Welcome to my blog

Thanks for visiting my blog which was launched to provide an online historical resource about Bradford football and Bradford City AFC in particular. It gets quite a lot of visits through web searches from people wanting to discover the history of the club.

I have written a number of books about the history of BCAFC and additionally have been involved in the production and co-authoring of many other titles. Later this year my next book, an illustrated history of the Bradford City / Park Avenue rivalry is being published as a volume in the Bantamspast History Revisited series. I also write for VINCIT, the online journal of Bradford Sport History.

The drop down menu above provides access to a range of content from my features in the BCAFC matchday programme, book reviews, archive photos of Valley Parade and features on the identity and historic iconography of Bradford City. You can similarly find links to features I have written about the origins and history of sport in the Bradford district as well as about the history of the district itself. There are also my photographs of my favourite band, The Stranglers who I have followed across the UK as well as worldwide – refer ‘Other Stuff‘. (NB My photographs of North Korea can be found at DPRK in the Viewfinder.)

I can be contacted by DM through Twitter @jpdewhirst (also by em: johnpdewhirst at geeeeeeemaillll dot commm) and uploads to my blog are notified through tweets.

Stay safe!

John Dewhirst

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