In the 1820s, German Jews seeking political and economic freedom migrated to Bradford and formed the city’s now historic Jewish Quarter in Manningham, shaping the town’s wealth and fame, particularly in the wool trade.

Local historian, Nigel Grizzard, leads a two-mile tour around the suburb, showing participants landmarks that illustrate how this district transformed Bradford from an emerging town into a major commercial city, as well as heavily influencing the town’s social and cultural life.

The tour begins at the historic Bradford Reform Synagogue, the second-oldest surviving Reform synagogue in the UK. We recommend that all participants wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable footwear.

About The Host

Nigel Grizzard

Nigel Grizzard is a tour guide and historian with a passion for Bradford and taking visitors around the city. On every tour he leads, he learns new facts from his participants. Nigel was born in London and moved North to work in Bradford more years ago than he cares to remember.