On this day…

There is a plaque on the wall inside St. John the Evangelist Church in Ingrow, dedicated to the memory of John Leech who died on Wednesday 30th June 1937. Leech had served the church for nearly twenty years, first as a Sidesman from 1919 to 1922, then as Churchwarden from 1922 until his death at the age of 54.

The plaque was unveiled on the evening of Sunday 8th January 1939, and was dedicated by the then vicar of St John’s, the Reverend John Charles Theodore Baker (vicar from 1936 to 1942). It had been erected by William Roper & Sons of Oakworth.

The photograph of the plaque was taken by Anna Neal in 2019. The postcard of the exterior of the church is a Lilywhite Postcard from around 1930 from the personal collection of Tim Neal. The photograph of the interior of the church is a photograph by Keighley-based photographers Hall & Siggers and is from the church’s own archive.

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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