Bradford Pioneer

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Bradford Pioneer
Political alignmentSocialist
Ceased publication1936
OCLC number23069586

Bradford Pioneer is a defunct newspaper published in Bradford between 1913 and 1936 under the auspices of the Bradford Independent Labour Party, Bradford Trades Council and Workers' Municipal Federation.[2]

The 1913 volume contains several early articles by J. B. Priestley, and on 27 July 1917 it published A Soldier’s Declaration by Siegfried Sassoon.[3][4]

In 1914, Joseph Burgess was the editor.[5] Another editor was Frank Betts, father of Barbara Castle.[1]


1913: Joseph Burgess
1915: William Leach
1920s: Fred Jowett
1920s: William Leach
1926: Ethel Stead
1929: William Leach
1935: Frank Betts


  1. ^ a b Tribute to Barbara Castle Archived 26 July 2007 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Newspapers in Special Collections, University of Bradford
  3. ^ Siegfried Sassoon, "Finished with the War: A Soldier’s Declaration"
  4. ^ Guide to the Siegfried Sassoon collection of papers, [1905]-1975 bulk (1915-1951)
  5. ^ A. T. Lane, Biographical Dictionary of European Labor Leaders, 1995, p 165-6 ISBN 0-313-29900-5