1860 1870 1880 1890 HOME

1850
Architecture 13 Piece Hall Yard [c 1840-50]
Peel Park purchased as public park
Drake Street (Exchange) Station (9/5) - see 1867 (Flickr)
Fleece Inn, Eldwick (Dick Hudson landlord until 1890)
Wyke Station - 1st (7/8) {1896}
Fields Printers
New Workhouse foundation stone (13/8)
 
Events Bradford Improvement Act
Bradford Temperance Society founded
Second directory issued 
Mayor - William Rand
Train service from Bradford to Halifax
Bradford Sunday School Union formed (21/2)
National Public Library Act
Lord Tennyson poet laureate
Robert Louis Stevenson born (13/11)
Sir Robert Peel died (2/7)
William Wordsworth died (23/4)
Re-establishment of the Roman Catholic hierarchy  
International USA - Millard Fillmore   
Firsts Meteorological Office
Bunsen burner - Robert Wilhelm Von Bunsen 
Synthetic oil - James "Paraffin" Young
Arts/Media David Copperfield - Charles Dickens   
Products/Words   Aircraft, Communist 

1851
Architecture Queensgate
St Georges Hall foundation stone (22/9)
Rose Mount, Manningham - for John Douglas
Zetland Mills, Canal Road
Peel Square, Lumb Lane
Thornton Chapel rebuilt
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Harecroft
 
Events Population 103,778
153 mills(firms) in Bradford
Bingley Building Society formed
Bradford Building Society formed
Bradford Chamber of Commerce founded
Mayor - Samuel Smith
Wilsden population 3,454
Great Wilsden flood
Undercliffe cemetery purchased
Woods Music store founded 
National Great Exhibition, Hyde Park, London 
Mary Shelley died (1/2) [Flickr]
Marble Arch re-erected Hyde Park 
International Gold discovered in Australia   
Firsts Telegraph cable laid across the English Channel
Sewing machine - Isaac Singer  
Envelope making machine - De la Rue
Telescope patented - Alvan Clark
Arts/Media New York Times - newspaper (18/9)
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Reuters news agency
 
Products    

1852
Architecture Workhouse  Infirmary (St Lukes Hospital)
Buttershaw Mill, Halifax Road
Sion Baptist Chapel, Leeds Road
Peel Park Hotel, Otley Road (Google street view)
Greenfield Chapel, Lumb Lane
St Patrick's Church, Westgate
Hallfield Road

Events Alpaca manufactured by Titus Salt
Bradford Cemetery Company founded 
Mayor - Samuel Smith
 
National PM - Earl of Derby - Tory {1852}
PM - Earl of Aberdeen - Peelite {1855} 
Duke of Wellington died (14/9)
Last duel fought in England 
International    
Firsts Public flushing toilet - London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Kings Cross Station, London
Screw top bottles
Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
Elevator/Lift - Elisha Otis
Patent Office, London
 
Arts/Media Uncle Toms Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe  Roget's Thesaurus - Peter Roget 
Products    

1853
Architecture St George's Hall (31/8)
Milligan & Forbes Warehouse (Telegraph & Argus), Hall Ings (Flickr)
Salts Mill , Saltaire (26/9)
St Patrick's Catholic Church opened (13/7) 
Richmond Terrace
St Andrew's Church, Listerhills
356 Kensington Street [JW=Jonathan Wright]
 
Events Bolton Woods Quarry - J&T Dawson
Building byelaws
Work commenced on Saltaire village
Shipley Local Board elected (31/3)
Mayor - Samuel Smith
Last market held in Old Piece Hall (28/7)
Halifax Building Society formed
 
National Compulsory Vaccination Act
Abolition of Soap Tax 
Troy Ounce measure legalised
 
International USA - Franklin Pierce  Victoria Falls discovered by David Livingstone 
Firsts Aquascutum
Potato Crisps 
Aspirin (CF Gerhardt)
Elizabeth Bloomer wore trousers 
Arts/Media Bleak House - Charles Dickens
La Traviata - G Verdi 
Craven Herald - Skipton
 
Products    

1854
Architecture Bradford Library, Darley Street
Undercliffe Cemetery (25/8)
Eccleshill Wesleyan Methodist Chapel 
Saltaire Village - first phase of building completed
"Ragged School", Cropper Lane (24/3)
Adolphous Street Station (1/8) {1867}
Bowling Station (1/8) {{1895}
Laisterdyke Station (1/8) {1966}
Works Dining Room, Victoria Road, Saltaire
203 Westgate 
Events Mayoral Chain presented
Corporation Waterworks Act
Charles Dickens at St George's Hall (28/12) (Flickr)
Bradford Moor golf course damaged by suffragettes
Map of Bradford (Flickr)
Fatal railway accident at Keighley (19/10) [Flickr]
Mayor - William Murgatroyd
Bradford Times (18/2)
Bradford Chronicle
(1/7)
Rev Jonathan Glyde died (9/12)
Leeds - Bradford (Adolphous St) railway
 
National Abolition of soap tax   
International Crimean War started {1856}
Siege of Sebastopol 
Charge of the Light Brigade (25/10) [Flickr]
Republican party (USA) founded 
Firsts Cigarettes introduced into Britain
Elevator installed - Elisha Otis 
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
Railway timetable produced in Manchester (25/10) 
Arts/Media Hard Times - Charles Dickens  Le Figaro - newspaper 
Products    

1855
Architecture 47 Well Street [LG]
Sir Robert Peel statue (6/11) 
Beckett's Bank, Cheapside
 
Events Waterworks purchased by Council (1/10)
Charlotte Bronte died (31/3) (Flickr)
Matthew Hughes awarded the Victoria Cross 
Mayor - Henry Brown
Bradford Advertiser {1890}
 
National PM - Viscount Palmerstone - Lib {1858}
Banks Act 
Lord Raglan killed (28/6)
 
International Siege of Sebastopol ends (9/9)
Victoria Falls discovered - Dr Livingstone 
Alexandra II - Tsar of Russia
 
Firsts Mansfield Brewery
Balmoral Castle 
Trade Mark - Bass Pale Ale
Celluloid patented - Alexander Parkes
Arts/Media Daily Telegraph (29/6)
 
Song of Hiawatha - HW Longfellow
Westward Ho! - Charles Kingsley 
Products  Miller beer, Milwaukee, USA  

1856
Architecture Pickwick House, 17 Peckover Street [LG]
Saltaire station (?/5) {1965}
Thackley Chapel
Dudley Hill station (20/8) {1875}
Birkenshaw station (20/8) {1953}
Drighlington station (2/8) {1962} 
Events Bradford Festival Choral Society formed
Bradford High School 
Mayor - Henry Brown
 
National Victoria Cross introduced (Flickr)
 
Anglo - Chinese War {1858}
 Crimean War ended  (30/3)
International    
Firsts
Turkish Baths in UK - Manchester
Thomas Cook leads travel tour to Europe
 
Arts/Media Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes   
Products    

1857
Architecture 6 Currer Street [LG]
Saltaire - second phase of building completed
Bradford Female Educational Institute (16/11) [Flickr]
St Paul's Church {cinema 1911}
St Mark's Church, Low Moor (11/3)
 
Events Tradesmen's Benevolent Society established
Burial Board appointed
Bradford/Wakefield/Leeds railway (3/10)
Two Russian guns presented to Peel Park (16/6)
Mayor - Henry Brown
Eye & Ear Institution, Brunswick Place cv 1865 (Flickr)
Dr Livingstone at St George's Hall (24/11) (Flickr)
48 collieries in Bradford area - 976,000 tons
National Prince Albert became Prince Consort  
International USA - James Buchanan  Indian Mutiny started 
Firsts Great Eastern (Brunel) launched
Victoria Cross awarded (26/6) [Flickr]
Transatlantic telegraph cable
Toilet paper (Joseph Cayetty)
Arts/Media Little Dorritt - Charles Dickens  Barchester Towers - Anthony Trollope 
Products    

1858
Architecture Bradford Banking Company (BBBS), Kirkgate
St Judes Street, Lumb Lane
Leeds Road Public Baths incl Turkish
19 Peckover Street [LG] {1979}
 Bolton Hotel, Bolton Road
Events Bradford Review (16/1)
"Lozenge Poisoning"
Public analyst appointed [Rimmington]
Tomothy Taylor brewery, Keighley
Mayor - Henry Brown
Leeds - Town Hall
William Napier awarded the Victoria Cross
Broomfields "Ragged" school opened (9/8) 
National PM - Earl of Derby - Con {1858}
PM - Viscount Palmerstone - Lib {1865}
Local Government Act
Covent Garden Opera House 
International Lord Canning 1st Viceroy of India
East India Company dissolved
Minnesota becomes US state 
Lake Victoria discovered
Lake Tanganyika discovered
 
Firsts Covent Garden opera house
Hall Orchestra (30/1)
Pencil with eraser on end patented - Hyman Lipman
Fingerprints used for identification - William Herschel (28/7) 
Great Eastern (Brunel) launched (31/1)
Alhambra Theatre, Leicester Square {?}
Electric burglar alarm, Boston
 
Arts/Media    
Products    

1859
Architecture 53/55 Leeds Road [LG]
4 Currer Street [LG] {1990}
 
Atomik House, 4 Burnett Street [LG]
Carlisle Road Chapel
Saltaire Congregational Church (15/4) 
Events Sir Titus Salt - MP (to 1861)
Yorkshire Penny Bank founded
Storm and flooding (6/6) (Flickr)
W&J Whitehead, Laisterdyke founded
Fire at Bowling Dye Works (20/10) [Flickr]
Mortality statistics (25/10) [Flickr]
Mayor - Isaac Wright
School of Design opened  - John Ruskin (1/3)
Building byelaws revised
John Bright expounded his Reform Bill at St Georges Hall (12/1) 
Charles Dickens at St. Georges Hall (20/10) [Flickr]
 
National Isambard Kingdom Brunel died (15/9) Robert Stephenson died (12/10) [Flickr]
International Billy the Kid born
Oregon becomes US state 
John Brown - raid on Harpers Ferry (16/10) 
John Brown hanged (2/12) [Flickr]
Firsts Big Ben into service - Houses of Parliament (31/5)  Cruft's Dog Show - held in Newcastle 
Arts/Media On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin (24/11) [Flickr]
Adam Bede - George Eliot
A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
Faust - CF Gounod 
Products/Words   Acid rain 

1860
Architecture 72 Vicar Lane [LG]
5 Burnett Street [LG]
40 Chapel Street [LG]
Grove House, Bolton - for Atkinson Jowett

Scholemoor Cemetery
St Philip's Church, Girlington (14/2)
St Stephen's Church, Bowling
West End Farmhouse, Allerton Lane [c]
Allerton Warehouse, Allerton Road (262-264) 
Events Greenwoods men's shop
Bradford Industrial Co-op Society
Severe storm  - widespread damage (21/1) 
Mayor - Isaac Wright
Halifax - Town Hall
Bradford Political Union inaugurated (6/5) 
National Nurses Training School - Florence Nightingale
Professional Nursing Career Training begins at St Thomas' Hospital, London
 
International Pony Express founded (3/4)  
Firsts Electric  lamp (Swan)
Martini Cocktail (Martini a New York barman)
British Open Golf championship (17/10)
Petroleum from USA to London
HMS Warrior - ironclad warship
Petroleum from USA to London
Arts/Media The Mill on the Floss - George Eliot   
Products    

1861
Architecture 8 Currer Street [LG]
Drummonds, Lumb Lane Mills
Oakroyd Dyeworks, City Road 
Constance & Shirley Streets, Saltaire
St Thomas's Church, Wigan Street
St Mary's Church, Laisterdyke (13/3)
Events Population 106,218
WE Forster MP (to 1886)
Richard Oastler died (22/8) [Flickr]
Bradford Post Office savings bank opened (9/12) 
Mayor - Isaac Wright
Wilsden population 2,888
Sir Titus Salt retired
Map of Bradford (Flickr)
National Post Office Savings Bank
Paper Duties repealed 
Prince Albert died (14/12) [Flickr]
 
International USA - Abraham Lincoln
Kansa becomes US state 
American Civil War (12/4) {1865} [Flickr]
 
Firsts Christmas Crackers
Paris Opera House
"Package holiday" to Paris - Thomas Cook
"Bone shaker" bicycle - Pierre & Ernst Michaux
Arts/Media Great Expectations - Charles Dickens Silas Marner - George Eliot 
Products    

1862
Architecture

County Court, 27 Manor Row (3/1)
Victor House, 10 Currer Street [LG]
53/55 Leeds Road [LG]
Wacorn House, 8 Burnett Street [LG]
13 Currer Street [LG]
Horton Lane Congregational Church
Hallfield Chapel foundation stone (26/6)
Glyde House (as a school)
St Luke's Church, Broomfield (27/6)
RAOB Club, Lumb Lane
High School, Hallfield Road
Cater Buildings, Cater Street [LG]

Events Frederick Delius born (29/1)
County Court House opened (2/1)
Keighley News  
Mayor - Mathew Thompson
Bradford District Banking Company founded (6/11)

National Cotton famine in Lancashire  Notts County FC formed - oldest in the league
International Source of the Nile discovered  Samuel Colt [gunsmith] died (10/1) 
Firsts Land Registry
Traffic Island (Liverpool) 
Machine gun patented
Lambeth Bridge, London 
Arts/Media Les Miserables - Victor Hugo   
Products Bacardi Rum, Cuba   

1863
Architecture Peel Park (7/11)
30 Well Street [LG] {19??}
Wash & Bath House, Saltaire {1894}
Peel Park Drinking Fountain
3 Eldon Terrace - to be sold by auction [Flickr]  
St Michael's Church, Windhill Street
Hallfield Baptist Chapel, Darfield Street {?}
St Walburga's Church, Shipley
Horton Lane Congregational Church, Little Horton Lane {1956}
 
Events Jones's Mercantile Directory - introduction
Leeds - Corn Exchange
Bradford Rugby Club
Mayor - Joseph Farrar
Bew ward presented to BRI by Dr Godwin
 
National Fenian Society founded in Ireland
William Makepeace Thackeray died (24/12) 
Stoke City FC formed
London Underground - Metropolitan Railway
International West Virginia becomes US state
Kit Carson (American frontiersman) died (23/5) 
Gettysburg Address - Abraham Lincoln (19/11)

Firsts Linoleum patented (F Walton)
Broadmoor Prison (27/5)
London Underground (10/1)
English Football Association  founded
Carbolic used - Joseph Lister [or 1867]
Vacant/Engaged sign for toilet door patented (17/2)
Arts/Media The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley  
Products    

1864
Architecture Alexandra Theater/Theatre Royal (26/12) {1974}
45 Well Street [LG]
Wool Exchange foundation stone (9/8)
Mechanics Institute/Library, Bingley (14/11)
Oakwood, Bingley - for Thomas Garnett
Bradford Infirmary, Westgate extended (Flickr)
All Saints Church, Little Horton
St Barnabas Church, Heaton
Windhill Chapel
Heaton Mount, Frizinghall
Holy Trinity Church, Leeds Road
Events Population 118,098
Armley Prison - First execution (10/9)
Huddersfield Equitable Building Society formed
Leeds granted Assizes - travelling High Court (24/1) 
Mayor - Charles Semon
Horsedrawn bus service (22/12)
Bradford Philosophical Society established (23/12)
Pullan's Music Hall, Westgate (24/12) qv 1869
National Dam in Sheffield bursts (11/3) [Flickr]  
International Ionian Islands (Corfu) became part of Greece
Nevada becomes US state
Geneva Convention
 
Firsts Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol (8/12)
Torpedo - Robert Whitehead
International Red Cross
Pasteurisation (wine) - Louis Pasteur 
Arts/Media Journey to the Centre of the Earth- Jules Verne
 John Wisden's Cricketers Almanack (8/2) [Flickr]
War and Peace - Tolstoy
 
Products    

1865
Architecture Whetley Mills, Thornton Road
Eye & Ear Hospital, Hallfield Road cv 1857 {1948}
Thornton Road baths (22/7)
Shipley Baptist Church
Cottingley Town Hall 
Burley-in-Wharfedale station (1/8)
Ilkley Station (1/8)
Greenhill Chapel rebuilt
Cragg Royd, Apperley Bridge - for Nathaniel Briggs
Blenheim Terrace, Manningham
Events Otley & Ilkley Railway
Richard Cobden died
Bradford Times {1883}
Mayor - John Godwin
Leeds - City Varieties
"Back to Back" housing banned (reversed in 1870)
National PM - Earl Russell - Lib {1866}
Red Flag Act - imposed speed limit for cars
Rudyard Kipling born (30/12) 
Viscount Palmerstone died (18/10)
Nottingham Forest FC formed
Mrs Elizabeth Gaskell died (12/11) [Flickr]
International USA - Abraham Lincoln (died in office)
USA - Andrew Johnson
Abraham Lincoln assassinated (15/4)
Sibelius born (8/12)
American Civil War ended (26/5)
Slavery abolished in USA
Matterhorn climbed
 
Firsts Salvation Army -William Booth
MIT (USA)
Dishwasher
International Morse Code standardised - qv 1848 (Wikipedia)
Stanley Gibbons monthly price list
Carpet sweeper
Capitol Building, Washington DC
 
Arts/Media Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
From the Earth to the Moon- Jules Verne
Our Mutual Friend - Charles Dickens

Products/Words Commuter 

1866
Architecture York House, Manor Row (Bradford Club) [c] 
Alston Works, Thornton Road - Isaac Holden
Bank Top Mills, Beacon Road
Albion Mill, Wilsden rebuilt
Ben Rhydding Station (1/7)
Allerton Chapel rebuilt  
Events Bradford Corporation Act
Market rights acquired from Rawson's (lord of the Manor)
Flood (16/11)
46 collieries in area - 1.9 million tons
Shearbridge Mills damaged by fire (10/7)
Mayor - William Broyshaw
Uriah Woodhead, Canal Road
West Yorks Building Society (Dewsbury) formed


National PM - Earl of Derby - Con {1868}
Isle of Man gains home rule
Last cholera epidemic
"Black Friday" - financial crisis
Beatrix Potter born (28/7)
HG Wells born (21/9)
Ramsay MacDonald born (26/10)
Crystal Palace, London fire (30/12)
International Jamaica becomes British colony   
Firsts Royal Aeronautical Society of Great Britain (12/1) [Flickr]
Plastic
Dr Barnardo's Home - Stepney [or 1867]
Dynamite - Alfred Nobel
Brighton Pier {closed 1975}
Transatlantic Telephone Cable (27/7)
Arts/Media Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky  The Bartered Bride - Friedrich Smetana 
Products Cadbury's Cocoa Essence   

1867
Architecture Victoria Hotel, Bridge Street (1/10) qv 1892
Wool Exchange (13/3)
BDA/Pennine House, 39 Well Street [LG]
Priestley's Warehouse, 66 Vicar Lane [LG]
Components House, 1 Burnett Street [LG]
Clarendon Academy, Bowland Street
Longwood, Bingley - for W M Selwyn
Godwin Street developed
Haworth station (13/4) {1962}
Oakworth station (13/4) {1962}
Oxenhope station (13/4) {1962}
St Michaels & All Angels Church, City Road
Greengates Chapel

Events Bradford Canal closed (temporary)
Steam powered fire engine
Exchange building became Post Office
Thomas Obank & Sons, Thackley  founded
Drake Street station renamed Exchange (7/1)
Leeds - Bradford railway terminated at Exchange Station (1/7)
Mayor - James Law
Decision taken to build a Town Hall (2/1)
Bingley Agricultural Show (28/8)
"Wrose Elm" planted {2000}
Adolphus Street station closed to passenger traffic(6/1)
 
National Second Reform Act
Electorate doubled to over two million 
Fenian attacks in London
Sheffield Wednesday FC formed
Chesterfield FC formed 
International Dominion of Canada created (1/7)
Russia sells Alaska to USA 
Paris Exhibition
Nebraska becomes US state 
Firsts Queensbury Rules - boxing
Dr Barnardo's Homes - Stepney [or 1866]
Carbolic used - Joseph Lister [or 1863]  
Dynamite patented - Alfred Nobel
Air brake for railways - George Westinghouse
 
Arts/Media Das Kapital - Karl Marx
Blue Danube Waltz - Johann Strauss
Peer Gynt - H Ibsen
Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
Don Carlos - Verdi
 

1868
Architecture Bradford Commercial Bank (Nat West), Hustlergate
Blind Institute, North Parade
Albion House, 64 Vicar Lane [LG]
Mechanics Institute, Eccleshill (cinema 1911)
Manningham station (17/2) {1965}
Richard Oastler statue (15/5)
Chapel Lane Unitarian Chapel {197?}
Ilkley College
St Joseph's School Chapel
Congregational School - 586a Great Horton Road
Almshouses, Victoria Road, Saltaire (23/9)
Salts Hospital, Saltaire {closed 1979}
Saltaire Methodist Church {1970}
New Mill, Saltaire
Gordon Terrace, Saltaire [part]
Saltaire Elementary school [Shipley College annexe]
St Joseph's Church, Grafton Street
Oakwell, Manningham - for ?
Moravian Church, Baildon
Tradesmen's Homes, Heaton Road (Flickr)
Events Decision made to provide public parks
Bradford Observer becomes a daily newspaper (5/10) (Flickr)
Mayor - Edward West
Bradford Daily Telegraph
(16/7)
National PM - Benjamin Disraeli - Con {1868}
PM - WE Gladstone - Lib {1874}
Trades Union Council founded
Last public execution
Last convicts to Australia
London Underground - Metropolitan Line extended to Westminster
International  
Firsts Press Association
Tape measure patented - Alvin J Fellows (14/7)
Traffic lights - London

Arts/Media Whitakers Almanac
A German Requiem
- J Brahms
The Idiot - Fiodor Dostoevsky 
The Moonstone - W Collins
Piano Concerto in A Minor - Edward Grieg
Exchange & Mart (13/5)
Products    

1869
Architecture 62 Leeds Road [LG]
Gordon Terrace, Saltaire [part]
Unitarian Chapel {1969}
Ling Bob Mills, Wilsden
Events Building Trades Technical School, Godwin Street
Election riots
Pullan's Music Hall, Brunswick Place opened (25/10) qv 1864
Green Cliff Stone Quarry opened 
Mayor - Mark Dawson
Town Hall design agreed (6/10)
Bradford Weekly Telegraph (31/7)
 
National Disestablishment Act (Irish Church)  Post Office given telegraph monopoly 
International USA - Ulysses S Grant  Union Pacific railway (USA) opened 
Architecture
& Firsts
Strangeways Prison, Manchester (Wikipedia)
Blackfriars Bridge, London (Wikipedia)
Booths Theatre, New York (Wikipedia)
Suez Canal (17/11) (Wikipedia)
Cutty Sark launched (22/11) (Wikipedia)
Celluloid (first plastic) - John Wesley Hyatt
Chewing gum patented
DNA discovered - Johann Frederick Miescher
Margarine - H Mege-Mouries
 
Arts/Media The Rhinegold - Richard Wagner (Opera)
The Little Brown Jug - Eastborn Winner (Song)
Lorna Doone - R.D. Blackmore (Book)
War & Peace - Leo Tolstoy (Book)
Products    

1870
Architecture Lister Park purchased by Corporation (27/10)
Town Hall foundation stone (10/8) [Flickr]
Mechanics Institute foundation stone (10/8)
Brown, Muff & Co Ltd, Market Street
Manor Hall demolished
St Barnabas School
Girlington Chapel
St James Church, Thornton
Bowling Church School
 
Events SC Lister sold Manningham Hall (27/10)
Bradford School Board elected
Rosse Hotel, Saltaire - granted a licence
Dr Burnett - Vicar of Bradford died (8/3)  
Mayor - Mark Dawson
Typhoid scare
Observer Budget (7/8)
Photographing of prisoners became compulsory (3/11) 
National Education Act - primary education compulsory
Bankruptcy Act - abolished imprisonment for debt
Irish Land Act 
Postcard and 1/2d stamp (1/10)
Charles Dickens died (9/6)
Review of Old and New Testaments 
International French Revolution
Alexander Dumas died (5/12) [Flickr]
Franco Prussian War
Vatican declares papal infallibility  
Firsts Red Cross Society
Americas Cup - yacht race
Stanley Gibbons stamp catalogue
Instititute of Accountants founded 
"Tower Subway" - Tunnel under the Thames 
Jelly Babies
Blackfriars Bridge, London
Stanley Gibbons stamp album
Dynamo - Zenobe T Gramme
  
Arts/Media 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea- Jules Verne
Coppelia - Clement Delibes
Mystery of Edwin Drood - Charles Dickes
The Mysterious Island- Jules Verne
Die Walkure - Richard Wagner
 
Products Amstel beer, Holland   

1871
Architecture Mechanics Institute (2/10) {1973/4}
Thorpe Buildings (TSB), Tyrell Street - see 1876
Bradford Fever Hospital, Leeds Road
History & Scientific Institute, 8 Piccadilly
De Vere House, 62 Vicar Lane [LG]
38 Chapel Street [LG]
46 Peckover Street [LG]
St James Meat Market & Abattoir (1/1)
Midland Mills, Valley Road
Mechanics Institute, Thornton (cinema 1912)
Lister Park opened (28/10)
St Thomas's School, Wigan Street
Bowling Back Lane Board school
Bradford Post Office Savings bank (9/12)
6 Ireland Bridge, Bingley
Prospect, Bowling Chapel
Wyke Chapel
Idle Chapel rebuilt
St Peter's Church, Laisterdyke
Provincial Building Society, Market Street {196?}
Saltaire Institute [Victoria Hall] (?/6)
Free Libraries Act adopted (15/3)
Events Population 147,101
Council purchased Gas Company (11/7)
First Chief Librarian appointed - Mr Virgo (11/10)
Manningham Mills destroyed by fire  - two died (25/2) (Flickr)
WN Sharpe Ltd formed
Telegraph offices moved to Bridge Street/New Ivegate (31/7)
Map of Bradford (Flickr)
Mayor - Mathew Thompson
Wilsden population 3,127
Bradford Orphan Girls' Home (13/4)
Bradford Evening Mail (18/9) {1875}
Second Canal Company formed
Roberts Park, Saltaire opened (25/7)
Map of Bradford city centre (Flickr)
National Bank Holiday Act
Reading FC formed
Trade Unions legally recognised
Royal Albert Hall (29/3) (Flickr)
International Stanley met Livingstone at Ujiji (10/11)  British Colombia became part of Canada 
Firsts Rugby Football Union founded
Cable car patented (17/1)
Whit Monday - Bank Holiday (29/5)
Jehovaha's Witnesses founded
Arts/Media Encyclopaedia Britannica
Aida
- Verdi 
 Descent of Man - Charles Darwin
Products Bristol - cigarettes  

1872
Architecture Kirkgate Market (31/10) {1973}- see 1878
Frizinghall Chapel 
Midland Bank, Market Street
St Bartholomew's Church, Bowling
Bradford Grammar School, Manor Row {1987}
 
Events Reference library opened in Tyrell Street
"Browne" system devised by Charles Virgo
Powers Bookstall
Skipley, Idle and Eccleshill railway opened  (8/3)
Mayor - Mathew Thompson
Bradford Canal re-opened
Bradford Daily Chronicle (1/10) {1883}
 
National Ballot Act - secret ballot compulsory
International Samuel Morse died   Mary Celeste found adrift in Atlantic (5/12) [Flickr]
Sport FA Cup - Wanderers (Royal Engineers) - Kennington Oval (16/3) [Flickr]  
Firsts Albert Memorial (1/7)
"Browne" system for issuing library books
Doughnut cutter patented - John Blondel (9/7)
Dried milk patented (9/4) 
Arts/Media Alice Through the Looking Glass - Lewis Carroll
Around the World in 80 Days - Jules Verne
Miiddlemarch - George Eliot
Boston Globe newspaper
Products    

1873
Architecture Town Hall (9/9)
Manningham Mills - Samuel Lister
Bradford District Bank (Nat West), Market St
26 East Parade [LG]
Sion Baptist Chapel, Harris Street [LG]
Caspian House, 61 East Parade [LG]
Alhambra Theatre, Canal Road (16/9) {1875}
62 Leeds Road/George Street extension [LG]
Legrams Mill - George Hodgson
St Augustine's Wesleyan Chapel
Lindum Terrace, Manningham
Bonding warehouse, Midland Station (21/4)
Dispensary added to Infirmary
Feversham Street school
New Road Side Chapel
Otley Road Chapel
Bolton Road Chapel
Old Grammar School, Manor Row {?}
Church House, North Parade
Dudley Hill Board school
Barkerend Board school
Whetley Lane Board school
Horton Bank Top Board school
Feversham Street school 
Events Mayoral Mace presented
Bradford Free Lending Library, Tyrell Street (17/2)
Bradford Canal re-opened (15/4) (Flickr)
Bolton Lane abattoir opened {1928/1938}
St. George's Hall re-opened (29/8) (Flickr)
Mayor - Manoah Rhodes
Bolton becomes part of Bradford
First Board schools - rented property
Robert Bland Ltd (Jewellers & Clock Makers)
 
National Livingstone died (1/5)
Wrexham FC formed - oldest in Wales
Attendance at school made compulsory
 
International USA - Ulysses S Grant   
Sport FA - Wanderers (Oxford University) - Little Bridge  
Firsts Scottish FA - founded
Philo Remington produces a typewriter
Celluloid registered as a trademark (14/1)
Newspaper photograph - New York Daily Graphic (2/12)
Badminton played in England (circa)
Toilets on British trains - sleeping cars (2/4)
Typewriter with QWERTY keyboard 
 
Arts/Media Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy   
Products/Words Heineken beer, Holland  Aeroplane 

1874
Architecture Law Russell & Co, 63 Vicar Lane [LG]
St James Wholesale Fruit & Veg Market (13/7)
Bfd District Bank [Nat West], Market Street (18/5)
Commercial Bank Buildings
New Bank Street - building commenced
Sir Titus Salt statue (1/8) 
St Paul's Terrace, Manningham
First Pullman Train - Midland (Forster Square) Station (1/6) [Flickr]
Manoah Rhodes
Bowling Back Lane school
Lilycroft Board school
Whetley Lane Board School (15/6) [Flickr]
St Mary's Roman Catholic Church
St Marks, Manningham {1959}
St Phillip's school, Girlington 
St John the Evangelist, Great Horton Road
Events Evening classes started
Purpose built schools
Cycling Club founded - first in UK
George Newby & Co, Tyrell Street {1974}
Wombwell's Royal National Menagerie [Flickr]
Mayor - Henry Mitchell
Subscription library formed (27/10)
Lower Barden reservoir
Leeds University founded
 
National PM - Benjamin Disraeli - Con {1880}
Aston Villa FC formed
Macclesfield FC formed 
Building Societies Act
Bolton Wanderers FC formed
 
International Gold Coast became a British colony  Fiji became a British Colony 
Sport FA - Oxford University (Royal Engineers) - Kennington Oval  
Firsts Safety bicycle - HJ Lawson
Pullman Train (see above)
Solomon introduces pressure cooking for cans

Arts/Media Far from the Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
Die Fledermaus
- J Strauss
Requiem - G Verdi
The Accountant magazine
Pictures from an Exhibition - MP Moussorgsky
My Fatherland - F Smetana
 
Products Bovril - Johnston's Fluid Beef, Canada
Passing Clouds - cigarettes
Jelly Beans 
 

1875
Architecture Rawson Place Market (13/11) - see 1905
Brownroyd Reservoir (10/2) [Flickr]
Samuel Cunliffe Lister statue (15/5)
Star Theatre & Music Hall, Manchester Road (23/8) {1938} [Flickr]

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) [Flickr]
J Jagger - Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo
Laisterdyke - Windhill railway (15/4) 
Mayor - Wilson Sutcliffe
Hackney Carriage bye-laws
Bradford Canal purchased by Leeds Liverpool Co
Thornton Endowed School advert (9/3) [Flickr]
National London's main drainage system completed
Blackburn Rovers FC formed
Birmingham City FC formed
Charles Kingsley died (23/1) [Flickr]
International George Bizet died (3/6)  Hans Christian Andersen died 
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) [Flickr]

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

1876
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}(Flickr)
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) [Flickr]
Shipley - Guiseley railway opened (4/12)
Manningham Albion Rugby Club
 
Mayor - George Waud
Bradford Literary Club founded (26/2)
Map of Bradford (Flickr)
Map of Bradford city centre (Flickr)
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 (15/6)
Telephone patented by Alexander Graham Bell (7/3) [Flickr]
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   

1877
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 (Flickr)
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 [Flickr]
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)
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   

1878
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)
Prince's Theatre destroyed by fire (16/7)
Mayor - Angus Holden
Leeds - Thornton's Arcade
Leeds - Grand Theatre
 
National Queen Victoria uses the telephone
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]
 
Arts/Media Swan Lake - PI Tchaikovsky   
Products Remington model #2 typewriter  Three Castles - cigarettes

1879
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)
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Ilkley
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) [Flickr]  
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 rinl 
Blackpool Illuminations (18/9)
British telephone exchange - London
Wimbledon - Mens Doubles
 
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 

1880
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 
Trumpet Major - Thomas Hardy
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoevsky 
Products    

1881
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 
Leyton Orient FC formed
Swindon Town FC formed 
International USA - James Garfield [died in office] (19/9)
USA - Chester Arthur
President Garfield murdered
Boer War started - 1st 
Gunfight at the OK Corral (26/10)
Billy the Kid killed (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 [Flickr]  
Los Angeles Times newspaper (4/12) (Wikipedia)
Tales of Hoffmann - J Offenbach 
 
Products Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles  

1882
Architecture Technical College (25/6)
Bankfoot Transport Depot {1977}
German Evangelical Church, Greatt Horton Road 
Allerton Park
Undercliffe Chapel
 
Events Prince of Wales (Edward VII) visited
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) [Flickr]
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) [Flickr]
Married women's Property Act
Burnley FC formed
Tottenham Hotspur FC formed 
 
International Three mile limit for territorial waters
Jesse James shot (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 
Products    

1883
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)

Burnley FC turned professional
Darlington FC formed
Stockport County FC formed
International Krakatoa erupted (27/8)
Time zones implemented in USA (18/11)
Karl Marx died in London (14/3) [Flickr]
Richard Wagner died (13/2) [Flickr]
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   

1884
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) [Flickr] 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) [Flickr]
Arts/Media Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain   
Products Jacob's Cream Crackers   

1885
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 (Flickr)
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  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) [Flickr]
The Arabian Nights - Richard Burton 
Products    

1886
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) (Flickr)
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
 
International    
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 

1887
Architecture Royal Hotel, Darley Street
General Post Office (St Peters House), Forster Square (1/9) (Flickr)
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) (Flickr)
AV Hammond solicitors 
Mayor - John Limber Morley
Saltaire Exhibition (6/5)
Map of Bradford (Flickr)
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 
International    
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)   
Products    

1888
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) [Flickr]
Mayor - William Moulson
Map of Bradford city centre (Flickr)
 
National Jack the Ripper (31/8) (Flickr)
County Councils created
Edward Lear died (29/1) [Flickr]
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)
 
International    
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  

1889
Architecture 175 Sunbridge Road <18BT89> (Flickr)
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) (Flickr)
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) [Flickr]
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)
Dishwasher
Cordite - Frederick Abel
Screw top bottle patented - Dan Rylands of Barnsley
Savoy Hotel, London
Jukebox
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
Products    

1890
Architecture Market Street (Forster Square) Station (2/3) (Flickr)
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) (Flickr)
 
Events Bradford Cinderella Club founded
Barbarians RUFC formed at Alexandria Hotel (9/4)
Mayor - Ezra Waugh Hammond
 
National Housing of the Working Classes Act
Luton Town FC turned professional
Grimsby Town FC turned professional
Millwall 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) [Flickr]
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 [Flickr]
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   

1891
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
Riots in Town Hall Square
Wool testing commenced
Jollity Theatre opened (9/11)
Exchange & Discount Bank went bankrupt - building purchased by the Midland [Flickr]
Mayor - Thomas Priestley
Manningham Mills strike
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) [Flickr]
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
 
Products    

1892
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) [Flickr]
Victoria Hotel renamed Great Northern Hotel (29/10) qv 1867
Mayor - William Oddy
Bradford Daily Argus
(16/6)
Bradford Permanent Orchestra formed
Electric tram trial (12/3) [Flickr]
 
National PM - William Gladstone - Lib {1894}
Lincoln City FC turned professional
Alfred Lord Tennyson died (6/10) [Flickr]
Liverpool FC formed as a professional club 
International    
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
Linotype
Vacuum flask - Sir James Dewar
Internal combustion engine - Rudof Diesel 
Arts/Media The Nutcracker - Tchaikovsky (18/12) [Wikipedia] Vogue magazine
Products  McVities Digestive biscuit  

1893
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 [Flickr]
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
 

1894
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) [Flickr]
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) [Flickr]
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 

1895
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
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)
 
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
 

1896
Architecture Wool Exchange, Hustlergate wall added
Sir Titus Salt statue moved to Manningham Park  (15/8) [Flickr]
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
Leeds - Post Office, City Square
Manningham 1 (RL) - Bradford 11 (RL)
 
National PM - Marquess of Salisbury - Con {1902}
Rugby League expanded to Yorkshire & Lancashire 
Oxford United FC formed
 
International Sudan Campaign commenced {1898}
Utah becomes US state 
Gold discovered in Klondyke, Canada
 
Sport FA Cup - Sheffield Wednesday (Wolverhampton) - Crystal Palace (Flickr)
1st - Aston Villa (Derby County)
RL - Manningham (Halifax)
 
Firsts Wireless telegraphy patented - Marconi
Nobel Prize
Cinema, Piccadilly Circus, London (21/3) 
Addressograph patented- JC Duncan of Sioux City
Pedestrian killed in road accident, Croydon (17/8)
X-Rays discovered - Wilhem Roentgen (5/1)
Arts/Media Daily Mail (4/5)
La Boheme - Puccini
Jude the Obscure- Thomas Hardy 
The Island of Dr Moreau - HG Wells
Products    

1897
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) [Flickr]
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) [Flickr]
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
The Invisible Man - HG Wells 
Cyrano de Bergerac - Edmond Rostand
 
Products Plasticine  Cadbury's Milk chocolate 

1898
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) [Flickr]
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) [Flickr]
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
Rainforest
 

1899
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
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
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
International Boer War commenced (10/10) {1902}
Mafeking (12/10) - Ladysmith (2/11) 
Kuwait became British Protectorate
 
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