THE WAR memorial in Keighley Town Hall Square was unveiled in July 1922.

The funds for it had been raised through public subscription. The sculptor was HC Fehr and the statues were cast by JW Singer & Sons Ltd.

The memorial commemorates members of the armed forces who died in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and 20th century wars (1900-1999).

The memorial was rededicated in January 2000.

The buildings around the Town Hall Square have changed quite drastically in the last 100 years. The site is included in the Imperial War Museum database.

Images are provided by Keighley and District Local History Society.

Information is compiled by chairman Joyce Newton and archivist Tim Neal.

The history society was formed in 2004 on the 100th anniversary of Keighley’s Carnegie Library.

Its mission is to preserve and share the heritage of the town and surrounding area.

The society has guest speaker meetings every second Wednesday of the month in Keighley Local Studies Library, from 7pm.

Visit its website, at, or Facebook page for more details.