Silsden Local History Group

A look into times past in Cobbydale

SILSDEN LOCAL HISTORY GROUP PUBLICATIONS 


These publications can be bought at the meetings of the Group. Alternatively you can contact us via the e-mail service on the website for details of postage charges. 



SILSDEN’S STORY IN THE GREAT WAR


An A4 soft-back book (30 full-size colour plates of illustrated text)

 

The book shares some of the poignant stories of the men who left Silsden to fight at the Front. There are also tales of those left behind to endure the uncertainties of not knowing what was happening to their loved ones, who went to war.


Each page brings to life a different aspect of Silsden’s story during the four years of the war. It is a testament to how a Yorkshire mill town coped with the social upheaval of the Great War and how unfolding events changed it forever.


The book is meticulously researched by Cathy Liddle, using first-hand original documents and photographs generously loaned by Silsden’s townsfolk, whose ancestors lived through those turbulent years.


PRICED AT £5.95

(Also available for sale at the moment in Twigg’s Newsagents on Kirkgate, Silsden)



EDWARD’S DIARY


An A5 soft-back book (24 pages)


This is the story of a Silsden boy during the Great War. Edward Robinson, his family and best friend Freddy Fentiman are fictional characters. The historical events that happen in Silsden, however, are as far as possible an accurate account of the period. Written for children, but also an informative adult read. 

PRICED AT £3



SILSDEN NOTELETS (series 1)

 

Each card comes with an envelope and has an historic photograph of Silsden on the front, a modern equivalent on the back and a brief description.


There are 10 cards in each pack (two each of five different scenes), wrapped within a protective sleeve.


PRICED AT £3.50 per pack