Contributors to volume 3, 3rd Series, 1987

Ronald Blackwell graduated in Metallurgy at University College, Cardiff. He entered the Scientific Civil Service in 1956 and in 1960 became a lecturer at the Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry. In 1980 he was awarded a PhD from Leicester University. Dr Blackwell is now a senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Physical Sciences in the renamed Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic. This is his first excursion into local history.

The Low Moor Explosion: Bradford 21 August, 1916

Sheila Cox who now lives in Wimbledon, was born in Harrogate and educated at Harrogate College. Her interest in family research was prompted partly by a study of Bradford and the earlier life of her father, Norman Alexander Foster, Mayor of Harrogate in 1951-52, for whom she was Mayoress. Mrs Cox has travelled widely, and this has encouraged her to study how British people, particularly those from Yorkshire, contribute to activities throughout the world.

The Travelling Scotchmen: The Milligans of Dumfriesshire and Yorkshire

David James studied at the University of Wales in Cardiff and Bangor. He held posts at Exeter, Leicester and Nottingham before being appointed District Archivist by Bradford Metropolitan Council in 1974. In 1980 he gained an MA degree at Huddersfield Polytechnic and is now undertaking research into Keighley politics for a doctorate.

'Our Philip': The Early Career of Philip Snowden

Ian Mason studied at Corpus Christi College, Oxford and University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. He was Assistant Archivist at the West Sussex County Record Office, 1980-85 before being appointed Assistant Archivist at Bradford District Archives in July 1985.

News from the Archives

Hilda M. Snowden as formerly active in the Workers' Educational Association and the Trade Union movement. In 1958 she was elected Fellow of the International Institute of Arts and Letters. After retiring Miss Snowden gained an Open University Degree. She did voluntary work for the Yorkshire Council of Social Service, as Secretary of the Committee for Community Relations helping to promote the Yorkshire Arts Association. She is now researching and writing about the history of the Dales.

Founders of the Workers' Educational Association in Bradford

Elvira Willmott graduated in History at University College, London, and qualified as a librarian, working in London and Dorset, before coming to Yorkshire in 1970. She has been in charge of local history at Bradford Central Library since 1974. In 1986 she obtained an MA degree at Huddersfield Polytechnic and is continuing her research into 18th century Bradford.

Family History and the Bradford Public Library

Derek Linstrum Dip Arch Pill FSA RIBA, is Radcliffe Reader in Architectural History and Conservation at the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies, University of York.

Crisis At Saltaire

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