Post-War Life in the Longlands Estate: A Chance to Share Your Memories of This Historic Area

Start date and time: 29th June 2022 2:00pm
End date and time: 29th June 2022 4:00pm

The Neighbourhood Project CIC is a not-for-profit organisation based in Bradford. We are carrying out research into the history of the Longlands Estate which is in the ‘top of town’ off Westgate and opposite White Abbey. The area is often referred to as ‘Chain Street’ or ‘Upper Goitside’ and it includes some distinctive tenement blocks as well as new homes recently built.

We are looking to talk to people who have lived, worked, volunteered, owned property or a business, or had some other connection with the area or nearby, or who are familiar with it for some other reason. We are especially interested in people who lived in or close by Longlands after the Second World War as we wish to capture people’s memories of this period, what it was like to live there and any interesting facts or stories. These will go into a free publication on the history of Longlands which we aim to have finished before the end of the year.

We are running two ‘memory bank’ events at the nearby Millside Centre on Grattan Road on Wednesday 29th June 2020, the first 10.30am to 12.30pm and the second 2pm to 4pm. These will be informal discussions and give people an opportunity to reminisce about Longlands and share their stories. People’s contributions will be anonymous unless they give us permission to name them. We will provide light refreshments and repay travel expenses for attending.

If you wish to find out more or book on one of these events, contact Jonathan Crewdson by either telephone or text using 07422 715910 send him an email to

This event is connected with: The Neighbourhood Project
Venue Details:

The Millside Centre, 131 Grattan Road, Bradford, BD1 2HS