West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

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  • Telephone
      +44 (0)113 535 3020
  • Address
    • Margaret McMillan Tower, Prince's Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN, England, United Kingdom
  • Opening Hours
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 09.30-17.00
  • Archival and Other Holdings

    The Bradford collections include records for local businesses and industries (such as the textile industry, co-operative societies, engineering firms and retailers); trade union records, many relating to the textile industry, along with employers’ organisations such as the Bradford Chamber of Commerce and the Wool Textile Manufacturers’ Federation; records of political parties, local political associations and politicians, including records of the Bradford Independent Labour Party and Bradford Conservative Club; and records relating to leisure time activities such as choral societies, the Alhambra Theatre, and Bradford Civic Playhouse.

    The Bradford collections also include family and estate collections, such as the records of the Spencer Stanhope family of Horsforth and the Tempest family of Tong Hall; records of local authorities, including Bradford Borough Council and its predecessors, and various urban district councils such as Baildon, and township records; church records for parishes in Bradford Diocese and various nonconformist churches.