Silsden Local History Group

A look into times past in Cobbydale

Meetings Calendar of the Silsden Local History Group

Meetings are held at Silsden Methodist Church, located on Kirkgate in the centre of the town. Parking is available in Wesley Place car park nearby. Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:20 start. Light refreshments are usually served at the start. There is a small charge of £2 at the door.

2018 meetings

Monday 22nd January

There will be a short AGM, followed by a hands-on session looking at items made and sold in Silsden in the past. If you have an item then please bring it along to the meeting to share with others.

Monday 26th February
Tim Neal will give an illustrated talk on Stan Boardman, a local sign writer turned artist, famous for his cartoon characters.

There will be no meeting in March.

Monday 23rd April
Local farmer, Edward Boothman, of Howden Park, will talk to us about his early life growing up in Silsden.

Monday  25th June
We shall explore the origins of Silsden road names and the characters that some of them are named after.

Monday 23rd July
David Mason will give a talk on Silsden's Schools (1914 to the present day). This is a second talk on Silsden's schools.

There will be no meeting in August.

Town Hall research sessions

On the Tuesdays following the Monday meetings research facilities are available in Silsden Town Hall located directly across the road from the Methodist Church. We meet in the ground floor back meeting room. You will have access to the Town's archive materials, which are kept there. These are drop-in sessions and someone will be on hand to help with inquiries concerning local and family history matters. The sessions for 2018 are:-

Tuesday 23rd January               2:00 to 4:00pm

Tuesday 27th February              2:00 to 4:00pm
March                                         There will be no session
Tuesday 24th April                     2:00 to 4:00pm
May                                            There will be no session
Tuesday 25th June                    2.00 to 4.00pm
Tuesday 23rd July                     2.00 to 4.00pm
August                                       There will be no session

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