June’s Guest Speaker Talk

This month’s History Society guest speaker talk is “Running Through the Streets of Keighley”, to be given by Society member Colin Kirkham. Colin grew up in Keighley in the 1940s/50s and took up running as a way of having something to talk about at his interviews for university! Ultimately this led to competing for GB in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games in the early 1970s.

Colin’s talk will be split into two parts. The first part is next Wednesday (8th June) and is subtitled “Part One: My Story”. The second part, on the town’s running clubs of the early 20th century, will be presented early next year.

The meeting is on Zoom only this month (NOT at the Library) and is for paid-up members of the History Society only. Members will receive their emails with details on how to join the meeting in the next few days.

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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