THE original Dalton Mill was started by Rebecca Leach, of West Riddlesden Hall, whose manager gave his name to Dalton Lane.

The mill that stands today was built and run by David and John Cowling. It was famed for its tall and distinct chimney, which is still there today.

It was one of the first mills to have a telephone installed, at the end of the 19th century. These days it is home to many small independent businesses and has found new life as a location for various film and TV productions.

Images are provided by Keighley and District Local History Society. Information is compiled by chairman Joyce Newton and archivist Tim Neal. The 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.

It has guest speaker meetings every second Wednesday of the month in Keighley Local Studies Library, from 7pm. Visit or its Facebook page for more details.