Welcome to the Bradford Branch of the BCSS

We have prepared a programme for 2021 shown on our meetings page.  Meetings will be subject to further government restrictions, but we will continue to hold these via Zoom. Do please look at our Facebook page (link in the top right hand corner of this site) for more information.

On the evening of 23 August 1945, four men from Bradford and District, all recently acquainted, Messrs H Roan, A Baynes, F Ives and V W Kane, met and discussed the possibility of forming a society.

They agreed to finance expenses and Messrs Roan and Ives offered the use of company equipment and even staff to help with the job.

From this beginning the Yorkshire Cactus Society was born, grew quickly, and formed the basis for what was eventually to become the British Cactus and Succulent Society.

The Bradford Branch is justly proud that it was the first Branch, and that Mr Roan had insisted that Mr Baynes from Shipley should be the Number 1 member.

In 2015 we celebrated our 70th anniversary with a convention and we still meet regularly on the second Wednesday of the month at the Saltaire Methodist Church Hall.

See our meetings page for further details.

Our meetings are accompanied by a table show and we have plants and sundries for sale at competitive prices. We also have a comprehensive library of specialist publications.

You will always be made very welcome at any of our meetings. Do come along and visit us.



Room 2
Saltaire Methodist Church Hall
Saltaire Road
BD18 3HJ


On the A657 Saltaire Road between Saltaire and Shipley.

Access is down the road by the side of the church which leads to the car park and hall.


2nd Wednesday of the month (unless indicated otherwise)


7.15pm start

Full details on our meetings page.

For further information on how to find us see our contact page.

For information on other branches in Yorkshire go to BCSS Zone 3.

Charity No 290786 – a charity registered in England and Wales