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Memory Lane

Ian Dewhirst as a sergeant-instructor in the Royal Army Educational Corps, as painted by fellow sergeant Derek Watton

During National Service

A group pictured outside Knowle Park Congregational Mission in the early 1920s

Significant solemnity

Members of St Joseph's Youth Club at Ingrow set off on a trip to Blackpool

Youth club heads to seaside

Little Roy Mason pictured on a horse in about 1932

Ride 'im Roy

A promotional stunt before the screening of the film Texas Carnival

Horse is centre-stage

The start of an outing aboard a convoy of crowded waggonettes, sometime shortly after the opening of Keighley’s Carnegie Public Library in 1904

All aboard for outing

Employees of Darling and Sellers Ltd, machine tool makers of Airedale Works, Keighley, who served on the home front

Serving on the home front

Fell Lane children present Mayor JW Wardle with the £5 11s they had raised towards the Spitfire-Hurricane Fund in1940

Boosting the war fund

Children from Oakworth Council School entertain in the village's Holden Park

School's effort for Wings for Victory Week

The demolition of Damside properties in 1958

Pair refused to leave home

The demolition of the old United Methodist Free Church in Cavendish Street

'Fine Gothic structure' is demolished

St Peter’s Church in Halifax Road during its demolition in 1956

A disappearing tower

A shooting party on Keighley Moor in August 1920

'Disappointing' shoot on Keighley Moor

An Edwardian postcard, from the earlier years of Bronte tourism

Early days of Bronte tourism

Far or Top Withens, near Stanbury, reputably the setting for Wuthering Heights

Bronte landmark

Springfield House, known colloquially as "T'Owd Gawmless"

Popular 'gawmless' hostelry

Celebrations at Hainworth Wesleyan Methodist Sunday School

Hainworth anniversary celebration

Hainworth on a postcard view photographed a century or so ago

A different world

A Fell Lane corner shop photographed around 1925

Shop strategically sited opposite hospital

Fell Lane in the early 1900s

Little change in Fell Lane

A scene looking from Oakworth Road towards the bottom of Fell Lane

Cold water poured on urinal plan

Inspection department workers at the Royal Ordnance Factory, Steeton

Happy snap at munitions factory

Residents of the Changegate area of Haworth hold their victory street party

Haworth celebration

A victory party in North Dean Road, Keighley

Early party to celebrate victory

Residents of Whitley Head, Steeton, have a party

Steeton residents celebrate

Pupils of Eastwood School put on a victory tableau

Pupils put on victory tableau

These ladies were probably taking part in the 1945 procession in what was known as Keighley's Victory Gala

Victory gala

CountyAlderman JJ Brigg officially opens a parish playing field at Riddlesden

Riddlesden playing field is opened

The official opening of the new Riddlesden Scout hut, in Canal Road, in 1932

Riddlesden Scouts open new HQ

A youth collects money outside the house struck by lightning in 1893

Sightseers flock to lightning-struck home

Members of the Keighley National Savings League, pictured in 1941

Encouraging savings

Wilson Midgley, a distinguished journalist and old boy of the Keighley Trade and Grammar School

Reputation lives on

Bill o' th' Hoylus End, on the cover of his Howorth, Cowenheead, an Bogthorn Almenak for 1873

Racy records of Keighley

Devonshire Street Congregational Chapel, which was opened in 1856 with seating for 1,036

Chapel made way for New Devonshire House

Shops which once stood next to the Picture House in North Street

Shops preceded Churchill House

The premises now occupied by Moghuls restaurant in Keighley

'Extraordinary scene' at board meeting

Oakworth’s Great War memorial is seen here being unveiled on October 2, 1937, in what was then the Holden Recreation Ground, now more commonly called Oakworth Park.

Oakworth’s Great War memorial being unveiled on October 2, 1937

Keighley officially adopted the small battle-scarred French town of Poix-du-Nord, providing its residents with a red-brick community centre called the Keighley Hall,

Keighley officially adopts the small battle-scarred French town of Poix-du-Nord

Members of Lees, Cross Roads and Bocking War Memorial Committee in front of what was then called a rest house on its official opening on July 16, 1921

Lees, Cross Roads and Bocking War Memorial Committee open their 'rest house' in 1921

Workmen add the finishing touches to the Open-Air School at Braithwaite

Finishing touches to Keighley school

Part of a Turkey Street bedroom in which seven children and their parents slept in four beds

Keighley's overcrowding

Mrs WC Anderson, whose husband was Keighley’s Labour candidate at a parliamentary by-election in 1911, speaks to youngsters

Canvassing young opinion in Keighley

The school connected with Upper Green Congregational Chapel

Now-demolished historic corner of Keighley

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

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