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Meetings Calendar of the Silsden Local History Group

Evening meetngs 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 7:00 pm for a 7:30 pm start. There is a small charge of £2 at the door.

2024 MEETINGS:

EASTER WEEKEND  SILSDEN IN ART EXHIBITION at SILSDEN TOWN  HALL

This was a great success and raised £1,150 for Town Hall funds. A big thank you if you were one of the many people who came and supported the event.

ANNUAL LOCAL HISTORY WALK IN SILSDEN
This will take place on Saturday 27th JULY. Meet at the Memorial Gardens at 2.00pm. The walk is repeated again at 7.00pm.

We shall be exploring the history of the North Street area  of the town as far as Townhead.

EVENINGS MEETINGS AT SILSDEN METHODIST CHURCH:

NO MONDAY EVENING MEETINGS in APRIL or MAY

Monday evening 24 June

'Child labour in the Keighley coal mines' by Bob Schofield

Monday evening 22 July

'A navvy's life for me - The Barden Moor Reservoirs and the people who built them' by David Turner

NO MONDAY EVENING MEETING in AUGUST

Monday evening 23 September

'Grand schemes for Silsden that were never realised' by David Mason

Monday evening 28 October

'Keighley's Rachel Leach - Entrepreneurial Enigma' by Irene Lofthouse

NO MONDAY EVENING MEETING in NOVEMBER

Monday evening 2 December

Our Christmas Do - an informal evening with a table quiz and entertainment

TOWN HALL RESEARCH SESSIONS:

On most Tuesdays following the Monday meetings, research facilities are available in Silsden Town Hall located directly across the road from the Methodist Church. 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. If you have a specific request, than an email (via 'contact us') stating how we might help before you come would give us time to locate any appropriate resources. You are, of course, welcome to just turn up for a chat. There is a pay and display car park close by in the centre of town. There is a request for a small donation to help pay for the hire of the room.

TOWN HALL RESEARCH SESSIONS IN 2024 (2.00 to 4.00pm):

TUESDAYS

NO MEETING in APRIL or MAY

June 25

July 23

NO MEETING in AUGUST

September 24

October 29

NO MEETING in NOVEMBER

December 3

 

 

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