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March’s History Society meeting is open to everyone and will be held at Keighley Library. By day Percy Monkman worked in the same Bradford bank for 40 years, indeed the same office, ending up as chief cashier. Everything else about Percy was totally unconventional. By night, at weekends, on holidays he transformed himself into an entertainer, actor, artist and cartoonist whose work was regularly acclaimed by the public and held in great respect by colleagues. His grandson, Martin Greenwood, has written an affectionate biography and will talk about his grandad’s remarkable life.
The meeting is held upstairs in the Local Studies Library. Doors open at 7pm and Martin’s talk will start at 7.30pm. If arriving after 7pm, please use the side door entrance on Albert Street. Admission is £3.50. Admission is free to History Society members, who also have the option of joining via Zoom (Zoom meeting details are sent out via email a few days in advance).