Christmas Meeting

A reminder that next Wednesday (13th December) will be the History Society’s Christmas Meeting. It will be held upstairs in Keighley Library on Wednesday evening. Doors open at 7pm and the meeting starts at 7.30pm. Anyone is welcome to attend. It is free entry for History Society members and £3.50 for anyone else.

The meeting is more informal than our usual monthly meetings. There will be mince pies! There will be a short just-for-fun quiz, committee member Steve Bown will be talking about (or reminding some of us!) of what Christmas in Keighley was like back in 1973, and there will be the chance to look at some of the items we have had donated during 2023.

One collection we will have out is some photographs we have been given that there taken by Keighley Boys Grammar School teacher Frank Trenouth in the 1950s and 1960s. These show some of the school trips abroad during this time. We are keen to identify as many of the pupils as possible, so come on down and see if you recognise anyone.

This meeting is also the chance to take our a membership of the Society, or to renew your membership if you are already a member. We are grateful to anyone who joins, because as well as the benefits for yourself (free entry to meetings and events, members-only Zoom access, quarterly newsletter, a say in how the society is run), it helps us pay for the things that keep the society running (such as insurance, equipment, the website and Flickr site, Zoom, printing posters and so on). Your support is vital. Membership costs £15 and covers January to December 2024 (or £20 for a couple living at the same address). Please note that paying on the night will need to be in cash because we don’t have electronic means of taking payment.

The image shown here includes a Christmas painting by Keighley artist Stanley Boardman (the painting is held in the History Society collection), and three examples of the Frank Trenouth photographs.

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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