Naked Eye plans to publish David’s new book Sport and the Victorian City – The development of commercialised spectator sport, Bradford 1836-1908 as the first in its Potted Theses series. Sport and the Victorian City charts and analyses the experience of Bradford in relation to the national development of sport in the modern city and how spectator sport, in particular, helped shape personal and civic identities in a bourgeoning industrial community. What book place in Bradford in the latter half of the nineteenth century was nothing less than a sporting industrial revolution, whose effects remain with us to this day.
Previous publications by David include
(with J. Dewhirst) Along the Midland Road, (Bradford: Bradford City Association Football Club, 1997)
Glorious 1911, and the golden age of Bradford City 1908-15, (Shipley: bantamspast, 2010)
Paraders, the one hundred and twenty five year history of Valley Parade, (Shipley: bantamspast, 2011)
Culture, Tourism and Residential Development: the regeneration of Bradford’s Little Germany warehouse district, in A Collection of Essays on Place, Skills and Governance in the Yorkshire and Humber Region, (Leeds: Leeds Metropolitan University, 2010)
Holidaymaking on the Edge: erosion, marginality and preservation, at Skipsea, Yorkshire, UK, in The International Journal of Tourism History, Vol. 4, No. 3, September 2012.