BY the late 19th century, what is today regarded as Bradford city centre was made up of many neighbourhoods, housing workers in the factories and mills.

While some of these districts, including Little Germany and Goitside, have had a revival in recent times, most have become forgotten over the years.

Today the Lost Neighbourhoods Project is exploring the histories of 20 of these areas, with the aim of producing a series of videos later this year. The project is supported by an £8,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Says Jonathan Crewdson from the Lost Neighbourhoods Project CIC: “We are looking to talk to people who have lived, worked, volunteered, owned property or a business, or had some other connection with any of these neighbourhoods or nearby, or who are familiar with them for some other reason. We’re especially interested in people who lived in or close by these places after the Second World War as we wish to capture people’s memories of this period and what it was like to live there. We’re very keen to see any old photographs of these neighbourhoods and the people who lived there.

“We’re running a series of ‘discovery sessions’ across these neighbourhoods, beginning on February 21 until June 26. These will be informal discussions, giving people an opportunity to reminisce and share stories. Contributions will be anonymous unless people give us permission to name them. We will provide light refreshments and repay travel expenses.”

The sessions are: BIRKSLAND & NEW LEEDS, Wednesday February 21, 10am-12noon, Millside Centre, Grattan Road; HOLME TOP, Wednesday February 21, 2pm-4pm, All Saints Landmark Centre, Little Horton Green; GOITSIDE: Wednesday March 6, 10am-12noon, Millside Centre; SILSBRIDGE LANE: Wednesday March 6, 2pm-4pm, Millside Centre; BROOMFIELDS: Wednesday March 20, 10am-12noon, The Storehouse, Caledonia Street; RIPLEYVILLLE & LITTLE INDIA: Wednesday March 20, 2pm-4pm Newby Primary School, Ryan Street: LITTLE GERMANY: Wednesday April 3, 10am-12noon, Impact Hub, Peckover Street, Little Germany; WAPPING: Wednesday April 3, 2pm-4pm, Bradford Cathedral; LISTERHILLS & SHEARBRIDGE: Wednesday April 17, 2pm-4pm, YMCA Culture Fusion, Thornton Road; BLACK ABBEY & BROWN ROYD: Wednesday May 1, 10am-12noon, Malik House Centres, Oakwood Court, City Road; WHITE ABBEY: Wednesday May 1, 2pm-4pm Bradford Deaf Centre, Hallfield Road; EASTBROOK & GEORGE STREET: Wednesday May 29, 10am-12pm QED, Quest House, Vicar Lane; BERMONDSEY: Wednesday May 29, 2pm-4pm Malik House Centres, Manor Row; IVEGATE, KIRKGATE, WESTGATE: TOWN HALL SQUARE, FORSTER SQUARE, Wednesday June 12, 10am-12noon, Kala Sangam, St Peter’s House, Forster Court; BELLE VUE: Wednesday June 26, 10am-12pm, C-Net, Enterprise Hub, Manningham Lane; CLIFTON VILLAS: Wednesday June 26, 2pm-4pm C-Net, Enterprise Hub.

* To find out more or book for an event call or text Jonathan Crewdson on 07422 715910 or email