Stray just a little from Bradford’s town centre and you’ll find a striking, unexpected pocket of neoclassical buildings called Little Germany. Many contemporary and period productions have been drawn to this unique enclave in the heartland of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, including Downton Abbey, Gentleman Jack, The English Game, Peaky Blinders, Red Riding, Gold, Testament of Youth and Funny Cow, to name but a few.
Between 1855 and 1890, German wool merchants, many of them Jewish, flocked to this industrial town in West Yorkshire, spending large sums of money constructing imposing warehouses, cultural clubs and even a Chamber of Commerce to cash in on Bradford’s booming textile businesses. Their legacy endured and so did the nickname Little Germany, defining a collection of 85 mustard-hued buildings now designated an important historical conservation area.
Filming at this location is made possible with the support from Screen Yorkshire’s filming partners at Bradford Film Office.