The Bradford Club, in West Yorkshire, has existed, in one form or another, since 1866. The club, and others like it in Bradford, flourished through the growth of the city in the late 1800s and 1900s. Its members in those days were mostly associated with the wool trade and many business deals would be negotiated over lunch. The decline in the wool industry and changes in habits saw such clubs fall by the wayside but The Bradford Club still continues on and is also a meeting place for other associations and groups. More recently it has featured in several films and TV dramatisations.
The current steward, Peter Townsend, faithfully serves the club's members and ensures standards are kept high.
The club is always looking to welcome new members and is available to hire for events to non-members.
Peter Townsend, club steward
The optimists gather for pre-lunch drinks
The main dining room
After lunch coffee is taken in the reading room
The unique snooker room
Anyone for Bridge?