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Memory Lane

Policemen and Police War Reservists responsible for the maintenance of law and order in the Worth Valley during the Second World War

Worth Valley law enforcers

James Leach, who served in a forerunner of Keighley’s regular police force

Keighley's watchman

Sunnydale Mill, above East Morton

East Morton mill's claim to fame

Goose Eye when it was still a working hamlet centred on Turkey Mill

A working hamlet

Holme Mill, which has been occupied by paper tube makers J Stell and Sons Ltd since 1892

Keighley mill drew attention of Luftwaffe

The Cavendish Hotel receives a between-the-wars delivery

Taking delivery at a Keighley hotel

The Queen Street Arms, in a part of Keighley which has since disappeared under the Airedale Centre

Pub has since made way for shopping centre

The former White Horse Inn

Licence was refused

John Moore, who with brother Nathan preached at the annual Scartop 'charity'

A mainstay of the Victorian chapel

The old Quaker meeting house in Mill Hill Street, approximately on the site now occupied by the Salvation Army

Lost in clearance

The Swedenborgian – or New Jerusalem – Society met here in King Street, where Acres Mill, belonging to member Berry Smith, adjoined and eventually expanded round it

Swedish teachings in Keighley

Her Royal Highness Princess Mary at the official opening of a new electro-medical block at Victoria Hospital

Princess Mary opens Keighley hospital block

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal accompanies the mayor, Tom Snowden, along North Street in Keighley during Wings for Victory Week

Royal visit in Wings for Victory Week

Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal visits Silsden in 1934 to officially open the 14-acre playing fields

Royal seal of approval for Silsden playing fields

Some employees at the Keighley depot of the West Yorkshire Road Car Company Ltd photographed in 1952

Family life on the buses

Two West Yorkshire buses on a cautious descent of Haworth Main Street, pictured in about 1938

Cautious descent of Haworth Main Street

This was the bleak bus terminus at Thwaites Brow while the service was being operated by the Premier Transport Company Ltd, of Chapel Lane, Keighley

Early days of public transport

The Mechanics’ Institute of 1870, a focal point of Keighley at the top of Cavendish Street

Focal point of Keighley town centre also hosted schools

Reed and heald maker John Farish who became one of the founders of the Mechanics' Institute in Keighley

Nightly studies by one of the founders of Keighley's Mechanics' Institute

The Yorkshire Penny Bank, which was the original home of the Keighley Mechanics' Institute

Keighley Mechanics Institute tutors bank on success at their first home in North Street

These Westgate premises served as Keighley's official slaughter house

Nightmares from Keighley abattoir

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

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