St. John’s Church part of KTF

St. John’s Church in Ingrow is celebrating its connections with the trains and the trams as part of In-Motion: The Keighley Transport Festival next week. The church is open on Thursday and Friday (2nd/3rd June) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are two exhibitions for visitors to look at – on the history of the electric trams that ran through the town in the early 20th century and on the history of the church itself. It is also an opportunity to see inside this historic church that will be celebrating its 180th anniversary next year. And the church will be serving tea, coffee and cake from its new kitchen.

There is a free bus service running between the different venues of the Transport Festival and it drops off right outside the church. You could also visit Rail Story Ingrow at the same time which is on the other side of the road from the church.

St. John’s Church in Ingrow (photograph by Tim Neal) with two early 20th century postcards showing the railway and electric trams at Ingrow.

Author: Admin Tim

Tim is a committee member of the Keighley and District Local History Society, with responsibilities for archiving the physical and digital collections, and managing some of the social media channels. He moved to Keighley about ten years ago and joined the Society to learn more about the area.

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