WHO remembers Bradford's two Globe pubs?

Paul Jennings, author of The Local: A History of The English Pub, writes:

"Manningham's two Globe pubs had a long history. The oldest was what became the Upper Globe. The title deeds, which I looked at when it was owned by Tetleys, begin with a conveyance of the sign of the Globe in 1743, when Manningham was a small village separate from Bradford.

But I am here concerned with the Lower Globe. This was almost certainly the younger of the two. The Victorian local historian William Cudworth, in his history of Manningham, is confusing on this point, although he may not have had access to the records which I did.

Again I looked at the deeds to the property, then owned by John Smiths brewers, which first mention it in the will of John Kitching in 1816, and the building looked of that date, with two bays added.

When the pubs first appear named in licensing records in 1827 the Lower is the Old Globe whilst the Upper is the Old Original Globe. Some time after this they took the names which stuck: the Upper and Lower Globes.

The Lower Globe then was put up for auction in 1876. It still had a brew house and stables attached and inside a large parlour, bagatelle room, bar and club room. The pub had only recently been sewered and drained.

It was bought by Jonathan and George Knowles, brewers of Denholme, who however became insolvent and in 1888 it was purchased in turn by John Jackson, who had been previously landlord of the Ancient Druids in Westgate and the Round Thorn at Girlington, for £1,850. It is from Jackson's time that this splendid photo dates (courtesy of Bradford Local Studies) and which shows the adjoining cottages. He died in 1913, after around a quarter of a century at the pub and his connection is recorded on his gravestone in Undercliffe Cemetery.

His widow, Ellen, soon moved to Morecambe, following a then well-worn path from Bradford, and in 1920 sold the Lower Globe and other adjoining properties to John Smiths for £7,750.

I knew the pub from a later period. The last time I was there was in 1993, by which time the adjacent cottages had been demolished and the pub painted white and with its low, old-fashioned rooms it had the feel of a small country inn, until you went outside again. I don't know what caused its decline thereafter but it closed and became derelict. Then in 2001 it was one of a number of Manningham pubs, together with a working men's club, attacked in the riots of that year.

The Upper Globe's building remains, along with those a number of former pubs: the Woolpack, below the Lower Globe itself, the Beamsley, Bavaria, Junction and Sprincliffe on Heaton Road and on Church Street the New Inn and the Mowbray.

This last was derelict when I revisited the area recently, although still bearing traces of its pub days. Of all the Manningham pubs, only the Carlisle on Carlisle Road was still trading.

The Lower Globe itself was demolished."