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

September 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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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 - 17th September 2021


  Editor's Choice 


  This week we go back 127 years to 1894 Yeadon, High Street, and a Band of Hope parade.

The Band of Hope was founded in Leeds in 1847, a Temperance Organisation which hoped to make people

aware of the misery and poverty which working class children suffered when adults drank too much. 

The block of property which included Rawnsley's shop and Poll Marsden's lodging house were demolished to

form part of Town Hall Square, the Town Hall is set back on the right.



(SL013) - The photographer was E E Slater of Hopeville House.


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.


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