ANDREW Heaton – of the Dockroyd Graveyard Trust – will be guest speaker at the next meeting of Keighley and District Local History Society.

He saved the threatened graveyard, at Oakworth, and the trust was formed in 2020 to restore and maintain the site.

Mr Heaton has also researched and catalogued details of the families buried beneath the 770 gravestones.

His story of the project and those interred in the graveyard is told in the book Dockroyd Live: Restoration of Oakworth’s Victorian Graveyard, copies of which will be available to buy – cash only – at the meeting.

Mr Heaton says: "At the meeting I will tell the story of how the chance to restore the graveyard came about, how obstacles were overcome with help from the local community, what we discovered and what the future holds. I’ll also be bringing along a few records and registers."

The meeting takes place upstairs at Keighley Library, in North Street, on Wednesday, May 10.

Doors open at 7pm.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Admission is £3.50, or free for history society members.

People can join the society on the evening; membership costs £15, and covers the rest of this year.

Members may choose to attend the meeting via Zoom if they prefer.