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

There will be no meeting in August.


Monday 24th September

This will be an open meeting when recently deposited archives, including objects, books and documents, will be on view. These are items that have been put in the Community Town Archive, which is stored in the Town Hall. If you have an item of your own of interest, then please bring it along to the meeting to share with others.


Monday 22nd October
David Williams and Rosie Scales, members of the West Yorkshire Archaeological Service in Wakefield, will give an illustrated talk about the archaeological dig in Silsden on the site where Barretts are now building the Saxon Dene housing development. They will be telling us what the dig uncovered about Bronze Age Silsden

Monday 26th November
David Mason will give an illustrated talk on some of the Victorian and Edwardian villas in  Silsden and who originally lived in them.

Monday  17th December
This will be our 'Christmas Do' at which Cathy Liddle will entertain us with a quiz. There will be light, festive refreshments served during the evening.


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 remaining sessions for 2018 are:-


Tuesday 25th September          2:00 to 4:00pm
Tuesday 23rd October               2:00 to 4:00pm
Tuesday 27th November            2.00 to 4.00pm
December                            There will be no session


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