Keighley company marks Great War centenary

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A KEIGHLEY printing company is staging its own poignant tribute commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

L&S Prints Digital Ltd has transformed a room at its West Lane premises with a moving montage depicting conflicts spanning the 20th century.

The first and second world wars, and Falklands and Afghanistan conflicts, all feature.

Included in the poppy-surrounded 10ft-tall banners are images of soldiers and aircraft, prime ministers and famous quotes.

The display took about a fortnight to produce.

Managing director, Lance Dentith, said: "My own father served with the navy during the Second World War and with it being 100 years since the start of the Great War, we wanted to do something to mark it.

"People see the display when they come in and it's very visually striking, a lot of people comment on it.

"It also vividly shows to potential customers what we can do."

The fabric printing company produces a massive range of products, and has a diverse client base.

From curtains and bedding for hospitals to waistcoats, cushions and custom-made car covers, nothing is out of the question.

Three-dimensional face masks are among the latest craze.

"We manufacture and print and everything is personalised," said Mr Dentith, 58, a Keighley man.

"Five years ago we started working on the digital side and the business is continuing to expand.

"Our workforce has grown from five to 17 within about 18 months, but I feel we're only around 40 per cent there. There's still a lot of growth in us."

Mr Dentith founded the company and there is a strong family involvement.

His wife Sharon, son Simon, daughter Jayne and other family members all work in the business.

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