THE bus station off Lawkholme Crescent, with its distinctive half-moon-shaped office building, was built in 1940. The offices housed a waiting room and staff facilities, including a cashing-up office.

Additional bus shelters were installed in 1970 following the completion of the new shopping centre that grew-up around the bus station in the late 1960s.

The original building and shelters were demolished to make way for a completely new, fully-covered bus station – designed by Watson Batty Architects – which opened in 2002.

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.