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Event will focus on town heritage
Historic building skills, restoration techniques and Keighley’s local history are to be showcased in the town.
Keighley Heritage Day is being staged at Church Green next Saturday, September 8, from 10am to 4pm.
Crafts such as gilding, blacksmithing, woodwork and stonemasonry will be demonstrated and visitors will be able to talk to the experts about the traditional skills.
Bradford Council conservation officers will also be on hand to give advice about the Keighley Townscape Heritage Initiative, a £2.7m scheme to help owners of buildings repair and improve their properties.
The project, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Bradford Council, will improve historic buildings within the area of North Street, High Street, Church Street, Low Street and Bridge Street.
Refreshments will be served throughout the heritage day.
Councillor Val Slater said: “This day will be a great chance to find out more about the historic buildings in Keighley and how the Townscape initiative will provide a regeneration boost and transform the appearance of the town centre.”
Other activities taking place on the day include guided walks in Cliffe Castle Park, vintage bus tours around Keighley and an event in the town hall.
Cliffe Castle Park Conservation Group is hosting guided walks to highlight historical aspects of the park, timed to coincide with the arrival of the vintage bus at the park gates.
People should assemble at 10.14am, 11.44am, 1.14pm or 2.44pm. The walks will take about 45 minutes each.
For details, call (01535) 667001.