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

A stone laying ceremony attended by George Herbert Teale c1910.

A well known local businessman Robert Howard with a shop on the High Street, Yeadon. c1900.

A very unique photograph of Bee Keeping in Yeadon. c1900.

An undated photograph of the fine Syke House, Whack House Lane, Yeadon. 

A sad reminder of the times we are living through, The Station Hotel, closed yet again. c2017.

If you cannot go to the pantomime this year, then the pantomime must come to you!  This is the first in a series of five pantomime photographs to be shown here throughout December from the Theatre Royal (Peeps), Yeadon, c1911, four that have never been published before on the AHS site.  We hope that you will enjoy them.

Two photographs of a group of girls dressed as Gypsies from a pantomime production at the Theatre Royal (Peeps) c1911.

                                    The Theatre Royal (Peeps)

         A Pantomime Production c1911  

                                                                                                                                                 By kind permission of Christina Oxley

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