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.
A reminder that the History Society’s guest speaker talk in April is about East Riddlesden Hall. The talk will be held upstairs at Keighley Library on Wednesday 11th April. Doors open at 7pm (use the side door on Albert Street) and the talk starts at 7.30pm. There is an admission charge of £3 (£1 for History Society members), which includes a cup of tea/coffee and a biscuit.
A street plan of Keighley from around 1963 has been added to the History Society’s digital archive on Flickr. As well as the map, it is interesting to read the account of the town from that time and to see the adverts for the various businesses. Click below to see more.
An album has just been added to the History Society’s digital archive on Flickr. It is a brochure from the late 1920s encouraging people to buy a house on the Sunny Hill Garden City Estate (Sunny Hill Grove off Oakworth Road). Click below to see more.
M&S may be a bit of a dirty word in Keighley right now, with the announcement of the closure of the town’s store, but there is an event at the cinema in the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford that might be of interest to people. On Wednesday the 18th of April, as part of the Golden Years Film Festival 2018, there is an event called ‘M&S on the Silver Screen’. The M&S Company Archive (based in Leeds where the company was founded) will be sharing highlights from their archive film collection showing vintage M&S adverts from the 1950s to the 1970s that were made to be shown in cinemas. Copy and paste the link below for more details. (And it’s free to attend!)
The Keighley and District Local History was formed in 2004 to mark the centenary of the town’s Carnegie Library. Some photographs from the early years, taken by then secretary Barbara Klempka have been added to our digital archive on Flickr. Click on the image below to look through the album.
If you have any memories of the History Society’s early days please share below.