A TALK on the lost neighbourhoods of Bradford city centre will be held in the new year.

It will be delivered by Jonathan Crewdson, director of the Neighbourhood Project CIC, who said: "Over the last few decades city centre living has become a popular part of regeneration plans, but it has always been prominent in Bradford.

"By the late 19th century, what is today regarded as Bradford city centre was made up of many neighbourhoods, built to house workers for factories and mills. Whilst some of these districts, including Little Germany and Goitside, have had a revival in recent times, most have become forgotten."

The talk will explore the development of central Bradford into multiple neighbourhoods by the end of the 1800s and their transformation in the 20th century. The event will also launch a social research project exploring the history of each area and explain how people can get involved. Adds Jonathan: "Supported by an £8,000 grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Neighbourhood Project will examine the histories of 15 of these neighbourhoods and produce a series of videos on their stories by late 2024 which will be shared online."

* The talk is the Millside Centre, Grattan Road, on Wednesday, January 17, 10am to 12pm. To book a place email mail@neighbourhoodproject.org.uk or call or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07422 715910.