On this day…

Alderman John Edward Brownbridge and his wife, Councillor Alice Gertrude Brownbridge, became Mayor and Mayoress of Keighley on 20th May 1969. A scrapbook commemorating their year, loaned to the History Society for scanning in July 2019 by David Seeley, can be seen in our digital archive on Flickr.

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Newspaper cuttings, photographs and other ephemera collected by Alderman Brownbridge and his wife during their year as Mayor and Mayoress of Keighley from May 1969 to May 1970. The items were collated in a scrapbook that was loaned to the History Society for scanning by David Seeley and the grandaughter of the Brownbridges in July 2019.

Author: Admin Tim

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.

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