Little Germany, an area of Bradford in West Yorkshire, was named after the large number of German (and other European) merchants who built warehouses in the area from the mid-19th century.
As you can see from these pictures these were no ordinary warehouses. At that time Bradford was the wool capital of the world and so traders came from all over the globe to share in Bradford’s success and to make their own fortune.
Thankfully a large number of these Victorian building still stand though Bradford’s heyday is unfortunately long gone.
Whilst many Victorian buildings in Bradford have been lost to the bulldozers Little Germany has managed to keep its character if not its trade.
Although most buildings are occupied walking around Little Germany today it is noticeable how quiet the area is – a Victorian enclave surrounded by a modern city.