LOCAL artist Stanley R Boardman (1915-1996) spent his childhood in Keighley and then served in the army in the Second World War.

When he returned from the war, he started sign writing.

In the early 1970s he was inspired to put brush to canvas to capture his memories of growing-up around Fell Lane in the 1920s. These paintings were displayed in an exhibition, called 1920s Boy, at Cliffe Castle in 1974. Stan became something of a celebrity, featuring in the press, on the radio and on television, including several appearances on Pebble Mill at One.

In February, 2017, Stan’s daughter Jill Osborne donated many of her father’s paintings and writings to the history society.

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 keighleyhistory.org.uk.

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