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

August 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.


Important Information 

Please note that as of 1st August 2022, this AHS1 website is no longer being updated with images and text content and has now been superseded by the introduction of the new AHS2 website which can be found at: 

Until further notice the weekly image will still be displayed on this website and all other facilitating links are still active and can be utilised. Should you wish to submit comments or other information on images within this site please do so via the new AHS 2 website quoting relevant photo ID and heading information from the AHS 2 website and not from this site. 

Thank you.

The AHS Collection 5th August 2022


Tomas Claughton & Family 1904

Seen here in 1904 is Tomas Claughton with his family in what was reputably the first car in Guiseley.  I count a
total of eleven persons sitting in this vehicle with not a  seat belt in sight, I wonder what police would have thought at that time.
Sydney Claughton is seated in the rear of the car third from the left.

Tomas's father Hugh Claughton, had a boot factory which occupied the site later taken by the Silver Cross pram works between Otley Road and Back Lane.  Hugh and his wife had six children, Tom, Nathaniel, Wilfred, Polly Jenny and Lily.


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: 



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