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1900
Architecture Owens Buildings, Barry Street (8/4)
Fairweather Green Transport Depot {1932}
Bradford & Leeds Light Railway
St Bedes Grammar School (12/6)
Bradford Golf House, Hawksworth (9/10)
St Oswalds Buildings, 5 Southfield Lane
Cartwright Hall foundation stone (24/5)
Midland Bank, Market Street [circa] 
Primitive Methodist Chapel, Harecroft
Parkinsons Buildings, Preston Street/Thornton Road
Undercliffe Infants School
Wexford Buildings, Saltaire [MJB = John  Michael Barry]
Events Baildon Moor purchased by council (8/4)
Local authority housing - first in UK
Motor bus service commenced
Provision of nurseries
Heavy rain caused flooding (14/7)
Memorial Stone at Nelson St fire station (30/11) 
Mayor - WC Lupton
Yorkshire Sports
(8/9)
Leeds - County Arcade
Typhoid epidemic feared
Thornton tram service opened (18/12)
Manningham 9 (RL) - Bradford 1 (RL)
National Labour Party created
Swansea City FC formed
Brighton & Hove FC formed as professional club
West Ham Utd FC formed as professional club 
International Relief of Mafeking (17/5)
Tonga Islands become British Protectorate
British garrison at Ladysmith relieved (28/2) 
Boxer Revolution - China
Gottlieb Daimler died (6/3)
 
Sport 1st - Aston Villa (Sheffield United)
FA - Bury (Southampton)
Olympic Games (2nd) - Paris 
RL - Bradford (Batley) - Yorks
RL - Runcorn (Oldham) - Lancs
RLCC - Swinton (Salford)
Firsts Coca Cola on sale in UK
Trial flight of Zeppelin (2/7)
Metro underground railway in Paris 
Motor hearse, New York
Knossos discovered on Crete - Arthur Evans
Davis Cup competition 
Arts/Media Daily Express
Tosca
- Giacomo Puccini
Lord Jim - Joseph Conrad
Interpretation of Dreams - Sigmund Freud
Finlandia - Jean Sibelius
Uncle Vanya - Anton Chekhov 
Products Kodak Brownie Box camera   

1901
Architecture New Beehive Inn, Westgate
Castle Blaney Buildings, Barry Street
St James Wholesale Meat Market extended
Lidget Green Transport Depot {1901}
Duckworth Lane Transport Depot {1977}
Century Buildings, Sunbridge Road 
Events Population 228,628
Yorkshire Daily Observer (was Bfd Observer)
Great Yorkshire Show - Dudley Hill (31/7)
Jowett (Benjamin & William) opened cycle shop
Heaton Rec. presented to Council by Lord Rosse
Idle Working Mens Club founded
Mayor - WC Lupton
Rates - 7s 2d
Wilsden population 3,067
Bradford & West Bowling co-op merge (16/7)
Smallpox in Bradford
Manningham 12 (RL) - Bradford 1 (RL)
National Queen Victoria died (22/1) [Flickr]
Leyton Orient FC turned professional
Northern Rugby League formed (Yorks/Lancs merged)
King Edward VII (until 1910)
Northampton Town FC turned professional
 
International USA - William McKinley (died in office)
USA - Theodore Roosevelt
Presidential mansion renamed "The White House" 
Commonwealth of Australia
Boxer Rising ends
Walt Disney born (5/12) {died 15 December 1966}
Sport FA - Tottenham (Sheffield United)
RLCC - Batley (Warrington)
 
1st - Liverpool (Sunderland)
RL - Bradford (Halifax) - Yorks
RL - Oldham (Swinton) - Lancs
Firsts Vacuum cleaner patented  - Hubert Cecil Booth
Car production in Detroit - Oldsmobile
Petrol engined motorcycle in Britain
Northern Rugby League formed (Yorks & Lancs combined)
Motorised hearse
Pierre Prier - First man to fly from London to Paris (12/4) [Flickr]
Victor Talking Machine Co - Eldridge Johnson
Transatlantic radio transmission - Marconi
Instant coffee
Safety razor patented - King Camp Gillette
Nestle UK factory

Arts/Media O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua  Kim - Rudyard Kipling 
Products Rowntree's Table Jellies
Toblerone chocolate bar
Underwood #5 typewriter
Meccano 

1902
Architecture Conditioning House, Canal Road (23/12) (Flickr)
Behren's Warehouse, Chapel Street [LG]
Merchants House, Peckover Street [LG]
Rawson Market extension foundation stone
Eastbrook Hall memorial stone
Nelson Street Fire Station (28/10) {1969?}(Flickr)
North Bierley cemetery consecrated (17/10)
Thornbury Transport Depot
Bowling Junction station  (1/2) {1951}
Wesleyan Chapel, Westgate Hill
New  operating theatre at Royal Infirmary
New isolation ward at Childrens Hospital
St Oswald's Church consecrated (19/7)

Events Smallpox epidemic
91 schools in Bradford
Bradford Tramways transferred to Corporation (1/2)
Cheapside to Frizinghall tram service (28/2)
Frizinghall to Shipley tram service (29/4)
Tram Ride Up Manningham Lane (YouTube)
Allerton tram service (5/6)
Pantomime (Red Riding Hood) at Princes Theatre
Bradford City v Girlington (22/3) [Flickr]
Mayor - David Wade
Rates - 7s 8d
Freeman - Sir Francis Sharp Powell (24/10)
Freeman - Alfred Illingworth (24/10) 
Freeman - Sir Francis Sharp Powell
Bus queue barriers
Bradford (RL) had two points deducted (5/3) [Flickr]
Bradford 6 (RL)
National PM - Arthur Balfour - Con {1905}
Newton Heath changed name to Manchester Utd
Second division added to Rugby League 
Education Act 
Chester FC turned professional
Face-book [Flickr]
International Boer War ended (31/5)   
Sport FA - Sheffield United (Southampton)
RLCC - Broughton Rangers (Salford)  
1st - Sunderland (Everton)
RL - Broughton Rangers (Salford)
Firsts Teddy Bears - Theodore Roosevelt   
Arts/Media Waterloo Bridge - Charles Monet
Hound of the Baskervilles- Arthur Conan Doyle
Three Sisters - Anton Chekhov
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
Times Literary Supplement
Products Marmite Frys Milk Chocolate (Five Boys) 

1903
Architecture 193 Sunbridge Road [19DB03]
3? Bowland Street
Bradford Central Baths memorial stone
Extra electricity generating station, Valley Road 
Green Lane school (5/1)
Salt statue, Saltaire Park (4/11)
"City Tyres", Thornton Road
Botanical Gardens, Lister park
Events "Whit" walk - Ivegate to York
Education transferred to Local Authority
Bradford Chamber of Trades formed (13/1)
Cannon Mills fire (15/3)
Listerhills Dyeworks fire
Further outbreaks of smallpox
Bradford City first game in football league
Bradford League - Cricket formed
City of Bradford Year Book [Flickr]
Mayor - David Wade
Bradford City elected to 2nd Division
Esholt sewage scheme adopted (26/3)
Nab Wood to Thackley tram service (23/7)
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, Thornbury (5/10)
Last horse tram (1/9)
Bradford Coffee Tavern Co. wound up
Bradford City Manager - Robert Campbell {1905}
Bradford 7 (RL1) - Manningham 10 (RL2)
National Plymouth Argyle FC turned professional   
International    
Sport FA - Bury (Derby County)
RLCC - Halifax (Salford)  
1st - The Wednesday (Aston Villa)
RL - Halifax (Salford)
Firsts Wright brothers first flight (17/12) [Flickr]
Gillette razors and blades [USA]
Hull crematorium - first municipal in UK
UK number plate issued - DY1 (23/11) 
Harley Davison motorbike
Tour de France
FIFA formed (21/5)
Royal Hall, Harrogate
Arts/Media Daily Mirror Man and Superman - George Bernard Shaw 
Products Crayola crayons  Midget Gems [Lion Confectionery, Cleckheaton] 

1904
Architecture Eastbrook Hall (21/3) {1986} {1996}
Cartwright Hall (13/4) - Prince of Wales
Queen Victoria statue (4/5) 
Keighley Public Library (first Carnegie library)
Edmund Cartwright statue
Saltaire Tram Shed {trams 1939} {buses 1978}
Rawson Market
 
Events Bradford Exhibition (4/5)
Royal visit - Prince of Wales [King George V]
Art College formed
Diarrhoea outbreak - 23 dead
Richard Mawson (architect) died
Bradford Northern win Rugby League title
Mayor - WE Briggs Priestley
Last horse drawn bus
First bus stops
Angram Reservoir - building commences
Bradford City 10 (D2) - Bradford 1 (RL1)
 
National Carlisle United FC formed as professional club
Hull City FC formed
Exeter City FC formed 
Scunthorpe United FC formed 
International    
Sport FA - Manchester City (Bolton)
RLCC - Halifax (Warrington)
Olympic Games (3rd) - St Louis, USA 
1st - The Wednesday (Manchester City)
RL - Bradford (Salford)

Firsts Portable vacuum cleaner (Booth/Goblin)
Double sided records - Odeon, Germany
Ice Cream Cone - Charles E Menches, USA
Thermos vacuum flask [Germany]
Tea Bag - Thomas Sullivan, USA
Pluto (planet) discovered (18/2)
Arts/Media Madame Butterfly - Giacomo Puccini (17/2)
Peter Pan - JM Barrie - play (27/12)
The Golden Bowl - Henry James
 
Products Vim scouring powder  Ovaltine 

1905
Architecture Town Hall extension foundation stone (28/7)
School of Art (27/9)
Central Baths (Windsor), Morley Street (13/9) (Flickr)
Union Infirmary Hospital (St Lukes)
"Express Dairy", City Road
Woolston House, Tetley Street
376 Thornton Road (RH Hopkinson)
Jaykam House, 63 East Parade [LG]
Allerton Library (8/7) or 1916?
Bowling Transport Depot {1977}
Grange School (27/9)
Rawson Place Market extended (18/4) - see 1875
James Street Fish Market covered - see 1891
St James's Church, Baildon
Events Sir Henry Irving died (13/10) - Midland Hotel [Flickr]
Smallpox outbreak
Winston Churchill at St Georges Hall (3/3)
Union Mills, Eccleshill destroyed by fire
Boer War memorial plaque, Bingley
Hammerton Street Mills gutted by fire (17/7)
Mayor - WA Whitehead
First bus timetable issued
Great Horton Sunday Schools burned down (20/2)
Scholemoor Cemetery first cremation (30/11)
Bradford City Manager - Peter O'Rourke {1921} 
Bradford City 8 (D2) - Bradford 2 (RL1) 
National PM - Henry Campbell Bannerman - Lib {1908}
Chelsea FC formed  as a professional club
Hull City FC turned professional
Norwich City FC formed as a professional club
Shrewsbury Town FC turned professional 
Queen Mary died (24/3) [Flickr]
Charlton Athletic FC formed
Crystal Palace FC formed as a professional club
Mansfield Town FC formed as a professional club
Rotherham United FC turned professional
Rugby League combined 1st and 2nd divisions
International USA - Theodore Roosevelt
Mutiny on the battleship Potemkin 
Jules Verne died (24/3) [Flickr]
 
Sport FA - Aston Villa (Newcastle United)
RLCC - Warrington (Hull KR)    
1st - Newcastle United (Everton)
RL - Oldham (Bradford)
Firsts Theory of Relativity - Albert Einstein
Neon signs
Blackpool Pleasure Beach 
Cellophane - Edwin Brandenberger
English FA joined FIFA (14/4)
AA Founded
Arts/Media Kipps - HG Wells  The Merry Widow - Franz Lehar 
Products Cadbury's Dairy Milk chocolate  Brasso

1906
Architecture Bowland Street Synagogue (24/6)
98-106 Morley Street
Shipley Public Baths
 
Events Samuel Cunliffe Lister - Lord Masham died (2/2)
Royal Infirmary purchased by Council for £100,000
Black Dyke Mills band tour USA
Jowett built first motor car - Grosvenor Road
"Whit Walk" became circular
Thornton Road baths closed (17/3)
Bradford Northern win the Rugby League Cup
Lord Mayor - JA Godwin
Hot day - 101.2 at Lister Park
Esholt estate purchased by Council
Charlie Chaplin appears at Empire Theatre
Sedbergh Boys Club founded
Chelsea 5 Bradford City 1 (15/9) [Flickr]
Bradford City 11 (D2) - Bradford 12 (RL)
National Provision of Meals Act
First execution at Wakefield jail (11/4) 
Southend United FC formed as a professional club
Piccadilly Line opened (15/12) [Flickr]
International San Francisco earthquake (18/4) [Flickr]
Simplon Tunnel opened (19/5) [Flickr]
Mount Vesuvius erupted (7/4)
 
Sport FA - Everton (Newcastle United)
RLCC - Bradford Northern (Salford)  
1st - Liverpool (Preston)
RL - Leigh (Hunslet)
Firsts Speech transmitted by wireless - Fessenden
Gabel's "Automatic Entertainer" - Jukebox
Ritz Hotel, London
Vauxhall Bridge, London (26/5) [Flickr]
Rugby International - England beat France (22/3)
Grand Prix - Le Mans (26/6)
AA Badge issued to members
 
Arts/Media    
Products Drambuie - liquor  WK Kellog Toasted Corn Flake Co - cereal (19/2)

1907
Architecture Thackley (Open Air) school
Park Avenue cricket pavillion (9/11)
Thornton Cemetery consecrated (3/4)
Green Lane cooking depot (28/10)
Edderthorpe Street Mills destroyed by fire (19/1)
New Liberal Club, Wyke (26/1) 
Events First school meals/milk in England (Green Lane)
Park Avenue switched to soccer
Esholt sewage works scheme is adopted (12/2)
Empire Stores (Herbert Fattorini)
Bradford Old Bank & Birmingham Bank amalgamated (12/1)
Bradford Northern (RL) formed
Lord Mayor - JE Fawcett
Nidd Valley Railway (11/9)
Church Bank tramway crash - 14 injured (31/7)
Church Bank tramway crash - Board of Trade report (22/10) [Flickr]
General Booth (Salvation Army) visited Shipley (24/7)
Bradford (RL) become Bradford Park Avenue
Bradford City 5 (D2) - Bradford 18 (RL)
National Rochdale FC formed as a professional club  First female councillors elected 
International Oklahoma became a USA state (46th)  New Zealand becomes Domininion of 
Sport FA - Sheffield Wednesday (Everton)
RLCC - Warrington (Oldham)
 
1st - Newcastle United (Bristol City)
RL - Halifax (Oldham)
RL - Halifax (Oldham) - playoffs
Firsts Photocopier marketed
Electric washing machine - Hurley, USA 
Brooklands - 1st purpose built racing track
Isle of Man TT - Touring Trophy (28/5) [Flickr]
Boy Scouts founded by Baden-Powell (29/7)
Professional Footballers Association
Fare meters in London taxis (22/3)
Arts/Media Persil washing powder   
Products    

1908
Architecture Skating rink - Rolarena, Manningham Lane (10/11) {1955}
St Joseph's College (26/2)
Thackley Open Air school
Wilton Street pianoforte works destroyed by fire (8/2)
Belle Vue school extension (10/12)
Manningham Library foundation stone
? Longside Lane  [WF]
Muff Field Wesleyan Reform School (29/8)
Events First clinic in England (Manor Row)
Bradford City  - First Division (22/4)
Meteorological instruments at Lister Park
Electric street lights - Manningham Lane & Morley Street
Driver charged with speeding - 12 to 16mph
Bradford Park Avenue first league game
Vic Feather born
Map of Bradford city centre (Flickr) 
Lord Mayor - Sir James Hill
Busbys founded - Kirkgate (moved 1930)
Ickringill's Mill Disaster (25/9)
Petrol driven fire engine (17/11)
Arthur Poulter awarded the Victoria Cross
Bradford City became limited company
Bradford City 1P (D2) - Northern 12 (RL)
National PM - Herbert Asquith - Lib {1916}
Old Age Pension for 70+ (6/5)
Darlington FC turned professional
Hartlepool United formed as a professional club
Coventry FC turned professional
Exeter City FC turned professional
Huddersfield Town formed as a professional club
"Votes For Women" - Hyde Park Rally (21/6) [Flickr]
International Geronimo dies (17/2) Crete becomes part of Greece
Sport FA - Wolverhampton (Newcastle United)
RLCC - Hunslet (Hull)
Olympic Games (4th) - London
1st - Manchester United (Aston Villa)
RL - Oldham (Hunslet)
RL - Hunslet (Oldham) - playoffs
Firsts Lever filling fountain pen patented - Schaeffer
Bureau of Investigation (FBI) founded in USA (26/7)
Paper cup introduced in USA
Ideal Home Exhibition - London
Electric Iron introduced in USA
 
Arts/Media Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame   
Products Cadbury's Bournville chocolate
Cadbury's Neopolitan chocolate 
Toblerone
Model T Ford {1927} 

1909
Architecture Town Hall extension (28/9) (Flickr)
Toller Lane skating rink (30/9) {?}
Undercliffe Pavillion, Northcote Rd (10/4) {1922}
Towers Hall skating rink (6/4)
Bowling Spinning mill destroyed by fire (13/11)  
Technical College extension foundation stone (5/11)
Wesleyan Reform Church, Little Horton
Broomfield Public Baths (26/6)
Institute for the Blind workshops (9/7)
St Peter's Church, Shipley consecrated (1/5)
Events Bradford to Leeds tram service (7/6)
Yorkshire Observer {1956}
Sunday Observance Committee formed (10/9)
Fred Karno's Circus (with Charle Chaplin) at Empire
Woolcombers strike began (22/7)
New Arts Club opened (2/10)
Lord Mayor - William Land
Cinderella Club home, Morecambe (17/4)
Bradford Choral Union formed (19/7)
Thwaites station closed (1/7)
Young boy drowned in the Bradford Canal (20/9) [Flickr]
Bradford City 18 (D1) - Avenue 16 (D2) - Northern 23 (RL)
National Road Traffic Regulations [Flickr]  
International USA - William Howard Taft  Geronimo died on reservation (17/2) 
Sport FA - Manchester United (Bristol City)
RLCC - Wakefield (Hull)
1st - Newcastle United (Everton)
RL - Wigan (Halifax)
RL - Wigan (Oldham) - playoffs
Firsts Harris Tweed trademark registered
Flight across the English Channel - Louis Bleriot (25/7) [Flickr]
"Kinemacolor" demonstrated in London (26/2) [Flickr]
Toilet paper (in roll)
Bakelite - Leo Baekeland, USA
 
Arts/Media Daily Sketch   Selfridges department store - first in Britain      
Products Persil, washing powder (ingredients PERborate & SILicate)
Maynards Wine Gums 
Courvoisier, brandy
Nuttal's Mintoes 

1910
Architecture 147-151 Sunbridge Road [c 1905-10]
Labour Exchange opened (1/2)
Bolton Road Cottage baths (28/4)
Manningham Library, Carlisle Road
New Canal Dock, Esholt (4/1)
City Court opened (26/1)
Samaritan Hospital (12/4)
 
Events 1000th car registered in Bradford
Winston Churchill at St Georges Hall (26/11)
Picturedrome cinema , Bridge Street (21/3) {1956}(external Link)
Union Mills, Eccleshill destroyed by fire (21/7)
Bradford Pageant (12/12)
Glen Tramway had 17,000 passengers at Easter
Fred Karno's Circus (with Charle Chaplin) at Empire
Strychnine in a country house at East Bierley (5/3) [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - Jacob Moser
Freeman - Samuel Peel Myers (22/9)
Wool Combers strike (5/3)
2000 roadside trees planted (16/3 -)
Strike at Kit Wauds (30/3)
Land acquired for new Infirmary (9/4)
Bradford City 7 (D1) - Avenue 10 (D2) - Northern 23 (RL)
 
National King George V {until 1936}
King Edward VII died (6/5)
Dr Crippen arrested (31/7) & sentenced to death (21/10) [Flickr]
AA amalgamated with the Motor Union
Charles Rolls died (12/7) [Flickr]
FA Cup (2nd) presented to Lord Kinnaird
Cardiff City FC turned professional
Florence Nightingale died (13/8)
Funeral of Mrs Criipen (12/10) [Flickr]
International Mark Twain died (21/4) [Flickr]
Emiliano Zapata killed in Mexico (10/4) [Flickr]
Union of South Africa becomes a Dominion
 
Sport FA - Newcastle United (Barnsley)
RLCC - Leeds (Hull)
  
1st - Aston Villa (Liverpool)
RL - Oldham (Salford)
RL - Oldham (Wigan) - playoffs
Firsts Neon lighting (Georges Claude, France)
Five Nations Championship - Rugby Union
Labour Exchange - England(1/2)
Old Trafford, Manchester United 
Arts/Media History of Mr Polly - HG Wells
Persil - first washing powder advertised in a newspaper
Firebird - Igor Stravinsky
 
Products OXO cube
Subbuteo
Heinz Tomato Soup [USA]
Peek Frean Bourbon biscuit 

1911
Architecture Technical College extension (25/10)
Prince's Hall cinema, Shipley (24/6)
Holmefield Buildings, Thornton Road 
Kings Hall cinema, White Abbey (20/2) {1930}
United States Metallic Packing Co, Soho Works, Allerton Road
Unity Hall (16/11) 
Events Population 288,458
First trolley bus in England (24/6) {1972}
Visit from Edward Sousa and his band (9/2)
Chapel Lane flooded after thunderstorm (3/8)
Samuel Ledgard Bus Company founded - Armley
Theatre de Luxe cinema, Bridge St (14/1) {1923}
Hippodrome cinema, Barkerend Rd (20/2) {1961)
Bingley College founded
FA Cup (3rd) made by Fattorinis (Birmingham)
Bradford to Leeds mail carried by tramcar (1/4) 
Lord Mayor - John Batt Moorhouse
Towers Hall cinema, Manchester Rd (25/9) {1966}
Eccleshill Picture Palace (2/10) {1931}
Queens Hall cinema, Laisterdyke (23/10) {1957}
Bradford City FA cup winners (25/4)
Albion Mills, Greengates destroyed by fire (10/3)
Valley Road Dyeworks destroyed by fire (20/11)
Explosions in Bradford Beck - 3 killed (1/12)
Bradford Sporting Club opened
Bradford City 5 (D1) - Avenue 12 (D2) - Northern 23 (RL)
National George V coronation
Halifax Town FC formed as a professional club
Official Secrets Act
Railway strike
Copyright Act
Sir W.S. Gilbert died (29/5) [Flickr]
International Chinese Republic proclaimed
Mona Lisa stolen from the Louvre
Roald Amundsen reaches South Pole (15/12)
Gustav Mahler died (18/5) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Bradford City (Newcastle United) - replay [Flickr]
RLCC - Broughton (Wigan) 
 
1st - Manchester United (Aston Villa)
RL - Wigan (Oldham)
RL - Oldham (Wigan) - playoffs
Firsts Monte Carlo Rally (21/1)
Indy 500 (30/5) [Flickr]
British Board of Film Censors (5/11) 
 
Arts/Media Peter Pan - JM Barrie
Alexander's Ragtime Band - Irving Berlin 
Der Rosenkavalier - Richard Strauss
Keystone Cops - Stan Sennett 
Products Basildon Bond - notepaper
Cadbury's Milk Flake  
Wrigleys Juicy Fruit & Spearmint gum [UK]
 

1912
Architecture Grand Picture House (1/7) {1932}
Elysian Palace, Lidget Green (16/9) {1955}
"Ruby House", Dyson Street
Heaton Cottage Baths (26/2) 
Prospect Hall
Tivoli Picture Hall, Leeds Road (23/9) {1956}
Dudley Hill Picture Palace (9/12) {1967}
St Chad's church fnd stone (17/2)
Technical College extended 
Events Heavy snowdrifts (19/1)
Labour Exchange opens in Bridge Street
Grattan Warehouses (John Fattorini)
Idle Picture Palace , The Green (12/1) {1959)
Coliseum cinema, Toller Lane (21/10) {1959}
Picture House, Town Hall Square (23/12) {1945}
Municipal General Hospital becomes St Luke's
Free Library for the Blind opened (15/6)
Bradford Playgoers Society formed (19/5)
Map of Bradford city centre (Flickr)
Map of Bradford (Flickr)
Lord Mayor - Fred Foster
Freeman - Rev William H Keeling (10/10)
Freeman - Earl Haigh (26/1)
Oak Lane Picture House (18/11) {1936}
Thornton Mechanics cinema (10/12) {1958}
Kozey Picture Hall, Thornbury (2/12) {1920}
Russian ballerina Pavlova appeared at Theatre Royal (31/10)
Bolling Hall acquired by Corporation
Bradford City 11 (D1) - Avenue 11 (D2) - Northern 26 (RL)
National Goalkeeper can only handle inside penalty area
Bram Stoker died (20/4)
Scunthorpe United FC turned professional
Tranmere Rovers FC turned professional
Bournemouth FC turned professional
Swansea City FC turned professional
Wrexham FC turned professional
 
International Titanic sank (15/4)
Scott reaches the South Pole (18/1) 
New Mexico becomes 47th state
Arizona becomes 48th state 
Sport FA - Barnsley (West Bromwich Albion)
RLCC - Dewsbury (Oldham)
Olympic Games (5th) - Stockholm, Sweden 
1st - Blackburn Rovers (Everton)
RL - Huddersfield (Wigan)
RL - Huddersfield (Wigan) - playoffs
Firsts WA Sheaffer Pen Company founded
British Board of Film Censors
Parachute Jump - Captain Berry, St. Louis, Missouri (1/3)
"Piltdown Man" discovered (forgery)
Girl Guides, USA [Juliette Gordon Low] (12/3)
Blackpool Illuminations
Arts/Media Pravda {1996}  Daily Herald - newspaper{?} 
Products Daddie's Favourite - sauce  

1913
Architecture Grattan Warehouse, 67 East Parade [LG]
Elite cinema, Toller Lane (1/8) {1968}
Artillery Barracks, Valley Parade (19/12) 
Scala cinema, East parade (2/8) {1922}
136 Sunbridge Road [DB]
 
Events Coventry Hall cinema, Wakefield Rd (22/4){1959}
Bradford tramway extended to Baliff Bridge (17/3)
James Berry (Public Hangman) died
Bradford Corporation Act
Manningham Mills fire - 3 workers died (15/4)
Palmerston Buildings, Manor Row destroyed by fire
Lord Mayor - John Arnold
Bfd Moor golf course damaged by suffragettes
First plane flew over Bradford (1/8)
Child murdered in Newby Street
Barkerend Mills damaged by fire (22/5)
Bradford City 13 (D1) - Avenue 13 (D2) - Northern 17 (RL) 
National Soccer freekick - players must be 10 yards away 
Suffragette throws herself under King's horse at Derby (4/6) [Flickr]
Canberra became capital of Australia (12/3) 
 
International USA - Woodrow Wilson  Mahatma Ghandi arrested in India 
Sport FA - Aston Villa (Sunderland)
RLCC -  Huddersfield (Warrington)
 
1st - Sunderland (Aston Villa)
RL - Huddersfield (Wigan)
RL - Huddersfield (Wigan) - playoffs
Firsts Crossword puzzle
Federal Reserve Bank - USA
Wimbledon - Ladies Doubles & Mixed Doubles
London Underground logo
PA system
Rockefeller Foundation - USA
Grand Central Station, New York
Arsenal Stadium, Highbury
Arts/Media The Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky
Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw 
Sons and Lovers - DH Lawrence
New Statesman  - magazine
Products Morris Oxford   

1914
Architecture Alhambra Theatre (18/3) - Francis Laidler
Ideal Picture House (19/2) {1930}
Majestic/Picture House (2/4) {1956}
Pavilion cinema (2/4) {1956}
Plaza cinema (29/9) {1963}
Cleckheaton Colliery Company  
Victoria cinema (19/10) {1961}
Essoldo ciinema (1/10) {1965}
Empress cinema (22/10) {1956}
Birch Lane cinema (12/11) {1959}
Queens Hall, Morley Street
 
Events Visit from Lord Baden Powell (6/6)
Town Hall - new staircase opened (9/10)
Winston Churchill at St Georges Hall (14/3) [Flickr]
Bradford Army Veterans Association formed (27/1)
Fire at Northbrook Brewery, Manningham (27/2)
59 miles of tramway and 252 trams
City centre flooded - £100,000 damage
First "camp" school - Daisy Hill
Alhambra - first performance (23/3)
Corporation agree to buy Infirmary for £100,000 (10/2)
Visit from Prince Joseph of Uganda (12/5)
Union Street warehouse fire (7/1)
Lord Mayor - George Henry Robinson
Olympic cinema (16/2) {1923}
Oxford cinema (9/4) {1966}
Low Moor cinema (14/9) {1957}
Dawsons, first concrete buildings collapses (12/2)
Explosion at Heckmondwyke (2/12)
1st Bradford Pals Battalion formed (20/9)
First football "derby" game
Horse-drawn fire engines withdrawn from service
Maternity Care Committee formed
Man dies during construction of Alhambra (3/3) [Flickr]
Bradford City 9 (D1) - Avenue 2P (D2) - Northern 24 (RL)
National Irish Home Rule Bill 
SS Britannic launched (26/2) [Flickr]
Education (Provision of Meals) Act 
 
International Archduke Ferdinand of Austria assassinated (28/6) [Flickr]
Austria- Hungary declares war on Servia (28/7) [Flickr]
World War 1 (4/8) 
Panama Canal opened (15/8)

 
Sport FA - Burnley (Liverpool)
RLCC - Hull (Wakefield)

1st - Blackburn Rovers (Aston Villa)
RL - Huddersfield (Salford)
RL - Salford (Huddersfield) - playoffs 
Firsts Elastic Brassiere - Mary Phelps Jacob
Blood transfusion - Belgium (27/3)
Air conditioning patented
Scheduled air service - Florida
Moving car assembly line - Model T Ford 

Arts/Media Tarzan of the Apes - Edgar Rice Burroughs  Pygmalion - George Bernard Shaw 
Products Fry's Turkish Delight
Cadbury's Plain Tray chocolates
Heinz Salad Cream
 

1915
Architecture Textile Hall, Westgate
Lido, Manningham Park
Blind Workshop, Frizinghall 
 
Events Shipley cinema (20/12) {1932}
Bolling Hall opened as museum (22/9)
Military Hospital opened at Field House (24/2)
Chapel Lane flooded (?/8)
Rates raised from 9s 3d to 9s 9d
Sir Fred Hoyle born - Bingley  
Lord Mayor - Thomas Howarth
Manchester Road station closed (31/12)
2nd Bradford Pals Battalion formed
Two goods trains collided (23/1)
Bradford Pals march to camp at Skipton (15/1)
Bradford City 10 (D1) - Avenue 9 (D1) - Northern 19 (RL)
National SS Lusitania sunk by German submarine (8/5) [Flickr]
W.G. Grace died (23/10) [Flickr]
Lord Beaverbrook purchases the Daily Express
Rupert Brooke died (23/4) [Flickr]
International Gallipoli (25/4) [Flickr] Battle of the Somme (1/7) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Sheffield United (Chelsea)
RLCC - Huddersfield (St Helens)
  
1st - Everton (Oldham Athletic)
RL - Huddersfield (Wigan)
RL - Huddersfield (Leeds) - playoffs
Firsts Womens Institute (WI) founded in Britain
Albert Einstein - Theory of Relativity 
Pyrex 
Metal aircraft - Junker
Arts/Media The Thirty Nine Steps - John Buchan 
In Flanders Field - John McRae (3/5) [Flickr]
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag 
 
Products Cadbury's Milk Tray chocolates   

1916
Architecture St Lukes War Hospital extension (5/10) Recreation grounds, Legrams Lane/St Michaels Road (19/4)
Events Low Moor explosion - 39 died (21/8)
500 painters and decorators on strike (18/4 to 16/5))
Somme - Bradford Pals, only 323 of 2000 survive
Donald Bell awarded the Victoria Cross
Bill Chafer awarded the Victoria Cross
George Sanders awarded the Victoria Cross
Short 184 torpedo bomber built in Bradford
YMCA opened in Forster Square (24/3)
Lord Mayor - Abram Peel
Bradford Motor Volunteers public parade (5/2)
Ramsay MacDonald visited (25/11)
Telegraph moves to Observer offices (28/2)
Samuel Ingham awarded the Victoria Cross
Special constables (200) start patrols at night (16/2)
Alhambra and Empire Theatre amalgamated (1/5)
Allerton library opened see also 1905
National PM - David Lloyd George - Coalition {1922}
British Summer Time introduced 
Military Service Act - conscription
National Savings movement launched
International Battle of the Somme (1/7) - see above - Pals Grigory Rasputin murdered (30/12) 
Sport 6th Olympic Games (Berlin) cancelled   
Firsts Coca Coca bottle   Military Tank (Battle of the Somme)
Arts/Media Water Lilies - Claude Monet  Hobson's Choice - Harold Brighouse 
Products    

1917
Architecture Baildon Picture House (5/2) {1960}   
Events Municipal midwives (first in UK)
Wool warehouseman dies of anthrax
Union Street warehouse fire
Bradford District Bank merged with the National  Provincial
Sunbeams - Princes Theatre (Robin Hood)
Shipley Glen Railway up for sale - then withdrawn
Lord Mayor - John Bland (died) - HH Tetley
Yorkshire Observer
cost 1.5d
Bradford Daily Telegraph cost 1d
Christopher Pratt and Sons fire
Thomas Maufe awarded the Victoria Cross
National Royal family adopted the name of Windsor (17/7)  
International USA - Theodore Roosevelt
 
USA declares war on Germany (6/4)
William Cody/Buffalo Bill died (10/1) [Flickr]
Sport    
Firsts "Freezing" developed by Clarence Birdseye
CBE award
Pulitzer Prize
 
Arts/Media Isvestia   
Products Aspro trade name registered  Ambrosia dried milk 

1918
Architecture Rugby Union ground, Lidget Green   
Events Royal visit - King George V and Queen Mary
Empire cinema (11/2) {1952}
HR Jackson's founded in Manchester Road
Horace Cannon awarded the Albert Medal (George Cross)
Lord Mayor - J Hayhurst (died) -  W Barber
Tramway workers on strike for 4 days (16/3) [Flickr]
William Lupton died
Wool Control stock-taking (26/3) [Flickr]
National Education Act  (school leaving age raised to 14)
RAF formed (1/4) [Flickr]
Women allowed to vote for first time (14/12) [Flickr]
International End of World War 1 (11/11)
Claude Debussy died (24/3) [Flickr]
Baron von Richthofen shot down and killed (21/4) [Flickr]
Tsar Nicholas Romanoff of Russia executed (16/7)
Sport    
Firsts Three Colour Traffic Lights - New York   
Arts/Media  Tarzan of the Apes - film Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band 
Products Jelly Babies  Fox's Glacier Mints 

1919
Architecture Lyceum cinema (18/12) {1962}  Cliffe Mills, Bartle Lane destroyed by fire  
Events Parish church became Cathedral (6/10)
Betty's Cafe - Ilkley
Northcliffe Woods given to Shipley UDC
Vester Tilley final performance, Alhambra (29/11)
Manningham Mills fire (28/12)
HR Jackson founded {2004}
Arsenal 1 Bradford City 2 (25/10) [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - William Wade
Royds House presented to Wilsden
HR Jackson - Glass and china
Cliffe Mills, Great Horton damaged by fire
Northern 11 (YRL)
Windsor Halls re-opened (3/10)
 
National Yorkshire Miners strike ended (12/8)
Leeds United FC formed 
Cambridge United FC formed
Armistice Day - "Two Minutes Silence" (11/11) [Flickr]
International Auguste Renoir died aged 78 (3/12) 
Henry J. Heinz died (14/5) [Flickr]
Theodore Roosevelt died (6/1) [Flickr]
 
Sport   RL -  Hull (Leeds) - Yorks
RL - Rochdale (Leigh) - Lancs
Firsts Greyhound racing - California
Motor scooter
Airline - Dutch KLM 
Helicopter flight
Trans-Atlantic flight - Alcock & Brown (16/6) [Flickr]
Two Minutes Silence for Armistice Day 
Arts/Media New York Daily News  Just William -
Products    

1920s
Architecture Barclays Bank, Market Street  

1920
Architecture Savoy cinema, Darley Street (29/3) {1939}
Clayton/Rialto cinema (22/11) {1956}
Richard Oastler statue moved to Rawson Square
St James Cattle Auction Market (17/4)
Forster school
Gregory school
Priestman school
 
Events Double decker bus (3/11)
Theatre Royal sold by auction (3/6)
Eccleshill Memorial Clock (4/9)
Saltaire Park given to Council by Sir James Roberts (8/1)
Nurses Home - Field House, Duckworth Lane
Jowett Cars moved to Idle
Northcliffe Woods, Shipley opened (12/6)
Bishop of Bradford enthroned (17/2) 
Lord Mayor - Anthony Gadie
Kozey Picture Hall closed
Outbreak of foxes at Thackley (22/5)
Tram fares increase to 2d (1/10)
St Luke's Hospital transferred to Council - first in country(1/4)
Rates set at 16s 10d
Bradford City - FA cup match (6/3) [Flickr]
Bradford Park Avenue - FA cup match (6/3) [Flickr]
Bradford City 15 (D1) - Avenue 11 (D1) - Northern 24 (RL)
National Government of Ireland Act
Charlton Athletic FC turned professional
Leeds United FC turned professional
 
International USA - Prohibition comes into force (16/1) {1933}
League of Nations established (10/1) 
USA - Women allowed to vote
 
Sport FA - Aston Villa (Huddersfield)
RLCC - Huddersfield (Wigan) 
Olympic Games (7th) - Antwerp, Belgium 
1st - West Bromwich Albion (Burnley)
RL - Huddersfield (Hull)
RL - Hull (Huddersfield) - playoffs
Firsts Radio broadcast
Oxford University awarded degrees to women 
Pitney Bowes (franking machines) founded
The Cenotaph, London
Arts/Media Story of Doctor Doolittle - Hugh Lofting   Sub-Machine gun - John T Thompson
Products Band Aid [USA]
Smiths Potato Crisps
 

1921
Architecture Marlboro cinema (28/11) {1962}
Princeville Nursery school 
Bandstand, Northcliffe Woods, Shipley (26/5)
 
Events Population 285,961
Theatre Royal opened as cinema (5/12) {1974}
Minor earthquake
BRI - X-Ray equipment for cancer treatment (8/8)
Bradford City Manager - David Menzies {1926}
Hard tennis courts in Peel Park (19/2)
2,196 trees planted on roads around the city
Peerage conferred on AH Illingworth (14/5)
Unemployed - 60,120 (unofficial figures)
Map of City Centre showing Theatres [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - Thomas Blythe
Rates - 18s 3d
Freeman - Sgt JW Robertshaw (13/9)
Freeman - Sir James Hill (25/10)
Freeman - Field Marshall Earl Haigh (26/1)
Freemen - ex Servicemen (22/7)
Women jurors at Quarter Sessions (7/1)
Heatwave, temperatures of 130F (77F in shade)
Memorial window for 6th West Yorks Regiment at Cathedral (24/7)
Bradford City 15 (D1) - Avenue 22R (D1) - Northern 23 (RL)
National Miners strike
Torquay United FC turned professional
Duke of Edinburgh - Prince Philip born  (9/6)
Sunday postal deliveries ended
"Chequers" donated to Prime Minister
Temple Newsam, Leeds opened to the public (19/10) [Flickr]
International USA - Warren G Harding (died in office)   
Sport FA - Tottenham (Wolverhampton)
RLCC - Leigh (Halifax)
  
1st - Burnley (Manchester City)
RL - Hull KR (Hull)
RL - Hull (Hull KR) - playoffs
Firsts HMV
Upright vacuum cleaner (Booth/Goblin)
Insulin injection for a diabetic
Hoover trademark registered
British Legion / Poppy Appeal
 
Arts/Media Women in Love - DH Lawrence
 
The Kid - film (Charlie Chaplin
The Sheik - film (Rudolph Valentino)
Products Chanel No. 5 perfume (5/5)  Cadbury's Fruit & Nut chocolate 

1922
Architecture Cenotaph/First World War memorial (1/7)
Saltaire cinema (17/6) {1957}
Tramway station - Forster Square 
Carlton cinema (23/9) {1962}
Grange cinema (23/12) {1961}
Park Road cinema (22/7) {1961} 
Events Bradford Canal closed
VC awarded to Sgt Sam Meekosha (22/1)
Undercliffe Pavillion blown down in gale
Printers strike (11/8)
John Braine born
Rotary Club founded (14/3) 
Lord Mayor - Thomas Sowden
Corp[oration clothing department closed (9/5)
Scala cinema closed
Foster Park, Denholme opened (13/5)
Blighty Club opened
Bradford City 21R (D1) - Avenue 22R (D2) - Northern 26 (RL)
National PM - A Bonar Law - Con {1923}
Irish Free State (6/12)
Sir Ernest Shackleton died (5/1) [Flickr]
York City FC formed as a professional club
Northern Ireland votes not to join Irish Free State
 
International USA - Calvin Coolidge
Tutankhamen tomb discovered - Howard Carter
SS formed in Germany
Mahatma Ghandi imprisoned for 6 years
Sport FA - Huddersfield (Preston)
RLCC - Rochdale (Hull)
  
1st - Liverpool (Tottenham)
RL - Oldham (Wigan)
RL - Wigan (Oldham) - playoffs
Firsts Football Pools (14/9)
Blue salt packet added to Smiths crisps
Marie Stopes birth control campaign - London
Insulin used to treate diabetes (11/1) 
Austin Seven (21/7) {1939}
Walls Ice Cream
BBC broadcast - 2LO
Arts/Media Readers Digest - magazine Velveteen Rabbit - Margery Williams Bianco
Products    

1923
Architecture Esholt Tunnel completed (17/7)
Coronet cinema (2/7) {1958}
Park Road cinema (22/7) {1961}
Tennyson cinema (15/10) {1961}
Norman Rae Maternity Home, Shipley (4/9) 
Blind Workshop, Frizinghall (7/2) - Earl of Onslow
Daisy Hill school
Hall Ings experimental rubber road setts laid (23/10)
Bridge over Thornton Rd - Prince of Wales (30/5)
Emm Lane widened 
Events Council staff (200) on strike (20/4)
Theatre de Luxe cinema closed (16/6)
Record billiard break by Wilkie Smith (6/2)
Northcliffe woods bandstand
Royal visit - Prince of Wales [King Edward VIII]
Mill fire (2/8)
Controlled tipping at Odsal commenced (became RL ground)
Heavy flooding - Aire & Wharfe (14/11)
Lord Mayor - Herbert M Trotter
Olympic cinema closed (20/1)
Tree planting, Lady Hill park (20/1)
International Theatre Exhibition (4/6)
Bradford to Dick Hudson walk (2/4)
Scheme to clear White Abbey approved (19/7)
Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand visited (6/12)
Bradford City 15 (D2) - Avenue 2 (D3) - Northern 26 (RL)
National PM - Stanley Baldwin - Con {1929}
Minimum age for drinking became 18
Royal Wedding - Duke & Duchess of York (26/4) [Flickr]
Peterborough United FC formed
Dr. John Venn died (3/4) [Flickr]
 
International USSR
Tomb of Tutankhamen opened (16/2) [Flickr]
Japanes earthquake destroys Yohohama 
 
Sport FA - Bolton (West Ham United) - Wembley
RLCC - Leeds (Hull)
1st - Liverpool (Sunderland)
RL - Hull (Huddersfield)
RL - Hull KR (Huddersfield) - playoffs
Firsts Woggle - UK Cubs
Electric shaver patented - Joseph Schick
Flying Scotsman - railway locomotive
Moscow Underground (23/4) 
Supermarket, San Francisco
Cotton Club, Harlem, New York
Le Mans 24 Hour Race (25/5)
 
Arts/Media Radio Times (28/9) Time magazine 
Products Mars Bar [Milky Way in USA]  Cadbury's Creme Eggs 

1924
Architecture 24 Sunbridge Road [datestone] - see 1880
YMCA opened by Princess Mary (23/2)
Ladyhill Park Pavillion (3/5)
St William (RC) church
Putting Green, Bowling Park [first in Bradford] (21/5)
Events Zetland Mills, floor collapsed - 4 died (10/1)
Low Moor Disaster memorial, Scholemore (24/3)
Anonymous donation of £30,000 for new Infirmary
Bradford & Leeds wireless relay station opened  (8/7)
Holiday home for mothers and children opened at Grassington (24/5)
Lord Mayor - JH Palin
Market Street station became Forster Square (2/6)
Knights of St Columba's Bradford Council formed
Bradford City 18 (D2) - Avenue 5 (D3) - Northern 26 (RL)

National British Empire Exhibtion, Wembley  Goal could be scored direct from a corner kick
International J Edgar Hoover appointed as head of the FBI 
Petrograd renamed as Leningrad (26/1) [Flickr]
Lenin died (21/1)
Adolf Hitler jailed for treason (1/4) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Newcastle United (Aston Villa)
RLCC - Wigan (Oldham)
Olympic Games (8th) - Paris  
1st - Huddersfield (Cardiff City)
RL - Wigan (Batley)
RL - Batley (Wigan) - playoffs
Firsts IBM (was Computing- Tabulating-Recording Co)
Winter Olympics - Chamonix, France
Ancient Monuments Society
BBC broadcasts the Greenwich Time Signal (5/2) [Flickr]
Arts/Media Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
Alice's Wonderland - Walt Disney cartoon (1st)
A Passage to India - EM Forster
 
Products Newcastle Brown Ale  Anchor butter - prepacked 

1925
Architecture Trades Hall, Sunbridge Road   
Events Bradford Corporation Act (Bus Bill)
Great Yorkshire Show, Woodhall, Thornbury (21/7)
Horse cabs cease to operate 
Lord Mayor - Joseph Stringer
Bradford Daily Telegraph
move to Hall Ings (30/9)
Bradford City 16 (D2) - Avenue 5 (D3) - Northern 26 (RL) 
National Soccer offside law changed to 2 players (not 3)   
International USA - Calvin Coolidge   
Sport FA - Sheffield United (Cardiff)
RLCC - Oldham (Hull KR)
 
1st - Huddersfield (West Bromwich Albion)
RL - Swinton (Hull KR)
RL - Hull KR (Swinton) - playoffs 
Firsts Western Electric - recording system
Charleston - dance
Transatlantic radio broadcast (12/3) 
"Eros"  - Shaftesbury Memorial - Piccadilly Square
Frozen cooked food - Clarence Birdseye
Arts/Media Mein Kampf (Volume 1) - Adolph Hitler (19/7) [Flickr]
Carry on Jeeves - PG Wodehouse
The Battleship Potemkin - film 
Songs of Praise
The Great Gatsby 
- F Scott Fitzgerald
The Gold Rush - film (Charlie Chaplin)
Products Sherbert Fountain
Masking Tape - 3M
Cadbury's Brazil Nut chocolate

1926
Architecture Lloyds Bank, Hustlergate
Connaught Rooms, Manningham Lane fnd stone [Ross & Briggs]
Midland Bank, Market Street
Water filtration plant, Thornton (21/9) 
Events Bradford Telegraph & Argus {1947}
Bingley Town Hall - was Myrtle Grove
Motor bus service (13/5)
Train crash at LNER station
Scala cinema becomes St Mary's Church Hall
Orphan Girls' Home closed (31/3)
Princess Mary visited the Alhambra (9/10)
Lord Mayor - Richard Johnson
Freeman - Frederick Priestman (14/9)
St Georges Hall cinema (1/4) {1949}
Wyke cinema (4/9) {1931/1959}
Bradford City Manager - Colin Veitch {1928}
Bradford City 16 (D2) - Avenue 2 (D3) - Northern 23 (RL)
National General Strike (4/5) [Flickr]
Voting age for women changed from 30 to 21 (7/5)
Agatha Christie disappears

International Rudolf Valentino died (23/8)  Claude Monet died - Germany (5/12) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Bolton (Manchester City)
RLCC - Swinton (Oldham)
 
1st - Huddersfield (Arsenal) 
RL - Wigan (Warrington)
RL - Wigan (Warrington) - playoffs
Firsts British Grand Prix - Brooklands
Waterproof sandpaper (3M)
Electric chair - USA (6/8)
Round the world flight
Greyhound racing - Belle Vue
Traffic lights - Piccadilly Circus (3/8)
Gertrude Ederle - first woman to swim English Channel (6/8)
Arts/Media Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne (14/10)

Metropolis - directed by Fritz Lang
Ben Hur 
Products    

1927
Architecture Greenfield Greyhound Stadium, Dudley Hill (8/10) {1969} Theatre de Luxe cinema demolished 
Events Brown Muff Co - January sale - coats 30s
Decision made to build Britannia House
Electric street lighting extended
White Abbey slum clearance begins
Butterfield Signs - Harry Butterfield 
Lord Mayor - Michael Conway
St Georges Hall damaged by fire
Scotland Yard purchases fleet of Jowett cars
Bradford City 22R (D2) - Avenue 3 (D3) - Northern 28 (RL)
National BBC incorporated by Royal Charter  
International Lindbergh flies from New York to Paris in 37 hours   Jerome K, Jerome died (14/6) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Cardiff (Arsenal)
RLCC - Oldham (Swinton)

1st - Newcastle United (Huddersfield)
RL - St Helens Rec (Swinton)
RL - Swinton (St Helens Rec) - playoffs 
Firsts BBC formed (1/1)
Live radio football commentary - Arsenal v Sheffield United (22/2) [Flickr]
Plastic toothbrush (Addis/Wisdom)
 
Arts/Media Jazz Singer - first talkie movie
Showboat - musical [New York] (27/12)
Tarka the Otter - Henry Williamson
 
Products Thorntons chocolate  Model T Ford ceased production 

1928
Architecture Ye Olde Crowne, Ivegate - rebuilt
Olympia (public hall), Thornton Road {?}
Electricity Works extension 
Greengates cinema (4/10) {1959}
Connaught Rooms, Manningham Lane (29/9)
Kings Road [officially opened]  (27/4)
Events Double-decker motorbus
Bradford City Transport moved to Bolton Road
Royal visit - Duke of York [King George VI]
Textile trade makes heavy losses
Bolton Lane abattoir closed (27/10)
Lord Mayor - Herbert Thornton Pullan
St Ives purchased by Bingley Council
Cost  to London on train 10s (50p)
Bradford City Manager - Peter O'Rourke {1930}
Bradford City 6 (D3) - Avenue 1P (D3) - Northern 16 (RL)
National Voting age for women reduced to 21 (from 30)  Thomas Hardy died (11/1) [Flickr]
International Graf Zeppelin transatlantic flight  Flying Doctor service, Australia
Sport FA - Blackburn Rovers (Huddersfield)
RLCC - Swinton (Warrington)
Olympic Games (9th) - Amsterdam, Holland  
1st - Everton (Huddersfield)
RL - Swinton (Leeds)
RL - Swinton (Featherstone) - playoffs
Firsts Heinz started to manufacture in the UK
Speedway racing on cinder track in UK - Essex
Automatic traffic lights - Bond St/Park Row, Leeds
Woman to fly across Atlantic - Amelia Earhart (18/6) [Flickr]
RCA and Victor merged
Penicillin discovered by Alexandra Fleming
"St Michael" - Marks & Spencer trademark
Madam Tussauds, London (26/4) 
Arts/Media The House at Pooh Corner - AA Milne
An American in Paris - George Gershwin
Bolero - Maurice Ravel
MGM Logo (31/7) [Flickr]
Steamboat Willie (Mickey Mouse) - Walt Disney
The Threepenny Opera - Kurt Weill
"Glass and a half . . " - Dairy Milk advert 
 
Products Brylcreem  Elastoplast 

1929
Architecture Civic Playhouse
Regal cinema (7/1) {1966}
Extensions to Children's Hospital opened by Princess Mary (4/4) [Flickr]
St Columba's school
BRI patients block foundation stone 
Events First "talkie" film - The Singing Fool, Savoy
Design competition for Britannia House
Marks & Spencer, Darley Street [Jacksons]
Sports Turf Research Institute founded
Marks & Spencer - 38/40 Darley Street
Transport Inquiry : Trams to trolley buses (11/4) [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - Argus Hardy Rhodes
Royal visit - Prince of Wales [King Edward VIII]
T&A Nignog childrens club
Double decker motorbus enters service
Bradford City 1P (D3) - Avenue 3 (D2) - Northern 28 (RL)
 
National PM - J Ramsay MacDonald - Lab {1931} 
Growth of the telephone service (11/4) [Flickr]
Votes given to women over the age of 21 (29/3) 
 
International USA - Herbert Hoover
"Wall Street Crash" (24-29/3) 
Karl Benz died (4/4) [Flickr]
St Valentine's Day Massacre, Chicago (14/2) [Flickr]
Lily Langtry died (12/2) [Flickr]

Sport FA - Bolton (Portsmouth)
RLCC - Wigan (Dewsbury)
1st - Sheffield Wednesday (Leicester City)
RL - Huddersfield (Hull KR)
RL - Huddersfield (Leeds) - playoffs 
Firsts Fyffes "blue label" introduced
Richard Byrd flies over South Pole 
Church of Scotland formed by mergers
Graf Zeppelin flies round the world 
Arts/Media Good Companions - JB Priestley
All Quiet on the Western Front - Erich Remarque
Popeye - cartoon character in newspaper (11/4) 
Showboat - musical - Jerome Kern
A Farewell to Arms - Ernest Hemingway
Academy Awards [cinema]
Products Yo-Yo - name trademarked - Donald Duncan Fry's Crunchie 

1930s
Local Shipley Town Guide (Flickr)
 

1930
Architecture New Victoria/Gaumont/Odeon cinema (22/9) {2000}
Cosy cinema (4/6) {1961}
Lido, Lister Park {1983/1991}(Flickr)
"Duke of York Home" - BRI
John Street Open Market
St Clare's school
Bierley school
James Street Market exterior shops
Events Clayton joined Bradford
Busbys move to Manningham Lane
CH Wood, photographers (11/10)
Bradford Round Table established
Textile strike - 8 weeks
Leeds & Bradford Aerodrome (17/10)
Bradford Gliding Club founded
Pantomime (Mother Goose) at Alhambra - see 1902
Lord Mayor - Alfred Pickles
Board of Guardians abolished
Bradford Womens Cricket league
Bradford Music Clib is founded
Ideal Picture House closed (31/3)
King's Hall cinema closed (30/9)
Bradford City Manager - Jack Peart {1935}
Bradford City 18 (D2) - Avenue 4 (D2) - Northern 28 (RL)
National Road Traffic Act 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle died (7/7) [Flickr]
R101 Airship Disaster (5/10) [Flickr]
 
International Amy Johnson - Britain to Australia solo flight
French start to construct Maginot Line
US National Institute of Health - Human Services Degree Online
Mahatma Ghandi opens Civil Disobedience campaign
Planet Pluto discovered (13/3) 
 
Sport FA - Arsenal (Huddersfield Town)
WC - Uruguay (Argentina) - Uruguay
RLCC - Widnes (St Helens) 
1st - Sheffield Wednesday (Derby County)
RL - St Helens (Huddersfield)
RL - Huddersfield (Leeds) - playoffs 
Firsts Robertson's Golly brooches
Acrylic plastics - Perspex, Britain & Lucite, USA
Sydney Harbour bridge 
Photoflash cubes
Pluto discovered
 
Arts/Media Private Lives - Noel Coward  Daily Chronicle and Daily News merged 
Products Snickers/Marathon bar
Cadbury's Milk Flake - short version for 99 ice cream
Cadbury's Whole Nut chocolate
Scotch cellophane tape - 3M 

1931
Architecture Esholt Sewage Works
James Street Fish Market
Bolling Girls school
Wibsey school
Leeds/Bradford aerodrome
Ludlam Street Transport Depot
Shipley Town Hall rebuilt
St Theresa (RC) church
Sacred Heart (RC) church
Technical College extended 
Events Population 298,692
Bradford Historical Pageant - Peel Park (13/7)
Imperial Wool Industries Fair, Olympia
PDSA opens in Bradford
Textile wages reduced by further 11%
Harry Ramsdens- fish and chips
Knights of St Columba's moved to Clarendon Academy
Margaret McMillan died (29/3) [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - George Walker
Import duty of 50% on textiles helps industry
Thackley station closed (2/2)
Eccleshill station closed (2/2)
Idle station closed (2/2)
Shipley/Windhill station closed (2/2)
Bradford City 10 (D2) - Avenue 6 (D2) - Northern 28 (RL) 
National PM - J Ramsay Macdonald - Nat Gov {1935} 
Dixie Dean's 200th league goal for Everton (4/4) [Flickr]
New Party formed by Oswald Mosley 
 
International Al Capone jailed for tax evasion - 11 years (25/10) [Flickr]
Anna Pavlova died (23/1) [Flickr]
Star Spangled Banner became USA national anthem (3/3)
Sport FA - West Bromwich Albion (Birmingham City)
RLCC - Halifax (York)
1st - Arsenal (Aston Villa)
RL - Swinton (Leeds)
RL - Swinton (Leeds) - playoffs 
Firsts Empire State Building (1/5) [Flickr]
RCA introduces 33 1/3 rpm records
Abbey Road recording studios, London
Stereo recording patented - Alan Blumlein
Highway Code (14/4) [Flickr]
Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (6/1)
Arts/Media City Lights - Charlie Chaplin
Dracula - Bela Lugosi 
Frankenstein - Boris Karloff
 
Products Bostik
Quink ink
Alka Seltzer [USA] (19/3)
Scrabble - Alfred M Butts
Scotch Clear Tape [3M]
 

1932
Architecture City Greyhound Stadium, Legrams Lane (15/8) {1965}
Co-op Assembly Hall, Southgate
Glenroyal cinema, Shipley (5/9) {1962}
Swain House school
St Peter (RC) church
 
Events Plans passed for Emporium, Sunbridge Road
Bradford's debt is £68 per head of population
Grand Picture House closed (30/4)
 
Lord Mayor - John William Longley
Freeman - Frederick Delius (23/7)
Shipley cinema closed (31/8)
Bradford City 7 (D2) - Avenue 6 (D2) - Northern 28 (RL)
National Wigan Athletic FC formed as a professional club
Three letter car number plates 
Methodist Church formed my mergers

International Charles Lindbergh son kidnapped (1/3)  Andre Michelin died (4/4) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Newcastle United (Arsenal)
RLCC - Leeds (Swinton)
Olympic games (10th) - Los Angeles  
1st - Everton (Arsenal)
RL - Huddersfield (St Helens)
RL - St Helens (Huddersfield)
Firsts London Philharmonic Orchestra - Thomas Beecham
Broadcasting House, Regent Street, London 
Route 66 completed - Chicago to Los Angeles
Sydney Harbour Bridge (19/3) [Flickr]
Arts/Media Brave New World - Aldous Huxley   Tarzan the Ape Man - Johnny Weismuller 
Products Terry's All Gold chocolates
Terry's Chocolate Orange
 
Mars Bar 
Zippo lighter
Dettol

1933
Architecture Bradford College extension (7/10)
YMCA extension, Canal Road
St Aidan (RC) church
Butterfield Homes, Wilsden 
Events Royal visit - Prince of Wales [King Edward VIII]
First traffic lights
Bradford Property Trust purchases "Saltaire"
Demolition work for construction of Broadway
Pollards' Tobacconists, John/James Street {199?}
Lord Mayor - Capt AW Brown
Leeds - Civic Hall
French aeroplane lands at Yeadon Aerodrome
Bradford City 11 (D2) - Avenue 8 (D2) - Northern 23 (RL)
 
National Housing Act  Sir Henry Royce died (22/4) [Flickr]
International USA - Franklin D Roosevelt
Adolph Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany (30/1)
Prohibition repealed in USA (5/12) [Flickr]

Sport FA - Everton (Manchester City)
RLCC - Huddersfield (Warrington)
 
1st - Arsenal (Aston Villa)
RL - Salford (Swinton)
RL - Salford (Swinton) - playoffs 
Firsts Odeon cinema circuit
London Underground map [Harry Beck]
Comet founded as Comet Battery Stores in Hull
Synthetic detergent - ICI
Battersea Power Station
 
Arts/Media Shape of Things to Come - HG Wells King Kong 
Products Black Magic chocolates
Cadbury's Whole Nut chocolate 
Ambrosia tinned Devon cream
Dettol

1934
Architecture Odsal Stadium (1/9)
Odsal Stadium - Opening Ceremony Ticket (1/9) [Flickr]
Brown, Muff store extended
Grattan, Ingleby Road
Ideal Ballroom, Bankfoot {1964}
Broadway
 
Events Bradford Northern v Huddersfield
Great Yorkshire Show - Thornbury (10/7)
Plans adopted to demolish 20,000 slum houses
First buses converted to diesel
Fire at Woolcombers, Hall Lane (27/3) [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - Walter Hodgson
Freeman - George Edward Priestman (23/10) [Flickr]
Frederick Delius died (10/6)
Bradford City 6 (D2) - Avenue 5 (D2) - Northern 27 (RL)
National   Peterborough United FC turned professional
International Hitler appointed president of Germany
Gustav Holst died (29/5) [Flickr]
Bonnie & Clyde killed in an ambush (23/5) [Flickr]
John Dillinger killed in Chicago (22/7) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Manchester City (Portsmouth)
WC - Italy (Czechoslovakia) - Italy
RLCC - Hunslet (Widnes)
1st - Arsenal (Huddersfield)
RL - Salford (Wigan)
RL - Wigan (Salford) - playoffs 
Firsts Queen Mary launched (26/9)
Mersey Tunnel opened (18/7)
Battersea Power Station - Sir Giles Scott
Royal christmas broadcast (25/12)
Wurlitzer,Rock-Ola,Seeburg jukeboxes
Driving tests introduced by Road Traffic Act
Arts/Media Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller I, Claudius - Robert Graves 
Products Gibbs SR - toothpaste Anglepoise Lamp 

1935
Architecture Police entrance opened in Town Hall
Marks & Spencer, 16/20 Darley Street (29/3)
First Martyrs church, Height Lane

Events Esholt joined Bradford
Firework display in Peel Park

Lord Mayor - Jonas Pearson
Bradford City Manager - Dick Ray {1938}
Bradford City 20 (D2) - Avenue 15 (D2) - Northern 25 (RL)
National PM - Stanley Baldwin - Nat Gov {1937}  Silver Jubilee of King George V 
International Elvis Presley born (8/1)  T.E. Shaw - Lawrence of Arabia died (19/5) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Sheffield Wednesday (West Brom)
RLCC - Castleford (Huddersfield)
1st - Arsenal (Sunderland)
RL - Swinton (Warrington)
RL - Swinton (Warrington) - playoffs 
Firsts Parking meter
Masking tape (3M)
Twentieth Century Fox film studio
Richter Scale [Earthquakes]
Hawker Hurricane flight (6/11)
American Institute of Public Opinion - George Gallup
Practical radar equipment - Robert Watson-Watts
Alcholics Anonymous, Ohio USA (13/5) 
Arts/Media Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs - Disney
Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin
Top Hat - Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers
Ovaltine jingle
The 39 Steps - Alfred Hitchcock [D]
 
Products Aero chocolate bar
Trebor Mints
Kodak Kodachrome colour film
Monopoly - Parker Bros/Waddingtons 
Refreshers
Brooke Bond Dividend Tea
Milky Way chocolate bar
Seven Sea Cod Liver Oil 

1936
Architecture Co-op Emporium [Sunwin House]
WN Sharpe, Bingley Road
Bradford Royal Infirmary, Duckworth Lane (7/6)
Broomfields area demolished - slum clearance
Scar House Reservoir, Nidd Valley(7/9)
First Martyrs church, Heights Lane
Bradford Girls Grammar school
Events Electricity Works fire (25/2) - power cut
School leaving age raised to 15
Zeppelin Hindenburg flew over Bradford (22/5)
Sir James Hill died (17/1) [Flickr] 
Lord Mayor - George R Carter
Bradford baseball team formed {1939} (27/3) [Flickr]
"Old" Bradford Infirmary closed
Bradford City 12 (D2) - Avenue 16 (D2) - Northern 19 (RL)
National George V died (20/1) [Flickr]
Abdication of King Edward VIII [Flickr]
Duke of York became George VI {1952}
New fighter will be named the Spitfire (2/7) [Flickr]
Crystal Palace fire - burnt down (30/11)
Ipswich Town FC turned professional
Rudyard Kipling died (18/1) [Flickr]
 
International Volkswagen factory opened by Adolf Hitler  Spanish Civil war 
Sport FA - Arsenal (Sheffield United)
RLCC - ?
Olympic Games (11th) - Berlin 
1st - Sunderland (Derby County)
RL - Hull (Liverpool S)
RL - Hull (Widnes) - playoffs
Firsts BBC tv (2/11)
Gatwick Airport (6/6)
London A-Z street atlas
Spitfire maiden flight (5/3)
BASF/AEG tape recording of live concert
Penguin Books
Music Chart - Billboard, USA (4/1)

Arts/Media How to win friends & influence people - Dick Carnegie
Eyeless in Gaza - Aldous Huxley 
Peter and the Wolf - Sergei Prokofiev
Modern Times (Charlie Chaplin)
Products Dairy Box chocolates
Quality Street sweets
Milky Bar white chocolate
Robinson's Lemon Barley Water
Maltesers chocolates
 

1937
Architecture Civic Playhouse (29/1)
Britannia House
Oriental cinema, Oak Lane (25/1) {1958}
Old Infirmary - demolition commenced 
Events Jukebox installed in Farmer Giles, Market Street
David Hockney born
Leeds - Queens Hotel
Official Town Guide (Flickr)
Lord Mayor - Henry Hudson
Bradford City 21R (D2) - Avenue 20 (D2) - Northern 15 (RL)
National PM - Neville Chamberlain - Con {1940}
Colchester United FC formed as a professional club
Duke of Windsor marries in Paris (3/6) [Flickr]
George VI coronation (12/5) [Flickr]
999 phone number introduced
Sir James Barrie died (19/6) [Flickr]
International USA - Franklin D Roosevelt
Zeppelin Hindenburg crashed in New York (6/5) [Flickr]
Irish Free State becomes Eire (29/12)
Jean Harlow died (7/6) [Flickr]
Amelia Earhart disappeared (2/7)
Japanese - Chinese war
Golden Gate Bridge (27/4) [Flickr]
George Gershwin died (11/7) [Flickr]
Sport FA - Sunderland (Preston)
RLCC - Widnes (Keighley)
 
1st - Manchester City (Charlton Athletic)
RL - Salford (Warrington)
RL - Salford (Warrington) - playoffs 
Firsts 999 - emergency telephone number (1/7) [Flickr]
Nylon patented
Supermarket trolley [Oklahoma] (4/6) 
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco (27/4) or (27/5)
Prototype Jet Engine (Frank Whittle)
 
Arts/Media The Road to Wigan Pier - George Orwell
Snow White & the Seven Dwarves - Walt Disney
The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien - The Times book review (21/9) [Flickr]
Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
A Star is Born (Judy Garland & James Mason)
Dandy - UK comic (4/12)
Products Smarties - UK sweets
Kit-Kat chocolate bar
Rolo - UK sweets
Paynes Poppets - UK sweets
Spam (Spiced Ham - Hormel Foods Corp)
Ambrosia Creamed Rice - rice pudding
Goblin Teasmade
Refreshers - UK sweets (circa)
Milky Bar
 

1938
Architecture Odeon Cinema, Manchester Road (17/12) {1969} (Flickr)
Bolton Lane abattoir demolished 
Bolling Road extended

Events Valley Parade Midland Rd stand admission 1/-
Jaffa oranges 1/- for 12

Lord Mayor - Tom J Robinson
Bradford City Manager - Fred Westgarth {1943}
Bradford City 14 (D3) - Avenue 7 (D2) - Northern 12 (RL)
National Len Hutton scores 364 (23/8) [Flickr] "peace in our time" - Neville Chamberlain (30/9) 
International German troops invade Austria (11/3)  
Sport FA - Preston (Huddersfield)
WC - Italy (Hungary) - France
RLCC - Salford (Barrow)
1st - Arsenal (Wolverhampton)
RL - Hunslet (Leeds)
RL - Hunslet (Leeds) - playoffs 
Firsts Photocopier - Chester Carlson  Ball point pen patented - Georg Biro & J Ladisla 
Arts/Media Superman - Action Comics (30/6)
Scoop - Evelyn Waugh (by rosemarie at tforge)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs - Walt Disney 
Brighton Rock - Grahame Greene
Beano - comic

Products Cadbury's Roses chocolates   

1939
Architecture Ritz cinema, Broadway (8/5) {1987} (Flickr)
Alterations to Lido, Manningham Park - terraces, diving board, water chutes
Old Infirmary - chimney demolished (28/1)
 
Events Population 287,500 (estimate)
Last tram leaves Saltaire depot
Greengates & Tong Street cottage baths closed
John Dixon awarded the George Cross
Lord Mayor - Meredith Farrar Titterington
Savoy cinema closed (15/4)
Bradford City 3 (D3) - Avenue 17 (D2) - Northern 16 (RL)
 
National Building Societies Act 
Precautions against war dangers (9/3) [Flickr]
Howard Carter died (2/3) [Flickr]
 
International World War II (3/9) {1945} 
Battle of the River Plate : Graf Spee (12/12) [Flickr]
Spanish Civil War ended (28/3) 
 
Sport FA - Portsmouth (Wolverhampton)
RLCC - Halifax (Salford)
 
1st - Everton (Wolverhampton)
RL - Salford (Castleford) 
RL - Salford (Castleford) - playoffs
Firsts Airfix company founded by Nicholas Cove
Anderson bomb shelter 
Nylon stockings on sale in New York (16/2)
"Oscar" used for first time at Academy Awards
Arts/Media Dalesman - Yorkshire magazine
Batman - Detective Comics
Gone With The Wind - film 
ITMA (It's that man again) - Radio
"Glass and a half of milk . . ." - Cadbury's chocolate advert
Wizard of Oz
Products Nescafe instant coffee Parker 51 pen 

1940
Architecture Arcadian cinema (16/3) {1964} (Flickr)
Linton Camp school (10/7)
Bank Street (Exchange) Post Office (?/5) (Flickr)
 
Events Air Raid - 3 bombs on Heaton  Woods (22/8)
Air Raid - 4 bombs caused minor damage (28/8)
Air Raid - Lingards/Rawson Market bombed (31/8)
George Formby appears at the Alhambra
Christ Church, Eldon Place closed
Lord Mayor - William Illingworth
Preparations to evacuate 8000 children
Esholt station closed (28/10)
Northern 1 (RL)
City & Avenue consider ground share (10/1) [Flickr]
National PM - Winston Churchill - Coalition {1945}
George Cross award instituted (23/9)
Rudolph Hess escapes to Britain (10/5) [Flickr]  
John Lennon born (9/10)
Battle of Britain 
Churchill - "This was their finest hour" speech (18/6) [Flickr]
International Dunkirk evacuation (3-4/6) [Flickr]
France surrenders (25/6)
Pele born (23/10)
 Tom Mix died (12/10) [Flickr]
Sport   RL - Bradford Northern (Huddersfield) - Yorks
RL - Swinton (Salford) - Lancs
RL - Bradford Northern (Swinton) - playoffs
Firsts    
Arts/Media Captain Marvel   
Products    

1941
Architecture    
Events Air Raid (14/3)
German bomber crashed in Idle (?/5)
An Information Guide For Use After Air Raids [Flickr]
 
Lord Mayor - LFWS Smith
Connaught Rooms fire
Manningham Mills fire (1/6)
 
National Amy Johnson died  (5/1) [Flickr]
Sir Arthur Evans died (11/7) [Flickr]
Virginia Woolf died (28/3) [Flickr]
 
International USA - Franklin D Roosevelt 
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Sinking of the Bismarck (27/5) [Flickr]
Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour (7/12) [Flickr]  
Britain & USA declare war on Japan (8/12) [Flickr]
 
Sport RLCC - Leeds (Halifax)

 
RL - Bradford Northern (Hull) - Yorks
RL - Wigan (Warrington) - Lancs
RL - Bradford Northern (Wigan) - playoffs 
Firsts Television commercial, NBC (USA)  - Bulova watches(1/7)  
Arts/Media see above   
Products    

1942
Architecture Jowett Car Factory {ceased production 1953} (Flickr)  
Events Royal visit - King George VI (26/3)
First female taxi driver

Lord Mayor - James Harrison
Freeman - Joseph Stringer (5/11)
Northern 2 (RL) 
National Beveridge |Report published (1/12) [Flickr] Rationing : New points values for foods (1/6) [Flickr]
International Battle of El Alamein  1000 bomber raid on Cologne (30/5) [Flickr]
Sport RLCC - Leeds (Halifax)
RL - Dewsbury (Bradford Northern)
RL - Dewsbury (Bradford Northern) - playoffs
Firsts UK television license issued (1/6)   
Arts/Media Famous Five - Enid Blyton  Desert Island Discs - BBC radio
Products Duck/Duct tape - Johnson & Johnson  

1943
Architecture    
Events Bradford City Manager - Robert Sharp {1946}
John Dixon awarded the George Cross 
London Symphony Orchestra at the Princes Theatre (6&9/4) [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - Walter Henry Barraclough
Northern 3 (RL) 
 
National    
International Dam Busters raid (16/5) [Flickr]
Germans surrender at Stalingrad (2/2) 
Allied invasion of Italy (10/7) 
Mussolini overthrown (25/7)
Sport RLCC - Dewsbury (Leeds)
 
RL - Wigan (Dewsbury)
RL - Dewsbury (Halifax) - playoffs
Firsts Reflecting road studs laid (13/3)
Ball point pen
ABC Network (USA) 
Arts/Media Oklahoma!- New York [Rogers & Hammerstein]  
Products Slinky - Richard James   

1944
Architecture    
Events New soccer stadium suggested
Freeman - Lt Col Sir A Gadie (31/10) 
Lord Mayor - Cecil Barnett
Northern 6 (RL)
National Education Act  PAYE introduced (6/4) [Flickr]
International D-Day landings (6/6) [Flickr]
Paris liberated (25/8)
Sinking of the Tirpitz (12/11) [Flickr]
Operation Market Garden - "A Bridge Too Far" (17/9)
Battle of the Bulge (16/12)
 
Sport RLCC - Bradford Northern (Wigan)
RL - Wakefield (Wigan)
RL - Wigan (Dewsbury) - playoffs 
Firsts    
Arts/Media Le Monde  
Products Murray Mints   

1945
Architecture    
Events Picture House/New Tatler destroyed by fire (13/12)
Lord Mayors Chain stolen from car in Leeds
James Joseph awarded the Victoria Cross
Lord Mayor - Kathleen Chambers
Provincial Building Society (after merger)
Odsal Stadium speedway
Northern 1 (RL)
National PM - Clement Atlee - Lab {1951}   
International USA - Franklin D Roosevelt died in office (12/4) [Flickr]
USA - Harry S Truman
UN charter signed by 50 nations (26/6)
United Nations founded (24/10) [Flickr]
Vidkun Quisling executed (24/10) [Flickr]
Germany surrenders (7/5) [Flickr]
Adolf Hitler commits suicide (30/4) [Flickr]
VE Day (8/5) [Flickr]
Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima (6/8)
Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki (9/8)
VJ Day (15/8) 
B-25 bomber crashes into Empire State Building (28/7) [Flickr]
Sport RLCC - Huddersfield (Bradford Northern)

RL - Bradford Northern (Halifax)
RL - Bradford Northern (Halifax) - playoffs 
Firsts Tupperware on sale [USA]
Waterloo Bridge, London
Atomic Bomb, White Sands, New Mexico (16/7)
BBC  Light Programme (29/7)
Arts/Media Animal Farm - George Orwell   
Products    

1946
Architecture Valley Road Power Station extended   
Events Bradford City Manager - Jack Barker {1947}
City centre flooded (20/9) 
CH Wood - Sodium lighting - RAF [Flickr]
Lord Mayor - Thomas Illingworth Clough
Northern 4 (RL)
 
National HG Wells died (13/8) 
Winston Churchill "Iron Curtain" speech (5/3) [Flickr]
Cambridge United FC turned professional
Disaster at Burnden park, Bolton (9/3) [Flickr]
International Italy declared a republic (11/6) United Nations - first meeting in London (10/1) 
Sport FA - Derby County (Charlton)
RLCC - Wakefield (Wigan) 
RL - Wigan (Huddersfield)
RL - Wigan (Huddersfield) - playoffs 
Firsts Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Beecham
Meeting of UN General Assembly [London] (10/1)
Bikini - Fashion show, Paris
Sony founded - see also 1958 
Arts/Media Baby and Child Care - Dr Spock (14/7)  Mallory Towers - Enid Blyton 
Products Penguin biscuit   

1947
Architecture Telephone Exchange, Manchester Road   
Events Jowett Javelin
City Centre flooded
Rolarena re-opened after the war
Electricity cuts because of weather (15/2)
Sir Edward Victor Appleton won Nobel Prize
Bradford Northern won Cup
Lord Mayor - FJ Cowie
Freeman - Sir Edward Victor Appleton (9/6)
Telegraph  & Argus

Bradford City Manager - Jack Milburn {1948}
Bradford City 5 (D3) - Avenue 16 (D2) - Northern 6 (RL)

National Elizabeth & Philip married (20/11)
Stanley Baldwin died (14/12) [Flickr]
Transport Act 
International Roswell Incident - UFO crashed? (2/7)
Henry Ford died
Al Capone died (25/1)
 
Sport FA - Charlton (Burnley)
RLCC - Bradford Northern (Leeds)
 
1st - Liverpool (Manchester United)
RL - Wigan (Dewsbury) 
RL - Wigan (Dewsbury) - playoffs
Firsts Duty Free shop, Shannon airport  Televised FA Cup Final
Arts/Media Oklahoma! - London [Rogers & Hammerstein]  
Products Subboteo - football game   

1948
Architecture Valley Road Power Station extended   
Events Bradford Magic Circle formed by Hassan Noor
Bradford City Manager - David Steele {1952}
Civic Race Course suggested 
Lord Mayor - FJ Cowie
Bradford City 14 (D3) - Avenue 14 (D2) - Northern 4 (RL)
 
National Railway nationalisation  National Health Service (5/7) [Flickr]
International Sri Lanka (Ceylon) gained independence (4/2)  Ghandi died (30/1) [Flickr]
Sport Manchester United (Blackpool)
RLCC - Wigan (Bradford Northern)
Olympic Games (14th) - London [Flickr]
1st - Arsenal (Manchester United)
RL - Wigan (Warrington)
RL - Warrington (Bradford Northern) - playoffs
Firsts Adidas founded (Germany) - Adi Dassler
British supermarket - Coop Manor Park
Ampex tape recorder
World Health Organisation (7/4)
Frisbee (Russell  Frisbie Pie Co, CT, USA)
Hoover washing machine 
Columbia 33 1/3 rpm microgroove LP

Arts/Media Sooty - Blackpool North Pier
First televised Rugby League game - cup final
"Bertie Basset" - Liquorice Allsorts logo

Products Walkers Crisps
Spangles sweets {1984}
Land Rover [Amsterdam Motor Show] (30/4)
Polo Mints (Wikipedia)
Morris Minor - £358 {1971}
 

1949
Architecture Bradford Grammar school, Keighley Road (12/1) Blackhill Scout Camp, Cottingley 
Events Prize medal won by Hammonds Brewery (16/4)
Picturedrome cinema changed name to Astra (11/4) {29/1/1956}(external link}
Royal visit - Duke of Edinburgh (12/1)
Associated Dairies (ASDA) - see 1965
Tong St Cottage Baths reopened (5/8)
Bradford Northern won Cup
Lord Mayor - G Thomas Meggison
St Georges Hall cinema closed (12/3)
Carlton Grammar school fire (30/11)

Bank St car park closed for public meetings
Bradford City 22 (D3) - Avenue 17 (D2) - Northern 10 (RL)
National Clothes rationing ends (15/3) [Flickr]
Eire declared Republic of Ireland (18/4)  
Oxford United FC turned professional
Issue of new petrol coupons (28/4) [Flickr]
International USA - Harry S Truman   
Sport FA - Wolverhampton (Leicester)
RLCC - Bradford Northern (Halifax)

1st - Portsmouth (Manchester United)
RL - Warrington (Wigan)
RL - Huddersfield (Warrington) - playoffs 
Firsts RCA 7" 45 rpm record
BBC tv weather forecast (29/7) 
NATO founded (4/4)
 
Arts/Media 1984 - George Orwell  South Pacific - stage musical USA (7/4) 
Products Lego - Ole Chritiansen 
Tipped Woodbine, Capstan, Gold Flake - cigarettes
Seabrook Crisps (website)