150 years ago, Bradford was the wool capital of the world.

When booming business brought an influx of German merchants looking to capitalise on Bradford’s success, it was said that, while Leeds had its suburbs in Headingley and Armley, Bradford’s suburbs were located further afield – in Berlin and Hamburg.

Join heritage expert, Nigel Grizzard, for an illustrated talk inspired by recent philatelic discoveries of postal history that throw new light on Bradford’s past, its links with Germany and the continent.

These philatelic treasures – all sent either to or from Bradford involving German merchants – are a fascinating record of the 19th-century trade links between Bradford and the continent.

About The Speaker

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.