Welcome to the South Bradford Local History Alliance website.

SBLHA is made up of


  • Low Moor Local History Group
  • Wibsey Local History Group
  • Wyke Local History Group


Now includes Shelf


You can find out more about these groups and when they meet on the About Us tab


Since 2009 a team of volunteers, initially from the three groups, began transcribing the parish records of the south Bradford area.  As time went by others joined us - some local, some from other parts of the this country and eventually from other parts of the world - mainly Australia.


We are pleased to be adding transcriptions relating to Shelf, thanks to work being done by Ben Stables. Although Shelf is now part of Calderdale, it borders onto Buttershaw and the old North Bierley township and because of the Shelf Ironworks and its connection with Low Moor, many south Bradford families can be found in the records for Shelf.


Transcriptions and checking

This site would not have been possible without the hard work of the following people:

Anne and Phil Andrew, Joan Barraclough, Sue Binns, Jo Birtwistle, Bill Boldy, Joanna Booth, Michael Brogden, Jean & Jeff Brown, Colin Butler, Sue Chadwick, Jean Craig, Sue Crossley, Bernard Cummings, Derek Dyson, Margaret Elliott, Julie Ellis, Sally Greenhaulgh, Geoffrey and Irene Greenough, Rev. Andy Grieff, Janice Haley, Lesley Hall, Mick Hewitt, Bobbie Hipshon, Anne Hodgson, Linda Hopkinson, Maureen Jagger, Sheila Keighley, Margaret Kirkaldy, David Lorrimer, Anthony Lowes, the late Ken Mead, Bohdan Mitulinski, Cynthia Normington, Helga Oates, Janet Ogden, Lynne Owen, Kim Pasquill, Derek Paul, Linda Paul, Joan Pratt, Avril Ravenscroft, Dennis Ravenscroft, Dave Raw, Barbara Reardon, Denise Rider, James Riley, Sally Robinson, Pauline Scott, Barrie Sharp, John Sharp, Ben Stables, Sue Steel, Victoria Steer, Audrey Stott, Ian Sugden, Geoff Twentyman, Mary Twentyman, John Unsworth, Joan Waddington, Peter Walker, Geraldine Watling, Liz Whitehead, Colin and the late Anne Wigglesworth, Julie Williams, Jean and Tony Willis, the late Irene J Wilson and Edric Wright.

Many thanks


We are also indebted to Steve Gaunt of CalverleyInfo for design. hosting and administration of this site.

Our thanks to all of you

By the middle of 2013 we had largely achieved what we set out to do. Almost all the available Parish and Non Conformist Baptisms and Burials have now been transcribed and appear on the site. We've also added a large variety of other records and will continue to do so. We are always pleased to hear from people at home and abroad who would like to join our team. If you are interested please send an email to team@sblha.com

Note that the information on this site is published freely, but please respect copyright and ask permission before republishing any material.



The above links will take you to the various sections. Links to some pages may be 'greyed out'. This means there are not yet any available records for that section. Clicking 'Home' on any page will bring you back here.

The onsite search facility and the remote database search can be found under the 'Search' link top right.

Enjoy your stay!