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Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« on: Thursday 10 April 08 23:05 BST (UK) »
I have just received the death certificate for my 3x great grandfather, he died at 7 Tradesman's Homes, Heaton Road, Manningham, the informant was his daughter of the same address, year 1887, his occupation was joiner and builder.

Were they built for tradesmen as the name implies and do they still exist today.

Susan  :)
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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 11 April 08 21:38 BST (UK) »
Hi Susan,

Well they were still there in 1912.  In Kellys directory it states that Frank Walker was the secretary of the Tradesmens home and their offices were at 48 Vicar Lane Bradford.
Frank was also the secretary for the Bradford spinsters endowment fund who shared the same office.

Sorry it's not the information you want but I thought it might interest you.

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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 13 April 08 15:27 BST (UK) »
Hi Julie

Thanks for the info. 

By 1891 the daughter had moved from that address, so perhaps the homes were just for tradesmen or retired tradesmen. 

Will do some more digging with the Archives in Bradford.

Susan  :)
Herefordshire: Mytton.
Lincs: Ingham
Northants: Knight (Welford); Linnell;  Gaudern.
Staffs (Brierley Hill, Kingswinford): Wood; Eades.
Somerset: Bailey; Lewis
Warwickshire: (Alcester, Henley in Arden) Lewis; Casey/Keasey
Warwickshire (Birmingham suburbs) Knight
Yorkshire (Bradford):  Ingham


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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 August 08 16:06 BST (UK) »
I know it's a bit late now, I have just joined this site.  The Tradesmen's Homes in Heaton, Bradford still exist, they are a little oasis of houses and gardens in a very built up area of Bradford.  I think they are retirement homes but don't know how people get to live there i.e.trade related.

M

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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 August 08 22:07 BST (UK) »
Hello Stranda 

Welcome to RootsChat - a very addictive place  :)

Thank you for the information on the Homes, as yet haven't got to Bradford for further research, but it's good to know they are still standing.

Susan
Herefordshire: Mytton.
Lincs: Ingham
Northants: Knight (Welford); Linnell;  Gaudern.
Staffs (Brierley Hill, Kingswinford): Wood; Eades.
Somerset: Bailey; Lewis
Warwickshire: (Alcester, Henley in Arden) Lewis; Casey/Keasey
Warwickshire (Birmingham suburbs) Knight
Yorkshire (Bradford):  Ingham


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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 28 August 08 13:34 BST (UK) »
Tks for greeting, very addictive!  Good luck with visit to Bradford, I was born there but now live in Scotland

M

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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 28 August 08 18:39 BST (UK) »
Susan

I don't know whether this would be of any interest to you there is a book listed on www.cdroms.blumham.com entitled Histories of Manningham, Allerton and Heaton by William Cudworth.  It is available to purchase for £15.00 as a cd.  Tradesmans Homes are listed in the index of this book which is shown on the web site.

It might be worth you taking a look at the web site.

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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 28 August 08 23:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Christine

Thanks for the link, will take a look.

Susan  :)
Herefordshire: Mytton.
Lincs: Ingham
Northants: Knight (Welford); Linnell;  Gaudern.
Staffs (Brierley Hill, Kingswinford): Wood; Eades.
Somerset: Bailey; Lewis
Warwickshire: (Alcester, Henley in Arden) Lewis; Casey/Keasey
Warwickshire (Birmingham suburbs) Knight
Yorkshire (Bradford):  Ingham


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Re: Tradesman's Homes Manningham do they still exist?
« Reply #8 on: Friday 29 August 08 17:23 BST (UK) »
Hi, I'm new too, very addictive. The Tradesmans Homes are still there, they're also called Lily Croft, they are run by a charity. I've been in some of them over the years, was fascinated by their architecture from the first time I saw them and as Stranda said, they are a wonderful oasis in the area, they are hidden away behind the police station in what has become a very built up area of Bradford. There's a lovely description on the charities commission website,
http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?regno=224389

"FOUNDED 1867 SCHEME OF 30 MAY 1972 RULES AS AMENDED 6 MARCH 1974 AND 12 JUNE 1978
 
Objects TO ERECT AND MAINTAIN AT LEAST THIRTY DWELLING HOUSES FOR DECAYED TRADESMEN AND OTHERS, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, WHO HAVE AT ONE TIME OCCUPIED A GOOD POSITION IN SOCIETY, BUT THROUGH ADVERSE CIRCUMSTANCES HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO COMPARATIVE POVERTY AND NEED BENEVOLENT AID TO ENABLE THEM TO KEEP CLEAR OF PUBLIC CHARITY."

I think a resident told me a few years ago that you still have to meet conditions to apply for one, though hopefully you don't need to be decayed any more.... ;D

PS just been browsing around (I need to get out more!) and if you click on "account documents" from the link above, then on 2007, there are some fantastic photos of the homes as they are now and a detailed history.