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Aireborough Historical Society

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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

Friday 16th February 2024

Saddlers Guiseley – c1895

Mr Sample was a saddler, the street sign to the right of his premises is for Bridge Street which no longer exists.

To the left is Herbert Sample, centre Thomas Arthur (born 1875, died 1950 and served in WW1) and on the left is James William Sample.

Donated by Anne North.

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…

Aireborough 428 Squadron W J A C Band

Entrants in the North of England Band Contest, 1st W.J.A.C, who have formed a…

Army Cadets – 1968

Army Cadets with trophies, the names have been supplied: Michael Harper (Chunky), Trevor…

Brass Band

Rawdon Brass Band in uniform with their instruments, the drummer is possibly Tom Houlden who was born in 1856….


Hawksworth Residents enjoying an “old time” night.


The chapel, on the right, was built in 1847, the land and building materials were donated by Matthew Mitchell.

Yorkgate Wood

This photo shows a man strolling down a path in Yorkgate Wood. The wood was planted in the mid 1800s by John Hustler.

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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