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
  • Esholt
  • High Royds - Hospital

October 2021

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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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Back-Chat spoken history

The Back-Chat Collection
A collection of interviews with mainly Aireborough folk on a whole host of subjects which is added to every week.

 The AHS Collection 15th October 2021
Editors choice
Albert Square Yeadon 21 years apart  1956 - 1977. 
Albert Square before the roundabout was constructed, the building towards the left was a public lavatory.
Cemetery Road is in the centre, Crompton Mill can be seen in the background to the right.
 The off-licence shop at the corner with Cemetery Road was built with stone salvaged from the demolition of the Pick and Hammer Inn in 1883 at Carlton.
The car is parked in front of the New Inn, the Albert Inn is on the right edge.

Move forward 21 years what has changed, not too much

- the public lavatory has gone 

- the chimney of Crompton Mill  has gone


what other changes if any can you spot?




Albert Square 1956


Albert Square 1977 


Have you a favourite photograph on our website that you would like to see as photo of the week on the AHS Home Page?
If so, please let Jack Brayshaw know the photo index number via email to: 


2022 Calendar

Back by popular demand the 2022 Aireborough Historical Society calendar.


Follow us daily on our Facebook page where you can see photographs of Aireborough and near neighbours through the ages and post your comments and memories’. Follow AHS on Facebook



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