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 - 19th February 2021


P546 - A lovely 1951 photograph of teachers and pupils of Guiseley Infants School.

P564 - Going back further to 1927 and the May Day parade celebrations ay Guiseley National School.

P565 - A 1963 photograph of the new Guiseley Secondary School.

P632 - March 2019 and the construction of the new Aldi Supermarket on Kirk Lane, Yeadon, is underway. 

R573 - 1973/74 and dignitaries at the opening of the Allotment Stores, Henshaw Lane, Yeadon.  

Editors Choice

My choice this week is of a young 16 year old Yeadon girl who was a weaver at Murgatroyd's Mill and who after the death of her father joined the ranks of the Salvation Army.  Such was her good work recognised for caring of the injured WW1 servicemen in hostels and clubs, she was awarded the MBE.  An extraordinary woman in extraordinary times.


Brigadier. Martha Chippindale. MBE.


                                          The Salvation Army - Undated

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