Category: Memories of Silsden

Memories of Silsden as remembered by the people that live, or have lived, in Silsden, West Yorkshire

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.

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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

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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.

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Hothfield Street Secondary Modern, Silsden c1956

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

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Waterloo Mill Steam Engine

You have heard people talking about the engine that exists within Waterloo Mill but few have ever seen it. I was allowed to take pictures and I would like to share this wonder of engineering with  you. Please click on

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Do you remember these ….!!

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Old advertisments (1969)

The advertisments below were taken from the Silsden Parish News April 1959   Download the full version of the April 1969 Parish News (pdf 9Mb)

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A 50`s Boy`s Bonfire Nite

Being Silsden born and bred we always had special foods on special anniversaries, bonfire night being such an anniversary. Always supposed to be on November the fifth, but it depended on your dad if he was working shifts or away

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Old advertisments (1971)

Thanks Gary

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Hothfield Street Secondary Modern, Silsden 1956

Back Row L-R: Mr Southwell, ?, Shirley Matthews, Barry Harker, ? Trevor ?, Alan Pridgeon, Keith Newton, ?, Michael Langhorn, Joyce ?, Gordon Wall. 2nd Row L-R: ?, ?, Janet Markham, Brian Haigh, ?, Mr Brown (Headmaster), ?, ?, ?, Alan

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