Category: History

Townspeople to take over Silsden library

A community attempt to take over the threatened Silsden Library began in earnest this month. Local councillor Adrian Naylor has revived his recruitment campaign for a team of volunteers to run the library in the town hall. Bradford Council has

The History of Rugby in Silsden

The following information was kindly provided by Rob Grillo SILSDEN (1) The original Silsden rugby team was said to have been formed in 1883, although the first fixtures located in the local press were in the 1884-85 season. They first

Mixed response for council’s “vastly improved” offer to save Silsden library from closure

5:34am Thursday 28th January 2016 By David Knights   A COUNCIL offer to subsidise a proposed community-run library in Silsden has received a mixed response from local politicians. Cllr Adrian Naylor has welcomed Bradford’s latest proposal to save the library

Steeton and Silsden Railway Station reopened 25 years ago

Steeton and Silsden Railway Station reopened 25 years ago By Lindsey Moore TWENTY five years ago, Steeton and Silsden celebrated the opening of a new station. It had been without direct access to trains for a quarter of a century.

Silsden AFC Remembrance Service 1914-2014

Silsden AFC Remembers the 100 years since the outbreak of war with a Remembrance service at the ground. The service recognises the local sportsmen and women who puts their lives on hold to fight and serve their country. Especially poignant

The Changing Face of Stakes Beck

Over the years Stakes Beck, Silsden  (the duck pond to some) has changed. Some might say for the better and others for the worst. The fact remains that this area has been a focal point for Cobbydalers for many years.

Hothfield Street Secondary Modern, Silsden c1956

Picture provided by Leonard Green Can anyone name these pupils  c1956?  

Silsden – Life Box is installed ready for first defibrillator

The life Box; which is the correct name for the box, which will contain the defibrillator when we receive it. It has been secured to the wall of the St James Church Hall to the right hand side of the entrance door.

Silsden’s History Board at Wesley Place

Silsden’s history goes on display at Wesley Place Gardens The story of Silsden is outlined on a new colour information board in the town’s Wesley Place Gardens. Charlie Driver and Laila Heslop, of Hothfield Junior School’s archaeology club, look at

Silsden Christmas Market 2013