Gerald Newton

The History Society is very sad to announce the passing of Gerald Newton. He was a proud Keighlian his whole life and many of you will have known him through his time as a town councillor, through his work with Keighley Bus Museum, or through the History Society. He served on the Society’s committee for the last few years, coming into his own when we needed practical support for events such as the Keighley Show or Bronte Vintage Gathering. But behind the scenes probably his most important role was in the support he offered his wife, our chair, Joyce. His remembrance service was held yesterday at Oakworth Crematorium, and amongst the capacity mourners were several members of the History Society. We remember Gerald with much affection and our thoughts are with Joyce and her family.

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 15 years ago and joined the Society to learn more about the area.

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