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

February 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.


 New to The AHS Collection - 26th February 2021


P976 - Removal of the bell from St. Oswalds Church, Guiseley, 1946. 

R519 - The Friends of Nunroyd Park, Yeadon, Easter Egg Hunt, 2019.

R571 - An undated photograph of members of the Yeadon Male Voice Choir.

P630 - An aerial view of Charles Busfield's, Albion Dyeworks, Guiseley, undated.

P662 - A view from the signal box at Guiseley Railway Station, pre 1992. 

Editors Choice

My choice this week, a lovely gathering of voters and their families at the Conservative Club, Over Lane, Rawdon, in 1908. All are dressed in their best attire of the day; how wonderful they all look especially the girls with their large hats; the candidate in top hat, his wife next to him in a large decorative hat and the men and boys wearing boaters and flat caps, and the dear old ladies seated in their long dark clothes and bonnets. It all seems so idyllic.


The Conservative Club, Over Lane, Rawdon, 1908.



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.



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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