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

November 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 26th November 2021
Editors choice
Cassfield Mill Guiseley 1985
Cassfield Mills were built around 1889 by James Waddington, the family came from Alva in central Scotland which was a textile manufacturing centre during the Industrial Revolution. Waddington built himself a home and named it Alva House in remembrance of his former home, also Alva Terrace to house some of his employees. He manufactured mungo, a fibrous woollen material made from waste fabric.
Rag merchant George Nunns took the mill in 1918, later it was divided into units for various businesses until it was demolished to provide the site for Morrisons Guiseley supermarket which opened in 1989.




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: 


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