Category Archives: 1865 “Messrs Ripleys Scheme” promoted

Ripley Ville : 150th Anniversary today

Bradford’s only industrial model village, Ripley Ville, has the 150th anniversary of its founding today, 15th November 2015. The village was unique : each and every one of its 196 workman’s dwellings, built between 1866 and 1867, had a water-closet in its basement.

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150th Anniversary

Today is the 150th anniversary of the event in 1865 in south Bradford that promoted ‘Messrs Ripleys scheme for building a number of Working-Mens Dwellings’. The event was a public meeting that took place in Edward Ripley & Son’s Patent Melange Works on Spring Mill Street, west Bowling on the 15th November 1865. At it, a prospectus was made available to those attending and the planned scheme for up to 300 dwellings of three types was explained. From the 20th of November 1865 draft plans of the dwellings were available ‘between Six and Eight O clock’ until ‘Friday 1st December’. In this case ‘Tickets of admission [were] to be had of Messrs Ripley and at the Melange Works’.

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Delving into History & rRV Membership

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The first part of this post picks up on Graham Wilkinson’s comment about ‘delving into history’ and outlines an idea for a Victorian history and heritage project for Bowling, south Bradford. The second explains the present and likely future position on Membership of the rRV project and for people who have signed up as ‘Friends’ of ‘rediscovering Ripleyville’. Looking towards the future, the post ends on a positive note.

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Protected: Saltaire Festival & Ripley Ville Flyer

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Protected: Messrs Ripleys’ Scheme, the vote & a one shilling portrait

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Protected: Just Visiting 4 : West Hill Park & Akroydon – again

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Protected: Ripley Ville houses : Contracts Seasons and Drying-out time

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Protected: News for New Year 2014

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Protected: 15.11.15 : Anniversary post – 2 years to go

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Protected: Something to Crow about

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