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Wool City Rivals: A History in Colour by John Dewhirst and George Chilvers


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.