Preserve and Share
The Society was formed in 2004 following the Centenary of Keighley Carnegie Library.
It was felt that a dedicated local history society would benefit Keighley and help to preserve and strengthen our vast and varied Heritage in Keighley and the Local Area.
We aim to collect, preserve, understand and ultimately share the unique and intersesting history of our local area. In the process we hope that people can learn how the areas relate to eah other and how the ethos of the area has developed.
We hold monthly Speakers meetings on a variety of subjects relating to local history. These are open to everyone.
While we concentrate mainly on the Districts covered by the pre 1974 Keighley Borough Council, the history sometimes spreads to include other areas that have at times been linked or administered from Keighley.
Over time members of the public have donated or let us copy their items and we have now have a large amount of material. This is stored at the Civic Centre and forms the Society’s Archive
Our Physical Archives contain books, publications, documents, photographs, other media projects completed by members, and small objects relating to the area.
Over the years we have also amassed a Digital Archive, which provides for online research,
We also work with a number of local partners to help them open up their own Archives