The Society was founded in 1957 to record and preserve the history of Aireborough, which consists of:-
- High Royds - Hospital
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).
The Back-Chat Collection
A collection of interviews with mainly Aireborough folk on a whole host of subjects which is added to every week.
AHS Collection - 23rd July 2021
John Hird Plumber Glazier and General Ironmonger
Mary Louise Hird is the girl in the doorway of her father's shop on Towngate.
The shop windows are crammed with lamps, buckets, bowls, kettle and pans, the doorway is festooned with brushes and a gas boiler is on the pavement.
John Hird has the look of a prosperous shopkeeper, puffing on his pipe with his thumbs tucked into his waistcoat!
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 email@example.com