Archive images

I have an extensive collection of archive photographs and memorabilia relating to Bradford City AFC. Subject to copyright restrictions I plan to upload themed albums on an irregular basis and you can find links as below.

Other images have been published in my books in the BANTAMSPAST History Revisited series including A HISTORY OF BCAFC IN OBJECTS (pub 2014).

1947 Valley Parade and west Bfd jpg

I hope that you will visit other sections of my blog including features previously published in the BCAFC match day programme, articles about the history of Bradford City and book reviews – follow the menu above. The links provide free, accessible history about BCAFC with the assurance of it having been thoroughly researched – substance rather than soundbites!


The following albums have been uploaded (published or scheduled):

Archive photographs of Valley Parade and Odsal

The development of Valley Parade, 1886-1908

Valley Parade photos from the 1970s

Valley Parade photos from the 1980s

Photos of Bradford City AFC at Odsal, 1986

Photos of the rebuilding of Valley Parade in 1986 – Part 1

Photos of the rebuilding of Valley Parade in 1986 – Part 2

Valley Parade Disaster Appeal Fundraising 1985

Valley Parade photos from the 1990s

Redevelopment of Valley Parade 1999-2000

Valley Parade of today (photos taken by myself at the Stephen Darby Testimonial July, 2019)

More photos of today’s Valley Parade (photos taken by myself at the Salford City fixture in December, 2019)

The last game at Odsal, 1st September 2019

Horsfall Stadium, home of Bradford Park Avenue (14-Mar-20)

VP 1957

Historic Bradford City programmes

BCAFC programmes from the 1970s

BCAFC programmes from the 1980s

BCAFC programmes from the 1990s

BCAFC programmes from the 2000s

My column in the BCAFC match day programme in 2019/20 features old programmes: Links from here.

Glorious 1911

Sundry Other

The origins of The City Gent fanzine in 1984

The Bradford City lottery

Historic BCAFC car stickers