayes Queen Victoria - Empress of India (1/1)
Sport FA - Wanderers (Oxford University) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts First recording of a human voice - Edison (6/12)
St Johns Ambulance founded
4-stroke internal combustion engine - August Otto
Wimbledon - Mens Singles (9/7) 
Wimbledon - Men's Singles Final (19/7) 
Dog Licences
England v Australia Test match (15/3)
Arts/Media Black Beauty - Anna Sewell
Washington Post newspaper
The Return of the Native- Thomas Hardy
The Cuckoo Clock - Mrs Molesworth
Products Silver Cross prams   

Architecture Municipal Library, Darley Street {197?}
Refuge Chambers, Sunbridge Road
Swan Arcade {1962}
Talbot Hotel {closed 1974}
Kirkgate Market extension (18/5) - see 1872
Bradford Liberal Club
Horton Park (25/5)
Bradford Moor Park
Railway Viaduct, Thornton [20 arches] 
Bradford Grammar School extension
Thackley station (1/3) {1931}
Clayton station (14/10) {1955}
Great Horton station (14/10) {1955}
Manchester Road station (14/10) {1915}
Thornton station (14/10) {1955}
St Dunstans station (21/11) {1952}
Temperance Commercial Hotel, Manchester Rd

Events Bradford to Thornton railway opened (14/10)
Brown, Muff - damaged by fire
Henry Francis Lockwood (architect) died (Wikipedia)
Henry Brown : 1804 - 1878 (25/3)
Mayor - Angus Holden
University proposed for Bradford (5/4) 
Prince's Theatre destroyed by fire (16/7)
National Queen Victoria uses the telephone
Sir Gilbert Scott (architect) died (27/3) 
Grimsby Town FC formed 
Everton FC formed
Newton Heath FC (Manchester United) formed
International Cyprus placed under British administration  
Sport FA - Wanderers (Royal Engineers) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts Dog Licences
Axminster/Wilton carpets imported from USA (circa)
Carbon filament lamp - Swan
Electric street lighting in London
Weekly weather report by Met Office
Door (handle) knob patented - Osbourne Dorsey
Cleopatras Needle, London (20/1)
Phonograph patented - Thomas Edison (19/2)
Microphone - David Hughes
Salvation Army in England - William Booth
Typewriter with upper and lower case [see below]
Leeds - Thornton's Arcade
Leeds - Grand Theatre
Arts/Media Swan Lake - PI Tchaikovsky   
Products Remington model #2 typewriter  Three Castles - cigarettes

Architecture Belle Vue Grammar school (11/8) - see 1895
Christ Church, Darley Street demolished
Usher Street school
Christ Church, Eldon Place {1940}
Wallers Buildings, 44 Sunbridge Road
Queensbury station (14/4) {1955}
Southend Chapel
St John's Chapel, Wilmer Road
Silsbridge Lane demolished (unfit)
Talbot Hotel, Kirkgate/Bank Street (?/2)
Events Art Gallery, Kirkgate Market
JB Priestley born 
Mayor - Angus Holden
Explosion at Thornton Road gasworks (22/11)
National Tay railway bridge collapsed - 90 killed
West Bromwich Albion FC formed
Sunderland FC formed
International Zulu War - Rourke's Drift (22/1)   
Sport FA - Old Etonians (Clapham Rovers) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts Electric lamp patented (Edison)
Toilet paper - rough squares
Frank W Woolworth opened store in Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Artificial ice rink
Blackpool Illuminations (18/9)
British telephone exchange - London
Wimbledon - Mens Doubles
Frozen meat from Australia
Arts/Media Liverpool Echo newspaper (27/10)
Boys Own Paper - Religous Tract Society (18/1)
Violin Concerto in D - Brahms
Products Absolut Vodka, Sweden  Rowntree's Fruit Gums and Pastilles 

Architecture 12-20 Sunbridge Road  [c 1875-80]
24 Sunbridge Road [c] - see also 1924
26-28 Sunbridge Road [c 1870-80]
34-44 Sunbridge Road [c 1870-1880]
Queen Anne Chambers, Sunbridge Road
Refuge Building, Sunbridge Road [c]
Colonial Buildings, Sunbridge Road [c]
Church of St Peter, Allerton Road
St Paul's School & Houses, Ambler Street
1-11 Manor Row [c]
Auburn House, 13-17 Manor Row [c] 
Park Avenue football ground  - Rugby (20/7)
Idle Hill reservoir (9/11)
Technical College foundation stone (16/6)
Horton Park station (1/11) {1952}
Bowling Park - opened by Angus Holden (4/9)
Southfield Lane Chapel
Roundthorn Terrace, Thornton Road 
Events Dyers strike, riots
Telephone service - National Telephone Company
Manningham Lawn Tennis Club formed
WE Forster made Secretary for Ireland
Sir Henry Ripley of Bowling Dyeworks made a baronet (20/4)
Mayor - Angus Holden
Fire at Sutcliffes Mill, Valley Road - three died (12/1)
Corporation obtained powers for tramways
Airedale Harriers Club formed
Manningham Albion change name to Manningham 
National PM - William Gladstone - Lib {1885}
George Eliot died (22/12)
Bolton Wanderers FC turned professional 
Greenwich Mean Time adopted as standard
Blackburn Rovers FC turned professional
Fulham FC formed 
International Ned Kelly hanged - Australia (11/11)   
Sport FA - Clapham Rovers (Oxford University) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts Telephone directory - London (15/1)
Institute of Chartered Accountants 
AAA founded
Practical electric light - Edison & Swan [both]
Arts/Media 1812 Overture - PI Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 1 - Dvorak 
Comic Cuts (18/5) 
Trumpet Major - Thomas Hardy
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky 

Architecture Harold Park
Wilsden School House and extension
? Listerhills Road/Smith Street  
Bethesda Chapel, Maperton Road {????}
St Luke's Church, Victor Road
Ardenlea, Ilkley [George Thorpe, draper]
Events Population 183,032
53 collieries in the area
Salts Mill became a limited company
Tram lines laid - Manningham
Bradford Amateur Dramatic Society founded
Roller skating craze 
Mayor - Angus Holden
Wilsden population 2,967
Bradford Synagogue, Bowland Street
Historical & Antiquarian Society published papers
YMCA moved to rooms in Tyrrel Street
National Benjamin Disraeli died (19/4)
Preston North End FC formed 
People (16/10)
Leyton Orient FC formed
Swindon Town FC formed 
Tit-Bits (22/10)
International USA - James Garfield [died in office] (19/9)
USA - Chester Arthur
President Garfield attempted assassination (2/7) 
Boer War started - 1st 
Death of William G. Fargo - Wells Fargo (3/8) 
Gunfight at the OK Corral (26/10)
Billy the Kid killed by Pat Garrett (14/7) 
Tsar Alexander II assassinated
Work started on Panama Canal 
Sport FA - Old Carthusians (Old Etonians) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts Electric light used domestically
National History Museum
Postal Orders (1/1)
Arts/Media Titbits magazine
Revised version of New Testament
Whistler exhibition in London   
Los Angeles Times newspaper (4/12) (Wikipedia)
Tales of Hoffmann - J Offenbach 
Products Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles  

Architecture Technical School/College (23/6)
Bankfoot Transport Depot {1977}
German Evangelical Church, Greatt Horton Road 
Allerton Park
Undercliffe Chapel
Events Prince of Wales (Edward VII) visited (23/6)
Horse tramway - Manningham Lane (1/2)
Steam tramway (8/8)
Newlands Mill disaster - 54 died (28/12) 
Bradford Hospital for the Sick Children of the Poor
Berlioz - Faust at St. George's Hall (3/3) 
Mayor - John Hill
School swimming bath (Thornton)
Albert Farnell Ltd
Allerton, Heaton, Thornbury and Tyersal joined Bradford
Peel Park Brewery Co Ltd wound up
National AA Milne born (18/1)
Soccer throw-in must be two handed
Newcastle United FC formed 
Anthony Trollope died (6/12) 
Married Women's Property Act
Burnley FC formed
Tottenham Hotspur FC formed 
Charles Darwin died (19/4) 
International Three mile limit for territorial waters
Jesse James killed by Ford brothers (3/4) 
British Army occupied Egypt
Sport FA - Old Etonians (Blackburn Rovers) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts "Ashes"
Three Mile Limit - Hague Convention
Electricity generating station, New York - Edison 
Church Army founded
Petrol engine built by Gottlieb Daimler
Hydro electric plant, Appleton, Wisconsin 
Arts/Media Prince and the Pauper - Mark Twain  Iolanthe - A Sullivan 

Architecture Skyline Chambers, Manor Row
Norman Arch, Lister Park
Birkshall Gas Works opened (26/10)
Birkshall Gas Works (26/10)
Keighley Station - 2nd (7/4)

Events Childrens Hospital opened
General Union of Textile Workers - Local branch
Free Gala in Peel Park - August Bank Holiday 
Mayor - Frederick Priestman
Upper Barden reservoir opened (29/5)
HC Slingsby founded 
National Inland parcel post (1/8)
Bristol Rovers FC formed
Coventry City FC formed
Lincoln City FC formed
Tranmere Rovers FC formed 
August Bank Holiday (6/8)
Captain Matthew Webb drowned (24/7) 
Burnley FC turned professional
Darlington FC formed
Stockport County FC formed
International Krakatoa erupted (27/8)
Time zones implemented in USA (18/11)
"Tom Thumb" (Charles Heywood Stratton) died (15/7) 
Karl Marx died in London (14/3) 
Richard Wagner died (13/2) 
Sport FA - Blackburn Olympic (Old Etonians) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts Boys Brigade - William Smith
Brooklyn Bridge, New York 
Artificial Silk - Sir Joseph Wilson Swan
Skyscraper built on Chicago [1st] 
Arts/Media Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson
Symphony No. 3 - J Brahms 
Thus Spake Zarathustra - F Nietzsche
Products Camp Coffee   

Architecture Bradford Moor park (13/9)
Hewenden Viaduct
Prospect Mill, Wilsden
Albert Buildings, Tyrell Street
Sunbridge House, Kirkgate/Godwin Street [SB=Stephenson Bros]
Map of Little Germany
? Upper Piccadilly - warehouse for F Willey & Co
Cullingworth station (7/4) {1955}
Denholme station (1/1) {1955}

Events Land for Town Hall extension purchased
Evening classes started
Railway to Keighley (via Thornton)
Bradford (RU) win Yorkshire Challenge Cup
Mayor - Isaac Smith
John Wilkinson, Greengates
Lund Humphries & Co, printers  founded

National Chester FC formed
Leicester City FC formed
Wycombe Wanderers formed  
Derby County FC formed as professional club
Rotherham United FC formed
London Underground - Circle Line completed
International Greenwich Meridian (13/10)  World Time Zones (1/11)
Sport FA - Blackburn Rovers (Queens Park, Glasgow) - Kennington Oval
Firsts Marks and Spencers - Leeds
Electric trams in Blackpool
Recoil operated gun - Hiram Maxim
Fabian Society
Wimbledon - Ladies Singles
Five Nations Cup
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) became standard
NSPCC - Rev Benjamin Waugh
Practical steam turbine - Charles Parsons
Oxford English Dictionaty (part one) published (1/2) 
Arts/Media Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain   
Products Jacob's Cream Crackers   

Architecture Bradford Old (Beckett's) Bank, Cheapside
Midland Hotel [or 1878?]
Wibsey Park (19/9)
Bradford Royal Infirmary extension (27/10) 
Events School Board elections
School for deaf and blind children
First Stipendiary Magistrate appointed (26/5)
Map of Bradford
Mayor - Thomas Hill
Bradford Self-Help Permanent Building Society (2/3)
Shipley became a Parliamentary Division (4/1)
National PM - Marquess of Salisbury - Con {1892}
Aston Villa FC turned professional
Bury FC formed as a professional club
Luton Town FC formed
Newton Heath (Man Utd) turned professional
Port Vale FC turned professional
Queens Park Rangers FC formed
Stoke City FC turned professional
Soccer professionals legalised
Birmingham City FC turned professional
Everton FC turned professional
Millwall FC formed
Notts County FC turned professional
Preston North End FC turned professional
Southampton FC formed
West Bromwich Albion FC  turned professional 
International USA - Grover Cleveland 
Statue of Liberty arrives in New York (17/6) 
Sudan Campaign 
Sport FA - Blackburn Rovers (Queens Park, Glasgow) - Kennington Oval
Firsts Lightweight petrol engine fitted to bike - Daimler
as above fitted to 3 wheeled vehicle - Benz
Wax cylinder "gramophone" - Columbia Phonograph
Cure for Rabies discovered (Louis Pasteur)
Arts/Media King Solomon's Mines - H Rider Haggard
Symphony No. 4 - J Brahms 
The Mikado - Gilbert & Sullivan (14/3) 
The Arabian Nights - Richard Burton 

Architecture Wilsden station (1/7) {1955}
Sandy Lane Chapel 
Grange Grammar school
Bolton Woods Chapel
Great Horton school

Events First game at Valley Parade (25/9)
William E Forster died
Colonial & Indian representatives visited (6/8)
Mayor - Angus Holden
Eatons solicitors
John Baines invented football cards 
National PM - William Gladstone - Lib {1886}
PM - Marquess of Salisbury - Con {1892}
Plymouth Argyle FC formed
Sunderland FC turned professional
Home Rule Bill for Ireland introduced (defeated)
Arsenal FC formed
Shrewsbury Town FC formed
Sport FA - Blackburn Rovers (West Bromwich Albion) - Kennington Oval (Replay - Derby)
Firsts Statue of Liberty, New York
Mersey Tunnel, Liverpool (20/1)
Severn Tunnel
Football cards - John Baines of Bradford
Gas mantle - Carl von Welsbach
FA awarded international football caps (10/5)
Flushing toilet - Thomas Crapper
Crufts Dog Show in London
Canadian Pacific railway
California Perfume Company - Avon
Niagra Falls hydro-electric plant begun
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
Arts/Media The Mayor of Casterbridge- Thomas Hardy
Kidnapped- Robert Louis Stevenson  
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde- Robert Louis Stevenson
Little Lord Fauntelroy - Francis H Burnett  
Products Coca Cola [as a syrup] on sale (29/3) Bovril 

Architecture Royal Hotel, Darley Street
General Post Office (St Peters House), Forster Square (1/9) 
St Georges Buildings, Westgate/Kirkgate
Crofts, Thornbury
Manchester Road Baths & Library (18/1)
Exhibition Building, Saltaire
Drummond Road school (3/10)
Jubilee Hall
Shelf Chapel rebuilt
St Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Exchange Station extension
"Christopher Pratts", North Parade
Events Fever Hospital transferred to corporation
Bradford Corporation Various Powers Act (Conditioning House)
AV Hammond solicitors 
Mayor - John Limber Morley
Saltaire Exhibition (6/5)
Map of Bradford
National Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee
Blackpool FC formed as a professional club
Ardwick FC (Man City) formed as professional club 
Barnsley FC formed
Ipswich Town FC formed
Sheffield Wednesday FC turned professional 
Sport FA - Aston Villa (West Bromwich Albion) - Kennington Oval
Firsts Adding machine patented
Radio waves produced - Heinrich Hertz
Artificial silk - Hilaire Comte de Chardonnet 
Tay Bridge - 2nd (20/6)
Fructose synthesised - Fischer & Tafel
Arts/Media Sherlock Holmes - Conan Doyle (short story)   

Architecture Addingham Station (16/5) {1965}
"Christopher Pratts", North Parade
Church Hall, Royd Street, Wilsden {1978}
Thackley Church rebuilt
Salem Chapel, Manningham
Electricity Works, Bolton Road fnd stone   (26/10)
Events Leeds - Queens Arcade
Menston - West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum {2003}
Bradford "Ripper" letter (20/10) 
Mayor - William Moulson
Map of Bradford city centre
National Jack the Ripper (31/8)
County Councils created
Edward Lear died (29/1) 
Walsall FC formed as a professional club
Barnet FC founded
Women voted in local elections
Barnsley FC turned professional
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC turned professional
Football League formed (22/3)
Sport FA - West Bromwich Albion (Preston) - Kennington Oval
Firsts Pneumatic tyre - John Boyd Dunlop
Lawn Tennis Association
Fyffes imported bananas from the Canary Islands
AC electric motor - Nikola Tesla
Revolving door patented
Kodak Box camera 
Gregg's shorthand - John Gregg
Gramophone patented, using a disk - Emile Berliner
Typewriter ribbon patented
Arts/Media The Black Arrow- Robert Louis Stevenson
Financial Times - newspaper  
National Geographic magazine
Products Woodbine - cigarettes  

Architecture 175 Sunbridge Road <18BT89>
Electricity Works, Bolton Road (20/9)
Tordoff's Buildings, Sunbridge Road
Rosse Estate, Heaton
Clayton Heights Chapel rebuilt
Post Office Building, Wilsden
Empire Music Hall {1917 - cinema}
586 Great Horton Road [T&MB=Tom & Mary Burston]
Events Bradford County Borough Council formed
Listers became a Limited Company (20/2)
Luther Wright & Co founded
Pullan's Music Hall destroyed by fire (29/6)
Manningham Mills fire - 2 firemen died (23/6)
Mayor - Smith Feather
Orphanage opened
First local authority to supply electricity
Visit from Shah of Persia (24/7)
Nutter's Orphanage, Cousen Road opened (19/6)
National Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food
Lloyds Bank [was LLoyds & Co Ltd]
Newcastle United FC turned professional
Sheffield United FC formed as a professional club 
Robert Browning died (12/12) 
London County Council {1965}
Nottingham Forest FC turned professional
Wimbledon FC formed 
International USA - Benjamin Harrison
North & South Dakota - US states
Montana & Washington - US states 
Sport FA - Preston (Wolverhampton) - Kennington Oval 1st - Preston (Aston Villa)
Firsts Eiffel Tower, Paris (31/3) 
Cordite - Frederick Abel
Screw top bottle patented - Dan Rylands of Barnsley
Savoy Hotel, London
Edison cylinders and Berliner disks on sale
Celluloid roll film - George Eastman.
First computer patented - Dr Herman Hollerith

Arts/Media Master of Ballantrae - Robert Louis Stevenson
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome  
Yankee in King Arthurs Court - Mark Twain
Red Flag - Labour party anthem

Architecture Market Street (Forster Square) Station (2/3)
William Edward Forster statue (17/5)
St Ann's Roman RC Church
Methodist Church, Wilsden
Ilkley Grammar School
10-12 Rawson Place
Princeville Chapel
Conditioning House (original building)
Bradford Childrens Hospital (7/10)
Events Bradford Cinderella Club founded
Barbarians RUFC formed at Alexandria Hotel (9/4)
Mayor - Ezra Waugh Hammond
National Housing of the Working Classes Act
Statue of W.E. Forster - London (1/8) 
Daily Graphic (4/1) - First daily illustrated newspaper
Grimsby Town FC turned professional
Millwall FC turned professional
Luton Town FC turned professional
International Fall of Bismarck
Idaho becomes a US state
Vincent Van Gogh died (29/7) 
Wilhelmina Queen of Holland
Wyoming becomes a US state
Chief Sitting Bull killed (15/12) 
Sport FA - Blackburn Rovers (Sheffield Wed) - Kennington Oval 1st - Preston (Everton)
Firsts Colour Photograph
London Underground opened (18/12)
Steel framed building in Chicago
Football goal net - John Brodie
Forth Railway Bridge (4/3) - started in 1882 
Rowntree Factory, York
Arts/Media Monthly Journal (Gibbons Stamp Monthly)
Comic Cuts - first weekly comic paper (17/5) 
The Golden Bough - JG Frazer

Products Hovis bread   

Architecture Midland Hotel, Bingley Lidget Green Chapel  
Events Population 216,495
Wilsden population 2764
James Street Fish Market [open air] (19/12) - see 1905
SC Lister became Baron Masham
Wool testing commenced
Jollity Theatre opened (9/11)
Exchange & Discount Bank went bankrupt - building purchased by the Midland
Mayor - Thomas Priestley
Manningham Mills strike - Riots in Town Hall square
Great Yorkshire Show - Four Lane Ends (5/8)
Leeds - electric trams
JW Swithenbank Ltd founded
Boys Brigade founded in Bradford (9/11)
Theosophical Society founded
National Free Education Act
Arsenal FC turned professional
Stockport County FC turned professional
S.S. Utopia sank after a collision (17/3) 
Soccer penalty kick introduced
Chesterfield FC turned professional
Watford FC formed 
International Southern Rhodesia formed  Trans Siberian railway begun 
Sport FA - Blackburn Rovers (Notts County) - Kennington Oval 1st - Everton (Preston)
Firsts Zip Fastener - Egbert Judson - USA [or 1893]
London- Paris telephone service (18/3)
Charity Street collection, Manchester (Lifeboats)
New Scotland Yard
Synthetic rubber -William Tilden
Cordite - Abel and Dewar 
Arts/Media Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde
Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

Architecture Manor Buildings, Manor Row
140-148 Manningham Lane (WS = William Smith, Butcher)
126 Sunbridge Road
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Idle
Steeton Station - 2nd (1/3) {1965}
Thwaites Station (1/6) {1909}
Bingley Station - 2nd (24/7)
Central Hall Methodist Chapel (31/8)
Events Demonstration of Electric Tram - Cheapside (14/3)
Brazilian emigrants return - destitute (10/5)
Unrest caused ny distribution of anti-Catholic leaflets (27/6)
"Labour Exchange" opened (19/12)
Victoria Hotel renamed Great Northern Hotel (29/10) qv 1867
Mayor - William Oddy
Bradford Daily Argus
Bradford Permanent Orchestra formed
Electric tram trial (12/3)
National PM - William Gladstone - Lib {1894}
Lincoln City FC turned professional
Alfred Lord Tennyson died (6/10)
Liverpool FC formed as a professional club 
Sport FA - West Bromwich Albion (Aston Villa) - Kennington Oval 1st - Sunderland (Preston, Bolton, Aston Villa)
Firsts Book matches
Wholemeal flour produced by Dr Allinson
Addressograph invented - JC Duncan of Sioux City
Vacuum flask - Sir James Dewar
Internal combustion engine - Rudof Diesel 
Arts/Media The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky (18/12) [Wikipedia] Vogue magazine
Chums - Boys magazine (14/9) 
Products  McVities Digestive biscuit  

Architecture Labour Institute, Peckover Street (1/9)
Beckside Mill
Industrial Society, Wilsden
St John the Evangelist Church, Greengates 
Events Independent Labour Party (13/1)
Margaret McMillan arrived in Bradford
Salts Mill purchased by syndicate
Scholemoor Smallpox Hospital damaged by fire (2/10)
Mayor - Jonas Whitley
Bingley Harriers formed
Greyhound Inn, Northgate closed [c]
The Century's Progress
National Duke of York (George V) married
Gillingham FC formed 
Crewe Alexandria FC turned professional
International USA - Grover Cleveland
Cole Porter born (9/6)
Solomon Islands became British protectorate
Sport FA - Wolverhampton Wanderers (Everton) - Fallowfield, Manchester
1st - Sunderland (Preston, Everton, Aston Villa)
2nd - Small Heath (Sheffield United, Darwen, Grimsby)
Firsts Coca-Cola name registered
Four wheel car - Karl Benz
Statue of Eros, Piccadilly, London 
Zip Fastener - Egbert Judson - USA [or 1891]
Women's Golf Championship - Royal Lytham (13/6)

Arts/Media Theatrical Striptease, Paris (11/3)
Symphony No. 6 - P Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5 (New World) - Dvorak
Chicago World Exhbition 
Products Atora Beef Suet
Wrigley's Spearmint & Juicy Fruit chewing gum [USA]
Rowntree's Fruit Gums

Architecture Park (pub), Manningham Lane - rebuilt  "Darvill's", Cemeterty Road [Bfd Provident Industrial Society] 
Events Herbert Sutcliffe born (24/11)
School for "backward" children 
Mayor - Willis Wood
JB Priestley born
National PM - Earl of Roseberry - Lib (to 1895)
Robert Louis Stevenson died (3/12) 
Bristol City FC formed
Leicester City FC turned professional
Southampton FC turned professional
Building Societies Act 
Motor Show
Gillingham FC turned professional
Oldham Athletic FC formed
Swindon Town FC turned professional
International Nicholas II becomes Tsar  Adolphe Sax died (4/2) 
Sport FA - Notts County (Bolton Wanderers) - Goodison park, Liverpool

1st - Aston Villa (Sunderland, Derby, Blackburn)
Rel - Newton Heath, Darwen
2nd - Liverpool (Small Heath, Notts County, Newcastle)
Firsts Tower Bridge, London (30/6) 
Manchester Ship Canal (21/5) 
Motor Show - Paris
Cinematograph (Lumiere)
Striptease in Paris Music Hall (13/3)
Blackpool Tower (14/5)
Arts/Media Prisoner of Zenda - Anthony Hope
L'Apres-midi d'une Faune - Debussy
The Jungle Book  - Rudyard Kipling
Arms and the Man - George Bernard Shaw 
Products Lifebuoy Carbolic soap  Omega watches 

Architecture Prudential Assurance Company, Sunbridge Road
Yorkshire Penny Bank, North Parade
Bradford Co-op central premises (15/6)
148 Sunbridge Road  [Womens Refuge]
Barry's Building, Westgate
Shipley Glen tramway (18/5)

Events T Barron & Co - Removals
Bowling Station closed (1/2)
Mayor - Willis Wood
Bradford and Manningham join Northern Rugby Union 
National PM - Marquess of Salisbury - Con (to 1902)
Ardwick FC changed name to Manchester City FC
Oscar Wilde - Old Bailey trial for homosexuality
Joseph Whitaker died (15/5) 
FA Cup stolen in Birmingham (11/9)
Reading FC turned professional
Tottenham Hotspur FC turned professional 
International Federation of Malaya formed   
Sport FA - Aston Villa (West Bromwich Albion) - Crystal Palace 1st  - Sunderland (Everton, Aston Villa, Preston))
Firsts National Trust
Rugby League formed [as Northern Union] (29/8)
Promenade Concert (10/8) 
Safety Razor (Gillette)
London Promenade Concerts - Sir Henry Wood
Spring driven phonograph - Edison
Arts/Media The Time Machine - HG Wells
Poems - Yeats 
Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Symphony No. 2 - Mahler 
Products Heinz Baked Beans with Tomato Sauce [USA]
Lee Enfield Magazine Rifle Mk 1 
Underwood #1 typewriter

Architecture Wool Exchange, Hustlergate wall added
Sir Titus Salt statue moved to Manningham Park  (15/8)
Wyke station - 2nd (23/9) {1953}
St Margaret's Church Frizinghall consecrated (31/10)
Events Town Hall extension committee appointed
First car in Bradford (15/10)
Forster Square/Canal Road fire
Dr Bardsley, Vicar of Bradford died (23/6)
Film - Town Hall Square (Yorkshire Film Archive)
Mayor - Thomas Speight
Halifax - Borough Market
William Sharp (Surgeon) died (10/4) 
Manningham 1 (RL) - Bradford 11 (RL)
National PM - Marquess of Salisbury - Con {1902}
Rugby League expanded to Yorkshire & Lancashire 
Oxford United FC formed
Daily Mail (5/4)
International Sudan Campaign commenced {1898}
Utah becomes US state 
Gold discovered in Klondyke, Canada
Sport FA Cup - Sheffield Wednesday (Wolverhampton) - Crystal Palace 
1st - Aston Villa (Derby County)
RL - Manningham (Halifax)
Olympic Games - Greece (6/4) 
Firsts Wireless telegraphy patented - Marconi
Nobel Prize
Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, London (21/3) 
Modern Olympic Games (6/4) 
Addressograph patented- JC Duncan of Sioux City
Pedestrian killed in road accident, Croydon (17/8)
X-Rays discovered - Wilhem Roentgen (5/1)
Leeds - Post Office, City Square
Arts/Media Daily Mail (4/5)
La Boheme - Puccini
Jude the Obscure- Thomas Hardy 
The Island of Dr Moreau - HG Wells

Architecture The Star, Westgate
Royal Arcade (Busbys), Manningham Lane {?}
Hanson Grammar School
Nurses Home foundation stone (30/8)
Commemoration Buildings, Barkerend Road
562 Thornton Road [TB =Thomas Bradley]
Valley Road Electricity Works (8/10) {?}
Saint Cuthbert's school
Central Buildings, Main St, Bingley
Events City status granted (10/7)
Bradford Infirmary becomes Royal
Baildon Moor acquired by Council
Sir Isaac Holden died  
Mayor - Thomas Speight
County Restaurant, Bridge Street
Herbert Asquith speaks in Bradford
National Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee (22/7)
Bristol City FC turned professional
Northampton Town FC formed 
Sir Isaac Pitman died (22/1) 
National standard metre established
Bristol Rovers FC turned professional
Rugby League Challenge Cup 
Manningham 2 (RL) - Bradford 7 (RL)
International USA - William McKinley
Northwest Frontier Campaign - India
Blondin died (22/2) 
War between Greece and Turkey
Watford FC turned professional
Sport FA - Aston Villa (Everton) - Crystal Palace
1st - Aston Villa (Sheffield United)

RL - Brighouse (Manningham) - Yorks
RL - Broughton Rangers (Oldham) - Lancs
RLCC - Batley (St Helens)
Firsts RAC founded as Automobile Club of GB
Tate Gallery, London (21/7)
Dow Jones Index - New York (8/10)
Turbine propelled ship (Charles Parsons)
Monotype type-setting machine
Blackwall Tunnel, London
Arts/Media Dracula - Bram Stoker (26/5) 
The Invisible Man - HG Wells 
Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
Products Plasticine  Cadbury's Milk chocolate 

Architecture Devonshire House, North Parade
61-69 Westgate
English Electric, Thornbury
Crofts, Thornbury {1987}
31 Ivegate
Killarney Buildings, Listerhills Road
Bolton Transport Depot {1958/1969}
Horton Bank Top Transport Depot {1977}
Wyke recreation ground
Castle Hotel, Grattan Road/Barry Street
St Catherine's Home, Manningham
Telephone Exchange, Nelson Street {1971)
Events Bowling Iron Company into liquidation
Electric tram - Bolton Road - 1st in Bradford
Electric tram - Great Horton (30/7) {1950}
Barnum & Bailey's Circus, Thornton
Land for Nelson Street fire station purchased
Refuse collection service commenced
Mayor - W E Ackroyd
Freeman - Sir Henry Mitchell (22/4)
Freeman - Samuel Cunliffe Lister  [Lord Masham] (17/10)
Empire Stores
Manningham 5 (RL) - Bradford 2 (RL)
National WE Gladstone died (19/5)
Women's Suffrage Society
Portsmouth FC formed as a professional club
Torquay United FC formed 
Lewis Carroll died (14/1) 
Fulham FC turned professional
Queens Park Rangers FC turned professional

International Britain obtained 99 year lease of Hong Kong (9/6) 
US Navy Cruiser Maine exploded and sank (15/2) 
USA declares war against Spain
Sport FA - Nottingham Forest (Derby County) - Crystal Palace
1st - Sheffield United (Sunderland)

RL - Hunslet (Bradford) - Yorks
RL - Oldham (Swinton) - Lancs
RLCC - Batley (Bradford)
Firsts Tate Gallery (21/7)
Magnetic recorder "telegraphone" - V Poulsen 
Motorist died in car crash - Brighton (12/2)
Radium & Polonium - Pierre & Marie Curie 
Arts/Media War of the Worlds - HG Wells
The Kiss - Rodin
The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
Time Machine - HG Wells 
Products/Words Kelloggs Corn Flakes
Uncle Joes Mint Balls, Wigan

Architecture Rawson Hotel, John Street
Customs & Excise, 29 Manor Row 
Wapping Road school baths
Empire Theatre, Great Horton Road (30/1) 
Events Corporation started to supply electricity ???
First school baths in UK (Green Lane)
First school medical in UK (Usher Street)
Technical College transferred to Corporation (9/11)
Bradford & District FA formed
Reliance Lift & Engineering Co founded
American baseball match (20/3)
Fatal tramway accident (12/4)  
Mayor - W C Lupton
Thornton, Tong, Eccleshill, Idle and North Bierley joined Bradford (9/11)
H Ellis & Sons (Ellis's Tools)
Wm Morrison selling eggs and butter
Coffee Tavern at Metropole Hotel, Forster Square
Fire at Valley Mills (22/3) 
Manningham 7 (RL) - Bradford 3 (RL)
National United Irish League formed
Bournemouth FC formed
Cardiff City FC formed
Oldham Athletic FC turned professional
London Borough Councils
Brentford FC formed as a professional club
Middlesbrough FC turned professional
Highest cricket score - 628 by A.E.G. Collins (27/6)
International Boer War commenced (10/10) {1902}
Mafeking (12/10) - Ladysmith (2/11) 
Kuwait became British Protectorate
Johann Strauss died (3/6) 
Sport FA - Sheffield United (Derby County) - Crystal Palace
1st - Aston Villa (Liverpool)

RL - Batley (Hull) - Yorks
RL - Broughton (Oldham) - Lancs
RLCC - Oldham (Hunslet)
Firsts Aspirin patented - Felix Hoffman (6/3)  
Arts/Media Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar  Daily Express
Products Liquorice Allsorts
Duckhams Oil 
Sol beer, Mexico

1850 - 1874

Bradford Timeline

1900 - 1924