Thursday 21 August 2014

New Role – Bradford Bulls


Today I visited my new place of work. In September I will working for Bradford Bulls Foundation as their Heritage Officer delivering their HLF funded WW1 project ‘Birch Lane Heroes’ which focuses on the contribution made during the war by players and others connected to Bradford Northern – the Bulls’ predecessors. 

The project has 3 aims, to conduct research to identify those connected with the club during World War One, endeavouring to trace and engage their descendants in exploring their ancestor’s involvement and engaging young people in the history by developing information plaques and an interactive learning zone.

I am looking forward to this new and exciting role which encompasses my passion for Bradford in WW1, genealogy research and working with schools and community groups.

If you know of anyone who had a connection to Bradford Northern during WW1 please get in touch.

Sunday 3 August 2014

Naval Reservists first to be mobilised

The Naval Reservists were the first to be called to mobilise before Britain had actually declared war. On the 3 August 1914 eight men from Bradford were the first to be called. Find out who they were.

Friday 1 August 2014

Bradford Lads in 10th (Service) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment

Comments containing the names of Bradford men who served with the 10th (Service) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment were kindly posted on this blog by Dave Stowe some time ago. I have edited the text and now made it available via the main website with permission from Dave.

If you have any Bradford connections in other regiments please let me know I would be happy to provide a link to the names or host the list with a link back to your site