Aireborough Historical Society

The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:-

  • Yeadon
  • Guiseley
  • Rawdon
  • Carlton
  • Hawksworth and the area which was covered by Menston Hospital

November 2020

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Aireborough Historical Society holds monthly (usually 2nd Thursday) speaker events on a variety of topics. For details of the next event.

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 New to The AHS Collection

An aerial view of Leafield Mill, Yeadon, 1951.

A lovely old view looking up the High Street, Yeadon, towards Albert Square, c1900.

The Street Market and Christmas lights on the Green at Guiseley, 2017.

The new housing complex on the site of the old Springfield Mill, Guiseley, 2017.

A photograph of the driver and his bus of the Yeadon Transport Company, White Cross, Guiseley, 1924.

New to the Home Page - a readers family photograph - William Brayshaw, founder Wm. Brayshaw & Sons, Yeadon, c1866.

                                    William Brayshaw - Family

                William and Sarah Brayshaw (nee Croft) and
                 several of their twelve children, c1866. 


                                                                                                        By kind permission of Jack Brayshaw.


Have you an old group family photograph or of a wedding or birth that you would like to share on the

AHS Home Page? If so, please enquire via email to: for further details.


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Whilst the AHS website contains a wealth of information it does not contain all the photos, documents and maps which we hold.

Grateful thanks to Carlo Harrison who instigated digitising the collection and created this AHS website.

For further information or for questions on specific items please contact our archive team