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Caption for Keighley, Cavendish Street C1910: This is the town's main shopping street. Lower down, a canopy over the pavement keeps the Pennine precipitation off the shoppers. At the top of the street was the new market (dating from 1833), which took the 500-year-old trade from Church Green. It is 9.20 in the morning, and we are looking up the street from Lawkholme Crescent towards the Carnegie Public Library of 1904. The optician's shop on the left, next to the famous Cycling Club building, was replaced in 1923 by a building society. The United Methodist Church had the highest spire in town. The weathercock, at 125 feet, was a landmark for nearly seven decades until it was swept away for the Keighley College in 1953. Gordon Bottomley, poet and playwright, was born in 1874 in the Dutch-style house on the right.

An extract from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Keighley

Does any one remember Mariners mill burning down in Keighley it was in the early eighties. That day was a very sad day for all us workers as we thought it would put us all out of work, but it did not and three months later we were all back at work in the big mill on South street, they were happy times Susan and Pamela Margret (...Read full memory)

I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may have family related to or knew my grandfather, Samuel Briggs Keighley, 1877-1960. He was married to Clara Saltonstall Keighley, 1879-1963 . He was born in Keighley and lived in Barrow-in-Furness before immigrating to USA in 1920. His father's name was Joseph Dawson Keighley and his mother was Elizabeth Briggs Keighley.

I went to this school at the age I believe around 7-8yrs old. I would like to know if anyone out there went to the same school. My name was  Sylvia Rooke. In fact I think the headmaster's last name was Rooke. I lived in Keighley till 1955 then moved to canada, my email address is  if you have (...Read full memory)

Jerry's was the all purpose, pre £ shop store below the market where he also had a stall. Household products, hardware, notably buckets and a few low cost gifts... Jerry had a larger than life personality with a girth to match. I also remember Ropers for furniture, Smiths pets and Hoggs pots. My personal favourite was the pop-ex (...Read full memory)

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