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Memory Lane

The Salvation Army side of the High Street roundabout, where there was an attractive public garden

Still an oasis

West Lane nearly half a century ago

Dramatic change on the horizon

Sir Noel Curtis-Bennett opens Keighley’s War Weapons Week

Launch of special wartime week

Members of Silsden Brass Band, who gave a concert in Town Hall Square

Keighley relief fund

Children cool off in the River Aire during the summer of 1945

Cooling off in the River Aire

Stockbridge mothers join in the fun from the river bank while keeping an eye on their offspring

Riverside life at Stockbridge

Children have fun in Sutton Park

Summer fun in Sutton Park

Keighley's New Queen's Theatre, later the Hippodrome

Keighley's 'exceedingly handsome' theatre

The interior of the Hippodrome

Wartime golden age for theatre

The Hippodrome is demolished

Keighley's Hippodrome is bulldozed

The Guard House children before setting off for Malham

Guard House children head to Malham

Workers from Merrall and Son Ltd visit Southport

Workers pose at Southport

Staff of Ramsden's fish and chip restaurant in Keighley prepare to set off on a day trip to Morecambe

Day trip served up to Keighley chippy staff

Members of Haworth’s Bridgehouse Wesleyan Methodist Chapel dressed for a concert

Fancy-dress concert for Haworth worshippers

Eastwood Senior Council School choir proudly display the JW Mitchell Challenge Shield

Trophy-winning school choir from Keighley

Members of the Temple Ladies’ Choir

Keighley singers' seaside success

A doodle in the original score book of a Keighley cricket club

Bowled over by artistic talent

Teams from Keighley Central Youth Club and Eldwick Juniors who played in the Keighley and District FA Junior Cup Final at Easter in 1955

Keighley cup finalists from 60 years ago

Hillworth Lodge as photographed in 1971

Former Keighley workhouse now homes

The Westgate slum clearance of the 1930s

Keighley residents rewarded for rat tails

A view along Turkey Street

Keighley's poorer housing

Sir John Brigg

Magnate's gift to Knowle Park mission

Lowertown Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School at Oxenhope

Oxenhope Sunday School's commanding position

Horkinstone Baptist Chapel choir

'Modest' Oxenhope chapel's impressive choir

The Rockfield Players in a scene from their 1932 production of And So To Bed

Keighley players achieved pre-war prominence

Ingrow St John's Players perform The Happiest Days of Your Life

Popular post-war comedy performed in Keighley

Keighley's Hippodrome or New Queen's Theatre, viewed from the bus station

Keighley theatre attracted famous acts

Alice Street, looking towards North Street

A different view of Keighley street

The charred ruins of Fred Simpson's drapery stores in Oakworth Road

Keighley cinema rose from the ashes

The former Ritz, now a bingo hall

Puttin' on the Ritz in Keighley

Off-duty nurses enjoy themselves at a garden party in 1944 in aid of the Keighley and District Victoria Hospital

Party fun for off-duty Keighley nurses

The first distribution of prizes under the Dr J Nicholson Dobie Memorial Nurses’ Prize Fund

Keighley nurses rewarded

The nurses’ home which served the Keighley and District Victoria Hospital

Keighley nurses' home destroyed by vandals and fire

Roman Catholic Bishop of Leeds, the Right Rev Monsignor GP Dwyer, talks to head prefects Linda Foley and Keith Farrington

Holy Family School in Keighley is officially opened

Alderman T Gallagher cuts the first sod for the new Holy Family School

Spadework begins for new Keighley secondary school

Keighley St Anne’s Girls’ Training Corps and Boys’ Cadet Corps parade near the new Roman Catholic chapel at Guard House

On parade at Guard House

The Imperial Dance Orchestra

Dancing the night away in Keighley

A young Mollie Sugden stars with The Good Companions concert party

Keighley concert party featured future TV star

The Keighley-based Debonair Concert Party

Keighley-based Debonair was much in demand

An ambulance competition takes place beside an inflating balloon at a 1920s Keighley Gala

Balloon ascents were soaraway success at Keighley Gala

Keighley Gala tableaux had reached the Mansion House in Victoria Park

Gala tableaux reach Keighley's Victoria Park

Veteran cars make their debut in the Keighley Gala procession

Veteran cars make Keighley Gala debut

A Scartop Charity or Sunday School anniversary

Anniversary celebration at Ponden

A postcard view photographed from Stanbury a century or more ago

Postcard view from Stanbury

Haggate Nook, behind the Silent Inn

Serving teas to Bronte Country visitors

The fleet and crews of the Bronte Bus Company.

'Adventurous' Bronte bus firm

Messrs Laycock and Stephenson's new motor bus, at Cowling in February 1906

New motor bus arrives in Cowling

Keighley's now-demolished omnibus station

Keighley's now-demolished omnibus station

The former Beechcliffe Methodist Chapel

Beechcliffe's Tin Tabernacle

A man tends a grave in Utley Cemetery

An under-appreciated Keighley gem

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