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Memory Lane

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

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

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