This website is dedicated to those who lived in Bradford and surrounding districts during the First World War. It provides insight into what life was like back home and how the war impacted on every aspect civilian life from food restrictions to hospitals, from recruitment to war relief. As the 100 year anniversary of the First World War approaches new information will be continuously added, keep up to date by subscribing to the blog or the Facebook page.
The BradfordWW1 project is undertaken by WestYorkshireLives a local, social and family history research company. It aims to enhance knowledge and understanding of life on the home front and although the events on this site specifically relate to Bradford many of the issues are applicable nationwide. Thanks go to Bradford Local Studies Library and West Yorkshire Archive Service who have helped greatly to support and enhance this research.
Your stories is an opportunity for you to add your stories from your ancestors or relatives about what life was really like in Bradford during World War One or you could just provide details of your relatives in remembrance of their lives and their time the spent in Bradford so that it can be shared with others. If you have ideas about how this part of the site should develop please let me know.
The timeline gives an overview of events in Bradford and sets it in the wider national and international context, from here you can also get a more detailed account of exactly what the mood in the city was like as events unfolded month by month.
The blog will keep you up to date with developments on the website and new articles and information about Bradford and surrounding areas during this time in history. You can also sign up to the facebook page for similar alerts.