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June’s History Society meeting is open to everyone and will be held at Keighley Library. Bradford was always known as “Worstedopolis”, but Keighley and district was known for innovative experimentation with fibres such as artificial silk and inventive knitting yarn combinations along with advances in textile engineering. Historian and History Society member Pam Brook’s talk will discuss some of these innovations together with the area’s contribution to the early textile industry, its connections to East Lancashire and the move from handloom to industrial scale weaving.
The meeting is held upstairs in the Local Studies Library. Doors open at 7pm and Pam’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).