Hotel History Archive

  • A Grand Opening

    A Grand Opening

    “The Midland Station and Hotel in Bradford must now take rank amongst the leading railway centres in the Kingdom.”  -The Bradford Daily Telegraph, Saturday, March 1, 1890 After a period of over five years the long arduous toil was almost finished.   The brainchild of Mathew Thompson, former Mayor of Bradford, the  new Midland Station [...]

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  • Sir Matthew William Thompson, Bart.

    Sir Matthew William Thompson, Bart.

    Matthew William Thompson – Baronet (February 1,1820- December 1, 1891) It is to Matthew Thompson, Chairman of  Midland Railway Company, we can thank for his influence in the planning and building of the Bradford Midland Hotel and New Station. DEATH OF SIR M.W. THOMPSON,BART Bradford,  Daily Telegraph, December 2, 1891 Yesterday afternoon, Sir Matthew William [...]

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  • Daring Case of Garrotting, 1893

    Daring Case of Garrotting, 1893

    Highway Robbery At Bradford Alex Mackintosh, a  commercial traveller staying at the Midland Hotel, decided he might take in the night air. Leaving the hotel not  knowing the area he found himself in George St., where two women attempted conversation with him. Almost immediately he was grabbed by the neck from behind,  the contents of [...]

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  • Mick Pinkney, Champion Boxer

    Mick Pinkney, Champion Boxer

    Boxing Board Await Pinkney Inquest Telegraph & Argus, February 3, 1972 THE BRITISH Boxing Board of Control will await the outcome of the post mortem and inquest on 22 year old lightweight Mick Pinkney, of Leeds, who died after collapsing in the ring in a professional contest at the Midland Hotel, Bradford, last night. Pinkney, [...]

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  • Midland Station, Forster Square

    Midland Station, Forster Square

    The front of the station consists of a simple but massive and boldly treated wall, punctuated by pilasters, windows and entrances for passenger and vehicular traffic. Behind this in line with the rear wall of the hotel is the screen wall, enriched with pilasters and carving, and surmounted by a stone balustrade with an attractive [...]

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  • The Midland Hotel, 2010

    The Midland Hotel, 2010

    Midland Hotel Bradford Designed by Charles Trubshaw (Trubshaw, also designed the Manchester  Midland Hotel) was built over a five year period, opening  just before  Sir Henry Irving, the greatest actor of the Victorian age appeared at St Georges Hall, June 9, 1890, The hotel still houses some of the finest examples of Victorian interiors in the region. The hotel has undergone [...]

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  • Midland Railway Study Centre

    Midland Railway Study Centre

    The Midland Railway Study Centre The Midland study centre is highly recommended for anyone looking to further their interest or research relating to the Midland Railway as a whole.. Featured on this page are images gathered from the Study Centre. The Study Centre is a research facility available at The Silk Mill. What is it? Three [...]

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