About the project

The Heritage Lottery Fund has supported the Birch Lane Heroes project to research the lives of Bradford Northern Players, staff and community.

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Season by Season

Bradford Northern continued to play throughout the war but the war obviously has a huge impact on the the players, club and fans.

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Get involved

Schools, community groups and individuals can benefit from the project. Interactive educational sessions are being developed, talks are being delivered and volunteers working on the project.

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Birch Lane Ground

Bradford Northern’s ground during the First World War was Birch Lane on a site leased by Bowling Old Lane Cricket Club.

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List of Names

List nearly 300 names of Bradford Northern’s players, staff and referees between 1913-1919.


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