THE land for Lund Park was given to Keighley corporation in 1888 by James Lund, of Malsis Hall, as part of his planned new workers and artisans development of Holycroft – which linked with his mill, North Beck Mills.

The park was laid out and planted by Keighley corporation and was opened to the public by Mrs Lund on July 21, 1891.

It originally included a bandstand given by Keighley Friendly Societies’ Gala Committee, a drinking fountain donated by the Lund children and a fountain – sited in a small lake – given by James Lund himself.

The park was extensively refurbished in the late 20th century, including the provision of new play equipment, the resurfacing of all paths and a new skateboard facility. The park is registered by English Heritage for its special historic interest.

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.