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Aireborough Historical Society

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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 19th July 2024

W.B.Cartwright & Co Ltd Rawdon – 1958

With a back drop of Rawdon Billing, the staff of W.B.Cartwrights based at Larkfield Works have a lovely photograph taken.

Who do you recognise?

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 us know the photo index number via email to:

Aireborough History From The Bronze Age To Today…

Aire View

12 Aire View, Yeadon. The mother of the donor Maureen…

Baldwin, Alfred – 1890

Alfred Baldwin was a stonemason who worked at Moor Top Quarry. Quality stone had been…

Beal, Walter & Tony – Undated

Fireman Walter Beal with his son Tony who is dressed as a fireman, he was the station mascot.


The caption with this photo says “cheque for swimming pool for the handicapped”.

Val Ryan, A Memory of Heavy Snow – 1960s

In this beautiful photo taken in heavy snow we can see on the far right the bungalow occupied by Mr & Mrs Helmsley…

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: