A reminder to members that it is the AGM this coming Wednesday (10th November). The meeting will include reports from the Chair and the Treasurer, election of officers and a discussion around plans for 2022. Members should receive their invites to the meeting on Zoom in the next couple of days.
Our Keighley News Archive album of images for October 1981 is now available to view on our Flickr site. If you have any more information about the contents of the photographs, please get in touch.
History Society member Tim Neal is giving his talk on The History of Ingrow St John’s Church in the church itself next Wednesday (15th September). The talk starts at 7pm. There will be a tea/coffee break halfway through and it should finish around 8.30pm. We are asking for a £3 per person donation to the church to cover refreshments and to go to church funds.
History Society member Colin Kirkham has recently donated some copies of The Keighlian school magazine from the 1960s. This was the school magazine of Keighley Boys’ Grammar School. One edition donated by Colin covers the school’s transition from its location on North Street to a purpose-built site at Oakbank. This edition from the summer of 1964 included several photos taken or supplied by William Speight which compared the old and new schools. These are those photographs showing the school building, the assembly hall, the workshops and the corridors. Our thanks to Colin for his generosity.
Earlier this year, History Society member Jenny Traveller took on the challenge of finding and photographing the sixty Commonwealth War Graves in Utley Cemetery (not as straightforward as it might seem!). She has shared her photographs with the History Society and they are now available to view on our Flickr site. Our thanks to Jenny.
If you want to see what the History Society got up to in 2019, have a look through this presentation. If you are interested in joining in with or supporting what we do, please consider becoming a member for 2020. Come along to any of our monthly meetings or see the Support Us page on the website.
Four streets scenes showing then and now. The top halves are postcards from our digital collection, while the bottom halves are photographs taken by History Society member Tim Neal in 2018/19.
As we commemorate D-Day on the 6th June 2019 put your self in their places by reading a letter, from our Archives, from someone who was their. Read the first-hand account of the journey and the landing of two men,
As we commemorate D-Day on the 6th June 2019 put yourself in their places by reading a letter, from our Archives, from someone who was there.
Read the first-hand account of the journey and the landing of two men, one of whom settled in Keighley.
NB: This meeting WILL NOT BE AT KEIGHLEY LIBRARY
If you have found our website via Memory Lane in the Keighley News please DO NOT turn up at the Library on the 10th April. We will not be there. This month we aare having an outing and because of the site it is restricted numbers and therefore only available for Members.
Normal service will be resumed for the 8th May meeting. We will be back at the Library with “On Her Majesty’s Service”. A tale of National Service told, as experienced by the man himself, Colin Holt assisted by his grandson.