On Wednesday 29th May 1918, King George V and Queen Mary visited the Burlington Shed site of Prince Smith and Son in Keighley. A booklet produced at the time that commemorated the visit has recently been scanned and added to the History Society’s Flickr page. Click the image below to see more.
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.
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.
OUR MEMBERSHIP YEAR STARTS IN JANUARY
You can also treat yourself to Membership or buy for someone else as a gift and we will send or email you or them a gift certificate.
(If the Membership is bought as a gift please indicate in details box both your details/email and those of the recipient specifying which is which and which email to send the Certificate too. Thankyou.)
WE WILL BE THERE RAIN OR SHINE (hopefully shine)
We will be in our brand new large BRIGHT ORANGE gazebo, so we shouldn’t be too difficult to find! So this year we should also be RAINPROOF, your all welcome to come and hide if it does get as bad as last year, you can browse while your sheltering. We will be selling 2018 Calendars featuring Stanley R Boardman’s work. Do come early before they are all gone.
We have better displays, a tombola, thngss just for fun and there may even be costumes involved.
We are using the show to launch our new Logo and as the pre-launch of a project to involve schools and communities in our Local History, particularly from the 1950s onwards, Come along and find out about it, maybe we can help each other.