Charlie Bhowmick: From Calcutta to Keighley

June 12, 2019 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
Keighley Library
Albert St
Keighley BD21
£3 (£1 members)

Charlie Bhowmick came to Keighley from Calcutta in 1954 to study mechanical engineering at Keighley College. In 1963 he became the first Asian to work in local government in Keighley Town Hall as a planning officer. In 2005 he was awarded an MBE for his services to race and inter-faith relations in Keighley. Since his retirement he has tirelessly fundraised for charities like Yorkshire Cancer Research. Charlie will be recounting his memories of Keighley over the last 65 years.

Guest speaker events happen upstairs at Keighley Library. Doors open at 7pm and talks start at 7.30pm, usually lasting around one hour. A lift is available for anyone with access concerns. Tea and coffee is served. Everyone is welcome and admission costs £3 (£1 for History Society members).

Charlie Bhowmick MBE with a copy of his autobiography, ‘From Calcutta to Keighley’. Photograph (c) Keighley News and used with permission.

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