Treasure of the Week no. 17: Morning Dress at Bradford College: A Scientific Conversazione

JND233/5 (Please quote this number if requesting this item) BRADFORD SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION.  Annual Conversazione held in the Technical College on March 7th & 8th, 1901. Programme and Handbook of Exhibits, Demonstrations, etc.  Bradford: H. Gaskarth, Printer. 25 pages. From this Programme and Handbook, printed on thick paper with a (faded) maroon cover with gold lettering, … Continue reading Treasure of the Week no. 17: Morning Dress at Bradford College: A Scientific Conversazione

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Exhibition in Keighley Library ‘Battle of Third Ypres and Passchendaele’ by ‘Men of Worth project’

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The Third Battle of Ypres and later Passchendaele, were fought in 1917 and ran from July 31 to November 10. This was the third time this area had been fought over during the war. It would be fought over on two more occasions before the war ended.

This exhibition has details of the battles in this ‘offensive’ which was a major push to take the Passchendaele ridge where the village was before winter set in. The exhibition takes the form of 10 hanging banners on the library pillars.

One of the many panels currently on display One of the panels

Andy Wade from Men of Worth project said: ‘In this exhibition we show columns from the Keighley News of the day about local men serving in these battles and what was happening to them, interspersed with War Diary transcripts and images of the men, the battle conditions and other material we have found during our research. Please take…

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‘Going Off at a Tangent’ talk by historian Mary Twentyman

‘Going Off at a Tangent’ talk by historian Mary Twentyman with Keighley & District Family History Society Monday 6th November Keighley Local Studies library 7.00pm for 7.30pm. (Please use side entrance.) Mary Twentyman uncovers delightful examples of the interesting people and events that can be uncovered by going off at a tangent from your own … Continue reading ‘Going Off at a Tangent’ talk by historian Mary Twentyman

Spanish Civil War children sought refuge in Keighley and Bradford in 1937.

There is still chance to see the display by  basquechildren.org which will be in Keighley Local Studies until 14th November. In Keighley Local Studies Library Simon Martinez and John Birkbeck recently told the story of the Basque children who came to Keighley to escape the Spanish Civil War in a well-attended talk. In September 1937, … Continue reading Spanish Civil War children sought refuge in Keighley and Bradford in 1937.

Neglected Bradford Industries: Stone Quarrying

Bradford is famous for spinning and weaving but textile production was only one of a group of important industries which 'Worstedopolis' supported. Since several  are now almost forgotten by contemporary citizens I should like to draw attention to those which seem unreasonably neglected in a series of short articles. It is the extent, rather than … Continue reading Neglected Bradford Industries: Stone Quarrying

Bradford Libraries Family History courses in October 2017

People can trace their roots and find out more about their ancestors on courses starting soon at Bradford libraries Family History Courses will be starting soon at Bradford Local Studies Library, Keighley Local Studies Library and Ilkley Library. Researching family history can be a rewarding and exciting experience and these courses can help to guide … Continue reading Bradford Libraries Family History courses in October 2017

Basque Child Refugees from Northern Spain welcomed in Keighley and Bradford, 1937-1939

To mark the 80th Anniversary of the arrival of child refugees a talk and an exhibition will be held in Keighley Local Studies library on Saturday 28th October at 2.00pm by Simon Martinez and John Birkbeck.. On the 13 September 1937, the Morton Banks Sanatorium in East Riddlesden and the Dr Barnardo children’s home on … Continue reading Basque Child Refugees from Northern Spain welcomed in Keighley and Bradford, 1937-1939

Keighley Library Music and Heritage Day – A Report

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The day was a big success with the stands from Keighley and District Local History Society, and Family History Society, Men of Worth and Keighley Schools’ Heritage and Airedale Writers Circle proving as popular as ever and garnering new interest.

There were over 700 people through the door over the course of the day. Keighley library staff organised an American style diner with costumes by Anne Watkins.

Throughout the day there was a focus on Keighley’s musical heritage. All the bands were excellent and Little Notes proved especially popular at Rhymetime with parents and children alike.

Gary Cavanagh’s talk about Keighley’s musical heritage in the 1960s and 1970s went down a treat with some original band members in the audience speaking up and everyone enjoyed the CDs he played of original recordings of Keighley bands and singers.

The Presidents had a fantastic reception and were very popular indeed with many…

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