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.

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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

Neglected Bradford industries: Coal mining

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. Bradford lies on the northern edge … Continue reading Neglected Bradford industries: Coal mining

Keighley Local Studies Library: Branwell Brontë

Keighley Local Studies Library holds a nationally important collection of books and articles on the Brontë family, Society and Museum. This year marks 200 years since the birth of Patrick Branwell Brontë, the brother of the Brontë sisters. To summarise the life of any of the Brontë children is to put in stark relief the … Continue reading Keighley Local Studies Library: Branwell Brontë

Keighley and District Family History Society – Programme of Talks 2017

All talks are held in the Keighley Local Studies Library and begin at 7.30pm Admission fees; Members £1; Non Members £2.50  www.kdfhs.org.uk Date Subject Speaker       January 9 The Great War on the Home Front Ian Dewhirst February 6 The English Woollen Industry 1500 - 1750 Edgar Holroyd - Doveton March 6 Annual … Continue reading Keighley and District Family History Society – Programme of Talks 2017

From Parks to Pavilions

A photography exhibition illustrating the grass roots beginnings of Asian cricket in Yorkshire will be touring Bradford libraries over the coming weeks. The exhibition contains photographs, taken by cricket enthusiast Mohanlal Mistry, of back-street cricket being played in West Yorkshire in the early 1990s. The exhibition has been displayed at Headlingley Cricket Ground for the one … Continue reading From Parks to Pavilions