Micklefield Lane, No. 14 and 15
|14 & 15 Micklefield Lane
Numbers 14 and 15 Micklefield Lane, 14 is on the left.
This is next to
Micklefield Mews, converted from the from the former Little
It wasn't a faith (Baptist)
school though it may have been used by them for a while.
Based on Quaker
educational principles, as well as giving children (infants) a basic education,
it also aimed at training them in skills such as weaving, knitting & boot
& shoe repairs, which it was thought would help them eventually make a
living. It was founded/financed by Robert Milligan who was a wealthy Bradford
based woollen cloth merchant who lived at Acacia.
He became first Mayor of
Bradford in 1847.
I think he also became a Bradford M.P.
He was a friend of
Titus Salt who was the second Mayor of Bradford.
His business partner, Henry
Forbes, became Bradford's third mayor.
Milligan & Forbes also financed the
former Congregational Chapel, Sunday school and manse on New Road Side (JCT600
roundabout), now Trinity Church.
Additional information by Graham Branston
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