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.
Monday 23rd October
Harold Hoggarth will give an illustrated talk entitled 'Rags, Bones and Donkey stones'.
Monday 27th November
David Mason will tell the story of the rise and fall of the Ambler family business, shoe heel and toe cap manufacturers, of Canal Works, Silsden, the large building recently converted into appartments in Harwal Mews. This is in place of the advertised talk on the Silsden Local Board, which will be given at a future date.
Monday 18th December
The Wassailers will be entertaining us once again with seasonal folk songs at our 'Christmas Do'. Non-alcoholic punch and festive refreshments will be available.
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.
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. The remaining calendar for 2017 is:-
Tuesday 24th October 2:00 to 4:00pm
Tuesday 28th November 2:00 to 4:00pm
December There will be no session