KEIGHLEY and the Bradford district is rich with examples of arts and crafts stained glass windows, a meeting in the town heard.

Retired teacher Janet Senior, who has researched the subject, said there were many examples from the late 19th century across the area.

She spoke on the topic at a meeting of Keighley Soroptimists, which was also attended by members from Bingley and Ilkley.

Wealthy industrialists were keen to have arts and crafts embodied in their homes, especially in the form of windows.

Keighley's Cliffe Castle Museum is home to some surviving examples, including panels from Harden Grange near the St Ives estate. Harden Grange was let to the Dunlops in 1852, and the family incorporated the stained glass windows into the property.

Also housed by the museum are windows saved from the old Temple Street Methodist Church in Keighley. Similar windows can be found at Bingley Parish Church.