Uncover the cultural history and lasting impact of Bradford’s Jewish community in this tour of Manningham, an area that was once home to the city’s thriving Jewish Quarter. Arriving around 1820, a growing community of German Jews transformed this small corner of Bradford into a bustling hub of industrial trade and breathtaking architecture. 

Throughout this informal walking tour, local historian Nigel Grizzard will lead you around Manningham whilst sharing stories about the merchant princes who helped shape the space, and key cultural figures such as war poet Humbert Wolfe and Sir William Rothenstein, an artist who painted figures such as Albert Einstein. 

This stroll through Manningham’s illustrious Jewish quarter will start inside Bradford Synagogue and span approximately two miles. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring comfortable footwear and weather appropriate clothing.

About The Historian

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.