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Aireborough Historical Society

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AHS Calendar 2024

Aireborough Historical Society Calendar for 2024 available now for more details…

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Historical pictures from:-

  • Guiseley
  • Rawdon
  • Yeadon

which are sure to provide a year of pleasure. Order your copy online today, or pickup a copy from one of our distributors. Makes a perfect Christmas present. More details…

The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:-

  • Yeadon
  • Guiseley
  • Rawdon
  • Carlton
  • Hawksworth
  • Esholt
  • High Royds – Hospital

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Aireborough Historical Society holds monthly (usually 2nd Thursday) speaker events on a variety of topics. For details of the next event.

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The AHS Collection

24th November 2023

Time Capsule Yeadon – 1984

This photo was in a time capsule found in 1984 when the Church Institute was converted into apartments. Situated on Chapel Lane, the building seen here was built in 1766, the first Wesleyan Chapel in Yeadon. In 1854 it was sold to W B Crompton Stansfield of Esholt who allowed it to be used as a Church of England Mission and schoolroom. When St. Andrew’s Church was built in 1891 this building became known as “Old St. Andrew’s”, it was demolished in 1894 and replaced by the Church Institute.

Have you a favourite photograph on our website that you would like to see as photo of the week on the AHS Home Page?
If so, please let Jack Brayshaw know the photo index number via email to:

Aireborough History From The Bronze Age To Today…

A Group of Men

On the back row, 2nd right is Tom Houlden. He was a joiner who practiced taxidermy and also played with Rawdon Brass Band.

Cathcart, Alan & Cecilia – 1862

Two of the 11 children born to Elizabeth Mary, Countess Cathcart and Alan Frederick, 3rd Earl Cathcart.

Football Teams & Events

The donor of this photo Bob Sands pointed out that his uncle Robert Deveraux Withy is on the left of the front row….

Green, Hannah – The Ling Bob Witch, c1765 – 1810

An undated image of the Ling Bob Inn, Wilsden, Bradford, built on the site of the previous hostelry the Brown…

Greengates Farm

Greengates Farm is situated on Otley Old Road, it is Greengates Cattery. During the 1939-45 War, a light anti-aircraft battery was sited there.

Wade, Brian – Undated

Newspaper cutting titled “The Hawk On His Tricycle”, he was a local poet.

If you spot any issues please do get in touch and we will fix them.

Whilst the AHS 2 website contains a wealth of information it does not contain all the photos, documents and maps which we hold.

Grateful thanks to Carlo Harrison who instigated digitising the collection and created the previous AHS 1 website.

Many thanks to Jack Brayshaw who enabled the AHS website to continue by migrating and enhancing the content from AHS 1 and creating this

AHS 2 website for everyone to enjoy.

For further information or for questions on specific items please contact our archive team at:

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