IMAGES from rare colour slides of Keighley 70 years ago will be shown at an event in the town.

Tim Neal is giving a presentation on how Keighley celebrated the coronation of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

His talk will be the last by a guest speaker this year at Keighley and District Local History Society.

The meeting takes place upstairs at Keighley Library on Wednesday, October 11. Doors open at 7pm, and the talk – which will last around an hour – starts at 7.30pm.

Anyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free for society members, and £3.50 for non-members.

Booking isn't required.

The presentation is replacing a talk by Alison Harrop which was originally scheduled for October. It will now take place next year.

Two more society meetings are planned in 2023 – the AGM in November and a Christmas gathering in December, which normally includes a quiz and the chance to see items donated during the year, plus seasonal refreshments.

Annual membership costs £15. Anyone joining on October 11 will be covered for the remainder of this year and the whole of 2024.

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