STAFF at a Keighley travel agents are celebrating the company's 150th anniversary.

Althams, in Low Street, will be holding a number of events to mark the milestone.

The firm was founded by Abraham Altham, selling groceries and hardware. It was also well known as a tea merchant, trading in five of its own brands.

In 1876, Althams began running railway excursions from Lancashire and Yorkshire towns to seaside resorts on the west coast and later started opening a number of travel offices.

During the 1960s, due to a growth in supermarkets and owing to other economic conditions, the company closed its grocery stores and became Althams Travel.

Today, the award-winning firm has more than 30 branches.

"To be marking the 150th anniversary is a massive achievement and we are grateful to have lots of loyal repeat customers in Keighley," says branch manager Louise Stewart.

"We will be celebrating 150 years with numerous events.

"We'll be at Keighley Show this year, and have great offers available."