There are few colour photographs of either Bradford City or Bradford Avenue prior to 1970 when they were rivals in the Football League and until now the visual record of their history has been in black and white.
The colourisation of old photographs can bring the past to life, allowing us to see historical characters as they were seen by their peers, overcoming a sense of detachment often associated with grainy or fading images. This collection of more than 170 colourised photographs provides a unique insight into the heritage of Bradford City and Bradford Park Avenue in what is possibly the first publication of its kind to document the history of individual British football clubs through coloured images.
The project is a collaboration between George Chilvers who has established a reputation as one of the leading colourisers of archive football photographs and Bradford football historian, John Dewhirst.
WOOL CITY RIVALS: A HISTORY IN COLOUR is the seventh volume in the HISTORY REVISITED series and a sequel to earlier books by John Dewhirst which tell the story of the fierce rugby rivalry of the predecessor clubs at Valley Parade and Park Avenue.
Hardback subscriber edition available.
Publication at end of October, 2020 – only available to purchase by mail order, either online from the following link or by snail mail using the order form below.
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WOOL CITY RIVALS: A HISTORY IN COLOUR will be the seventh volume in the Bantamspast History Revisited series. Between them, the different books provide a definitive record of the origins of sport and professional football in Bradford, its development and historical context through to the modern day.
By revisiting the evidence the series debunks the myths and superficial narratives that have been told previously.
The seven titles each address distinct themes and are all original in their coverage. They provide a unique collection that is indispensable reading for City supporters wanting to better understand the heritage of their club and that of Bradford football.