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

May 2022

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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 6th May 2022


     Last weeks image failed to identify who the proposal of marriage may have been.  Whoever it was, we wish them well.


 The AHS Collection 13th May 2022 


Editor's choice


                                                                           Apperley Bridge Station, Rawdon, 1896


             This weeks image of a horse drawn bus operated by Powell Midgeley of Yeadon.  He had stables and livery yard

           on Yeadon High Street, on what was the site of the Picture House.

           The timed service took passengers to and from the station via Rawdon to Yeadon and vice versa.

                           Mr Midgeley is the driver holding the reins with Mr S Power on his left and Mr George Priestley on the right.                                                                                 



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: 



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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