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

June 2021

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Join AHS Monthly Speaker Event

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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Why not make new friends, join us and become a member! Annual subscription £10.00 per annum (March to February).



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 - 14th May 2021
 Editor's Note

 The AHS are pleased to announce that from 12th March 2021 and for the next 3 months, the Editor for the Home Page will be Ben C, from Guiseley. Ben who is 14 years old, is undertaking this position as part of his Duke of Edinburgh's Award in History, for which the AHS are pleased to sponsor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 JB. Ed. AHS.


  Editor's Choice 



This photo shows the inside of Chippindale's Shop. On the left is Anne Boult, in the middle is Mrs Jane Blake, the owner of the business and to the right is Mrs Madge Dawson. The business was selected as one of the top 3 for a national award.

Photograph winpenny donated by Jane Blake 


Chippindale's Shop





Have you an old group family photograph or of a wedding or birth or even of a favourite building or scene that you would like to share on the AHS Home Page or to see again?  If so, please enquire to Jack Brayshaw via email to: for further details.



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