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.


2019 meetings


Monday 22nd July 2019

Cathy Liddle, a well known local historian in the town, will lead a fascinating evening exploring 'The Changing face of Childhood in Silsden'.

Note: There will be no meetings in August

Monday 23rd September 2019
This will be an open meeting giving the chance to view the many illustrated files and materials on the history of various parts of the town that are held by the Group. If people want copies of any particular document or photograph on view, it can be arranged.

Monday 21st October 2019
Visiting speaker Janet Senior will give a talk entitled 'Family recipes - using family recipes to construct a family history.'
Note: This is the third Monday in the month.

Monday 25th November 2019
Colin Neville will give an illustrated talk on seven local artists, who had historical associations with Silsden. Colin manages a website on local artists called 'Not Just Hockney'.

Monday 16th December 2019
Our 'Christmas Do'.



Town Hall research sessions in 2019

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. On the attached map the Town Hall is located where the library is shown.The sessions for the second half of 2019 are:-


Tuesday 23rd July                     2:00 to 4:00pm
August                              There will be no session
Tuesday 24th September          2:00 to 4:00pm
Tuesday 22nd October              2.00 to 4.00pm
Tuesday 26th November           2.00 to 4.00pm
December                         There will be no session


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